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Field of players confirmed for 2020 World Snooker Championship

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Dates and format confirmed for World Snooker Championship Qualifiers

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World Snooker Championship Qualifiers 2020 Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The field of players for the 2020 World Snooker Championship has been confirmed, with 128 players set it battle it out at the qualifiers for the right to reach The Crucible.

The world’s top 16 ranked players will be joined in the World Championship by a further 16 qualifiers at the sport’s spiritual Sheffield home from July 31 to August 16.

The qualifying rounds, which are due to take place from July 21-28 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, are open to all tour professionals ranked outside of the top 16, as well as a minimum of 16 WPBSA invites.

More than 15 players have withdrawn from the World Championship due to ether travel or visa issues and have been replaced by the eight players competing in the Challenge Tour Play-Off event (July 20), yhe top eight players from the 2019 Q School ranking list and players invited by the WPBSA.

Notable absentees include Hong Kong’s Marco Fu, China’s Xiao Guodong, Zhou Yuelong and Zhao Xintong and Thailand’s James Wattana.

The top 16 seeds for the main event are confirmed, with defending champion Judd Trump seeded number one, five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan seeded six and UK Champion Ding Junhui seeded eleven.

World number 17 Joe Perry will be the highest ranked player involved in the qualifiers and will be joined by the likes Ali Carter, Gary Wilson, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Graeme Dott and Luca Brecel.

Twelve-time Women’s World Champion Reanne Evans will return to the qualifiers, as will six-time world finalist Jimmy White and 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty.

The draw for the qualifying rounds is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week.

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Betfred World Championship 2020 Field

1. Judd Trump
2. Neil Robertson
3. Mark Williams
4. Mark Allen
5. John Higgins
6. Ronnie O’Sullivan
7. Mark Selby
8. Kyren Wilson
9. Stephen Maguire
10. Shaun Murphy
11. Ding Junhui
12. David Gilbert
13. Jack Lisowski
14. Stuart Bingham
15. Barry Hawkins
16. Yan Bingtao
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17. Joe Perry
18. Ali Carter
19. Gary Wilson
20. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
21. Graeme Dott
22. Scott Donaldson
23. Jimmy Robertson
24. Michael Holt
25. Tom Ford
26. Matthew Selt
27. Lyu Haotian
28. Matthew Stevens
29. Mark Davis
30. Martin O’Donnell
31. Liang Wenbo
32. Hossein Vafaei
33. Ryan Day
34. Luca Brecel
35. Ben Woollaston
36. Anthony McGill
37. Ricky Walden
38. Noppon Saengkham
39. Kurt Maflin
40. Stuart Carrington
41. Mark King
42. Robert Milkins
43. Anthony Hamilton
44. Chris Wakelin
45. Lu Ning
46. Daniel Wells
47. Alan McManus
48. Tian Pengfei
49. Sunny Akani
50. Robbie Williams
51. Andrew Higginson
52. Liam Highfield
53. Martin Gould
54. Sam Craigie
55. Michael Georgiou
56. Ken Doherty
57. Luo Honghao
58. Joe O’Connor
59. Michael White
60. Mark Joyce
61. Jak Jones
62. Elliot Slessor
63. Fergal O’Brien
64. Craig Steadman
65. Jordan Brown
66. Alfie Burden
67. Mike Dunn
68. Sam Baird
69. John Astley
70. Nigel Bond
71. Lee Walker
72. Oliver Lines
73. Ian Burns
74. Ashley Carty
75. Harvey Chandler
76. David Grace
77. Dominic Dale
78. Alexander Ursenbacher
79. Louis Heathcote
80. Jamie Clarke
81. Mitchell Mann
82. Kishan Hirani
83. Chen Feilong
84. Fan Zhengyi
85. Hammad Miah
86. Jackson Page
87. Si Jiahui
88. Thor Chuan Leong
89. Gerard Greene
90. Soheil Vahedi
91. Eden Sharav
92. Igor Figueiredo
93. James Cahill
94. Kacper Filipiak
95. Adam Stefanow
96. Billy Castle
97. Barry Pinches
98. Rod Lawler
99. David Lilley
100. Brandon Sargeant
101. Simon Lichtenberg
102. Jamie O’Neill
103. Duane Jones
104. Peter Lines
105. Fraser Patrick
106. Jimmy White
107. Andy Hicks
108. Amine Amiri
109. Alex Borg
110. Riley Parsons
111. Ashley Hugill
112. Lukas Kleckers
113. Andrew Pagett
114. Aaron Hill
115. Ross Bulman
116. Iulian Boiko
117. Sean Maddocks
118. Reanne Evans
119. Dylan Emery
120. Ross Muir
121. Dean Young
122. Ben Mertens
123. Wu Yize
124. Hayden Staniland
125. Brian Ochoiski
126. Connor Benzey
127. Adam Duffy
128. Oliver Brown
129. Allan Taylor
130. Patrick Whelan
131. Rory McLeod
132. Jake Nicholson
133. Tyler Rees
134. Ian Preece
135. Paul Davison
136. Hamza Akbar
137. Chae Ross
138. Christopher Keogan
139. Robin Hull
140. Sydney Wilson
141. Daniel Womersley
142. Florian Nuessle
143. Antoni Kowalski
144. Ivan Kakovskii