The road to The Crucible culminates at the English Institute of Sport as 128 players bid to secure their spot in snooker’s show-piece, and you can watch the action exclusively live online.
Sixteen coveted places are up for grabs in the £2.2 million event alongside the top 16 seeded players from the main Order of Merit.
Qualifying will take place between April 10-17 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, a stone’s throw from The Crucible Theatre, with players required to win three matches in order to secure their qualification.
The formidable field is comprised of 107 tour players (including Invitational Tour Card holders) and 21 amateur players who have achieved success through the WPBSA qualifying criteria.
Players ranked 17-80 in the world rankings, including former ranking event winners Ryan Day, Ali Carter, Joe Perry, Martin Gould and Graeme Dott are among those seeded in the draw.
Other notable names to look out for include six-time world finalist Jimmy White, eleven-time women’s World Champion Reanne Evans, former World Champions Ken Doherty and Peter Ebdon, Shoot-Out winner Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and emerging stars Yan Bingtao, Yuan Sijun and Jackson Page.
The qualifiers run from April 10-17, with selected matches from each session available to watch exclusively live on desktop or mobile devices in the UK and various other regions.
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How to watch the World Championship Qualifiers live online
1) Go to Bet365.com via this special link
2) Register an account (New customers can get up to £100 in Bet Credits*) – *Must be 18+, T&Cs apply, Be Gamble Aware
3) Once registered, go to the homepage and select ‘Live Streaming’
4) From the drop-down menu, choose ‘Snooker’ and select the match in progress