Interesting that it says 12 and 13th March as the final qualification days........in previous years its been over 3 days for the final qualification round. Is this an admin cockerel up on the article or are there more matches being squeezed into a shorter time frame.
The qualifying rounds of snooker's biggest tournament will be held in the Badminton Hall at the Sheffield venue for the fifth consecutive year.
Tickets are now on sale, with the early rounds of the qualifiers running from March 5 to 10, and the final round on March 12 and 13. The 16 winners will go through to the Crucible Theatre in April for the televised stages of one of the most famous events in sport.
All players outside the world's top 16 when the rankings are revised after the Welsh Open in February will have to go through the qualifiers.
Former World Champions Steve Davis and Ken Doherty and crowd hero Jimmy White are among those who could be involved at the EIS, as well as rising star Judd Trump, Ladbrokes Mobile Masters finalist Marco Fu and Caesarscasino.com Snooker Shoot-Out champion Nigel Bond.
A spokesman for World Snooker said: "We are delighted to be staging the Betfred.com World Championship qualifiers at the EIS again. It's an excellent venue with first class facilities and helps strengthen our bond with Sheffield as the Snooker City.
"Getting to the Crucible means so much to every player, from teenage tour debutants to legends like Steve Davis. There's a lot of pressure on the players with so much at stake, and that inevitably means dramatic action, which is great to watch! For any fans who haven't been to see snooker at the EIS before, we'd strongly recommend a trip there in March."
Tickets start at just £5, to book call 0114 256 5567 or visit www.arenaticketshop.co.uk
The venue also houses the World Snooker Academy, which is supported by Sheffield City Council, Welcome To Yorkshire, Phoenix Sport Limited, Sheffield International Venues and Sheffield Theatres Trust.