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Likely seeded draw for WC qualifiers

Postby Roland

Using last year's seeding template as a guide, the groupings for the world qualifiers should look like this. Note that players ranked 17-80 are the top 64 seeds and will face a random 81-144 ranked player in the first round. I've listed the 4 players seeded for round 2, and the winners of each half to play each other for a Crucible spot.

Note this assumes all the following players have entered. If just one hasn't it could skew the draw completely, changing every section.

Ding Junhui
Ross Muir
Gary Wilson
Andrew Higginson
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Liang Wenbo
Jamie Cope
Xiao Guodong
Jamie Burnett
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Kyren Wilson
Martin O'Donnell
Matthew Stevens
Joe Swail
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Ryan Day
Alfie Burden
Tian Pengfei
Ken Doherty
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Robert Milkins
Joel Walker
Rod Lawler
Kurt Maflin
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David Gilbert
Lee Walker
Jack Lisowski
Rory McLeod
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Matt Selt
Mitchell Mann
Dechawat Poomjaeng
Robin Hull
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Graeme Dott
Michael Georgiou
Mike Dunn
Li Hang
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Ben Woollaston
Anthony Hamilton
Mark Joyce
Robbie Williams
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Mark Davis
Zhang Anda
Fergal O'Brien
Zhou Yuelong
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Luca Brecel
Liam Highfield
Tom Ford
Sam Baird
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Michael Holt
Peter Lines
Mark King
David Grace
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Alan McManus
David Morris
Jimmy Robertson
Stuart Carrington
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Anthony McGill
Craig Steadman
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Yu Delu
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Ali Carter
Cao Yupeng
Dominic Dale
Oli Lines
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Peter Ebdon
Gerard Greene
Jamie Jones
Ian Burns

Re: Likely seeded draw for WC qualifiers

Postby GJ

If that's on the ball good draw for kyren , matthew and swail well over the hill

Re: Likely seeded draw for WC qualifiers

Postby Roland

fridge46 wrote:I get the same except I have Delu and Carrington switched.

Doesnt Carrington lose the £4,000 for withdrawing from his Last 64 China Open match?


That sounds like a good question and I'm unaware of it but it's possible and £4000 would only create a minor shuffle. I'll try and get confirmation.

Edit - confirmed he gets the 4 grand and therefore the groupings above are accurate

Re: Likely seeded draw for WC qualifiers

Postby MarkoPiet

World Snooker tweeted earlier today that the draw will be made and streamed on Monday.

As I said earlier, in my opinion the most interesting sections are:

  • Alan McManus, David Morris, Stuart Carrington, Jimmy Robertson
  • Tian Pengfei, Ken Doherty, Alfie Burden, Ryan Day
  • Luca Brecel, Liam Highfield, Sam Baird, Tom Ford
  • Jack Lisowski, Rory McLeod, Lee Walker, David Gilbert
  • Fergal O'Brien, Zhou Yuelong, Zhang Anda, Mark Davis

And of course the Selt-Mann-Poomjaeng-Hull section.

The qualifiers for the Crucible are always really special, lots of interesting matches and sections, always something happening, long matches with a lot of twists... A shame there's only one event like this but then again if there were more, maybe they wouldn't feel that special.

Five more days, can't wait...

Re: Likely seeded draw for WC qualifiers

Postby Roland

I think the most interesting sections are

Brecel/Highfield/Ford/Baird
Selt/Mann/Poomjaeng/Hull
McGill/Steadman/Un-Nooh/Delu

I think players like Ding, Wenbo, Carter, Kyren, Day, Gilbert will breeze it

Re: Likely seeded draw for WC qualifiers

Postby Vallomas

One more vote from me for the McGill/Steadman/Un-Nooh/Yu section as one of the more interesting.

Gilbert seems to have the less difficult way to Crucible compared to the other players who are close to the Top 16, but anything can happen.

Re: Likely seeded draw for WC qualifiers

Postby Wildey

Roland wrote:I think the most interesting sections are

Brecel/Highfield/Ford/Baird
Selt/Mann/Poomjaeng/Hull
McGill/Steadman/Un-Nooh/Delu

I think players like Ding, Wenbo, Carter, Kyren, Day, Gilbert will breeze it

i think Ding will struggle with a qualifying environment plus the pressure he must feel from china to play in the WC