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2022/23 World Snooker Tour Qualification Announced

Postby HappyCamper

    asia-pacific q school returns offering four places.
    europe q school drops down to just eight places, from twelve last year. will make it extra competitive.
    cbsa tour to get three spots. had been two previously, but last year was only one - so possibly just a deferred spot in effect

Full qualification list:

Top 64 from the two-year Prize Money World Rankings after the 2023 World Championship: 64

Players awarded a two-year Tour card for the 2022/2023 season (not already qualified): 36*

Top 4 players from 2022/2023 one-year ranking list following the 2023 World Championship (not already qualified)** 4

Q School UK/Europe**: 8

Q School Asia-Oceania**: 4

WPBSA Q Tour**: 2
Martin O'Donnell (36) ENG, previous pro 2012-14, 2015-22
Ashley Carty (27) ENG, previous pro 2018-22

WSF Championship**: 1
马海龙 (Mǎ hǎilóng) (19) CHN, debut as pro

WSF Under-18 Junior Championship**: 1
Stan Moody (16) ENG, debut as pro

World Women’s Snooker Qualifiers**: 2
ใบพัด ศรีราชา (Baipat Sriracha) (23) THA, debut as pro

EBSA European Qualifiers**: 2
Ross Muir (27) SCO, previous pro 2013-19
Liam Graham (17) SCO, debut as pro

APBSF Asia Pacific Qualifier**: 1

PABSA Americas Qualifier**: 1
Ahmed Aly Elsayed (43) USA, debut as pro

ABSC Africas Qualifier**: 1

CBSA China Tour**: 3

*Final total subject to change if any of these players finish inside of the top 64 of the two-year prize money rankings after the 2023 World Championship

**Players will receive a two-year tour card

In addition to these minimum guaranteed places, there may be additional Invitational Tour Cards and/or places for any player who qualifies for the final stages of the Cazoo World Championship at the Crucible, who otherwise would not earn a new tour card. Q School numbers may also be reviewed subject to tour numbers at the season end.

also jimmy white.
Last edited by HappyCamper on 18 Mar 2023, edited 9 times in total.

Re: 2022/23 World Snooker Tour Qualification Announced

Postby GeF

130 players on the tour again. (plus Invitational cards)

After a season with 122 players and a bench of amateurs playing Murphy, 2 years with over 130.

Re: 2022/23 World Snooker Tour Qualification Announced

Postby gninnur karona

The_Abbott wrote:really stripping back on Q School places.

Rather more of them then people that don't ever show up.

That phenomena may well be consigned to history.

They've all turned up this season and I suspect that the £20000 guarantee has proved the gamechanger with the Home Office - how many of the non-British players would have been denied visas without it?

WST/WPBSA could have achieved that same result by paying first round losers, a solution that would paradoxically have better rewarded players for positive performances, but probably chose not to as it would be a more expensive option.