Tuesday 30th of August - Friday 2nd of September at the Barnsley Metrodome
Most Ranking events these days has the flat 128 draw but the Shanghai Masters is different with 112 players both professionals and Amateurs trying to earn a place in the Main Draw where the top 16 seeds are waiting.
Among the seeds is 5 times World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan seeded 11th this year.
But before then its qualifying.
In Round 1 Chinese players trying to qualify are Zhang Anda, Chen Zhe, Zhao Xintong, Wang Yuchen, Fang Xiongman, Cao Yupeng, Yan Bingtao, Zhang Yong and Mei Xiwen also in this round Snooker legends James Wattana and Jimmy White.
Round 2 and Zhou Yelong, Xiao Guodong, Li Hang, Yu Delu and Tian Pengfei enters the fray as will be 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty and twice Crucible Runner up Welshman Matthew Stevens.
And in Round 3 winners in Round 2 will play each other for a place in Round 4 (final qualifying round) against the likes of Peter Ebdon, Stephen Maguire, Martin Gould, Graeme Dott and China's Liang Wenbo for a place in Shanghai.
Who will Qualify?
ORDER OF PLAY
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