World Championship snooker qualifying 2018: Draw, schedule, results & Eurosport TV coverage times

Stephen Maguire
Stephen Maguire

The full results from snooker's World Championship Qualifiers, which took place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield from April 11-18.

Here, we have the full qualifying results while a full list of the world's top 16 can also be found below. You can bet on the World Championship by clicking here

World Championship Qualifying Draw & Results

Players needed to win through three rounds to earn one of the available 16 spots at the Crucible. So one player from each of the 16 sections below will qualify

First Round (Played from Wednesday to Saturday)

Scroll down for second & third rounds

Section One (Friday to Saturday)

  • Ryan Day 10-2 Igor Figueiredo
  • Mitchell Mann 10-5 Peter Lines
  • Robbie Williams 10-8 Jak Jones
  • Peter Ebdon 10-4 James Wattana

Section Two (Friday to Saturday)

  • Zhou Yuelong 10-1 Ian Preece
  • Daniel Wells 10-6 Kurt Dunham
  • Tom Ford 10-2 Leo Fernandez
  • Liam Highfield 10-3 Chen Zhe

Section Three (Wednesday to Thursday)

  • Matthew Selt 10-1 Ng On-yee
  • Mark Joyce 4-10 Adam Duffy
  • Mei Xiwen 10-8 Basem Eltahhan
  • Xiao Guodong 10-3 Chris Totten

Section Four (Wednesday to Thursday)

  • Stuart Carrington 10-9 Nigel Bond
  • Ben Woollaston 10-5 Kacper Filipiak
  • Zhang Anda 10-6 Zhang Yong
  • Martin Gould 10-4 Paul Davison

Section Five (Wednesday to Thursday)

  • Graeme Dott 10-1 Adrian Ridley
  • Sunny Akani 10-4 Lukas Kleckers
  • Dominic Dale 10-7 Reanne Evans
  • Mike Dunn 10-8 Duane Jones

Section Six (Wednesday to Thursday)

  • Michael Holt 10-7 Thor Chuan Leong
  • Elliot Slessor 10-7 Eden Sharav
  • Robert Milkins 10-1 Aaron Canavan
  • Scott Donaldson 10-5 Tyler Rees

Section Seven (Wednesday to Thursday)

  • Rory McLeod 10-8 Ian Burns
  • Li Hang 10-9 Ashley Hugill
  • Lyu Haotian 10-8 Fang Xiongman
  • Anthony Hamilton 7-10 Martin O'Donnell

Section Eight (Thursday to Friday)

  • Matthew Stevens 10-5 Ryan Thomerson
  • Fergal O'Brien 5-10 Yuan Sijun
  • Ken Doherty 10-8 Josh Boileau
  • Mark King 9-10 Gerard Greene

Section Nine (Wednesday to Thursday)

  • Liang Wenbo 10-2 Rod Lawler
  • Zhao Xintong 10-8 Aditya Mehta
  • Yu De Lu 10-8 Sean O'Sullivan
  • Jamie Jones 10-5 Craig Steadman

Section 10 (Friday to Saturday)

  • Jack Lisowski 10-4 Christopher Keogan
  • David Grace 10-6 Wang Yuchen
  • Alan McManus 10-2 Rhys Clark
  • Oliver Lines 10-6 Harvey Chandler

Section 11 (Thursday to Friday)

  • Andrew Higginson 10-4 David John
  • Cao Yupeng 7-10 Robin Hull
  • Lee Walker 10-6 Kristján Helgason
  • Ricky Walden 10-8 Joe Swail

Section 12 (Thursday to Friday)

  • Michael Georgiou 10-4 Matthew Bolton
  • Mark Davis 10-1 Sanderson Lam
  • Sam Craigie 6-10 Jimmy White
  • Joe Perry 10-1 Ross Muir

Section 13 (Thursday to Friday)

  • Yan Bingtao 10-7 Jackson Page
  • Tian Pengfei 10-1 Li Yuan
  • Kurt Maflin 10-7 Hamza Akbar
  • Chris Wakelin 10-4 Xu Si

Section 14 (Thursday to Friday)

  • David Gilbert 10-8 Billy Joe Castle
  • Alfie Burden 10-6 Jamie Curtis-Barrett
  • Gary Wilson 8-10 Adam Stefanów
  • Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-8 Alexander Ursenbacher

Section 15 (Friday to Saturday)

  • Sam Baird 10-5 Soheil Vahedi
  • Jimmy Robertson 10-2 Alex Borg
  • John Astley 10-1 Marvin Lim
  • Michael White 10-9 Niu Zhuang

Section 16 (Friday to Saturday)

  • Noppon Saengkham 10-1 Chen Zifan
  • Hossein Vafaei 10-8 Jamie Cope
  • Hammad Miah v Jordan Brown
  • Stephen Maguire 10-5 Allan Taylor

Second Round (All played Sunday to Monday)

Having won their first-round games, players now only need two more wins to earn one of the available 16 spots at the Crucible. So one player from each of the 16 sections below will qualify

Scroll down for third round

Section One

  • Ryan Day 10-1 Mitchell Mann
  • Robbie Williams 5-10 Peter Ebdon

Section Two

  • Zhou Yuelong 8-10 Daniel Wells
  • Tom Ford 6-10 Liam Highfield

Section Three

  • Matthew Selt 6-10 Adam Duffy
  • Mei Xiwen 4-10 Xiao Guodong

Section Four

  • Stuart Carrington 10-8 Ben Woollaston
  • Zhang Anda 10-4 Martin Gould

Section Five

  • Graeme Dott 10-2 Sunny Akani
  • Dominic Dale 3-10 Mike Dunn

Section Six

  • Michael Holt 10-7 Elliot Slessor
  • Robert Milkins 10-8 Scott Donaldson

Section Seven

  • Rory McLeod 10-9 Li Hang
  • Lyu Haotian 10-9 Martin O'Donnell

Section Eight

  • Matthew Stevens 10-9 Yuan Sijun
  • Ken Doherty 10-4 Gerard Greene

Section Nine

  • Liang Wenbo 10-5 Zhao Xintong
  • Yu De Lu 7-10 Jamie Jones

Section 10

  • Jack Lisowski 10-3 David Grace
  • Alan McManus 10-9 Oliver Lines

Section 11

  • Andrew Higginson 10-5 Robin Hull
  • Lee Walker 7-10 Ricky Walden

Section 12

  • Michael Georgiou 0-10 Mark Davis
  • Jimmy White 5-10 Joe Perry

Section 13

  • Yan Bingtao 9-10 Tian Pengfei
  • Kurt Maflin 4-10 Chris Wakelin

Section 14

  • David Gilbert 9-10 Alfie Burden
  • Adam Stefanów 4-10 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Section 15

  • Sam Baird 7-10 Jimmy Robertson
  • John Astley 7-10 Michael White

Section 16

  • Noppon Saengkham 5-10 Hossein Vafaei
  • Hammad Miah 4-10 Stephen Maguire

Third Round (All played Tuesday to Wednesday)

The winners of these 16 games qualify for the World Snooker Championship.

Best of 19 frames.

  • Ryan Day 10-6 Peter Ebdon
  • Daniel Wells 4-10 Liam Highfield
  • Adam Duffy 1-10 Xiao Guodong
  • Stuart Carrington 10-8 Zhang Anda
  • Graeme Dott 10-7 Mike Dunn
  • Michael Holt 10-3 Robert Milkins
  • Rory McLeod 2-10 Lyu Haotian
  • Matthew Stevens 10-2 Ken Doherty
  • Liang Wenbo 0-10 Jamie Jones
  • Jack Lisowski 10-3 Alan McManus
  • Andrew Higginson 6-10 Ricky Walden
  • Mark Davis 7-10 Joe Perry
  • Tian Pengfei 1-10 Chris Wakelin
  • Alfie Burden 8-10 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  • Jimmy Robertson 10-7 Michael White
  • Hossein Vafaei 7-10 Stephen Maguire

World Championship Qualifying Schedule

Wednesday - Saturday

  • Round One matches

Sunday to Monday

  • Round Two matches

Tuesday to Wednesday

  • Round Three Matches

Can I still buy tickets for the qualifying rounds?

Tickets for the qualifying rounds are still available and offer a fantastic chance to see many of snooker’s best players battling for a place in the final stages of the sport’s biggest tournament. They cost just £10 per day (or £20 for any three days) – for details head to www.worldsnooker.com or click here.

Can I watch the qualifying rounds on TV or the internet?

You can watch the qualifiers on the Eurosport Player, with live coverage of two tables throughout the eight days. To sign up to the Eurosport Player and enjoy live coverage of many of the biggest tournaments throughout the year, head to http://www.eurosportplayer.com or click here.

During the final round on Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18, World Snooker will also have extensive coverage on their Facebook Live channel for free. With commentary from Rob Walker and Neal Foulds, we’ll be following the action on Judgement Day as players compete for places at the Crucible.

World Championship Top 16 Seeds

  1. Mark Selby
  2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
  3. Ding Junhui
  4. Judd Trump
  5. John Higgins
  6. Barry Hawkins
  7. Mark Williams
  8. Shaun Murphy
  9. Kyren Wilson
  10. Neil Robertson
  11. Marco Fu
  12. Stuart Bingham
  13. Luca Brecel
  14. Anthony McGill
  15. Ali Carter
  16. Mark Allen

The draw for the World Championship takes place on Thursday April 19 at 1000 BST at the Crucible, with the event itself running from April 21 to May 7. 

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