Race to Cheltenham 2019: Berlin Blog

  • 29th January 2019

The battle to qualify for this year’s Coral World Grand Prix reaches its climax this weekend as the final stages of the D88.com German Masters are completed in Berlin.

For full analysis of the current state of play, check out our previous article from earlier this month which explains who is still able to break into the all-important top 32 on the one-year ranking list.

It is also possible to forecast the provisional positions of players in the knockout draw for the World Grand Prix, which will be determined by the final positions of each player on the one-year ranking list following the German Masters.

Provisional World Grand Prix draw (03/02/2019):

Please note that this is strictly provisional and subject to event entries:

Mark Allen (1) v Gary Wilson (32) – 7pm Monday 4 February

Ali Carter (17) v Martin O’Donnell (16)

Jack Lisowski (9) v Ding Junhui (24)

Yan Bingtao (25) v David Gilbert (8)

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Xiao Guodong (28) v Neil Robertson (5)

Mark Davis (21) v Jimmy Robertson (12)

Stephen Maguire (13) v Mark King (20)

Mark Williams (4) v Yuan Sijun (29)

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Mark Selby (3) v Shaun Murphy (30) – 1pm Wednesday 6 February

John Higgins (14) v Noppon Saengkham (19) – 1pm Wednesday 6 February

Tom Ford (22) v Joe Perry (11)

Judd Trump (6) v Stuart Carrington (27)

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Kyren Wilson (7) v Matthew Stevens (26)

Zhao Xintong (23) v Stuart Bingham (10)

Ryan Day (18) v Barry Hawkins (15) – 7pm Monday 4 February

Marco Fu (31) v Ronnie O’Sullivan (2) – 7pm Monday 4 February

Latest qualification standings (03/02/2019):

Note: Table includes prize money already earned at the German Masters qualifiers.

30th – Shaun Murphy – £53,500*
31st – Marco Fu – £53,500
32nd – Gary Wilson – £48,600
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33rd – Zhou Yuelong – £47,500* – (QF minimum)
34th – Robert Milkins – £46,100* (QF minimum)
37th – Peter Ebdon – £43,500* – (SF minimum)
46th– Ricky Walden – £35,000* (SF minimum)
52nd – Fergal O’Brien – £30,600* (final minimum)
55th – Ben Woollaston – £29,100* (final minimum)
56th – Sam Baird – £29,000* (final minimum)
64th – Kurt Maflin – £25,600* (final minimum)
65th – Li Hang – £25,000* (final minimum)
69th – Rory McLeod – £20,000* (final minimum)
75th – Michael Georgiou – £18,100* (final minimum)
91st – Duane Jones – £43,000* (needs the title)
*player has qualified for the German Masters