Race to Cheltenham 2020: Berlin Blog

  • 28th January 2020

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

For full analysis of the current state of play, check out this article by WST explaining which players are 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 (31/01/2020):

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

Judd Trump (1) v Li Hang (32)

Jack Lisowski (17) v Kyren Wilson (16)

John Higgins (9) v Stuart Bingham (24)

Zhao Xintong (25) v Yan Bingtao (8)

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Michael Holt (28) v Neil Robertson (5)

Barry Hawkins (21) v Mark Williams (12)

Joe Perry (13) v Ali Carter (20)

Ding Junhui (4) v Scott Donaldson (29)

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Mark Selby (3) v Xiao Guodong (30)

Graeme Dott (14) v Kurt Maflin (19)

Ronnie O’Sullivan (22) v David Gilbert (11)

Mark Allen (6) v Liang Wenbo (27)

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Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (7) v Matt Selt (26)

Tom Ford (23) v Stephen Maguire (10)

Gary Wilson (18) v Zhou Yuelong (15)

Matthew Stevens (31) v Shaun Murphy (2)

Players are marked in bold once their position can no longer change.

Latest qualification standings (31/01/2020):

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

28th – Michael Holt – £52,000
29th – Scott Donaldson – £51,750
30th – Xiao Guodong – £51,000
31st – Matthew Stevens – £50,750
32nd – Li Hang – £50,500
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36th –  Anthony McGill – £43,000 (SF minimum)
38th – Luca Brecel – £41,500 (SF minimum)
40th – Robbie Williams – £40,500 (SF minimum)
41st – Jak Jones – £39,750 (SF minimum)
43rd – Yuan Sijun – £39,500 (SF minimum)
45th – Nigel Bond – £39,250 (SF minimum)
47th – Noppon Saengkham – £37,000 (SF minimum)
46th – Sunny Akani – £37,500 (SF minimum)
50th – Tian Pengfei – £36,250 (SF minimum)
57th – Ian Burns – £30,000 (final minimum)
59th – Elliot Slessor – £34,500 (final minimum)
66th – Robert Milkins – £26,000 (final minimum)
67th – Michael Georgiou – £24,500 (title minimum)
69th – Alexander Ursenbacher – £23,750 (final minimum)
71st – David Grace – £23,250 (final minimum)
78th – Mitchell Mann – £18,500 (title minimum)
92nd – Kishan Hirani – £11,750 (title minimum)
97th – Gerard Greene – £9,000 (title minimum)
117th – Jamie Clarke – £4,000 (title minimum)
Players already out of the German Masters have been struck out