Race to the Crucible 2019: Live Blog

  • 1st April 2019

The XingPai China Open is now underway in Beijing, with key positions to be decided up and down the ranking list this week ahead of the season-ending Betfred World Championship.

You can read my pre-tournament analysis of the Tour Survival battle HERE, or continue reading below for regular updates throughout the week on the latest in the Race to the Crucible, also previewed ahead of the tournament HERE.

Crucible draw

The position of the seeds in the draw at the 2019 World Championship will also be determined following the conclusion of the China Open, in line with the positions of the top 16 ranked players after the event:

FINAL DRAW:

Mark Williams (1) / Qualifier

David Gilbert (16) / Qualifier

Barry Hawkins (9) / Qualifier

Kyren Wilson (8) / Qualifier

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John Higgins (5) / Qualifier

Stuart Bingham (12) / Qualifier

Shaun Murphy (13) / Qualifier

Neil Robertson (4) / Qualifier

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Mark Selby (3) / Qualifier

Luca Brecel (14) / Qualifier

Jack Lisowski (11) / Qualifier

Mark Allen (6) / Qualifier

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Judd Trump (7) / Qualifier

Ding Junhui (10) / Qualifier

Stephen Maguire (15) / Qualifier

Ronnie O’Sullivan (2) / Qualifier

Latest qualification standings as of 07/04/2019:

16th – David Gilbert – £306,000 (r32)
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37th – Ben Woollaston – £152,600 (QF)
39th – Scott Donaldson – £149,500 (QF)
50th – Alan McManus – £118,500 (QF)