And so with 13 counting events completed in this season's Race to Preston, there is just one to go as the field will be set for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix following the conclusion of the Coral Shoot Out on Sunday evening.
Continue reading for a reminder of the qualifying criteria and who is currently set to qualify...
Who will qualify?
The top 32 ...
With the battle for places at the Masters having reached its conclusion at the recent UK Championship, attention now quickly turns to the battle for places at the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix.
Returning to Preston's Guild Hall from 19-25 February 2018, the event will once again see 32 players contest the title, with a top prize of £100,000 up for grabs....
The World Snooker Tour resumes tomorrow with the start of the 2017 Indian Open, which for the first time will be held in the port city of Vishakhapatnam.
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Closing in the the Cut - Indian Open 2017 Ranking Preview
Defending champion Anthony McGill leads a varied field heading to ...
Ranking event snooker returns next Tuesday as defending champion Anthony McGill leads the field at the 2017 Indian Open in Vishakhapatnam.
The event also marks the second mid-season seedings revision of the new campaign as the final list is determined for the upcoming International Championship in Daqing.
View the draw for the Indian Open
The season-long battle for places at the 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix comes to a head this week as ranking event snooker returns to our screens with the venue stages of the German Masters from Berlin.
Following the conclusion of the Scottish Open event won by Marco Fu just before Christmas, we analysed the current standings in the qualification race ...
There are still nearly two months to run before the start of the 2017 Ladbrokes World Grand Prix, but in fact there are just two events still to be completed before the field for Preston is set, meaning that the race to qualify has already reached a critical phase.
Held last season in mid-March, this term the tournament moves to a new slot from 6-12 ...
Next week sees the conclusion of the 2016 Shanghai Masters, following which the main seeding list for World Snooker events will be revised for the third time this season.
The updated list will be used to determine the seedings for the English Open, at which the top 16 players will be seeded in the draw, with the remaining 112 to be drawn at random.