9 Results for tag: Race to the Crucible

Seeding List Set For Sheffield

Following the conclusion of the semi-finals of the China Open today, the seeding list for the 2016 Betfred World Championship has now been set. Wins for Ricky Walden and Judd Trump in Beijing mean that they move to fifth and ninth places respectively and now cannot climb higher, irrespective of the outcome of tomorrow's final. As well as knowing who ... More

Maguire Snatches Crucible Seeding

Stephen Maguire has ensured that he will be among the top 16 seeded players for the 2016 Betfred World Championship following his 5-1 defeat of Alfie Burden in the quarter-finals of the China Open today. The result means that former world number one Ding Junhui will now have to win three qualifying matches at Ponds Forge over the coming days if he is to ... More

Closing In On the Cut: Crucible 2016

Following the conclusion of the Players Championship later today there will be just one event remaining before the all-important seeding cut-off ahead of this season’s World Championship. The China Open is set to get underway tomorrow in Beijing and will run through to next Sunday, following which the world’s top 16 ranked players will qualify to ... More

Race to the Crucible – Three to Go

Today sees the start of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Llandudno as the race for seedings for this year's World Championship hots up. In fact there are now just three counting events to go before the all-important seeding cut-off, following which the top 16 players on the world ranking list will automatically qualify to play at the Crucible ... More

The Crucible Seedings Race 2016

While earlier in the week I took a look at who might be at the Crucible in 2016, as is tradition, it is also the time of year when I take a first look at how the draw for the final stages of the Betfred World Championship is shaping up, with five counting events to go prior to the all-important seedings cut-off in April. For those not familiar ... More

Race to the Crucible – Five To Go

Following the conclusion of the 918.com German Masters in Berlin yesterday, all eyes are now upon the battle to secure an automatic seeding for April’s Betfred World Championship. As was the case last year, the top 16 in the world rankings on 4th April 2016 following the conclusion of the China Open in Beijing will be automatically seeded to ... More

Race To The Crucible: White Makes Late Charge

Following last week's Indian Open there are now just two events to go before the seeding list is set for the 2015 World Championship and with his victory in Mumbai, Welsh youngster Michael White has brought himself right into the mix to secure an automatic spot at the Crucible. Race to the Crucible As explained within previous blogs, 16 players will ... More

Race To The Crucible: Three Events To Go

A week into March, there are just three ranking events remaining before the seeding list is set for the 2015 World Championship and a number of crucial matters still to be determined before that important cut-off. Race to the Crucible Next month, 16 players will qualify to play at the venue stages of the World Championship as of right, including Ali ... More

The Crucible Countdown

The final of the Dafabet Masters on Sunday marked not only the end of snooker’s biggest invitational tournament for another year, but also the start of a three month countdown to this season’s World Championship, which gets underway on 18th April 2015 at the Crucible Theatre. With several full ranking events still to be staged before we ... More