Tour Players 2019/20

  • 6th June 2019

Following the conclusion of Q School we can now confirm the final list of players who will compete on the World Snooker Tour during the 2019/20 season.

The Top 64 (64)

These players finished inside the top 64 of the official world ranking list at the end of last season and so will retain their places on the circuit, with a one-year card.

End of season rankings:

  1. Ronnie O’Sullivan
  2. Judd Trump
  3. Mark Williams
  4. Neil Robertson
  5. John Higgins
  6. Mark Selby
  7. Mark Allen
  8. Kyren Wilson
  9. Barry Hawkins
  10. Ding Junhui
  11. Jack Lisowski
  12. David Gilbert
  13. Stuart Bingham
  14. Shaun Murphy
  15. Luca Brecel
  16. Stephen Maguire
  17. Ali Carter
  18. Ryan Day
  19. Joe Perry
  20. Gary Wilson
  21. Yan Bingtao
  22. Graeme Dott
  23. Anthony McGill
  24. Jimmy Robertson
  25. Xiao Guodong
  26. Lyu Haotian
  27. Tom Ford
  28. Mark King
  29. Li Hang
  30. Ricky Walden
  31. Zhou Yuelong
  32. Martin Gould
  33. Mark Davis
  34. Matt Selt
  35. Scott Donaldson
  36. Robert Milkins
  37. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  38. Noppon Saengkham
  39. Ben Woollaston
  40. Hossein Vafaei
  41. Liang Wenbo
  42. Martin O’Donnell
  43. Matthew Stevens
  44. Michael Holt
  45. Michael White
  46. Michael Georgiou
  47. Peter Ebdon
  48. Chris Wakelin
  49. Kurt Maflin
  50. Stuart Carrington
  51. Alan McManus
  52. Sunny Akani
  53. Yuan Sijun
  54. Mark Joyce
  55. Marco Fu
  56. Ken Doherty
  57. Andrew Higginson
  58. Daniel Wells
  59. Zhao Xintong
  60. Robbie Williams
  61. Liam Highfield
  62. Anthony Hamilton
  63. Fergal O’Brien
  64. Mike Dunn

The Two Year Cards (28)

These players competed on the main tour in 2018/19 and will start the 2019/20 season on the second year of their two-year tour cards.

  • Lu Ning
  • Sam Craigie
  • Tian Pengfei
  • Joe O’Connor
  • Mei Xiwen
  • Luo Honghao
  • Sam Baird
  • Craig Steadman
  • John Astley
  • Zhang Anda
  • Jak Jones
  • Elliot Slessor
  • Alfie Burden
  • Oliver Lines
  • Jordan Brown
  • Lee Walker
  • Ashley Carty
  • Thor Chuan Leong
  • Jamie Clarke
  • Zhang Jiankang
  • Chen Feilong
  • Harvey Chandler
  • Kishan Hirani
  • Hammad Miah
  • Adam Stefanow
  • Andy Lee
  • Fan Zhengyi
  • Simon Lichtenberg

The Top Eight (One-Year Ranking list) (8)

The top eight players on the one-year ranking list, not already inside of the top 64 of the two-year ranking list or on the first year of a two-year card, have earned a tour card for the 2019/20 season. They receive a fresh two-year tour card, starting on zero ranking points.

  1. Eden Sharav
  2. James Cahill
  3. Ian Burns
  4. Duane Jones
  5. Dominic Dale
  6. Gerard Greene
  7. Rod Lawler
  8. Nigel Bond

Q School (16)

A further 16 will be promoted from the Q School and again they will receive a two-year tour card.

  • Xu Si (2019 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • David Lilley (2019 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • Jamie O’Neill (2019 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • Soheil Vahedi (2019 Q School Event One semi-finalist)
  • Chen Zifan (2019 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Riley Parsons (2019 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Louis Heathcote (2019 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Fraser Patrick (2019 Q School Event Two semi-finalist)
  • Barry Pinches (2019 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)
  • Alex Borg (2019 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)
  • Alexander Ursenbacher (2019 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)
  • Andy Hicks (2019 Q School Event Three semi-finalist)
  • Si Jiahui (2019 Q School Order of Merit)
  • Billy Castle (2019 Q School Order of Merit)
  • Peter Lines (2019 Q School Order of Merit)
  • Peifan Lei (2019 Q School Order of Merit)

World Snooker Challenge Tour (3)

Three players qualified via the World Snooker Challenge Tour. They will also earn a two-year card.

  1. Brandon Sargeant
  2. David Grace
  3. Mitchell Mann

China Tour Nominations (2)

Two players have qualified via the CBSA China Tour. They earn a fresh two-year tour cards.

  1. Bingyu Chang
  2. Langning Bai

International Nominations (5)

The remaining players come from a mix of other amateur/international competitions and again will earn a two-year card.

  • Kacper Filipiak (EBSA Championship winner)
  • Jackson Page (EBSA u-21 Championship winner)
  • Steve Mifsud (Oceania Championship winner)
  • Igor Figueiredo (Americas Championship winner)
  • TBC (African Championship winner)

Invitational Tour Cards (2)

There are a further three players who will be able to play having been awarded invitational tour cards.

  • Jimmy White (FIRST year of a two-year invitational tour card)
  • James Wattana (SECOND year of a two-year invitational tour card)

The season gets underway with the Kaspersky Riga Masters and International Championship qualifiers which run from 10-17 June 2019 in Sheffield