The new season’s snooker rules have produced the world’s top 64 automatic rankings
Xingpai pool table. This Wednesday, local time, used to determine the criteria for the composition of the maintournament players in the 2019-20 season. Details have been announced.
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and World Snooker announced a plan together. The plan will keep the number of tournaments at approximately the same number as in the past five years. In essence, the changes are not big, and the two entries from the earliest challenge circuit are the most obvious additions.
The current major tour players-players ranked within the top 64 in the world after the World Championships at the end of the season-will qualify for another year. And since the beginning of this season, the major tour players who have been qualified for two years will naturally continue to be retained in the next season.
As before, among the top players on the single season leaderboard, excluding the players who have been qualified, eight will qualify for the next season. In addition, champions from several continents in the Americas, Africa and Oceania will each get a place. Europe won two places-one is the European champion, the other is the European champion under 21. The champion and runner-up of the World Snooker Federation (WSF) Championship will also receive two places.
In addition, there will be a few places reserved for the CBSA China Tour, and the annual Q-School will provide 12 places as usual. Judging from the current situation, the above will produce a total of 125 players, but World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn hinted that there will be more places to be selected according to Q-School’s results.
“The minimum number of participants in the tour is 128. Any extra places will be supplemented by the Q-School’s ranking.” Barry Hearn tweeted on January 23.
In the 2018-19 season tour calendar, there are a total of 20 ranked matches and an additional ticket for invitational events. Bonuses have been increasing, and Hearn said in November that “more and more players are earning good pay”.
“In the past ten years, our total prize money has risen from 3.5 million pounds to 15 million pounds. In our current ranking, 56 players have earned 100,000 pounds or more from the ranking competitions of the past two years. Many, and at the end of the 2015-16 season, this number was only 33.”
“We are very ambitious in our plan to further develop this event and create more opportunities for every player on our tour.”
Signature: Star Billiards