In a new qualifying format, players seeded 81-144 contest the opening round. The draw for the qualifying rounds of the 2020 Betfred World Championship has been made. Higgins made his 10th professional 147 in frame 12.

Mertens, aged 15, became the youngest player to win a match at the event. The likes of 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty and Thailand’s Sunny Akani enter the event in round two, while top stars such as world number 17 Joe Perry, two-time Crucible finalist Ali Carter and 2006 World Champion Graeme Dott enter in round three. It's been a fascinating journey to snooker's top table for man of many talents…, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. Tour: Main Tour; Date: 31 Jul ... Higgins went 9-5 up after stealing frame 14 on the black after needing a snooker. Decided on the last pink. Maflin had a max attempt ending on 105 in frame 16. O'Sullivan reaches his seventh Crucible final after he was 13-9 and 16-14 down against Selby. Six-time World Championship runner-up Jimmy White vs Russia’s Ivan Kakovskii, 12-time women’s World Champion Reanne Evans vs former Crucible semi-finalist Andy Hicks, James Cahill, who beat Ronnie O’Sullivan at the Crucible last year vs Belgium’s Ben Mertens. I consent to my personal data being processed so that World Snooker and its affiliates may use it to deliver news and ticket information, as well as to improve the quality and relevance of services to me through online surveys. Referee: Marcel Eckardt This was O'Sullivan's sixth World title (equals Steve Davis and Ray Reardon) and record 37th ranking win. Matches to look out for in the first round include: Youngest ever World Championship qualifying participant, 14-year-old Iulian Boiko from Ukraine vs Malaysia’s Thor Chuan Leong Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest stories and videos from the World Snooker Tour.

It will be played behind closed doors, featuring 128 players, all battling for one of 16 coveted spots at the Crucible Theatre. World Championship snooker qualifying 2020: Format, draw, schedule, results & Eurosport TV coverage times 6: Kurt Maflin [39] 10-8: David B Gilbert [12] ... World Championship Qualifiers . Fans anywhere in the world will be able to watch the qualifying rounds on Eurosport, Eurosport Player, online broadcasters in China or (in all other territories) FREE on Matchroom Live. Judd Trump (1) 13-11 Yan Bingtao (16) Martin Gould 3-13 Kyren Wilson (8) John Higgins (5) 11-13 Kurt Maflin. Qualifying for the event was held between 21 and 28 July 2020 over four separate rounds, with 16 players progressing into the main draw. Session 1:1-83 (83), 0-78 (78), 55-78 (AM 53, KW 55)71-22 (50), 4-80, 32-104 (69), 65-41, 0-92 (92)Session 2:100-0 (100), 78-0 (77), 33-72, 73-0 (73)28-95, 124-4 (116), 90-0, 77-0 (76)Session 3:37-64, 99-1 (99), 34-58, 65-28 116-4 (116) 60-44, 105-27 (105), 0-136 (136)Session 4:94-36 (94), 0-95 (84), 25-106 (87), 7-122 (122) 87-1 (82), 0-89, 6-98 (98), 90-29, 103-83.

Higgins went 9-5 up after stealing frame 14 on the black after needing a snooker.