Excitement Builds as WPBSA Announces Qualifiers for the 2024 Cazoo World Snooker Championship

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In a thrilling development for snooker enthusiasts worldwide, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the World Snooker Tour have officially disclosed the qualification criteria for the upcoming 2024 Cazoo World Snooker Championship set to unfold in Sheffield this April.

A total of 16 talented amateur players have secured coveted spots at the prestigious championship, joining the elite top 16 ranked professionals at the iconic Crucible Theatre. The qualification process will unfold through intense rounds at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield from April 8 to 17, determining who will have the honor of competing alongside the world’s best.

The roster of amateur players includes recent champions from various international events throughout the season. Notable qualifiers encompass Ka Wai Cheung, the triumphant winner of the 2024 WSF Championship in Albania, and Bulcsú Révész, who clinched victory in the 2024 WSF Junior Championship. Their outstanding performances have earned them well-deserved places in the tournament.

The excitement doesn’t end there, as the championship will also see participants emerging from the upcoming World Women’s Snooker Championship in China, the expanded WPBSA Q Tour Global, and other recognized events across the snooker landscape.

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Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are excited to be able to announce another formidable line-up of WPBSA qualifiers who will join the field for this year’s professional World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.”

Ferguson highlighted the continued growth of amateur snooker globally, attributing it to the success of WPBSA Group pathways. He emphasized the transformative journey of athletes from amateurs to world champions, showcasing the sport’s unique opportunities.

The full list of WPBSA qualifiers boasts names like Michael Holt, the 2024 Q Tour UK/Europe Winner, and promising talents like Daniel Womersley, Iulian Boiko, and Oliver Sykes, who demonstrated their skills at the recent WSF Championships. The qualifiers also include winners from the WSF Junior Championship, such as Gong Chenzhi and Hamza Ilyas.

As the anticipation builds for the 2024 Cazoo World Snooker Championship, fans eagerly await the clash of titans between the established professionals and the rising stars who have earned their spots through remarkable achievements on the global snooker stage. The championship promises thrilling encounters and fierce competition as these 16 qualifiers vie for success and the chance to make their mark at the iconic Crucible Theatre in April.

FULL WPBSA QUALIFIERS LIST: Source: WPBSA website.

  • Ka Wai Cheung – 2024 WSF Championship Winner
  • Bulcsú Révész – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Winner
  • TBC – 2024 World Women’s Championship Winner (if already professional then runner-up, or next highest ranked on Q Tour UK/Europe)
  • Michael Holt – 2024 Q Tour UK/Europe Winner
  • TBC – 2024 Q Tour Global Play-Off 1 Winner
  • TBC – 2024 Q Tour Global Play-Off 2 Winner
  • TBC – 2024 Q Tour Global Play-Off 3 Winner
  • Gao Yang – 2024 WSF Championship Runner-Up
  • Gong Chenzhi – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Runner-Up
  • Daniel Womersley – 2024 WSF Championship Semi-Finalist
  • Iulian Boiko  – 2024 WSF Championship Semi-Finalist
  • Oliver Sykes – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Semi-Finalist
  • Hamza Ilyas – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Semi-Finalist
  • TBC – 2024 EBSA Under-18 European Championship Winner
  • TBC – 2024 EBSA Under-21 European Championship Winner
  • TBC – Q Tour UK/Europe Ranking List (subject to Playoff Result)

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