Ding Junhui has dropped out of the world’s prime 16 simply earlier than the UK Championship (Picture: Getty Images)The UK Championship is without doubt one of the nice tournaments within the historical past of snooker and it will get underway this weekend with the qualifying levels in Leicester.
The prime 16 gamers on this planet head straight to the primary levels at The Barbican in York, that are held from 25 November-3 December.
Before then, 16 gamers should emerge from the tiered qualifying system, with the lowest-ranked gamers going through the prospect of needing to win 4 matches to get to York, whereas those nearer to the highest 16 should solely win two video games.
There are some large names having to go to qualifying after falling out of the highest 16, together with Ding Junhui, Stephen Maguire, Anthony McGill and Hossein Vafaei.
Mark Allen is the defending champion after he downed Ding in final 12 months’s closing to assert the large £250,000 prime prize.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is because of compete as he appears to increase his document of most UK Championship titles, lifting the trophy seven instances, forward of Steve Davis on six and Stephen Hendry with 5.
All matches this 12 months might be best-of-11 frames other than the ultimate which is performed over a best-of-19.
How to observe the UK Championship qualifiers
Nov 18 & 19: Discovery+ & Eurosport app
Nov 20 & 21: Discovery+ & Eurosport app & WST Facebook or YouTube
Nov 22 & 23: Discovery+ & Eurosport app & WST Facebook or YouTube
UK Championship qualifying draw and schedule
Saturday 18 November
09.30Daniel Wells vs Mostafa DorghamJenson Kendrick vs Oliver Briffett-PayneAdam Duffy vs Mink NutcharutStuart Carrington vs M PhetmalaikulMohamed Ibrahim vs Victor SarkisMarco Fu vs Michael HoltAnton Kazakov vs Ryan DaviesXing Zihao vs Jimmy White
14.30Ross Muir vs Andrew PagettStan Moody vs Filips KalninsPeng Yisong vs Umut DikmeAlfie Burden vs Oliver SykesMa Hailong vs Sydney WilsonFergal O’Brien vs Robbie McGuiganJiang Jun vs Rebecca KennaAllan Taylor vs Liam Davies
19.30Rod Lawler vs Liam GrahamRyan Thomerson vs Reanne EvansLong Zehuang vs Haydon PinheyOliver Brown vs Dean YoungerAndrew Higginson vs Alexander UrsenbacherMuhammad Asif vs Duane JonesSean O’Sullivan vs Baipat SiripapornLouis Heathcote vs Ahmed Aly Elsayed
Sunday 19 November
09.30Andy Lee vs Joel ConnollyLiam Pullen vs Iulian BoikoHammad Miah vs Bulcsu ReveszIan Burns vs Amaan IqbalIshpreet Singh Chadha vs Gao YangAndres Petrov vs Craig SteadmanRory Thor vs Riley PowellMartin O’Donnell vs Jack Borwick
14.30Ashley Carty vs Wells/DorghamRobbie Williams vs Kendrick/Briffett-PayneMichael White vs Duffy/MinkMartin Gould vs Carrington/PhetmalaikulAndy Hicks vs Ibrahim/SarkisBen Mertens vs Fu/HoltDavid Grace vs Kazakov/R DaviesJames Cahill vs Xing/J White
19.30Hq Guoqiang vs Muir/PagettDominic Dale vs Moody/KalninsJulien Leclercq vs Peng/DikmeJamie Clarke vs Burden/SykesXu Si vs Ma/S WilsonDylan Emery vs O’Brien/McGuiganJackson Page vs Jiang/KennaZak Surety vs Taylor/L Davies
Monday 20 November
09.30Lukas Kleckers vs Lawler/GrahamBen Woollaston vs Thomerson/EvansSanderson Lam vs Lee/ConnollyMark Joyce vs Pullen/BoikoOliver Lines vs Long/PinheyAshley Hugill vs O Brown/YoungerTian Pengfei vs Higginson/UrsenbacherLiu Hongyu vs O’Donnell/Borwick
14.30Ken Doherty vs Asif/D JonesDavid Lilley vs S O’Sullivan/BaipatElliot Slessor vs Heathcote/ElsayedJohn Astley vs Miah/ReveszLiam Highfield vs Burns/IqbalMark Davis vs Chadha/GaoAaron Hill vs Petrov/SteadmanScott Donaldson vs Thor/Powell
19.30Ding Junhui vs Carty/Wells/DorghamMatthew Stevens vs R Williams/Kendrick/Briffett-PayneSi Jiahui vs M White/Duffy/MinkFan Zhengyi vs Gould/Carrington/PhetmalaikulThepchaiya Un-Nooh vs Hicks/Ibrahim/SarkisRicky Walden vs Mertens/Fu/HoltWu Yize vs Grace/Kazakov/R DaviesNoppon Saengkham vs Cahill/Xing/J White
Ricky Walden has twice been to the semi-finals of the UK Championship (Picture: Getty Images)Tuesday 21 November
09.30Anthony McGill vs He/Muir/PagettAnthony Hamilton vs Dale/Moody/KalninsDavid Gilbert vs Leclercq/Peng/DikmeJordan Brown vs Clarke/Burden/SykesLyu Haotian vs Xu/Ma/S WilsonMatt Selt vs Emery/O’Brien/McGuiganJamie Jones vs Page/Jiang/KennaGary Wilson vs Surety/Taylor/L Davies
14.30Ryan Day vs Kleckers/Lawler/GrahamCao Yupeng vs Woollaston/Thomerson/EvansJoe Perry vs Lam/Lee/ConnollyXiao Guodong vs Joyce/Pullen/BoikoJoe O’Connor vs Lines/Long/PinheyStephen Maguire vs Hugill/O Brown/YoungYuan Sijun vs Tian/Higginson/UrsenbacherChris Wakelin vs Doherty/Asif/D Jones
19.30Stuart Bingham vs Lilley/S O’Sullivan/BaipatGraeme Dott vs Slessor/Heathcote/ElsayedZhou Yuelong vs Astley/Miah/ReveszJak Jones vs Highfield/Burns/IqbalPang Junxu vs Davis/Chadha/GaoJimmy Robertson vs Hill/Petrov/SteadmanSam Craigie vs Donaldson/Thor/PowellHossein Vafaei vs Liu/O’Donnell/Borwick
Wednesday 22 November
Ding/Carty/Wells/Dorgham vs Stevens/R Williams/Kendrick/Briffett-PayneSi/M White/Duffy/Mink vs Fan/Gould/Carrington/PhetmalaikulThepchaiya/Hicks/Ibrahim/Sarkis vs Walden/Mertens/Fu/HoltWu Yize/Grace/Kazakov/R Davies vs Noppon/Cahill/Xing/J White
7pmMcGill/He/Muir/Pagett vs Hamilton/Dale/Moody/KalninsGilbert/Leclercq/Peng/Dikme vs Brown/Clarke/Burden/SykesLyu/Xu/Ma/S Wilson vs Selt/Emery/O’Brien/McGuiganJ Jones/Page/Jiang/Kenna vs G Wilson/Surety/Taylor/L Davies
Thursday 23 November
1pmDay/Kleckers/Lawler/Graham vs Cao/Woollaston/Thomerson/EvansPerry/Lam/Lee/Connolly vs Xiao/Joyce/Pullen/BoikoO’Connor/Lines/Long/Pinhey vs Maguire/Hugill/O Brown/YoungYuan/Tian/Higginson/Ursenbacher vs Wakelin/Doherty/Asif/D Jones
7pmBingham/Lilley/S O’Sullivan/Baipat vs Dott/Slessor/Heathcote/ElsayedZhou/Astley/Miah/Revesz vs J Jones/Highfield/Burns/IqbalPang/Davis/Chadha/Gao vs J Robertson/Hill/Petrov/SteadmanCraigie/Donaldson/Thor/Powell vs Vafaei/Liu/O’Donnell/Borwick
UK Championship foremost levels schedule
Saturday 25 November1pmMark Allen vs qualifierMark Williams vs qualifier
7pmKyren Wilson vs qualifierTom Ford vs qualifier
Sunday 26 November1pmLuca Brecel vs qualifierZhang Anda vs qualifier
7pmShaun Murphy vs qualifierAli Carter vs qualifier
Monday 27 November1pmJudd Trump vs qualifierBarry Hawkins vs qualifier
7pmMark Selby vs qualifierJack Lisowski vs qualifier
Tuesday 28 November1pmRonnie O’Sullivan vs qualifierJohn Higgins vs qualifier
7pmNeil Robertson vs qualifierRobert Milkins vs qualifier
UK Championship prize cash
Winner: £250,000Runner-up: £100,000Semi-final: £50,000Quarter-final: £25,000Last 16: £15,000Last 32: £10,000Last 48: £7,500Last 80: £5,000Last 112: £2,500Highest break: £15,000
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