Race to the Masters 2022: UK Update

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Down the the last 16 at the Cazoo UK Championship and there is just one place yet to be decided at next month’s Cazoo Masters.

The world’s top 16 players following the conclusion of play in York this Sunday will qualify to compete at the Alexandra Palace next January and you can read a full explanation of how these places are decided by reading our pre-tournament preview.

State of Play

With three rounds completed, the top 15 ranked players have now confirmed their places in London, with Anthony McGill the latest to cement his position following a deciding frame victory against Zhou Yuelong on Tuesday afternoon.

Defeat for Zhou means that he remains in 16th position provisionally and therefore the final player who could still be overtaken should other results not go his way over the final five days at the Barbican.

Zhou Yuelong will qualify unless:

  • David Gilbert or Zhao Xintong reaches the final
  • Jordan Brown, Matt Selt, Luca Brecel, Noppon Saengkham, Ben Woollaston, Hossein Vafaei, Anthony Hamilton, Andy Hicks or Peter Lines wins the title

Both Gilbert and Zhao are in the second half of the draw and therefore on course to meet in the semi-finals, while the remaining nine players are split with five in the top half and four in the lower half.

Follow the latest news and results from the Cazoo UK Championship via WST.