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The final field for the Cazoo Players Championship will be decided this week as the BetVictor Welsh Open is contested at Newport’s Celtic Manor for the first time.

For full analysis of the current state of play, check out our previous analysis of the Race to the Players Championship.

Provisional Players Championship draw


Please note that this is strictly provisional and subject to event entries:

Judd Trump (1) v Stuart Bingham (16)

Zhou Yuelong (8) v Barry Hawkins (9)

Jack Lisowski (5) v Martin Gould (12)

Ronnie O’Sullivan (4) v Ding Junhui (13)


Neil Robertson (3) v Lu Ning (14)

Kyren Wilson (6) v Ryan Day (11)

Jordan Brown (7) v John Higgins (10)

Mark Selby (2) v Mark Williams (15)

Players are marked in bold once their position can no longer change.

Latest Standings


13th – Jordan Brown – £60,000
14th – Lu Ning – £59,500
15th – Mark Williams – £53,500
16th – Stuart Bingham – £53,000
17th – Shaun Murphy – £51,500
25th – Stephen Maguire – £45,000

Players already out of the Welsh Open have been struck out

At the start of the tournament, a further 14 players require at least the semi-finals, 27 players the final and the remaining players the title.

It is also possible to forecast the provisional positions of players in the knockout draw for the Players Championship, which will be determined by the final positions of each player on the one-year ranking list following the Welsh Open.