This list is the 'Race to the Crucible', which covers the period up to the conclusion of the Tour Championship on 28 March 2021. The top 16 on this list following that date will automatically qualify for the 2021 World Championship.
*Note that for the 2018/19 column all points earned from the start of that season, up to the 2019 China Open have already been deducted as those points will no longer count following this cut-off.
While a player remains in a tournament their points tally will be displayed in green. Once a player is out of a tournament, their points for that event will be displayed in red to reflect that they cannot increase that total. Should a player win a tournament, their points tally will be displayed in blue.
*Ronnie O'Sullivan will be seeded as number one as defending champion