The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has today announced the updated list of the WPBSA amateur qualifiers who are set to play at the Betfred World Snooker Championship in Sheffield later this month.
Following the initial list of players announced earlier this year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the revised list includes replacement players for those who previously qualified but have elected not to travel at this time.
The qualifiers will be held at the English Institute for Sport from 21-28 July 2020, having been rescheduled from the original April dates.
- Ashley Hugill – WSF Open champion, Challenge Tour number one ranked player, winner of two Challenge Tour events 2019/20, made maximum break at Challenge Tour event. Joins WST 2020/21 season.
- Lukas Kleckers – Won WST Place at Challenge Tour and winner of one Challenge Tour event. WSF Open Last 16. Joins WST 2020/21 season, current German national champion
- Iuilan Boiko – WSF Open runner-up (aged 14).
- Sean Maddocks – WSF Junior Open runner-up, EBSA European Under-18 Championship finalist, youngest player to make officially recognised maximum break.
- Dean Young – Challenge Tour Event Winner, WST Shoot Out last 32, WSF Junior Open last 16.
- Reanne Evans – World Women’s Snooker No.1 ranked player and reigning world women’s champion.
- Aaron Hill – EBSA European Under-18 Championship winner x2, EBSA European Under-21 Championship winner, Shoot Out last 32, WSF Junior Open semi-finalist. Joins WST 2020/21 season.
- Ross Bulman – WST Shoot Out Last 32, German Masters performance beating Barry Hawkins.
- Wu Yize – WSF Junior Open semi-finalist, WSF Open quarter-finalist
- Dylan Emery – WSF Open semi-finalist
- Ross Muir – WSF Open semi-finalist
- Andrew Pagett – EBSA European Championship winner, WSF Open Last 64
- Hayden Staniland – EBSA European Under-21 Championship finalist
- Ben Mertens – EBSA European Under-21 Championship semi-finalist, WSF Open last 64, WSF Junior Open last 32
- Brian Ochoiski – EBSA European Under-21 Championship semi-finalist, WSF Open last 64
- Connor Benzey – EBSA European Under-18 Championship semi-finalist, WSF Open last 16, WSF Junior Open last 32
- Florian Nuessle – International sport development qualifier, WSF Open last 64, current Austrian national champion
- Antoni Kowalski – International sport development qualifier, WSF Junior Open last 16, current Polish national champion
- Ivan Kakovskii – International sport development qualifier, WSF Open last 128, current Russian national champion
All players selected will appear subject to acceptance of their place and any travel restrictions in place.
The full tournament draw and format will be released by WST in due course.