WPBSA Qualifiers Announced for 2024 Cazoo World Championship

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The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and World Snooker Tour are pleased to confirm the qualification criteria for the 16 amateur players who have secured their places at the 2024 Cazoo World Snooker Championship in Sheffield in April.

The qualifying rounds will take place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield from 8-17 April to determine who will join the world’s elite top 16 ranked players at the Crucible Theatre.

Joining all professionals ranked outside the top 16, following the 2024 Johnstone’s Paint Tour Championship, and top-ups from the 2023 Q School Order of Merit will be 16 leading amateur players who have earned their place at the event courtesy of their achievements at recognised international events across the season.

These include our recent champions at the World Snooker Federation Championship in Albania, the winner of the upcoming World Women’s Snooker Championship to be staged in China next week, and the WPBSA Q Tour Global, expanded for this season.

Jason Ferguson, WPBSA Chairman said: “We are excited to be able to announce another formidable line-up of WPBSA qualifiers who will join the field for this year’s professional World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.”

“Last year we saw fantastic wins for our qualifiers including Liam Davies, Stan Moody, Iulian Boiko and many more, and I have no doubt that this year’s players will also make their mark on our most recognisable tournament.”

“Amateur snooker continues to go from strength to strength as our recognised WPBSA Group pathways around the world continue to mature and deliver elite talent to the World Snooker Tour. Only last month we witnessed fantastic performances from Hong Kong China’s Ka Wai Cheung and Hungary’s Bulcsú Révész at the WSF Championship in Albania to earn their Tour places for the first time, while Michael Holt has also secured his return after two years away after winning the UK/Europe WPBSA Q Tour.”

“The WPBSA’s vision, is to inspire and reward. Through the development of global pathways, snooker is now a sport where an athlete can go from amateur status to world champion and global sports star in a matter of months. The opportunities are there, the only criteria are achievement.”

“I would like to wish our 16 players every success in Sheffield as they stand just four wins away from a place at the iconic Crucible Theatre in April!”


Updated 25/03/2024:

  • Ka Wai Cheung – 2024 WSF Championship Winner
  • Bulcsú Révész – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Winner
  • Bai Yulu – 2024 World Women’s Championship Winner (if already professional then runner-up, or next highest ranked on Q Tour UK/Europe)
  • Michael Holt – 2024 Q Tour UK/Europe Winner
  • Duane Jones – 2024 Q Tour Global Play-Off 1 Winner
  • Amir Sarkhosh – 2024 Q Tour Global Play-Off 2 Winner
  • Mohamed Shehab – 2024 Q Tour Global Play-Off 3 Winner
  • Gao Yang – 2024 WSF Championship Runner-Up
  • Gong Chenzhi – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Runner-Up
  • Daniel Womersley – 2024 WSF Championship Semi-Finalist
  • Iulian Boiko  – 2024 WSF Championship Semi-Finalist
  • Oliver Sykes – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Semi-Finalist
  • Hamza Ilyas – 2024 WSF Junior Championship Semi-Finalist
  • TBC – 2024 EBSA Under-18 European Championship Winner
  • Liam Davies – 2024 EBSA Under-21 European Championship Winner
  • TBC – Q Tour UK/Europe Ranking List (subject to Playoff Result)

All players selected will appear subject to acceptance of their place and any travel restrictions in place. Any replacement players for these 16 places will be selected from a reserve list to include performances at World Snooker Federation, Q Tour and recognised regional events.

Any current professional players who do not enter the tournament will be replaced from the 2023 Q School Order of Merit.