The German Masters starting tomorrow is the last event before the World Grand Prix starting next Monday and it can still change both who is in it and who plays who.
As usual Matt Huart is on the ball and will keep us updated as the tournament unfolds.
Race to Cheltenham 2019: Berlin Blog
29th January 2019
The battle to qualify for this year’s Coral World Grand Prix reaches its climax this weekend as the final stages of the D88.com German Masters are completed in Berlin.
For full analysis of the current state of play, check out our previous article from earlier this month which explains who is still able to break into the all-important top 32 on the one-year ranking list.
It is also possible to forecast the provisional positions of players in the knockout draw for the World Grand Prix, which will be determined by the final positions of each player on the one-year ranking list following the German Masters.
Latest qualification standings (29/01/2019):
Note: Table includes prize money already earned at the German Masters qualifiers.
28th – Ding Junhui – £54,000*
29th – Yuan Sijun – £54,000*
30th – Shaun Murphy – £53,500*
31st – Marco Fu – £53,500
32nd – Gary Wilson – £48,600
33rd – Zhou Yuelong – £47,500* – (QF minimum)
34th – Robert Milkins – £45,100* (QF minimum)
37th – Peter Ebdon – £42,500* – (SF minimum)
46th– Ricky Walden – £35,000* (SF minimum)
52nd – Fergal O’Brien – £30,600* (final minimum)
55th – Ben Woollaston – £29,100* (final minimum)
56th – Sam Baird – £29,000* (final minimum)
64th – Kurt Maflin – £25,600* (final minimum)
65th – Li Hang – £25,000* (final minimum)
69th – Rory McLeod – £20,000* (final minimum)
75th – Michael Georgiou – £18,100* (final minimum)
110th – Duane Jones – £7,000* (needs the title)
*player has qualified for the German Masters
Provisional World Grand Prix draw (29/01/2019):
Please note that this is strictly provisional and subject to event entries:
Mark Allen (1) v Gary Wilson (32) – 7pm Monday 4 February
Ali Carter (17) v Martin O’Donnell (16)
Stuart Bingham (9) v Yan Bingtao (24)
Matthew Stevens (25) v David Gilbert (8)
Ding Junhui (28) v Neil Robertson (5)
Mark Davis (21) v John Higgins (12)
Barry Hawkins (13) v Mark King (20)
Mark Williams (4) v Yuan Sijun (29)
Mark Selby (3) v Shaun Murphy (30)
Kyren Wilson (14) v Noppon Saengkham (19)
Tom Ford (22) v Joe Perry (11)
Judd Trump (6) v Xiao Guodong (27)
Jack Lisowski (7) v Stuart Carrington (26)
Zhao Xintong (23) v Jimmy Robertson (10)
Ryan Day (18) v Stephen Maguire (15)
Marco Fu (31) v Ronnie O’Sullivan (2)
Daily blog during the German Masters to follow…
As things stand for now, you feel that not much is likely to change in terms of line-up – only Gary Wilson is really under threat – but a lot can still change in terms of who plays who in Cheltenham because most of the top 16 seeds as currently stands are playing in Berlin. Only Mark Allen is certain of his seeding.