Just a short update about who will be on the Main Tour next season.
According to a reliable source on twitter
The CBSA has yesterday confirmed that Chang Bingyu and Bai Langning have qualified to play on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.
This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows snooker in China.
The last Q-School event is now into the early phase of round 3.
There will be no woman on the main tour. Ng On Yee has been the only one record at least one win in the Q-school. On Yee has won four matches, and is currently ranked 75 in the Q-School order of merit.
The two youngest players in the competition, both from mainland Europe, are also out, but they certainly gained invaluable experience. Iulian Boiko, 13 years old from Ukraine, won four matches, and lost in a deciding frame in round 3 of both Event 1 and Event 2. He also became the youngest player to make a century in professional competition; he is currently ranked n°56 in the Order of Merit. Ben Mertens, 14 years old from Belgium, reached the second round in each of the Q-School events and also made a century; he’s currently ranked n°80.
Si Jiahui from China, only 16, is currently on top of the Order of Merit. As it stands it would ask for something impossible for him not to get a tour card via the Order of Merit: Peifan Lei, Lukas Kleckers, Billy Joe Castle and Ross Bulman would all need to reach the QF in Event Three and to lose at that stage for Si to miss out. Kleckers and Castle being bound to meet in the QF, should both of them get to the last round, Si Jiahui is already certain to get a tout card.