World Grand Prix 2020 line-up

The line-up for the World Grand Prix has been confirmed by WST

The field of 32 players for next week’s Coral World Grand Prix at Cheltenham Racecourse has now been confirmed.

The final qualifying event is this week’s BetVictor German Masters, and at the start of the tournament in Berlin there were 19 players outside the top 32 of the one-year ranking list who could have earned a place in Cheltenham with a deep run.

However all 19 were knocked out by the semi-final stage, which meant Li Hang held on to 32nd place.

The players heading to Cheltenham are (the seeing order could change depending on results over the final weekend in Berlin):

Judd Trump
Shaun Murphy
Mark Selby
Ding Junhui
Neil Robertson
Mark Allen
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Yan Bingtao
John Higgins
Stephen Maguire
David Gilbert
Mark Williams
Joe Perry
Graeme Dott
Zhou Yuelong
Kyren Wilson
Jack Lisowski
Gary Wilson
Kurt Maflin
Ali Carter
Barry Hawkins
Ronnie O’Sullivan
Tom Ford
Stuart Bingham
Zhao Xintong
Matthew Selt
Liang Wenbo
Michael Holt
Scott Donaldson
Xiao Guodong
Matthew Stevens
Li Hang

The full draw and format will be announced on Monday. Four of the first round matches have already been scheduled.

The tournament was staged in  Cheltenham Racecourse for the first time last year, and Bristol’s Trump took the title by beating Ali Carter in the final.

Televised live by ITV4, the event has total prize money of £380,000.

The Coral World Grand Prix is the first of the Coral Series events, with the top 16 going through to the Coral Players Championship in Southport (February 24 to March 1) and then only the top eight make the Coral Tour Championship in Llandudno (March 17-22).

Liang Wenbo will donate allhis prize money to help the victims of the coranavirus outbreak.

Liang Wenbo has pledged to donate all of his prize money at next week’s Coral World Grand Prix to the Huizhou Red Cross in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

This is a fantastic act of generosity from Liang in very difficult circumstances. Everyone at WST would like to send our best wishes to those people impacted on by this outbreak and our thoughts are with all our friends across China.

Magnificent gesture by Liang Wenbo!

“Provisionally” the draw looks like this (source snooker.org)

WGP2020 Prov draw

Actually it can’t change anymore unless there are withdrawals.

7 thoughts on “World Grand Prix 2020 line-up

  1. Ronnie needs the ranking points in the World Grand Prix and in the Welsh Open to qualify for the Players Championship in Southport in February as he needs to turn up and put in a good performance in his first match against David Gilbert to get the ranking points in Cheltenham and Cardiff to qualify for the Players Championship in last week of February as he needs to enter the Shoot Out in Watford to able make it to Southport

  2. Ronnie would probably have to make it to the final to qualify for the Players Championship, which seems unlikely. The most likely scenario would seem to be that Ronnie plays no more than 2 events (Welsh and WC) in the rest of this season, after the WGP.

      • Ronnie needs to reach the final of the World Grand Prix to qualify for the Players Championship In Southport on last week of February and also needs to do well in the Welsh Open to secure his place the players championship

      • This is not the case. Ronnie is currently 15000 points behind Kyren Wilson who is n°16. Depending on others results reaching the SF finals could put him as high as n°15 before the Welsh Open.

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