Following the conclusion of the Tour Championship, the top 16 seeding at the Crucible is now known:
Rankings Update: Crucible Seedings Confirmed
Neil Robertson beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-4 to win the Cazoo Tour Championship on Sunday, capturing the silverware in the last ranking event before the top 16 head to the Crucible next month.
The £150,000 top prize moved Robertson ahead of Mark Selby up to third place in the official two-year rankings. So in the Crucible seedings he will be behind only defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and world number one Judd Trump. Barry Hawkins reached the semi-finals last week and the £40,000 boost moves him from 13th to 11th.
Here’s how the Crucible draw shapes up:
Ronnie O’Sullivan (1) v qualifier
Anthony McGill (16) v qualifier
Ding Junhui (9) v qualifier
Stephen Maguire (8) v qualifier
John Higgins (5) v qualifier
Mark Williams (12) v qualifier
Mark Allen (13) v qualifier
Mark Selby (4) v qualifier
Neil Robertson (3) v qualifier
Jack Lisowski (14) v qualifier
Barry Hawkins (11) v qualifier
Kyren Wilson (6) v qualifier
Shaun Murphy (7) v qualifier
Yan Bingtao (10) v qualifier
David Gilbert (15) v qualifier
Judd Trump (2) v qualifier
The schedule for the top 16 at the Crucible will be released in due course. The draw pitching the 16 qualifiers at random against the top 16 seeds will be made at 11am on Thursday April 15th and will be available to watch live on platforms including Betfred TV and WST Facebook Live.
Robertson jumped to the top of the Cazoo Series Rankings to win the 2020/21 series.
He also moves up to second place on the one-year ranking list with £411,000.
There is alway one “Quarter of Death”. This time, on paper, it appears to be the second quarter with John Higgins, Mark Williams, Mark Allen and Mark Selby.