Top Three Scheduled For Llandudno
Zhao Xintong, Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan will contest their opening round matches on the first three days of the upcoming Cazoo Tour Championship in Llandudno.
The trio currently occupy the first three positions on this season’s one-year list, with only the top eight qualifying for the prestigious finale to the Cazoo Series. The event runs from March 28th to April 3rd at Venue Cymru.
The final cut off comes after next week’s BetVictor Gibraltar Open, with a number of players still battling to clinch a spot in Llandudno. John Higgins is perilously placed in 8th position as things stand.
First round matches take place over two sessions and the best of 19 frames. Session times are 1pm and 7:30pm.
Monday 28th March
Zhao Xintong vs TBC
Tuesday 29th March
Neil Robertson vs TBC
Wednesday 30th March
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs TBC
Thursday 31st March
TBC vs TBC
The Tour Championship ranking/seeding could yet change but the top three is relatively safe.
- Zhao can’t be caught no matter what happens in Gibraltar.
- Only Ronnie could overcome Neil Robertson but he would need to win the event.
- Judd Trump, currently 4th, could overcome Ronnie, and even Neil Robertson, but again, he would need to win the title.
- Luca Brecel winning the title, could overcome both Ronnie and Judd.
All this means that Zhao, Neil and Ronnie will definitely be in the top 4 whilst Judd may not and this is surely why only those three have their first match schedule already decided.