Q-Tour Event Four News – Where things stand…

Today is the last day of this season Q-Tour Event 4. At the time of writing the best-of-7 quarter-finals have just started.

picture by Matt Huart.

Si Jiahui is currently at the top of the Order of Merit. However, because he has already secured a 2 years Tour card starting next season, it will be the scond in this Order of Merit list who will get the first of this season’s Q-Tour tour cards. As it stands, this person is Sean O’Sullivan.

Sean went out early in Event 4 and that means that his tour card is not yet secured. However, only one player still in the draw, Simon Bedford could deny him … just. Indeed Simon needs to win the event to “tie” Sean on points and, should he do so, he would be awarded the coveted tour card. Simom is currently in action against Michael Georgiou.

The players ranked 3 to 18 in the Order of Merit will have the opportunity to play the “play-off” event, carrying a secong Tour card for its winner.

As it stands the list of players who will compete in the play-off event is almost known as all the players still currently competing are already in the top 18 of the Order of Merit.

The 16 are:

Sean O’Sullivan or Simon Bedford
David Lilley
Ben Mertens
Julien Leclercq
Michael White
Alex Millington
Harvey Chandler
Daniel Wells
Brandon Sargeant
Michael Collumb
Alex Clenshaw
Liam James Davies
Alfie Lee
Robbie McGuigan
Michael Georgiou
Hamim Hussain

The five players finishing on top of the Order of Merit will be invited to play in the 2022 World Championship

It’s worth noting that Si Jiahui, Michael White and Liam Davies have already gained such invitation via a different route. So basically, there are five places to be competed for by fourteen hopeful.