Snooker Main Tour News – 09.12.2022

WST has published an updated version of this season calendar, and the good news is that the 6-reds World Championship is going to happen after all.

Here is the announcement:

Six Red World Championship

We are pleased to announce that the previously postponed Six Red World Championship has returned to the calendar and will take place from 6 to 11 March, 2023.

Click here for the updated calendar

And for the first time, there are four places allocated for players coming through a qualifying process. These four places are in addition to those players who qualify automatically or have been otherwise invited.

We will be staging the qualifying event from 7 to 9 January. This will be followed by the BetVictor Welsh Open qualifiers from January 11 to 13.

The four players who make it through will earn a place in the final stages in Bangkok, Thailand and will join the 16 players who had already entered and been confirmed for this event.

While this is a non-ranking event, we felt it was important to give all players the opportunity to compete, earn prize money and potentially a place in the televised stages in Thailand.

This change means that the qualifying rounds for the 2023 Turkish Masters have been put back to 6 to 12 February, 2023.

I would have liked to know a bit more about the qualifying process but I suppose this will come in due time.

Speaking of “due time”, the invitational, traditional Championship League Snooker is due to start in 10 days and there is still no information about who will play in it.