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The Q School is an amateur snooker competition which serves as the qualification process for the World Snooker Tour.

OverviewEdit

The Q School was established in an attempt to streamline the qualification process for the World Snooker Tour. A series of play-offs are run every year before the season. Players pay a fixed entry fee to enter the play-off events, and there is no prize money. Each player who wins a quarter-final game qualifies for a two-year tour card on the Main Tour.[1]

Winners by eventEdit

For each event, four winners which qualified for the World Snooker Tour are listed.

Season Date of final Players Event Qualifier 1 Qualifier 2 Qualifier 3 Qualifier 4
2011/12 11 May 2011[2] 124 Event 1   Andrew Norman   David Grace   Adam Wicheard   Robin Hull
17 May 2011[3] Event 2   Li Yan   David Morris   Simon Bedford   Tian Pengfei
23 May 2011[4] Event 3   Kurt Maflin   Stuart Carrington   Adam Duffy   David Gilbert
2012/13 13 May 2012[5] 115 Event 1   Martin O'Donnell   Sam Baird   Ian Burns   Chen Zhe
19 May 2012[6] Event 2   Daniel Wells   Jamie O'Neill   Sean O'Sullivan   Paul Davison
25 May 2012[7] Event 3   Rod Lawler   Michael Wasley   Joel Walker   Robbie Williams
2013/14 11 May 2013[8] 110 Event 1   Elliot Slessor   Alex Davies   Lee Page   Hammad Miah
15 May 2013[9] Event 2   Ahmed Saif   Ross Muir   Ryan Clark   Alexander Ursenbacher
19 May 2013[10] Event 3   David Morris   Lee Spick   Chris Wakelin   Fraser Patrick
2014/15 10 May 2014[11] 145 Event 1   Craig Steadman   Chris Melling   Zhang Anda   Tian Pengfei
16 May 2014[12] Event 2   Liam Highfield   Michael Georgiou   Lee Walker   Michael Leslie
2015/16 14 May 2015[13] 166 Event 1   Sydney Wilson   Daniel Wells   Eden Sharav   Rhys Clark
20 May 2015[14] Event 2   Jason Weston   Gareth Allen   Duane Jones   Paul Davison
2016/17 16 May 2016[15] 182 Event 1   Fang Xiongman   Christopher Keogan   Cao Yupeng   Chen Zhe
22 May 2016[16] Event 2   Michael Georgiou   John Astley   Alex Borg   David John
22 May 2016[17][18] Order of Merit   Craig Steadman   Jamie Curtis-Barrett   Ian Preece   Adam Duffy
2017/18 14 May 2017[19] 206 Event 1   Lukas Kleckers   Allan Taylor   Billy Joe Castle   Ashley Hugill
20 May 2017[20] Event 2   Duane Jones   Sanderson Lam   Paul Davison   Chen Zifan
20 May 2017[21][22] Order of Merit   Zhang Yong   Sean O'Sullivan   Joe Swail   Martin O'Donnell
2018/19 19 May 2018[23] 202 Event 1   Jak Jones   Sam Baird   Hammad Miah   Sam Craigie
25 May 2018[24] Event 2   Jordan Brown   Craig Steadman   Lu Ning   Zhao Xintong
31 May 2018[25] Event 3   Thor Chuan Leong   Kishan Hirani   Andy Lee   Ashley Carty
2019/20 23 May 2019[26] 218 Event 1   Xu Si   David Lilley   Jamie O'Neill   Soheil Vahedi
29 May 2019[27] Event 2   Chen Zifan   Riley Parsons   Louis Heathcote   Fraser Patrick
4 June 2019[28] Event 3   Barry Pinches   Alex Borg   Alexander Ursenbacher   Andy Hicks
4 June 2019[29] Order of Merit   Si Jiahui   Billy Joe Castle   Peter Lines   Lei Peifan
Notes

StatisticsEdit

  • Paul Davison and Craig Steadman have both qualified through the event on a record three occasions.[22]
  • Michael Georgiou is the only Q-School qualifier to win a ranking event.
  • The highest rank reached by a player who has qualified through Q School is David Gilbert, who as of May 2019 is ranked number 12 in the world. This does not include Joe Swail, who was ranked number 10 long before he dropped off the tour and had to qualify through Q School.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Snooker Q School". World Snooker. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2011)". Snooker.org. 2011-05-11.
  3. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2011)". Snooker.org. 2011-05-17.
  4. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Three (2011)". Snooker.org. 2011-05-23.
  5. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2012)". Snooker.org. 2012-05-13.
  6. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2012)". Snooker.org. 2012-05-19.
  7. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Three (2012)". Snooker.org. 2012-05-25.
  8. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2013)". Snooker.org. 2013-05-11.
  9. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2013)". Snooker.org. 2013-05-15.
  10. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Three (2013)". Snooker.org. 2013-05-19.
  11. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2014)". Snooker.org. 2014-05-10.
  12. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2014)". Snooker.org. 2014-05-16.
  13. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2015)". Snooker.org. 2015-05-14.
  14. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2015)". Snooker.org. 2015-05-20.
  15. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2016)". snooker.org. 2016-05-16.
  16. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2016)". snooker.org. 2016-05-22.
  17. ^ "Q School Order of Merit (2016)". snooker.org. 2016-05-22.
  18. ^ "Q School Event 2 Qualifiers". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association. 2016-05-22.
  19. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2017)". snooker.org. 2017-05-14.
  20. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2017)". snooker.org. 2017-05-20.
  21. ^ "Q School Order of Merit (2017)". snooker.org. 2017-05-20.
  22. ^ a b "Lam secures immediate tour return". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association. 2017-05-20.
  23. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2018)". snooker.org. 2018-05-19.
  24. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2018)". snooker.org. 2018-05-25.
  25. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Three (2018)". snooker.org. 2018-05-31.
  26. ^ "Qualifying School - Event One (2019)". snooker.org. 2019-05-23.
  27. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Two (2019)". snooker.org. 2019-05-29.
  28. ^ "Qualifying School - Event Three (2019)". snooker.org. 2019-06-04.
  29. ^ "Q School Order of Merit (2019)". snooker.org. 2019-06-04.