Q School (snooker)


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

Overview


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 event


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

Season Date of final Ref 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
2020–21 7 August 2020[30] 172 Event 1 Lee Walker Peter Devlin Simon Lichtenberg Fan Zhengyi
8 August 2020[31] Event 2 Jamie Jones Zak Surety Oliver Lines Ben Hancorn
9 August 2020[32] Event 3 Rory McLeod Jamie Wilson Farakh Ajaib Steven Hallworth
2021–22 1 June 2021[33] 196 Event 1 Peter Lines Fraser Patrick Jackson Page Yuan Sijun
7 June 2021[34] Event 2 Barry Pinches Craig Steadman Michael Judge Alfie Burden
13 June 2021[35] Event 3 Ian Burns Lei Peifan Dean Young Duane Jones
13 June 2021 Order of Merit Hammad Miah Mitchell Mann
Notes

Statistics


References


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