On Thursday, Welsh snooker player Ryan Day suffered a defeat at the Duelbits Tour Championship, thereby confirming the lineup of 16 seeds for the upcoming Cazoo World Championship. As a result of this loss, Day missed out on a guaranteed spot at the Crucible and will now participate in the qualifying rounds set to begin on Monday at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
Uncertainty surrounding Ding Junhui and Gary Wilson’s spots was also resolved, with both players securing their positions at the Theatre of Dreams. The top 16 players, not necessarily in seeding order, include Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Mark Allen, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, Kyren Wilson, Mark Williams, Luca Brecel, John Higgins, Ali Carter, Jack Lisowski, Robert Milkins, Stuart Bingham, Gary Wilson, and Ding Junhui.
Fans can continue to follow the “Race to the Crucible” to determine whether the seeding order changes before the end of the Duelbits Tour Championship. The schedule of play for the top 16 players at the Crucible will be announced soon.