Snooker’s 2018 Q School takes place in Burton next month with 202 players battling for coveted places on the professional tour.

We currently anticipate each event taking six days to play, with round one being played over the first two days of each event:Q School takes place at the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Burton and starts on May 14. There will be a series of three knockout tournaments, with the semi-finalists in each one earning a two-year card for the World Snooker Tour. So in total 12 players will earn a spot on the circuit for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Event 1: 14-19 May
Event 2: 20-25 May
Event 3: 26-31 May

There will be 31 different nationalities represented at Q School: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Australia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Iran, USA, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Belgium, France, Romania, Sweden, Austria, Iceland, Estonia, Malta and Turkey.

Among the players who have entered are:

Two-time ranking event finalist Jamie Cope

Former world number 18 Barry Pinches and his son Luke

Former Crucible semi-finalist Andy Hicks

Up-and-coming Welsh potter Jackson Page

Women’s World Champion Ng On Yee and women players Reanne Evans, Nutcharut Wongharuthai and Heather Clare

Liverpool’s Sean Maddocks, who made a 147 in competition earlier this year at the age of 15

American pool ace Corey Deuel

William Thomson from Carluke in Scotland who has won two tournaments on the World Disability Billiards and Snooker tour this season.

Daniel Kandi who recently became the first Danish player to make a competitive 147.

The full list of players is:Entry for fans to watch Q School in Burton will be FREE. There is no need for fans to book, they can come along on the day and watch high quality snooker for free.

Labeeb Ahmed ENG
Farakh Ajaib ENG
Omar Alajlani SAU
Haider Ali PAK
Owais Ali ENG
Ahmed Aseeri SAU
Jaspal Bamotra IND
Mateusz Baranowski POL
Simon Bedford ENG
Simon Blackwell ENG
Hans Blanckaert BEL
Iulian Boiko UKR
Jack Bradford WAL
Danny Brindle ENG
James Brown ENG
Oliver Brown ENG
Adam Brown ENG
Jordan Brown NIR
Ross Bulman IRL
Darren Burns ENG
Paul Burrell ENG
James Burrett ENG
James Cahill ENG
Ashley Carty ENG
Greg Casey IRL
Shane Castle ENG
Ryan Causton ENG
Gary Challis ENG
Ka Wai Cheung HKG
Heather Clare ENG
Michael Collumb SCT
Aaron Cook ENG
Joshua Cooper ENG
Jamie Cope ENG
Callum Costello ENG
Matthew Couch ENG
David Craggs ENG
Dylan Craig SCT
Jeff Cundy ENG
Lee Daegyu KOR
Alex Davies ENG
Marc Davis SCT
Matthew Day ENG
Peter Delaney ENG
Simon Dent ENG
Corey Deuel USA
Peter Devlin ENG
Daniel Devlin ENG
Umut Dikme DEU
Adam Edge ENG
Ahmed Elsayed USA
Dylan Emery WAL
Steven Evans ENG
Reanne Evans ENG
Kacper Filipiak POL
Mike Finn ENG
Ben Fortey WAL
John Foster ENG
Felix Frede DEU
Mark Ganderton ENG
Luke Garland ENG
William Ginn NIR
Matthew Glasby ENG
Dean Goddard ENG
Daniel Gorton ENG
Brandon Hall ENG
Steven Hallworth ENG
Ben Hancorn ENG
Hu Hao CHN
Louis Heathcote ENG
James Height ENG
Kristjan Helgason ISL
Andy Hicks ENG
Darryl Hill IMN
Kishan Hirani WAL
Aaron Holland IRL
Clayton Humphries ENG
Shafaqut Hussain ENG
Shehzad Iqbal SCT
Tugba Irten TUR
Sergey Isaenko UKR
Himanshu Jain IND
Anthony Jeffers ENG
Liu Jiaming CHN
Kuldesh Johal ENG
Ben Jones WAL
Michael Judge IRL
Daniel Kandi DNK
Ning Kang CHN
Jake Keen ENG
Keith Keldie SCT
Jenson Kendrick ENG
Chun Wai Lee HKG
William Lemons ENG
David Lilley ENG
Callum Lloyd WAL
Benny Loh Siang Leng SGP
Sean Maddocks ENG
Leong ManHoi HKG
Jed Mann ENG
Bash Maqsood ENG
Andy Marriott ENG
Steve Martin ENG
Constantin Mateescu ROU
Stefan Mazrocis ENG
Jamie McArdle NIR
Andrew Milliard ENG
Alex Millington ENG
Geng Mingqi CHN
Tam Mustafa ENG
Saqib Nasir ENG
Dave Nelson ENG
On Yee Ng HKG
Jake Nicholson ENG
Lu Ning CHN
Heikki Niva FIN
Brian Ochoiski FRA
Phil O’Kane ENG
Jamie O’Neill ENG
Jackson Page WAL
Andrew Pagett WAL
John Parkin ENG
Antony Parsons ENG
Fraser Patrick SCT
Andres Petrov EST
Manasawin Phetmalaikul ENG
Barry Pinches ENG
Luke Pinches ENG
Haydon Pinhey ENG
Andreas Ploner AUT
Dechawat Poomjaeng THA
Mohammadali Pordel IRN
George Pragnall ENG
John Pritchett ENG
Imran Puri ENG
Fergal Quinn IRL
Laxman Rawat IND
Tyler Rees WAL
Matthew Roberts WAL
Chae Ross ENG
Brandon Sargeant ENG
Amir Sarkhosh IRN
Joshua Saywell ENG
Lee Shanker ENG
Belan Sharif SWE
Dessie Sheehan IRL
Wu Shengguang CHN
James Silverwood ENG
Luke Simmonds ENG
Andrew Smith ENG
Richard Somauroo ENG
Zak Surety ENG
Alex Taubman WAL
Samuel Thistlewhite ENG
Ryan Thomerson AUS
Joshua Thomond ENG
William Thomson SCT
Ma TingPeng CHN
Wayne Townsend ENG
Jamie Trump ENG
Jason Turnbull ENG
Lewis Ullah ENG
Lucky Vatnani IND
Niel Vincent FRA
Mark Vincent ENG
Mihai Vladu ROU
Vladyslav Vyshnevskyy UKR
Joel Walker ENG
Daniel Walker ENG
Charlie Walters ENG
Daniel Ward ENG
Kurtis Weaver ENG
Fenghua Wei CHN
James Welch ENG
Patrick Whelan ENG
John Whitty ENG
Ronan Whyte IRL
Michael Wild ENG
Michael Williams ENG
Sydney Wilson ENG
Daniel Womersley ENG
Nutcharut Wongharuthai THA
Dan Woolloff ENG
Long Zehuang CHN
Wang ZePeng CHN

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