Betfred World Championship Qualifiers

The English Institute Of Sport in Sheffield will stage the qualifying rounds of snooker’s Betfred World Championship next April.

The Coleridge Road venue will host the qualifiers of the sport’s biggest tournament for the first time in five years, having done so from 2009 to 2013.

The qualifying event will run from 11 to 18 April, 2018, with all players ranked outside the world’s top 16 in action. There will be 128 players in all, each needing to win three matches to earn a coveted spot at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The final stages then run from 21 April to 7 May