English Open Qualifying Draw and Schedule

The road to the English Open at the Morningside Arena in Leicester begins with the qualifying stage. Here’s all you need to know about the draw and schedule for this exciting snooker event.

Qualifying Matches and Key Players

The matches from Wednesday to Friday serve as the first-round fixtures from the round of 128. Notable players, including the top 16 world rankings stars like Ronnie O’Sullivan and Luca Brecel, have their encounters deferred to Brentwood.

  • Reigning English Open champion Mark Selby
  • Season’s ranking event winners Shaun Murphy and Barry Hawkins
  • Elliot Slessor, who awaits the winner of the pre-qualifying showdown between amateur wildcards Ryan Davies and Bradley Cowdroy.

Players on the main tour hope to navigate the English Open qualifying tests this week, including Stuart Bingham and David Gilbert.

Live Coverage

Live coverage of the event is available on discovery+ in Europe and Matchroom.Live in other territories, excluding China.

Format and Prize

Matches in the English Open qualifiers draw will be decided over the best of seven frames. The tournament, sponsored by BetVictor, offers a total prize fund of £427,000, with the top prize worth £80,000.


Wednesday, September 6:
10:00 AMHe Guoqiang vs Andy Lee
Jiang Jun vs Julien Leclercq
Si Jiahui vs Alexander Ursenbacher
Zhou Yuelong vs Ben Woollaston
Peng Yisong vs Graeme Dott
Ishpreet Singh vs Wu Yize
Gary Wilson vs Pang Junxu
Fan Zhengyi vs Andres Petrov
Thor Chuan Leong vs Louis Heathcote
Hossein Vafaei vs Liam Graham
John Astley vs Martin Gould
Sam Craigie vs Michael White
Joe Perry vs Mark Davis
Jimmy Robertson vs Reanne Evans
Rod Lawler vs Hammad Miah
Mark Joyce vs Lukas Kleckers
Thursday, September 7:
10:00 AMDavid Lilley vs Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Mink Nutcharut vs Cao Yupeng
Long Zehuang vs Scott Donaldson
Zhang Anda vs Ben Mertens
Victor Sarkis vs Adam Duffy
Ken Doherty vs Jackson Page
Stephen Hendry vs Fergal O’Brien
Chris Wakelin vs Lyu Haotian
Friday, September 8:
10:00 AMTom Ford vs Xu Si
Aaron Hill vs Yuan Sijun
Xiao Guodong vs Tian Pengfei
Baipat Siripaporn vs Muhammad Asif
James Cahill vs Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Ricky Walden vs Jordan Brown
Noppon Saengkham vs Dylan Emery
Zak Surety vs Oliver Brown
Liam Highfield vs Martin O’Donnell
Stuart Carrington vs Anton Kazakov
Jamie Jones vs Ross Muir
Ashley Carty vs David Grace
Stuart Bingham vs Jenson Kendrick
Jimmy White vs Joe O’Connor
Dominic Dale vs Rebecca Kenna
Held Over Fixtures (Monday, October 2nd):
Round of 128 and Round of 130 matches

Stay tuned for thrilling snooker action as players aim to secure their spots in the English Open!

Source: Official English Open website

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