The format of the Cazoo UK Championship has changed so that the world’s top 16 are seeded through to the last 32 and will play in the final stages at the York Barbican, running from November 12 to 20.
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All other players will compete in the qualifying rounds at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from November 5 to 10, with 16 players going through to York to be drawn at random against the top 16 seeds.
Here’s how the qualifying format works:
Seeds 81-112: Placed in 32 specific positions in the draw
Seeds 113-144: Drawn at random
Seeds 49-80: Placed in 32 specific positions in the draw, so if top seeds win in round one, seed 49 meets seed 112 in round two, 50 meets 111 and so on.
Seeds 17-48: Placed in 32 specific positions in the draw, so if top seeds win in round two, seed 17 meets seed 80 in round three, 18 meets 79 and so on
Round three winners all play against one another to reduce the field to 16. Draw arranged so that if top seeds win in round three, seed 17 meets seed 48 in round four, 18 meets 47 and so on.
Top 16 seeds placed in specific positions in the draw, and drawn at random against the 16 qualifiers.
All matches up to and including the semi-finals are best of 11 frames, then the final on November 20th is best of 19 (8/11).
Last 16: £15,000
Last 32: £10,000
Last 48: £7,500
Last 80: £5,000
Last 112: £2,500
High Break: £15,000