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Ponds Forge To Host World Qualifiers

Jimmy White

Jimmy White

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield will host the qualifying rounds of snooker’s Betfred World Championship for the third consecutive year in April.

The qualifiers will run from April 6 to 13 with all players seeded outside the top 16 battling for one of 16 coveted spots in the final stages at the nearby Crucible Theatre.

Among those competing could be crowd favourite Jimmy White, former champions Ken Doherty and Peter Ebdon, up-and-coming talents such as Leeds cueman Oliver Lines and current Ladies World Champion Ng On Yee.

Ng On Yee

Ng On Yee

The cut-off point to determine the top 16 seeds falls on April 4th after the China Open. All other players will need to win three matches to earn a place at the Crucible for snooker’s biggest tournament.

Tickets for the qualifiers are ON SALE NOW and cost just £10 for an all-day ticket*. To book call the box office on 0114 2233777 or click here.

Purchase an all-day ticket for any 3 days for a reduced price of only £20*. Tickets are also available in person at the City Hall and from Ponds Forge.

STUDENT OFFER! Students can watch the action for just £5 all day* To claim this special offer quote STUDENT OFFER when booking tickets.

*price excludes booking fees.
Terms and Conditions apply.

Please note a limited number of tickets per day are available at this special price.

You may be asked to show your student ID when booking tickets or upon entry to the venue.

There are a limited number of wheelchair places available at the venue, so please make your request clear when booking if you require one; essential carer ticket is free.

Following completion of the qualifying rounds, the 16 qualifiers will be drawn at random to play the top 16 seeds. The full draw will be announced on www.worldsnooker.com

The Betfred World Championship is supported by Sheffield City Council. The final stages at the Crucible run from April 16 to May 2.