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World Qualifiers Tickets On Sale

Anthony McGillTickets for the qualifying rounds of snooker’s 2017 Betfred World Championship, to be staged at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, are now on sale.

The qualifying rounds for the sport’s biggest tournament can barely be matched for pressure and drama as all players outside the top 16 battle for a coveted place at the famous Crucible Theatre.

The qualifiers will run from April 5 to 12, with all players needing to win three matches to earn a spot at the Crucible.

Last season, China’s Ding Junhui came through the qualifying rounds and went on to reach the final before losing to Mark Selby.

Currently outside the world’s top 16 are the likes of Anthony McGill, Stephen Maguire, Liang Wenbo, Alan McManus, former World Champions Graeme Dott, Peter Ebdon and Ken Doherty, and crowd favourite Jimmy White, so it could be a star-studded field at Ponds Forge.

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “Tickets for the main event at the Crucible are nearly sold out – there are just a few left for the first and second rounds.

jimmy-white“But if you want to see many of the best players on the planet, with tickets at incredible value for money, then the qualifying event at Ponds Forge is a fantastic alternative.

“The pressure is intense as seasons are made and broken. Everyone wants to get to the Crucible, and when it comes down to the fine margins in the last qualifying round then the drama is extraordinary.

“Last time Ding proved that it’s possible to come from the first qualifying round all the way to the final, so can anyone do the same next year?”

Fans are urged to book tickets for the qualifiers quickly. They cost just £10 per day, or with this SPECIAL OFFER fans can buy tickets for any three days for just £20. For details CLICK HERE

Please note that tickets are not available to purchase from the venue until April 3.