British Open qualifiers 2022 draw, schedule, how to watch, format and prize money

August 9, 2022
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Ding Junhui has to go to qualifiers after sliding down the world rankings (Picture: Getty Images)

The British Open returns this week with the qualifiers being played in Wigan before the main event in Milton Keynes next month.

First round matches involving the top 16 have been held over to the Marshall Arena but the rest will be played from 9-14 August at the Robin Park Arena and Sports Centre.

Despite the top 16 not being at the qualifiers, there is not shortage of big names involved, with the likes of Ding Junhui, Stephen Hendry, Dave Gilbert, Marco Fu, Stephen Maguire and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh involved.

The British Open also employs a random draw, so there can be highly-ranked players facing each other, most notably Mark Selby playing Ricky Walden, Joe Perry taking on Hossein Vafaei and Graeme Dott meeting Luca Brecel in round one.

How to watch the British Open qualifiers

The qualifiers are not being shown on Eurosport Player in the UK, but are on that platform across the rest of Europe.

Bet365 have all the qualifiers on their live streaming schedule, so that will be the place to watch them in the UK. Matchroom.Live does not have the qualifiers on its schedule.

British Open qualifiers draw and schedule

All matches are over a best of seven frames.

The format extends to best of nine in the quarter-finals, best of 11 in the semis and 19 in the final.

Tuesday 9 August

10:00 Himanshu Dinesh Jain v Xu Si
10:00 Mink Nutcharut v Chen Zifan
13:00 Stephen Hendry v Zhang Anda
13:00 Zhao Jianbo v Jackson Page
16:00 Julien Leclercq v Steven Hallworth
16:00 Ashley Hugill v Robbie Williams
19:00 Ryan Thomerson v Ben Mertens
19:00 Liam Highfield v Li Hang

Wednesday 10 August

10:00 Tian Pengfei v Sam Craigie
10:00 Matthew Selt v Lu Ning
13:00 Mark King v Lyu Haotian
13:00 Ding Junhui v Oliver Lines
16:00 Jamie O’Neill v David Grace
16:00 Gerard Greene v Sanderson Lam
19:00 Adam Duffy v Ian Burns
19:00 Allan Taylor v Lukas Kleckers

Thursday 11 August

10:00 Liang Wenbo v Dean Young
10:00 Yuan SiJun v Anton Kazakov
13:00 Fraser Patrick v Alfie Burden
13:00 Ng On Yee v Ken Doherty
16:00 John J Astley v Rod Lawler
16:00 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Martin Gould
19:00 Michael Judge v Craig Steadman
19:00 Joe O’Connor v Chris Wakelin


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Thepchaiya Un-Nooh has a tough draw against Martin Gould (Picture: Getty Images)

Friday 12 August

10:00 Jenson Kendrick v Zhou Yuelong
10:00 Zhang Jiankang v Reanne Evans
13:00 Zak Surety v Ross Muir
13:00 David Gilbert v Aaron Hill
16:00 Andy Lee v Barry Pinches
16:00 Rebecca Kenna v Ryan Day
19:00 Anthony Hamilton v Jimmy White
19:00 Jamie Jones v Scott Donaldson

Saturday 13 August

10:00 Fan Zhengyi v Jamie Clarke
10:00 Cao Yupeng v Marco Fu
13:00 Peng Yisong v Dylan Emery
13:00 Ben Woollaston v James Cahill
16:00 Elliot Slessor v Sean O’Sullivan
16:00 Tom Ford v Mitchell Mann
19:00 Mark Joyce v Asjad Iqbal
19:00 Hammad Miah v Ali Carter

Sunday 14 August

10:00 Fergal O’Brien v Chang Bingyu
10:00 Jimmy Robertson v Louis Heathcote
13:00 Xiao Guodong v David Lilley
13:00 Pang Junxu v Jordan Brown
16:00 Jak Jones v Andrew Pagett
16:00 Matthew Stevens v Stephen Maguire
19:00 Peter Lines v Robert Milkins
19:00 Michael White v Noppon Saengkham

Held over till the main venue stages on 26 September

Mark Allen v Stuart Carrington
Alexander Ursenbacher v Ronnie O’Sullivan
Ricky Walden v Mark Selby
Joe Perry v Hossein Vafaei
Anthony McGill v Wu Yize
Dominic Dale v Jack Lisowski
Judd Trump v Si Jiahui
Duane Jones v Barry Hawkins
Shaun Murphy v Gary Wilson
Mark Davis v Kyren Wilson
Yan Bingtao v Oliver Brown
Bai Langning v Zhao Xintong
Andy Hicks v John Higgins
Lei Peifan v Stuart Bingham
Mark Williams v Andres Petrov
Graeme Dott v Luca Brecel

British Open prize money

Winner: £100,000
Runner-up: £45,000
Semi-final: £20,000
Quarter-final: £12,000
Last 16: £8,000
Last 32: £5,000
Last 64: £3,000
Last 128: £0
High break: £5,000

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