Crucible Qualifiers - Expert Predictions

April 3, 2022
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Ricky WaldenWith Betfred World Championship qualifying getting underway tomorrow, we’ve consulted four of snooker’s top broadcasters and journalists to find out which players they think will clinch a place at the Crucible.

There will be 128 players battling it out for just 16 spots and our experts have named the players they think are most likely to emerge from each section of the draw.

Click here to view the draw

Correct 2021 Predictions:

Phil Yates: 7

Neal Foulds: 6

Hector Nunns: 5

David Hendon: 4

 

Phil Yates, Snooker Commentator and Journalist

  1. Ricky Walden
  2. Lyu Haotian
  3. Zhou Yuelong
  4. Jordan Brown
  5. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  6. Jamie Jones
  7. Ding Junhui
  8. Martin Gould
  9. David Gilbert
  10. Jimmy Robertson
  11. Cao Yupeng
  12. Yuan Sijun
  13. Ali Carter
  14. Xiao Guodong
  15. Graeme Dott
  16. Hossein Vafaei

Neal Foulds, Former World Number Three and TV Pundit

  1. Ricky Walden
  2. Lu Ning
  3. Zhou Yuelong
  4. Jordan Brown
  5. Matthew Selt
  6. Jamie Jones
  7. Ding Junhui
  8. Martin Gould
  9. Marco Fu
  10. Fan Zhengyi
  11. Noppon Saengkham
  12. Ryan Day
  13. Ali Carter
  14. Xiao Guodong
  15. Graeme Dott
  16. Hossein Vafaei

Hector Nunns, Snooker Journalist

  1. Ricky Walden
  2. Xu Si
  3. Zhou Yuelong
  4. Jordan Brown
  5. Jak Jones
  6. Jamie Jones
  7. Ding Junhui
  8. Martin Gould
  9. David Gilbert
  10. Jimmy Robertson
  11. Robert Milkins
  12. Ryan Day
  13. Ali Carter
  14. Joe Perry
  15. Graeme Dott
  16. Hossein Vafaei

David Hendon, Snooker Commentator and Journalist

  1. Ricky Walden
  2. Lu Ning
  3. Stephen Maguire
  4. Jordan Brown
  5. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  6. Tom Ford
  7. Ding Junhui
  8. Martin Gould
  9. Marco Fu
  10. Oliver Lines
  11. Noppon Saengkham
  12. Mark Davis
  13. Ali Carter
  14. Xiao Guodong
  15. Gary Wilson
  16. Hossein Vafaei

This post appeared first on World Snooker.

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