2023 QTour Amateur Update…

2023 QTour Amateur Update…

THE QTOUR AMATEUR EVENT THREE lands in Hellbrohn, Germany, in a few day’s time as a whopping 106 entries have been received for the event in Europe.

115 entries were received for the very first QTour event a couple of months ago in August.

A string of stars from the amateur scene, including this week’s winner of the 900 The Hitman Michael Holt (pictured in the 900), who is second in the QTour rankings list to Liam Davies, the talented Welsh teenager, will be appearing in the third edition of the Amateur QTour which at the end of the events sees one lucky winner at the end of seven events gain a place on next season’s World Snooker Tour.

Event three will take place on October 20 – 22. 

Players such as Connor Benzey, who performed well in the 900, are also set to make the trip to Germany.

Talented Welsh youngster Liam Davies claimed the first QTour event beating Craig Steadman in the final in north Shields, at the northeast snooker centre.

Top amateur/professional Michael Holt, it was said at the Snooker Legends 900, that he was too good not to be on the World Professional Tour, claimed the second QTOUR event in Sweden back in September, as the third event in Germany takes place at the TSG Hellbronn.

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QTOUR SET UP…

The winner of each event pockets a £3,000 first prize and UK/Europe events are played over three days. The first day is an open qualifying day with 16 places available. The main draw starts on the second day when the 16 qualifiers are joined by the 48 seeded players who qualified based on their rankings in the 2023 Q School Orders of Merit to make a first-round field of 64 players. There are 3 rounds on the second day and a further three on the final day, to determine the winner of the event. The 48 who qualified directly included the top 32 eligible players from the 2023 UK Q School Order of Merit, the top eight from the 2023 Asia-Oceania Q School Order of Merit, and the eight highest-ranked junior players on the 2023 UK Q School Order of Merit, not already qualified.

The tournament winners and the highest-ranked players who had not already got a place on the main tour for the 2023–24 season, will gain entry to a further event, the WPBSA Q Tour Global Playoff. Up to 8 players from the Q Tour Global will join them; a further series of events held around the world. These 24 players will compete for a further three places on the World Snooker Tour.[1]

On the QTOUR, players will also travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, where Exhibitions have been held with the likes of top professionals et al and the final QTOUR event will land at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds in February 2024.

Good luck to those going to Germany. 

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Chris Gaynor

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