Snooker returns to Sheffield - Shanghai Masters qualifiers 2012

09:33:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Let's qualify for Shanghai!!!
It was about time to return to Sheffield, the city that absolutely adores snooker, although the World Snooker Academy facility doesn't necessarily means big crowds (the space has always been an issue).

However, it's the best place to "get your feet wet" and since the players are looking forward to playing in Shanghai in September, something must be done first and that's: to qualify.

So, for the next four days, Sheffield is staging the qualifying rounds of the Shanghai Masters tournament, at the end of them 16 players getting their China ticket for the event that's taking place between 17 and 23 of September.

With the "best of nine" frames to be played, the race for China starts today, the match schedule being the following one:

Round One

1) Hossein Vafaei Ayouri v Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon
2) Chen Zhe v Scott Donaldson
3) Paul Davison v Aditya Mehta
4) Craig Steadman v Luca Brecel
5) Jamie O'Neill v Tony Drago
6) Ian Burns v Pankaj Advani

7) Liam Highfield v Zhang Anda
8) David Grace v Michael Leslie
9) Robbie Williams v Floyd Ziegler
10) Sam Baird v Ben Judge
11) Martin O'Donnell v Fraser Patrick

12) Rod Lawler v Gareth Allen
13) Daniel Wells v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
14) Sean O'Sullivan v Tian Pengfei
15) Kurt Maflin w/o Mohamed Khairy
16) Joel Walker v Cao Yupeng
* all hours are UK time