Barry Hawkins booked his place in the Tour Championship field with his performance at the WST Pro Series on Friday.
Hawkins had the final place in the field for the event at the Celtic Manor Resort in his grasp, but had he slipped up on Friday it would have opened the door for Zhou Yuelong.
Hawkins did not progress to the final group of the Pro Series, as Sam Craigie and Jack Lisowski took the qualifying spots, but in finishing third he closed the door on Zhou’s hopes.
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The final field for next week’s Tour Championship is a stellar affair:
- Judd Trump
- Mark Selby
- Neil Robertson
- John Higgins
- Ronnie O’Sullivan
- Jack Lisowski
- Kyren Wilson
- Barry Hawkins
Trump is the number one seed, but the order could change as Jack Lisowski and Kyren Wilson have the chance to leapfrog Ronnie O’Sullivan depending on their performances in the Pro Series final group on Sunday.
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There is £380,000 up for grabs in Wales next week, with the event set to get underway on March 22.
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