Ebdon, Dott, McManus and Doherty chase Crucible spots – watch LIVE on Eurosport Player
Peter Ebdon, Graeme Dott, Ken Doherty and Alan McManus will today chase a place at the World Championship final stages in snooker's self-styled 'Judgement Day'.
2002 world champion Ebdon faces a tough task to return to the scene of his greatest triumph in Sheffield. He meets world number 17 Ryan Day - winner of three ranking events this season - over the best-of-19 frames in the final qualifying round on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Day has only dropped three frames to reach this stage, coasting past Igor Figueiredo 10-2 and Mitchell Mann 10-1 in the first qualifying round.
2006 world champion Graeme Dott should have too much for world number 53 Mike Dunn, but 1997 champion Ken Doherty - who is ranked at 77 in the world - faces a real challenge against twice World Championship runner-up Matthew Stevens in a match for the ages.
They last met at the World Championship in the last 16 in 2006 with Doherty winning 13-8. Doherty last qualified for the Crucible in 2014 with Stevens failing to qualify over the past two seasons.
Three-times world championship semi-finalist Alan McManus - who last reached the semi-finals only two years ago - meets world number 30 Jack Lisowski with the career head-to-heads level at 2-2.
But Jimmy White’s hopes of making his first World Championship appearance in 12 years have ended.
The six-times world finalist, who made his last first-round appearance in 2006, lost his second qualifying round match to Joe Perry 10-5.
Perry goes on to face Mark Davis in the quest to appear at the Crucible. Davis was a crushing 10-0 conqueror of Michael Georgiou.
The 16 winners from Tuesday and Wednesday will go into a draw with the top 16 seeds on Thursday morning at 10am (BST) to determine the last 32 lining up at the Crucible.
Final Qualifying Round
- Ryan Day 6-3 Peter Ebdon
- Daniel Wells 4-5 Liam Highfield
- Adam Duffy 1-8 Xiao Guodong
- Rory McLeod 2-7 Lu Haotian
- Liang Wenbo 0-9 Jamie Jones
- Jack Lisowski 7-2 Alan McManus
- Jimmy Robertson 4-5 Michael White
- Hossein Vafaei 3-6 Stephen Maguire
- Stuart Carrington 5-4 Zhang Anda
- Graeme Dott 4-5 Mike Dunn
- Michael Holt 2-7 Robert Milkins
- Matthew Stevens 7-2 Ken Doherty
- Andrew Higginson 4-5 Ricky Walden
- Mark Davis 2-7 Joe Perry
- Tian Pengfei 1-8 Chris Wakelin
- Alfie Burden 4-5 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Top 16 Seeds
- 1. Mark Selby
- 2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
- 3. Ding Junhui
- 4. Judd Trump
- 5. John Higgins
- 6. Barry Hawkins
- 7. Mark Williams
- 8. Shaun Murphy
- 9. Kyren Wilson
- 10. Neil Robertson
- 11. Marco Fu
- 12. Stuart Bingham
- 13. Luca Brecel
- 14. Anthony McGill
- 15. Ali Carter
- 16. Mark Allen