Only Ding Junhui of the Chinese Legion qualified directly in the first 16 rankings. The other 22 players had to compete for the qualification through the qualifying tournament. Zhang Health had to give up the tournament because of the loss of British documents. World Championship qualifying tournament is divided into three rounds, each round of 19 games 10 wins, divided into two stages, through three rounds of competition generated 16 places, with the top 16 seeds to form a 32-strong list.
On the first day of the qualifying match, several Chinese players appeared. Xiao Guodong defeated Jack Jones 10-5 to advance. In the second round, Xiao Guodongs opponent will be Michael George. Meixiwen, who had scored in the last 16 in the Chinese tournament, won 10-3 in front of Austrian player Newsley. Nineteen-year-old Yan Bingtao also passed with the same score of 10-3 against German player Klex.
Zhao Xintong took the lead of 8-1 in the first nine innings of the first stage against Australian player Adam Lilly, and the victory of the second stage is in sight. Zhang Anda was slightly behind Iranian player Hussein Wafi by 4-5 in the first stage. Chen Feilong, a 36-year-old veteran who just turned professional this season, failed to play well in the face of Jimmy Robertsons 0-10 defeat.
In addition, Alberton, the 2002 World Championship champion, eliminated Chandler 10-4 to advance. Mike Holt scored 136 points to knock out his opponent by 10-5. Mark Joyce, Thai player Tachaya and Joe OConnor all beat their opponents to enter the second round of qualifying.