While we have a minute, here are the 32 players at the Crucible this season by their number of appearances in the final stages (including this year).

It is a pretty experienced line-up with mainly familiar faces, plus newcomers Andrew Pagett and Jimmy Robertson.

Stephen Hendry: 26
Peter Ebdon: 20
Ronnie O'Sullivan: 19
John Higgins: 17
Stephen Lee: 16
Mark Williams: 15
Graeme Dott, Mark King: 13
Matthew Stevens: 12
Marco Fu, Dave Harold: 11
Joe Perry: 10
Ali Carter, Shaun Murphy: 9
Stephen Maguire: 8
Ryan Day, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby: 7
Dominic Dale, Barry Hawkins: 6
Mark Allen, Stuart Bingham, Ding Junhui: 5
Jamie Cope: 4
Jamie Burnett, Marcus Campbell, Martin Gould: 3
Rory McLeod, Judd Trump, Ricky Walden: 2
Andrew Pagett, Jimmy Robertson: 1

There are eight world champions in the field and 18 winners of major ranking titles.

The seven nations represented are England (17), Scotland (6), Wales (5), Australia (1), China (1), Hong Kong (1) and Northern Ireland (1).


DanielH said...

Didn't Liang Wenbo get to the final stages at least three times, from 2008 to 2009?

Dave H said...

He hasn't qualified this year though

Greg P said...

Liang has always wanted to be like his hero Ronnie so he decided the easiest way to achieve this was to not bother showing up.

Also, word is out that a new burger joint just opened across the road from the Crucible, that's why Liang's opponent Burnett played so well. Same for Stephen Lee.

Anonymous said...

Is it the first time that no any Ireland player at the Crucible?

Anonymous said...

Greg p,now i know what the "p" stands for "PRICK"