There is a long way to go until the World Grand Prix rolls back around.

The famous double-in tournament kicks off in Dublin at the end of September. But Burton DeWitt has provided an early glimpse of the players in line to qualify. As it stands, Kyle Anderson is the highest-profile player who would miss out. The Original is just £500 adrift of being in line to qualify via the Pro Tour rankings. However, there are many factors on his side. As a seed in the upcoming European Tour events, Anderson has a good chance to earn plenty of ranking money. Also, as mentioned before, the Grand Prix is a full seven months away.

2017 finalists Daryl Gurney and Simon Whitlock will be in Dublin, thanks to being in the world’s top ten. John Henderson, whose run to the semi-finals earned widespread support, is also likely to attend. The Highlander sits sixth in the current Pro Tour Race to the Grand Prix rankings. Robert Thornton, a previous champion in Dublin, will not be in the 2018 edition of the tournament as things stand. Corey Cadby’s excellent start to 2018 means he is in the running for a Grand Prix spot.

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Author: Edward McCosh