Ali Carter has taken pole position in the race to win the huge £150,000 BetVictor Series bonus at the end of next week’s BetVictor Welsh Open, but no fewer than ELEVEN players still have a chance to earn the extra cash windfall.
Carter’s victory in the BetVictor German Masters earned him £80,000 and boosted him to the top of the BetVictor Series rankings with a total of £119,000. He has also already qualified for next week’s event in Llandudno, adding £3,000 to his tally.
The race started out at the BetVictor Championship League in July and next week’s tournament in North Wales is the eighth and final counting event. The player who tops the series rankings come the end of the final on Sunday February 19th with enjoy a massive bank balance uplift.
BetVictor Welsh Open Prize Money
Last 16 £7,500
Last 32 £4,500
Last 64 £3,000
The following list includes money already earned in the BetVictor Welsh Open and shows the 11 players who are still in the bonus race, and which round they must reach to have a chance. Players in bold have already won their first round match.
Ali Carter £122,000
Kyren Wilson £113,000, needs quarter-finals
Mark Allen £110,000, needs semi-finals
Mark Selby £104,000, needs the final
Luca Brecel £86,000, needs the title
Chris Wakelin £73,500, needs the title
Neil Robertson £60,000, needs the title
Barry Hawkins £56,500, needs the title
Mark Williams £53,000, needs the title
Robert Milkins £50,000, needs the title
Joe O’Connor £46,500, needs the title
Carter faces amateur Ian Martin in his opening match in Llandudno next Wednesday. For the match schedule click here.