Mark Jester Selby has taken the nineteenth ranking event of the 2017/18 season - claiming his fourteenth ranking title and his second of this snooker season.

Selby, 34, claimed the 2018 Fuhua China Open in a comfortable 11 - 3 victory over the Hawk Barry Hawkins and heads off to the Crucible as still the World no 1 and the no 1 seed for the Holy Grail of snooker in Sheffield.

He'll be hunting for a third consecutive World title! But for the rest outside the top 16 seeded players already through to the Crucible, the next week is a tense week of qualification as 16 qualifiers will be determined by close of the middle of next week.

Those 16 who do graduate from the qualifying rounds of the #World Snooker Championship qualifiers will get to play at the Crucible against the 16 seeded players. A dream that will come true for some, another year of wondering - for the rest.

The 19 winners

Here are the 19 winners who have entertained us #So Far on the bumpy track of pro snooker with the World Championship the final piece of the jigsaw to put the curtains on an amazing season of twists and turn ups.

1) Ryan Day

The Welshman ruled the Riga Masters - scooping his first ranking title of his career.

2) Luca Brecel

The Belgium bullet, as he is nicknamed, was a champion in the China Championship - his first ranking title and a first from continental Europe.

3) Michael White

The underestimated Welshman triumphed in Germany at the Paul Hunter Classic

4) John Higgins

He ruled in India at the Indian Open - scooping a 29th ranking title

5) Ding Junhui

The Chinese no 1 was the King in China at the World Open

6) Judd Trump

The 28-year-old successfully defended his European Masters crown in Belgium.

7) Ronnie O'Sullivan

He kicked off his Home Nations as the last man standing at the English Open.

8) Mark Selby

The Jester from Leicester won his first ranking event of the season in China at the International Championship

9) Ronnie O'Sullivan

The most talented cueist in snooker won his second ranking event of the season with a comfortable win over Judd Trump at the Shanghai Masters

10) #Mark Williams

He claimed his 19th ranking title in the Northern Ireland Open on the second leg of the Home Nations denying a 17-year-old Chinese superstar Yan Bingtao.

11) Ronnie O'Sullivan

The 42-year-old won his sixth UK Championship in York - his first coming in 1993 which was his first ever ranking title

12) Neil Robertson

He pulled off an incredible comeback against China's Cao Yupeng to win his first ranking event since the Riga Masters the season before.

13) Mark Williams

The Welsh potting machine demolished Graeme Dott - playing the snooker of his life to lift his 20th ranking title at the German Masters.

14) Michael Georgiou

The Cypriot dazzled a rowdy crowd in Watford to claim his first ranking title in snooker's explosive and entertaining Snooker Shootout which actually produced a gripping one frame final with Graeme Dott almost pulling off an incredible comeback!

15) Ronnie O'Sullivan

The Rocket continued his winning spree making light work of his fourth ranking title in Preston.

16) John Higgins

The Wizard of Wishaw followed in the winning streak of Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Williams and had his hands on a record fifth Welsh Open in Cardiff to put him on his 30th ranking title of his career.

17) Ryan Day

The Dynamite, as he is nicknamed, picked up the winning bug and scooped his second ranking title this season - they're coming like buses now for the Welshman - but he still has to qualify for the Crucible despite his winning ways of late. A week later he pulled off a non-ranking win in Romania!

18) Ronnie O'Sullivan

The Rocket made sure he was on a par with Mark Selby Ding Junhui and Stephen Hendry as a player to have won five ranking events in one season when O'Sullivan lifted his 33rd ranking title in the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno at the Players Championship.

19) Mark Selby

The World no 1 cruised to a 14th ranking title as explained above winning a second consecutive China Open and a third in total. He also made 10 tons in the tournament, the highest number in one single event of a China Open as the record.

The 20th ranking event of the season - the 2018 Betfred World Snooker Championship - which begins with the qualifying rounds on Wednesday this week at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

Qualifying Draw - Key Matches

Notable draws for the World Championship qualifiers include:

The 2018 World Seniors Champion Aaron Canavan will play the milkman Robert Milkins. The 11-time World Champion in Ladies snooker Reanne Evans will play the Spaceman Dominic Dale, Evans remember pulled off an incredible win in the qualifiers last season against Robin Hull in the first round! Matthew Selt plays Ladies 3 times World Champion Hong Kong's Ng On Yee

Australia's Oceania Champion amateur Adrian Ridley plays the one-time World Champion and two-time ranking finalist this season - the one and only Graeme Dott. New pro Harvey Chandler faces seasoned pro Oliver Lines son of the 2017 World Seniors Champion Peter Lines.

Welsh wonder kid Jackson Page, tipped as a future star from Wales, currently an amateur, plays the 18-year-old Chinese sensation Yan Bingtao. All matches are best of 19 and players have to win all three to qualify for the Crucible.