2015–16 snooker season

The 2015–16 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between 7 May 2015 and 2 May 2016.

The World Grand Prix became a ranking event featuring the top 32 players on a one-year money list, having been a non-ranking event the previous season.

New professional players

The top 64 players from the prize money rankings after the 2015 World Championship, and the 30 players earning a two-year card the previous year automatically qualified for the season. The top eight players from the European Tour Order of Merit and top four players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit, who had not already qualified for the Main Tour, also qualified. Another two players came from the EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-Offs, and a further eight places were available through the Q School. The rest of the places on to the tour came from amateur events and national governing body nominations. Hossein Vafaei's two-year tour card will commence this season. All players listed below received a tour card for two seasons.


The following table outlines the results and dates for all the ranking and major invitational events.

Official rankings

World ranking points

Points distribution

2015/2016 points distribution for world ranking and minor-ranking events:

External links

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