The Masters will again be held at London's Alexandra Palace in January 2014.
Ronnie O’Sullivan will compete at the first event of the 2013/14 snooker season in China.
Ahmed Saif became the first Qatari to turn pro as four more players booked spots on the World Snooker Tour.
Elliot Slessor, Alex Davies, Lee Page and Hammad Miah have earned places on the World Snooker Tour for the coming two seasons.
The Capital Venue in Gloucester will be the setting for the start of the 2013/14 World Snooker tour.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has said he is unsure whether he will defend his World Snooker Championship title next year.
Ronnie O'Sullivan won a fifth World Championship title against Barry Hawkins with a rousing 18-12 success in Sheffield.
World snooker rankings after the World Championship, with victor Ronnie O'Sullivan moving up nine places following his first major tournament for a year.
Ronnie O'Sullivan edged towards a fifth world title, and made history in the process, with a 10-7 lead over Barry Hawkins in the World Championship final.
Full list of results from the 2013 World Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.
Century breaks from the 2013 World Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.
Ronnie O'Sullivan closed on a remarkable comeback from a year out of the game as he beat Judd Trump 17-11 to reach the final.
Barry Hawkins completed a strong comeback against Ricky Walden to reach the World Championship final 17-14 in Sheffield.
Barry Hawkins roared back to level his World Championship semi-final with Ricky Walden at 12-12.
Ronnie O’Sullivan stretched his World Championship semi-final lead over Judd Trump to 14-10 despite a referee's ticking off.
Barry Hawkins won five of eight frames in the second session of their World Championship semi-final to trail Ricky Walden 9-7.
World Championship referee Michaela Tabb warns Ronnie O'Sullivan during his Crucible semi-final with Judd Trump.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has said he could retire from snooker again having only returned to action in Sheffield to earn some money.
Barry Hawkins won four straight frames over a tired Ding Junhui to reach the last four of the World Championship with a 13-7 success.
Judd Trump claimed an epic final-frame decider to beat Shaun Murphy 13-12 in a superlative and gripping quarter-final.