Skilled snooker’s longest-running, most prestigious and financially-rewarding competitors is upon us, with the draw for the 2023 World Snooker Championship full.
Sheffield’s annual two-week extravaganza kicks off on the morning of April 15, concluding on the UK’s Financial institution Vacation Monday on Could 1.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is trying to defend his title and decide up a record-breaking eighth World Championship crown of his profession on the Crucible.
The 16 gamers who made it by way of the qualifying competitors be a part of the 16 top-ranked gamers on the earth within the first spherical.
The Sporting Information rounds up the total draw and bracket beneath, with updates to observe by way of the event because the outcomes drop in.
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2023 World Snooker Championship first-round draw
Every first-round match is best-of-19 frames, so the primary participant to win 10 frames wins the match.
Within the first spherical, every participant who made it by way of the qualifying competitors is drawn towards one of many high 16 seeds, so no seeded gamers may be drawn towards one another.
Seeded gamers are on the left with their seeding. Gamers on the suitable are randomly drawn qualifiers.
(1) Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Pang Junxu
(16) Ding Junhui vs. Hossein Vafaei
(9) Luca Brecel vs. Ricky Walden
(8) Mark Williams vs. Jimmy Robertson
(5) Judd Trump vs. Anthony McGill
(12) Jack Lisowski vs. Noppon Saengkham
(13) Robert Milkins vs. Joe Perry
(4) Shaun Murphy vs. Si Jiahui
(3) Mark Allen vs. Fan Zhengyi
(14) Stuart Bingham vs. David Gilbert
(11) Ali Carter vs. Jak Jones
(6) Neil Robertson vs. Wu Yize
(7) Kyren Wilson vs. Ryan Day
(10) John Higgins vs. David Grace
(15) Gary Wilson vs. Elliot Slessor
(2) Mark Selby vs. Matthew Selt
* After first session
2023 World Snooker Championship second-round draw
The second-round matches might be performed over three classes, as they’re best-of-25 frames.
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Hossein Vafaei
Luca Brecel v Mark Williams
Anthony McGill vs. Jack Lisowski
Robert Milkins vs. Winner 8
Mark Allen vs. Stuart Bingham
Jak Jones vs. Neil Robertson
Kyren Wilson vs. John Higgins
Gary Wilson vs. Winner 16
*after first session / **after second session
2023 World Snooker Championship quarter-final draw
Just like the second spherical, the quarter-finals may even be best-of-25 frames, with the matches happening over three classes.
Winner 17 vs. Winner 18
Winner 19 vs. Winner 20
Winner 21 vs. Winner 22
Winner 23 vs. Winner 24
2023 World Snooker Championship semi-final draw
In contrast to the earlier rounds, the semi-final matches are performed one after the opposite, somewhat than two matches happening concurrently. These matches are best-of-33 frames, and happen over 4 classes.
Winner 25 vs. Winner 26
Winner 27 vs. Winner 28
2023 World Snooker Championship remaining
The ultimate is best-of-35 frames.
Winner 29 vs. Winner 30
2023 World Snooker Championship seeds, qualifiers
Listed beneath are the 32 gamers within the first-round draw.