Proficient snooker’s longest running, generally lofty and monetarily compensating rivalry has arrived, with the draw for the 2022 World Snooker Championship complete.
The 16 players who endured the passing contest have joined the 16 highest level players on the planet for the first round, starting on Saturday.
Mark Selby will be hoping to shield his title, and get the fifth World Championship crown of his vocation.
World No.1 Ronnie O’Sullivan came out on top for his most memorable World Championship more than twenty years prior, in 2001, and he got his 6th in 2020. He’ll expect to make that seven this year, more than some other player.
Australian Neil Roberson is seen by quite a few people as this season’s best player. He’s just won the competition once, back in 2010, yet he’s generally tipped among the leaders to rehash that accomplishment this year.
Albeit the cultivated players go into the first round as weighty top choices, the qualifiers can’t be undervalued. Ding Junhui and Stephen Maguire are both hazardous rivals for any player.
2022 World Snooker Championship: full list of players
Listed below are the 32 players in the first-round draw.
In the first round, every player who endured the passing rivalry is drawn against one of the main 16 seeds, so no cultivated players can be drawn against one another.
For the quarter-last stage, Stephen Maguire is the sole unseeded player remaining.
2022 World Snooker Championship first-round draw
Each first-round match is best-of-19 frames, so the first player to win 10 frames wins the match. They will be played over two sessions, taking place from April 16 to April 22.
|1||Mark Selby vs. Jamie Jones||10-7|
|2||Yan Bingtao vs. Chris Wakelin||10-6|
|3||Barry Hawkins vs. Jackson Page||7-10|
|4||Mark Williams vs. Michael White||10-3|
|5||Kyren Wilson vs. Ding Junhui||10-8|
|6||Stuart Bingham vs. Lyu Haotian||10-5|
|7||Anthony McGill vs. Liam Highfield||10-7|
|8||Judd Trump vs. Hossein Vafaei||10-4|
|9||Neil Robertson vs. Ashley Hugill||10-5|
|10||Jack Lisowski vs. Matthew Stevens||10-8|
|11||Luca Brecel vs. Noppon Saengkham||5-10|
|12||John Higgins vs. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh||10-7|
|13||Zhao Xintong vs. Jamie Clarke||10-2|
|14||Shaun Murphy vs. Stephen Maguire||8-10|
|15||Mark Allen vs. Scott Donaldson||10-6|
|16||Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. David Gilbert||10-5|
*After Session 1
2022 World Snooker Championship second-round draw
The second-round matches will be played over three sessions, as they’re best-of-25 frames. The second round will place from April 21 to April 25.
|17||Mark Selby vs. Yan Bingtao||10-13|
|18||Jackson Page vs. Mark Williams||3-13|
|19||Kyren Wilson vs. Stuart Bingham||9-13|
|20||Anthony McGill vs. Judd Trump||11-13|
|21||Neil Robertson vs. Jack Lisowski||12-13|
|22||Noppon Saengkham vs. John Higgins||7-13|
|23||Zhao Xintong vs. Stephen Maguire||9-13|
|24||Mark Allen vs. Ronnie O’Sullivan||4-13|
2022 World Snooker Championship quarter-final draw
Like the second round, the quarter-finals will also be best-of-25 frames, with the matches taking place over three sessions. These four matches will be played on April 26 and April 27.
|25||Yan Bingtao vs. Mark Williams||2-6*|
|26||Stuart Bingham vs. Judd Trump||—|
|27||Jack Lisowski vs. John Higgins||—|
|28||Stephen Maguire vs. Ronnie O’Sullivan||2-6*|
*After Session 1
**After Sessions 1 and 2
2022 World Snooker Championship semi-final draw
Unlike the previous rounds, the semi-final matches are played one after the other, rather than two matches taking place concurrently. These matches are best-of-33 frames, and take place over four sessions, between April 28 and April 30.
|29||Winner 25 vs. Winner 26||—|
|30||Winner 27 vs. Winner 28||—|
2022 World Snooker Championship final
The final will take place over sessions, on May 1 and May 2. It will be best-of-35 frames.
|31||Winner 29 vs. Winner 30||—|