World Snooker Championship 2016 - Crucible Draw

World Snooker Championship 2016 - Crucible Draw

Here is the final Last 32 draw for the World Snooker Championship 2016 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Defending champion Stuart Bingham faces a tough opener against Ali Carter. 

Read on for the full draw...

The draw for the World Snooker Championship was made at 10am this morning, live on the World Snooker YouTube channel, and it produced some cracking first round ties for our showcase event.

Most notabily, two-time runner-up Ali Carter, who came through three tough rounds of qualifying, is paired up against defending champion Stuart Bingham in the first round. This match, the first of two to be played on Saturday morning (10am), will no doubt be a close one and a great way to kick off the action at the Crucible.

Chinese number one Ding Junhui was forced to qualify for the first time this year after crashing out of the China Open in the first round. He only dropped seven frames across his three qualifying matches and will no doubt start favourite against newly crowned German Masters champion Martin Gould in their first round match.

Ronnie O'Sullivan SnookerFive-time world champion and crowd favourite Ronnie O'Sullivan will be pleased to have drawn International Championship runner-up David Gilbert in his first round match. Although Tamworth's Gilbert played well in qualifying, matching the Rocket in the intense atmosphere of the Crucible will be a wholely different challenge. Many punters will be having a gamble on Masters champion O'Sullivan this year also as he is in the easier half of the draw.

Other notable ties include an all world champion clash between Mark Williams and Graeme Dott, former finalist Judd Trump facing UK finalist Liang Wenbo, and two-time semifinalist Stephen Maguire coming up against friend and practice partner Alan McManus.

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World Snooker Championship 2016 - Crucible Draw

Stuart Bingham v Ali Carter

Stephen Maguire v Alan McManus

Ricky Walden v Robbie Williams

John Higgins v Ryan Day

Judd Trump v Liang Wenbo

Martin Gould v Ding Junhui

Mark Williams v Graeme Dott

Neil Robertson v Michael Holt

Shaun Murphy v Anthony McGill

Marco Fu v Peter Ebdon

Barry Hawkins v Zhang Anda

Ronnie O'Sullivan v David Gilbert

Mark Allen v Mitchell Mann

Joe Perry v Kyren Wilson

Michael White v Sam Baird

Mark Selby v Robert Milkins

Posted Apr 14, 2016
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