The World Championship draw has been made

This morning saw the draw made for this year’s World Championship.

The draw, which took place at noon and was watched live by thousands of snooker fans from around the world, saw snooker’s elite stars drawn against the 16 winners from the qualifying stages.

Defending champion and world number one Mark Selby will begin his campaign with a match against Joe Perry.

And five-times world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has been drawn to play Stephen Maguire in arguably one of the most exciting ties of the first round.

All the action gets underway on Saturday morning with, as is tradition, Selby playing the opening game in front of a packed Crucible crowd.

Below is the draw in full and in seeds order.

Mark Selby vs Joe Perry

Mark Allen vs Liam Highfield

Kyren Wilson vs Matthew Stevens

Shaun Murphy vs Jamie Jones

John Higgins vs Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Stuart Bingham vs Jack Lisowski

Luca Brecel vs Ricky Walden

Judd Trump vs Chris Wakelin

Ding Junhui vs Xiao Guodong

Anthony McGil vs Ryan Day

Marco Fu vs Lyu Haotian

Barry Hawkins vs Stuart Carrington

Mark Williams vs Jimmy Robertson

Neil Robertson vs Robert Milkins

Ali Carter vs Graeme Dott

Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Stephen Maguire

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