World Championship draw is made – here are the first round matches

The draw for the World Championship first round has been made this morning – with just two days to go before the action starts at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Defending world champion Judd Trump will face Tom Ford.

And five-times World Championship winner Ronnie O’Sullivan will meet Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in arguably the match of the first round.

Here’s the draw in full (in tournament format order – world ranking in brackets)

Judd TRUMP (1) vs Tom FORD (26)

Yan BINGTAO (16) vs Elliott SLESSOR (69)

Stephen MAGUIRE (9) vs Martin GOULD (60)

Kyren WILSON (8) vs Anthony HAMILTON (48)

John HIGGINS (5) vs Matthew STEVENS (31)

David GILBERT (12) vs Kurt MAFLIN (43)

Jack LISOWSKI (13) vs Anthony McGILL (39)

Mark ALLEN (4) vs Jamie CLARKE (89)

Mark WILLIAMS (3) vs Alan McMANUS (53)

Stuart BINGHAM (14) vs Ashley CARTY (82)

Ding JUNHUI (11) vs Mark KING (46)

Ronnie O’SULLIVAN (6) vs Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (20)

Mark SELBY (7) vs Jordan BROWN (73)

Shaun MURPHY (10) vs Noppon SAENGKHAM (42)

Barry HAWKINS (15) vs Alexander URSENBACHER (86)

Neil ROBERTSON (2) vs Liang WENBO (34)



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