DRAW: 2017 Betfred World Snooker Championship
The first round draw for the 2017 Betfred World Snooker Championship has just been made in Sheffield.
All matches in the first round will be played over the best of 19 frames with reigning champion Mark Selby beginning his defence on the opening day this Saturday against Ireland's Fergal O’Brien.
Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan meets Gary Wilson while there's an intriguing all-Chinese clash between Ding Junhui and young rising star Zhou Yuelong.
Stuart Bingham and Peter Ebdon will clash in a battle between two former world champions while Judd Trump, one of the favourites this year, plays Rory McLeod.
Here's the full first round draw:
Mark Selby vs Fergal O'Brien
Ryan Day vs Xiao Guodong
Neil Robertson vs Noppon Saengkham
Marco Fu vs Luca Brecel
Shaun Murphy vs Yan Bingtao
Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Gary Wilson
Liang Wenbo vs Stuart Carrington
Ding Junhui vs Zhou Yuelong
Stuart Bingham vs Peter Ebdon
Kyren Wilson vs David Grace
Mark Allen vs Jimmy Robertson
John Higgins vs Martin Gould
Barry Hawkins vs Tom Ford
Ali Carter vs Graeme Dott
Anthony McGill vs Stephen Maguire
Judd Trump vs Rory McLeod