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2015 Betfred World Snooker Championship Draw

This is the trophy they are all playing for - photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

This is the trophy they are all playing for – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

The last 32 draw for the 2015 Betfred World Snooker Championship has just been made.

All matches in the first round will be the best of 19 frames with defending champion Mark Selby beginning his defence on the opening Saturday of the tournament against Kurt Maflin.

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan meets Craig Steadman while there’s an interesting all-Welsh affair between Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens.

As an aside, the draw was supposed to be live on the World Snooker YouTube channel only for the video to be uploaded but not made available to the public.

An embarrassing start to this year’s tournament and, really, a shambolic gaff by the organisers.

Here’s the full draw:

Mark Selby vs Kurt Maflin

Stephen Maguire vs Anthony McGill

Joe Perry vs Zhang Anda

Shaun Murphy vs Robin Hull

Barry Hawkins vs Matthew Selt

Mark Allen vs Ryan Day

Ali Carter vs Alan McManus

Neil Robertson vs Jamie Jones

Ding Junhui vs Mark Davis

John Higgins vs Robert Milkins

Marco Fu vs Jimmy Robertson

Judd Trump vs Stuart Carrington

Ricky Walden vs Graeme Dott

Stuart Bingham vs Robbie Williams

Mark Williams vs Matthew Stevens

Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Craig Steadman

Reaction to the draw and a full preview of the first round will follow.

3 replies »

  1. By the way, I was also very surprised not to find the live stream. Moreover, it is impossible to download the video at present. Frankly speaking, such things do not make snooker popular. Why not make a good show out of this draw? What I saw was a very boring procedure(( Shame on them

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