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Draw: 2016 Betfred World Snooker Championship

The last 32 draw for the 2016 Betfred World Snooker Championship has just been made.

Betfred World Championship trophy
This is what they’ll be playing for – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

All matches in the first round will be the best of 19 frames with defending champion Stuart Bingham beginning his defence on Saturday against two-time runner-up Ali Carter. .

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan meets David Gilbert while qualifier Ding Junhui faces German Masters winner Martin Gould.

The winner of that tie could play Judd Trump, but the China Open winner has a tough draw with Liang Wenbo.

Mark Williams and Graeme Dott meet in a battle of two former champions.

Here’s the full draw:

Stuart Bingham vs Ali Carter
Stephen Maguire vs Alan McManus
Ricky Walden vs Robbie Williams
John Higgins vs Ryan Day

Judd Trump vs Liang Wenbo
Martin Gould vs Ding Junhui
Mark Williams vs Graeme Dott
Neil Robertson vs Michael Holt

Shaun Murphy vs Anthony McGill
Marco Fu vs Peter Ebdon
Barry Hawkins vs Zhang Anda
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs David Gilbert

Mark Allen vs Mitchell Mann
Joe Perry vs Kyren Wilson
Michael White vs Sam Baird
Mark Selby vs Rob Milkins

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



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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Snooker Shoot Out – won by Hossein Vafaei.

1. Mark Selby
2. Judd Trump
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. John Higgins
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Mark Williams
9. Zhao Xintong
10. Stephen Maguire
11. Barry Hawkins
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Mark Allen
14. Anthony McGill
15. Yan Bingtao
16. Luca Brecel

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