2017 Masters Draw

Ronnie Masters Trophy
O’Sullivan hammered Barry Hawkins in last year’s final 10-1.

The draw for this season’s prestigious invitation event, The Masters, has been made during the mid-session interval of the UK Championship final in York.

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will return to the Alexandra Palace in London next month in search of a record seventh Masters crown.

This edition will be the first time that the players will be competing for the newly named Paul Hunter Trophy.

As ever, with only the elite top 16 in the world rankings qualifying for an invite, the draw has thrown up some tasty first round ties.

Last 16

Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-5 Liang Wenbo
Neil Robertson 6-3 Ali Carter
Judd Trump 5-6 Marco Fu
John Higgins 5-6 Mark Allen
Stuart Bingham 1-6 Joe Perry
Ding Junhui 6-3 Kyren Wilson
Shaun Murphy 1-6 Barry Hawkins
Mark Selby 6-5 Mark Williams


Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 Neil Robertson
Marco Fu 6-2 Mark Allen
Joe Perry 6-1 Ding Junhui
Barry Hawkins 6-3 Mark Selby


Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-4 Marco Fu
Joe Perry 6-5 Barry Hawkins


Ronnie O’Sullivan¬†vs¬†Joe Perry

The Masters takes place from 15th to 22nd January, 2017.

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Tour Championship – won by Neil Robertson.

1. Judd Trump
2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. Neil Robertson
4. Mark Selby
5. John Higgins
6. Kyren Wilson
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Ding Junhui
10. Yan Bingtao
11. Barry Hawkins
12. Mark Williams
13. Mark Allen
14. Jack Lisowski
15. David Gilbert
16. Anthony McGill

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