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How to Watch the World Championship Draw

The 16 seeds will be paired with 16 qualifiers as the delayed 2020 World Snooker Championship finally nears its start.

There are many options available for fans to watch the Betfred World Championship draw on Wednesday morning.

The sport’s blue-riband tournament will get under way on Friday, more than three months later than originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic.



The likes of reigning world champion Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and Neil Robertson will learn who their opening opponents will be at the Crucible Theatre.

Preliminary stages have been ongoing since last Tuesday, with eight qualifiers already confirmed following yesterday’s action at the English Institute of Sport.

Another eight competitors will complete the line-up of 32 later today, and their names will be thrown into the hat for the venue stages in Sheffield.

To watch the World Championship draw, there are thankfully several ways in which you can tune in live.

Eurosport will be airing coverage on its website, while streams will be available on the World Snooker Tour and Betfred official Facebook pages.

Betfred, the title sponsor of the World Championship since 2015, will also screen it on its in-store television channel.

Former world champion John Parrott will be joined by Betfred’s Fred Done to pull the balls out of the bag.

The World Championship will run from July 31st to August 16th, with live coverage on the BBC, Eurosport, and Matchroom Live.

A top prize worth £500,000 is on offer, with Trump bidding to break the “Curse of the Crucible” in which no first-time champion has returned the following year to successfully defend the crown.

Watch the World Championship draw live at 11am BST.

Featured photo credit: WST



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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