2022 World Snooker Championship full draw and results: 32-player Crucible bracket

2022 World Snooker Championship full draw and results: 32-player Crucible bracket

Professional snooker’s longest running, most prestigious and financially-rewarding competition is upon us, with the draw for the 2022 World Snooker Championship complete.

The 16 players who made it through the qualifying competition have joined the 16 top-ranked players in the world for the first round, beginning on Saturday.

Mark Selby will be looking to defend his title, and pick up the fifth World Championship crown of his career.

World No.1 Ronnie O’Sullivan won his first World Championship over two decades ago, in 2001, and he picked up his sixth in 2020. He’ll be hoping to make that seven this year, more than any other player.

Australian Neil Roberson is seen by many as this season’s best player. He’s only won the tournament once, back in 2010, but he’s widely tipped among the front-runners to repeat that feat this year.

Although the seeded players go into the first round as heavy favourites, the qualifiers cannot be underestimated. Ding Junhui and Stephen Maguire are both dangerous opponents for any player.

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2022 World Snooker Championship: full list of players

Listed below are the 32 players in the first-round draw. Mark Selby is the top seed, as he is the defending champion.

Seeding Player
1 Mark Selby
2 Ronnie O’Sullivan
3 Neil Robertson
4 Judd Trump
5 Kyren Wilson
6 John Higgins
7 Zhao Xintong
8 Mark Williams
9 Barry Hawkins
10 Shaun Murphy
11 Luca Brecel
12 Stuart Bingham
13 Anthony McGill
14 Jack Lisowski
15 Mark Allen
16 Yao Bingtao
Q Scott Donaldson
Q Lyu Haotian
Q Stephen Maguire
Q Michael White
Q Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Q Jamie Jones
Q Ding Junhui
Q Ashley Hugill
Q David Gilbert
Q Chris Wakelin
Q Noppon Saengkham
Q Liam Highfield
Q Matthew Stevens
Q Jackson Page
Q Jamie Clarke
Q Hossein Vafaei

In the first round, each player who made it through the qualifying competition is drawn against one of the top 16 seeds, so no seeded players can be drawn against each other.

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2022 World Snooker Championship first-round draw

Each first-round match is best-of-19 frames, so the first player to win 10 frames wins the match. They will be played over two sessions, taking place from April 16 to April 22.

Match Number Match Result
1 Mark Selby vs. Jamie Jones 10-7
2 Yan Bingtao vs. Chris Wakelin 10-6
3 Barry Hawkins vs. Jackson Page 7-10
4 Mark Williams vs. Michael White 10-3
5 Kyren Wilson vs. Ding Junhui 10-8
6 Stuart Bingham vs. Lyu Haotian 10-5
7 Anthony McGill vs. Liam Highfield 10-7
8 Judd Trump vs. Hossein Vafaei 10-4
9 Neil Robertson vs. Ashley Hugill 10-5
10 Jack Lisowski vs. Matthew Stevens 10-8
11 Luca Brecel vs. Noppon Saengkham 5-10
12 John Higgins vs. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-7
13 Zhao Xintong vs. Jamie Clarke 10-2
14 Shaun Murphy vs. Stephen Maguire 8-10
15 Mark Allen vs. Scott Donaldson 10-6
16 Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. David Gilbert 10-5

*After Session 1

2022 World Snooker Championship second-round draw

The second-round matches will be played over three sessions, as they’re best-of-25 frames. The second round will place from April 21 to April 25.

Match Number Match Result
17 Mark Selby vs. Yan Bingtao
18 Jackson Page vs. Mark Williams 3-13
19 Kyren Wilson vs. Stuart Bingham
20 Anthony McGill vs. Judd Trump
21 Neil Robertson vs. Jack Lisowski
22 Noppon Saengkham vs. John Higgins
23 Zhao Xintong vs. Stephen Maguire 3-5*
24 Mark Allen vs. Ronnie O’Sullivan 2-6*

*After Session 1

2022 World Snooker Championship quarter-final draw

Like the second round, the quarter-finals will also be best-of-25 frames, with the matches taking place over three sessions. These four matches will be played on April 26 and April 27.

Match Number Match Result
25 Winner 17 vs. Mark Williams
26 Winner 19 vs. Winner 20
27 Winner 21 vs. Winner 22
28 Winner 23 vs. Winner 24

2022 World Snooker Championship semi-final draw

Unlike the previous rounds, the semi-final matches are played one after the other, rather than two matches taking place concurrently. These matches are best-of-33 frames, and take place over four sessions, between April 28 and April 30.

Match Number Match Result
29 Winner 25 vs. Winner 26
30 Winner 27 vs. Winner 28

2022 World Snooker Championship final

The final will take place over sessions, on May 1 and May 2. It will be best-of-35 frames.

Match Number Match Result
31 Winner 29 vs. Winner 30