2023 World Snooker Championship draw, results: Full 32-player Crucible bracket
Professional snooker’s longest-running, most prestigious and financially-rewarding competition is upon us, with the draw for the 2023 World Snooker Championship complete.
Sheffield’s annual two-week extravaganza kicks off on the morning of April 15, concluding on the UK’s Bank Holiday Monday on May 1.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is looking to defend his title and pick up a record-breaking eighth World Championship crown of his career at the Crucible.
The 16 players who made it through the qualifying competition join the 16 top-ranked players in the world in the first round.
The Sporting News rounds up the full draw and bracket below, with updates to follow through the tournament as the results drop in.
2023 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.
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.
Seeded players are on the left with their seeding. Players on the right are randomly drawn qualifiers.
|1||(1) Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Pang Junxu||10-7|
|2||(16) Ding Junhui vs. Hossein Vafaei||6-10|
|3||(9) Luca Brecel vs. Ricky Walden||10-9|
|4||(8) Mark Williams vs. Jimmy Robertson||10-5|
|5||(5) Judd Trump vs. Anthony McGill||6-10|
|6||(12) Jack Lisowski vs. Noppon Saengkham||10-7|
|7||(13) Robert Milkins vs. Joe Perry||10-9|
|8||(4) Shaun Murphy vs. Si Jiahui||9-10|
|9||(3) Mark Allen vs. Fan Zhengyi||10-5|
|10||(14) Stuart Bingham vs. David Gilbert||10-4|
|11||(11) Ali Carter vs. Jak Jones||6-10|
|12||(6) Neil Robertson vs. Wu Yize||10-3|
|13||(7) Kyren Wilson vs. Ryan Day||10-5|
|14||(10) John Higgins vs. David Grace||10-3|
|15||(15) Gary Wilson vs. Elliot Slessor||10-8|
|16||(2) Mark Selby vs. Matthew Selt||10-8|
* After first session
2023 World Snooker Championship second-round draw
The second-round matches will be played over three sessions, as they’re best-of-25 frames.
|17||Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Hossein Vafaei||13-2|
|18||Luca Brecel v Mark Williams||13-11|
|19||Anthony McGill vs. Jack Lisowski||7-1*|
|20||Robert Milkins vs. Si Jiahui||2-6*|
|21||Mark Allen vs. Stuart Bingham||13-4|
|22||Jak Jones vs. Neil Robertson||13-7|
|23||Kyren Wilson vs. John Higgins|
|24||Gary Wilson vs. Mark Selby||3-5*|
*after first session / **after second session
2023 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.
|25||Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Luca Brecel|
|26||Winner 19 vs. Winner 20|
|27||Mark Allen vs. Jak Jones|
|28||Winner 23 vs. Winner 24|
2023 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.
|29||Winner 25 vs. Winner 26|
|30||Winner 27 vs. Winner 28|
2023 World Snooker Championship final
The final is best-of-35 frames.
|31||Winner 29 vs. Winner 30|
2023 World Snooker Championship seeds, qualifiers
Listed below are the 32 players in the first-round draw.