2023 World Snooker Championship draw, results: Full 32-player Crucible bracket

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.

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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.

Match Number Match Result
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.

Match Number Match Result
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. 

Match Number Match Result
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.

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

2023 World Snooker Championship final

The final is best-of-35 frames.

Match Number Match Result
31 Winner 29 vs. Winner 30  

2023 World Snooker Championship seeds, qualifiers

Listed below are the 32 players in the first-round draw. 

Seeding Player
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan 
2 Mark Selby 
3 Mark Allen 
4 Shaun Murphy 
5 Judd Trump 
6 Neil Robertson 
7 Kyren Wilson 
8 Mark Williams 
9 Luca Brecel 
10 John Higgins 
11 Ali Carter 
12 Jack Lisowski 
13 Robert Milkins
14 Stuart Bingham 
15 Gary Wilson 
16 Ding Junhui 
Q Pang Junxu
Q Hossein Vafaei
Q Ricky Walden
Q Jimmy Robertson
Q Anthony McGill
Q Noppon Saengkham
Q Joe Perry
Q Si Jiahui 
Q Fan Zhengyi 
Q David Gilbert 
Q Jak Jones
Q Wu Yize
Q Ryan Day
Q David Grace 
Q Elliot Slessor 
Q Matthew Selt

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