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World Snooker Championship draw: Ronnie O’Sullivan to face Jackson Web page in first spherical

4-time winner Mark Selby performs Joe O’Connor, who got here although qualifying and is the one debutant within the draw.

John Higgins – one other four-time champion – will meet Jamie Jones, who defeated 2010 champion Neil Robertson within the last spherical of qualifying.

Mark Williams, who gained the newest of his three titles in 2018, arrives on the Crucible having not too long ago claimed the distinguished Tour Championship, however will face a troublesome opener in opposition to Si Jiahui, who reached the semi-finals 12 months in the past.

Mark Allen, who has gained three tournaments this season, will get beneath means in opposition to Robbie Williams, 2005 winner Shaun Murphy performs Lyu Haotian, and there’s additionally the prospect of an entertaining encounter between Ding Junhui and Jack Lisowski.

Gary Wilson will look to construct on his successes within the Scottish and Welsh Opens when he performs one other former champion in Stuart Bingham.

Kyren Wilson will look to keep away from an upset in opposition to 52-year-old Dominic Dale, who’s showing for the primary time since 2014, having turn out to be the oldest qualifier since Steve Davis in 2010.

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