The draw and playing schedule for the final stages of the 2021 Betfred World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield is now available.
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Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his quest for a seventh world title on the opening day, Saturday April 17. He starts in the first session at 10am and plays to a finish from 7pm. The other seeds in action on the opening day will be Yan Bingtao, Stephen Maguire, Neil Robertson and David Gilbert.
Four-time Crucible king John Higgins starts his opening match on Sunday April 18th, while world number one Judd Trump takes the stage on Tuesday April 20th.
The draw for the final stages, pitting the top 16 against 16 qualifiers, will be made at 11am on Thursday April 15th and fans can watch live on platforms including Betfred TV and WST’s Facebook Live.
The main event runs from April 17 to May 3.