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Crucible Format

The match schedule for the final stages of the Betfred World Championship at the Crucible Theatre is now available.

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Judd Trump will start his title defence on the opening day of the tournament, Friday July 31st. He’ll begin his first round match, against one of the 16 qualifiers, in the opening session at 10am, and they will play to a finish in the evening session from 7pm.

Other top 16 stars in action on day one are Stuart Bingham, Kyren Wilson, Ding Junhui and Mark Williams.

Five time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan enters the fray on the afternoon of Sunday August 2nd and plays to a finish the following morning.

The random draw which pits the top 16 seeds against the 16 qualifiers will take place at 11am on Wednesday July 29th. Details on how to watch it live will be announced soon.