Betfred.com World Championship Draw

By MARCUS STEAD

MARK Selby begins the defence of his Betfred World Championship title on Saturday morning against Fergal O’Brien, who on Wednesday evening booked his place at the Crucible by defeating David Gilbert 10-9 in a match that lasted record-breaking two hours, three minutes and 41 seconds.

First Round (best of 19 frames)

All times BST

Saturday 15 April

10:00

Mark Selby (Eng) v Fergal O’Brien (Ire)

Anthony McGill (Sco) v Stephen Maguire (Sco)

14:30

Ronnie O’Sullivan (Eng) v Gary Wilson (Eng)

Kyren Wilson (Eng) v David Grace (Eng)

19:00

Mark Selby (Eng) v Fergal O’Brien (Ire)

Anthony McGill (Sco) v Stephen Maguire (Sco)

Sunday 16 April

10:00

Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Yan Bingtao (Chn)

Kyren Wilson (Eng) v David Grace (Eng)

14:30

Ronnie O’Sullivan (Eng) v Gary Wilson (Eng)

Stuart Bingham (Eng) v Peter Ebdon (Eng)

19:00

Marco Fu (HK) v Luca Brecel (Bel)

Mark Allen (NI) v Jimmy Robertson (Eng)

Monday 17 April

10:00

Ding Junhui (Chn) v Zhou Yuelong

Stuart Bingham (Eng) v Peter Ebdon (Eng)

14:30

Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Yan Bingtao (Chn)

John Higgins (Sco) v Martin Gould (Eng)

19:00

Marco Fu (HK) v Luca Brecel (Bel)

Mark Allen (NI) v Jimmy Robertson (Eng)

Tuesday 18 April

10:00

Liang Wenbo (Chn) v Stuart Carrington (Eng)

John Higgins (Sco) v Martin Gould (Eng)

14:30

Ding Junhui (Chn) v Zhou Yuelong

Judd Trump (Eng) v Rory McLeod (Eng)

19:00

Liang Wenbo (Chn) v Stuart Carrington (Eng)

Allister Carter (Eng) v Graeme Dott (Sco)

Wednesday 19 April

10:00

Ryan Day (Wal) v Xiao Guodong (Chn)

Judd Trump (Eng) v Rory McLeod (Eng)

14:30

Neil Robertson (Aus) v Noppon Saengkham (Tha)

Allister Carter (Eng) v Graeme Dott (Sco)

19:00

Ryan Day (Wal) v Xiao Guodong (Chn)

Barry Hawkins (Eng) v Tom Ford (Eng)