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29 July 2020 12:41

Last year's runner-Up John Higgins will meet Matthew Stevens in the opening round.

mark selby

Last year's runner-Up John Higgins will meet Matthew Stevens in the opening round. SNOOKER'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP will begin on Friday in the Crucible and today's draw has pitted holder Judd Trump against Tom Ford in the opening round. Antrim man Jordan Brown will face stiff opposition in his debut in the round of 32 as he is pitted against three-time winner Mark Selby. Last year's runner-up John Higgins is paired with Matthew Stevens. Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, despite flirting with retirement over recent years, will meet another player renowned for fast play, Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round

2020 Snooker World Championship First Round draw Judd Trump v Tom Ford Yan Bingtao v Elliott Slessor Stephen Maguire v Martin Gould Kyren Wilson v Anthony Hamilton John Higgins v Matthew Stevens David Gilbert v Kurt Maflin of the team Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership. Become a Member Jack Lisowski v Anthony McGill Mark Allen v Jamie Clarke Mark Williams v Alan McManus Stuart Bingham v Ashley Carty Ding Junhui v Mark King Ronnie O'Sullivan v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh Mark Selby v Jordan Browne Shaun Murphy v Noppon Saengkham Barry Hawkins v Alexander Ursenbacher Neil Robertson v Liang Wenbo