World Grand Prix 2017 – Last 32 draw and format

The draw and format for the World Grand Prix, starting tonight, remained undecided until the conclusion of the German Masters Final. It has finally been published by Worldsnooker.

Sunday 5 Feb 2017 12:21PM

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Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Chinese prodigy Yan Bingtao in the first round of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix, which starts on Monday.

The tournament at the Guild Hall in Preston runs from Monday to Sunday this week, with 32 of the world’s best players battling for a top prize of £100,000.

The draw and format has now been confirmed, following the conclusion of the last qualifying event, the German Masters, which finished on Sunday night with Anthony Hamilton beating Ali Carter in the final. The top 32 on the one-year ranking list go through to Preston.

Crowd favourite O’Sullivan has been handed a tie against 16-year-old Yan, who reached the quarter-finals of a ranking event for the first time last week in Berlin. That match will take place on Tuesday evening at 7pm.

World Champion Mark Selby will be up against Martin Gould on Wednesday at 1pm. The ITV4-televised tournament gets underway tonight at 7pm with Judd Trump against Tom Ford, followed by John Higgins against Michael White.

The full draw and format for the first round is:

Monday February 6

Judd Trump v Tom Ford

John Higgins v Michael White
Dominic Dale v Liang Wenbo
Barry Hawkins v Kyren Wilson

Tuesday February 7


Stuart Bingham v Ryan Day

Shaun Murphy v Michael Holt
Mark King v Stephen Maguire
Mark Williams v Joe Perry


Ronnie O’Sullivan v Yan Bingtao

Marco Fu v Jamie Jones
David Gilbert v Anthony McGill
Ali Carter v Zhou Yuelong

Wednesday February 8


Mark Selby v Martin Gould

Neil Robertson v Ricky Walden
Anthony Hamilton v Mark Allen
Yu Delu v Ding Junhui

One thought on “World Grand Prix 2017 – Last 32 draw and format

  1. Hi there…
    It was great to see Anthony finally win a major…. He’s such a great lad and fully deserved it after many years of trying and sticking at it.
    I remember fondly the conversation I had with him even though he will have forgotten shortly after him beating my mate Colin Morton in a decider from back in the day when Colin had been well in front in the match. I knew then that one day he would win something as good as this German Masters…
    Long may the good form continue….

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