World Grand Prix 2019 – draw and L32 format

Following the completion of the German Masters, the full draw for the World Grand Prix 2019 is now know and Worldsnooker has published the format for the last 32.

The draw and format for the Coral World Grand Prix in Cheltenham has now been confirmed.

The tournament at Cheltenham Racecourse runs from February 4 to 10 and it’s the first in the season’s Coral Series.

The draw is (seeding numbers in brackets):

Mark Allen (1) v Gary Wilson (32)
Martin O’Donnell (16) v Ali Carter (17)
Jack Lisowski (9) v Ding Junhui (24)
David Gilbert (8) v Yan Bingtao (25)
Neil Robertson (5) v Xiao Guodong (28)
Jimmy Robertson (12) v Mark Davis (21)
Stephen Maguire (13) v Mark King (20)
Mark Williams (4) v Yuan SiJun (29)
Mark Selby (3) v Shaun Murphy (30)
John Higgins (14) v Noppon Saengkham (19)
Joe Perry (11) v  Tom Ford (22)
Judd Trump (6) v Stuart Carrington (27)
Kyren Wilson (7) v Matthew Stevens (26)
Stuart Bingham (10) v Zhao Xintong (23)
Barry Hawkins (15) v Ryan Day (18)
Ronnie O’Sullivan (2) v Marco Fu (31)

And the first round schedule is:

Monday February 4


Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Marco Fu
Mark Allen vs Gary Wilson
Barry Hawkins vs Ryan Day
Stuart Bingham vs Zhao Xintong

Tuesday February 5


Martin O’Donnell vs Ali Carter
Jimmy Robertson vs Mark Davis
Mark Williams vs Yuan Sijun
Neil Robertson vs Xiao Guodong


Joe Perry vs Tom Ford
Stephen Maguire vs Mark King
Judd Trump vs Stuart Carrington
Jack Lisowski vs Ding Junhui

Wednesday February 6


Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy
John Higgins vs Noppon Saengkham
David Gilbert vs Yan Bingtao
Kyren Wilson vs Matthew Stevens

Ronnie is the Defending Champion, but that doesn’t matter when it comes to this tournament. He’s not been handed an easy draw! He’s got Marco Fu in last 32, should he win, Barry Hawkins or Ryan Day in last 16, then possibly Kyren Wilson in QF, and Judd Trump or Mark Selby in SF! Last 32 is only best of 7.

The tournament starts tonight, and Ronnie plays at 7pm UK time.

8 thoughts on “World Grand Prix 2019 – draw and L32 format

  1. Terrible, this tournament has had so little press! I actually didn’t know that Ronnie was going to play….never happened to me before…I just see that he’s lost already…unbelievable, truly shocking…not that he lost, that I didn’t know! It’s like they didn’t do the normal commercial stuff for the match

      • It’s a tricky way because we’ll get British Eurosport feed (with studio analysis) and the British ES really doesn’t show upcoming ITV events (this one, Players Championship, Tour Championship) and they’re not advertising it because they are really don’t show it!

        But the others Eurosports (Belgium, France, Spain, Romania, Germany, Hungary, etc…) will show them!

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