WST has published the draw and format for the 2022 World Championship Crucible stages
Crucible Match Schedule
The draw and format for the final stages of the 2022 Betfred World Championship is now available, with the match schedule for the top 16 seeds confirmed.
Once the qualifying rounds are completed on April 13th, the random draw for the last 32 round will take place at 11am on April 14th and can be watched live on Betfred TV and WST social media.
Defending champion Mark Selby will get the tournament underway at the Crucible at 10am on Saturday April 16th, and he will play to a finish the same evening from 7pm. On the other table in the morning will be Zhao Xintong.
Ronnie O’Sullivan takes the stage on the same day at 2.30pm, and concludes his first round tie on the afternoon of Sunday 17th. Neil Robertson, clearly the player of the season so far, starts on the afternoon of Monday April 18th and plays to a finish on the Tuesday morning. Judd Trump gets going on the Wednesday afternoon and his match will be the last of the opening round ties to finish, on the Thursday evening.
The tournament in Sheffield runs from April 16th to May 2nd.