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A generic view of Stephen Hendry of Scotland in action during his match against Ding Junhui of China during day seven of the 888.com World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre on April 25, 2008 in Sheffield, England.

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ByEurosport
11 hours ago | Updated 6 hours ago

All the information you need to know ahead of the 44th staging of the World Championship that comes to a conclusion on Sunday 16 August.

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When does the tournament finish?

The 44th staging of the World Championship concludes on Sunday 16 August with the final session starting at 7pm (BST) at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, host venue for the sport's biggest event since 1977.

It had been due to start on Saturday 18 April and run until Monday 4 May, but was forced to be delayed due to the global coronavirus crisis.

Where can I watch the Snooker World Championship?

Eurosport and Eurosport Player will broadcast all 17 days of the event. Check here for TV listings, or alternatively here for details on how to stream the event live via the Eurosport Player. In addition to the live streaming available on Eurosport Player, daily reports and highlights of matches will be published online on the Eurosport website.

World Championship first round scores and results

First-round results

  • Judd Trump (1) 10-8 Tom Ford
  • Yan Bingtao (16) 10-7 Elliot Slessor
  • Stephen Maguire (9) 3-10 Martin Gould
  • Kyren Wilson (8) - BYE
  • John Higgins (5) 10-5 Matthew Stevens
  • David Gilbert (12) 8-10 Kurt Maflin
  • Jack Lisowski (13) 9-10 Anthony McGill
  • Mark Allen (4) 8-10 Jamie Clarke
  • ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  • Mark Williams (3) 10-5 Alan McManus
  • Stuart Bingham (14) 10-7 Ashley Carty
  • Ding Junhui (11) 10-9 Mark King
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan (6) 10-1 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  • Mark Selby (7) 10-6 Jordan Brown
  • Shaun Murphy (10) 4-10 Noppon Saengkham
  • Barry Hawkins (15) 10-2 Alexander Ursenbacher
  • Neil Robertson (2) 10-5 Liang Wenbo

Second-round draw

  • Judd Trump (1) 3-5 Yan Bingtao (16)
  • Martin Gould v Kyren Wilson (8)
  • John Higgins (5) 11-13 Kurt Maflin
  • Anthony McGill v Jamie Clarke
  • ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
  • Mark Williams (3) 8-8 Stuart Bingham (14)
  • Ding Junhui (11) v Ronnie O'Sullivan (6)
  • Mark Selby (7) 8-8 Noppon Saengkham
  • Barry Hawkins (15) v Neil Robertson (2)

World Championship first-round schedule

Friday August 7

10am

  • Judd Trump v Yan Bingtao
  • Mark Williams v Stuart Bingham

2.30pm

  • Anthony McGill v Jamie Clarke
  • Mark Selby v Noppon Saengkham

7pm

  • Judd Trump v Yan Bingtao
  • Ding Junhui v Ronnie O'Sullivan

Saturday August 8

10am

  • Stephen Maguire/Martin Gould v Kyren Wilson
  • Barry Hawkins/Alexander Ursenbacher v Neil Robertson

2.30pm

  • Anthony McGill v Jamie Clarke
  • Ding Junhui v Ronnie O'Sullivan

7pm

  • Stephen MaguireMartin Gould v Kyren Wilson
  • Barry Hawkins/Alexander Ursenbacher v Neil Robertson

Sunday August 9

1pm

  • Stephen Maguire/Martin Gould v Kyren Wilson
  • Barry Hawkins/Alexander Ursenbacher v Neil Robertson

7pm

  • Anthony McGill v Jamie Clarke
  • Ding Junhui v Ronnie O'Sullivan

The format

  • First round: best of 19 frames
  • Second round: best of 25 frames
  • Quarter-finals: best of 25 frames
  • Semi-finals: best of 33 frames
  • Final: best of 35 frames

What are the permutations?

Judd Trump is due to meet Riga Masters winner Yan Bingtao in the last 16 and could come across recent Tour Championship winner Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals. Maguire lost 13-6 to Trump in the last eight a year ago, but toppled him 9-6 in the semi-finals of the Tour Championship.

Fives-times winner O'Sullivan begins the event ranked sixth in the world, but has yet to progress beyond the last eight over the past six years. He will be wary of the potential dangers after losing 10-8 to amateur qualifier James Cahill in a major shock in the first round a year ago.

The Essex man is seeded to face Ding Junhui in the last 16, a possible match with three-times winner Mark Williams or 2015 champion Stuart Bingham in the quarter-finals and could come across 2010 world champion and world number two Neil Robertson in the best-of-33 frame semi-finals.

Bingham ousted O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals on his way to victory in 2015 while UK champion Ding beat him at the same stage in 2017.

Providing he negotiates a path to the semi-finals, Trump could potentially encounter former Masters holder Mark Allen or four-times champion John Higgins in the semi-finals.

The bottom quarter of the draw looks to be the toughest with former world champions Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy potentially colliding over the best of 25 frames in the last 16 and Robertson or 2013 finalist Barry Hawkins also in the frame to meet the winner of that match in the quarter-finals.

Prize money

  • Winner: £500,000
  • Runner-up: £200,000
  • Semi-finalist: £100,000
  • Quarter-finalist £50,000
  • Second round: £30,000
  • First round: £20,000
  • Last 48: £15,000
  • Last 80: £10,000
  • Last 112: £5,000
  • Highest break: £15,000
  • Total prize fund: £2,395,000
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