The 2022 World Snooker Championship begins on Saturday. The annual tournament is the biggest on the sport’s calendar.
Mark Selby is the defending champion after beating Shaun Murphy 18-15 in the 2021 final. He is targeting a fifth title in Sheffield, while Ronnie O’Sullivan is out to equal Stephen Hendry’s modern-day record of seven.
The below schedule will be updated daily with a list of fixtures and start times from the Crucible.
What are today’s matches at the 2022 World Snooker Championship?
Thursday, April 21 (all times BST):
Judd Trump vs. Hossein Vafaei, Session 2 (19:00)
Zhao Xintong vs. Stephen Maguire, Session 1 (19:00)*
2022 World Snooker Championship order of play
Friday, April 22 (all times BST):
Mark Allen vs. Ronnie O’Sullivan, Session 1 (10:00)
Jackson Page vs. Mark Williams, Session 2 (10:00)
Mark Selby vs. Yan Bingtao, Session 1 (14:30)
Zhao Xintong vs. Stephen Maguire, Session 2 (14:30)
Jackson Page vs. Mark Williams, Session 3 (19:00)
Mark Allen vs. Ronnie O’Sullivan, Session 3 (19:00)
Where is the 2022 World Snooker Championship held?
For the 46th successive year, the tournament is being held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
All 31 matches over the 15 days of action will be played at the venue, with two matches being played at once until the semi-finals, when the venue layout will be altered so that only one table is used.
Who are the 16 seeds at the 2022 World Snooker Championship?
|Seeding||Player||Best past Championship result|
|1||Mark Selby (England)||4x champion (2014, 2016, 2017 & 2021)|
|2||Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)||6x champion (2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013 & 2020)|
|3||Neil Robertson (Australia)||1x champion (2010)|
|4||Judd Trump (England)||1x champion (2019)|
|5||Kyren Wilson (England)||Finalist (2020)|
|6||John Higgins (Scotland)||4 x champion (1998, 2007, 2009 & 2011)|
|7||Zhao Xintong (China)||1st round (2019)|
|8||Mark Williams (Wales)||3x champion (2000, 2003 & 2018)|
|9||Barry Hawkins (England)||Finalist (2013)|
|10||Shaun Murphy (England)||1x champion (2005)|
|11||Luca Brecel (Belgium)||1st round (2019)|
|12||Stuart Bingham (England)||1x champion (2015)|
|13||Anthony McGill (Scotland)||Semi-finalist (2020)|
|14||Jack Lisowski (England)||2nd round (2018 & 2021)|
|15||Mark Allen (Northern Ireland)||Semi-finalist (2009)|
|16||Yao Bingtao (China)||2nd round (2020 & 2021)|
When is the 2022 World Snooker Championship final?
The final will start on May 1 and come to a conclusion on May 2.
It will be the longest match of the tournament with a maximum of 35 frames to be played, and the winner being the first to 18.
There are two sessions on May 1. The afternoon one is eight frames long and the evening action is slightly longer at nine frames.
Eight more will be played on the afternoon of May 2 with a maximum of 10 to be played until a winner is crowned in the evening.