UK Championship draw as Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White learn their fate

November 10, 2022
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Ronnie O’Sullivan plays on Monday in York (Picture: Getty Images)

The draw for the last 32 of the UK Championship has been made with the world’s top 16 learning their fate against the 16 players to come through qualifying.

Defending champion Zhao Xintong will take on either Ian Burns or Sam Craigie while world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan meets former champ Matthew Stevens.

There are standout contests as Mark Selby plays Hossein Vafaei, Neil Robertson meets his pal Joe Perry and friends also collide as Mark Allen takes on Jordan Brown – the Northern Irish pair for the first time as professionals.

Judd Trump gets either Xiao Guodong or Andres Petrov, Jimmy White’s prize for coming through qualifying at 60 years old is Ryan Day and there is an all Chinese clash between Yan Bingtao and Zhou Yuelong.

The qualifiers come to an end on Thursday evening at Ponds Forge in Sheffield before the main stages get underway at the Barbican in York on Saturday afternoon.

UK Championship Last 32 Draw and Schedule

Saturday 12 November
Zhao Xintong v Sam Craigie/Ian Burns
Mark Allen v Jordan Brown
Ryan Day v Jimmy White
Kyren Wilson v Matt Selt/Anthony Hamilton

Sunday 13 November
Neil Robertson v Joe Perry
Luca Brecel v Lyu Haotian
Barry Hawkins v Ding Junhui
John Higgins v Tom Ford

Monday 14 November
Yan Bingtao v Zhou Yuelong
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Matthew Stevens
Stuart Bingham v Ali Carter/Liam Highfield
Mark Williams v Jamie Clarke

Tuesday 15 November
Jack Lisowski v Xu Si
Judd Trump v Xiao Guodong/Andres Petrov
Mark Selby v Hossein Vafaei
Shaun Murphy v Dave Gilbert

The winner will be walking away with an increased top prize of £250,000 this year, with qualifiers already guaranteed £10,000 but going to York hoping for much more.

The top 16 are guaranteed prize money coming in at the main stages, but must win their first round match to have it count on the world rankings.

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