When is the 2022 World Snooker Championship draw and how to watch it?

April 12, 2022
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Phil Haigh ✍️  

Betfred World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
Mark Selby will start the defence of his world title on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)

Qualifying for the 2022 World Snooker Championship comes to an end on Wednesday when the top 16 in the rankings will learn who will join them at the Crucible this year.

The qualifiers are a lengthy process in themselves, running from 4-13 April, with the Crucible stages of the World Championship held from 16 April to 2 May.

The field will be discovered on Wednesday night, with the draw coming just a few hours later on Thursday morning.

The World Snooker Championship draw takes place at 11am on Thursday 14 April.

The draw will be available to watch across World Snooker Tour and tournament sponsor Betfred’s social media channels. Including WST’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

Seeded players for 2022 World Snooker Championship

  1. Mark Selby
  2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
  3. Neil Robertson
  4. Judd Trump
  5. Kyren Wilson
  6. John Higgins
  7. Zhao Xintong
  8. Mark Williams
  9. Barry Hawkins
  10. Shaun Murphy
  11. Luca Brecel
  12. Stuart Bingham
  13. Anthony McGill
  14. Jack Lisowski
  15. Mark Allen
  16. Yan Bingtao

World Snooker Championship schedule

Round One

Saturday 16 April
10am: Mark Selby
10am: Zhao Xintong
2.30pm: Barry Hawkins
2.30pm: Ronnie O’Sullivan
7pm: Mark Selby
7pm: Shaun Murphy

Sunday 17 April
10am: Anthony McGill
10am: Zhao Xintong
2.30pm: Mark Williams
2.30pm: Ronnie O’Sullivan
7pm: Barry Hawkins
7pm: Shaun Murphy

Monday 18 April
10am: Anthony McGill
10am: Mark Allen
2.30pm: Mark Williams
2.30pm: Neil Robertson
7pm: Stuart Bingham
7pm: Mark Allen

Tuesday 19 April
10am: Yan Bingtao
10am: Neil Robertson
2.30pm: Stuart Bingham
2.30pm: John Higgins
7pm: Yan Bingtao
7pm: Jack Lisowski

Wednesday 20 April
10am: Kyren Wilson
10am: John Higgins
2.30pm: Judd Trump
2.30pm: Jack Lisowski
7pm: Kyren Wilson
7pm: Luca Brecel

Thursday 21 April
1pm: Luca Brecel
7pm: Judd Trump

Betfred World Snooker Championship - Day Four
Judd Trump is targeting a second world title (Picture: Getty Images)

Round Two

Thursday 21 April
1pm: Hawkins/Qualifier vs Williams/Qualifier
7pm: Zhao/Qualifer vs Murphy/Qualifier

Friday 22 April
10am: Hawkins/Qualifier vs Williams/Qualifier
10am: Allen/Qualifier vs O’Sullivan/Qualifier
2.30pm: Selby/Qualifer vs Yan/Qualifier
2.30pm: Zhao/Qualifer vs Murphy/Qualifier
7pm: Hawkins/Qualifier vs Williams/Qualifier
7pm: Allen/Qualifier vs O’Sullivan/Qualifier

Saturday 23 April
10am: Selby/Qualifier vs Yan/Qualifier
10am: Zhao/Qualifier vs Murphy/Qualifier
2.30pm: McGill/Qualifier vs Trump/Qualifier
2.30pm: Allen/Qualifier vs O’Sullivan/Qualifier
7pm: Selby/Qualifier vs Yan/Qualifier
7pm: Robertson/Qualifier vs Lisowski/Qualifier

Sunday 24 April
10am: Wilson/Qualifier vs Bingham/Qualifier
10am: Brecel/Qualifier vs Higgins/Qualifier
2.30pm: McGill/Qualifier vs Trump/Qualifier
2.30pm: Robertson/Qualifier vs Lisowski/Qualifier
7pm: Wilson/Qualifier vs Bingham/Qualifier
7pm: Brecel/Qualifier vs Higgins/Qualifier

Monday 25 April
1pm: Wilson/Qualifier vs Bingham/Qualifier
1pm: Brecel/Qualifier vs Higgins/Qualifier
7pm: McGill/Qualifier vs Trump/Qualifier
7pm: Robertson/Qualifier vs Lisowski/Qualifier

Quarter-finals: 26-27 April
Semi-finals: 28-30 April
Final: 1-2 May

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