The world’s best players will all be in action at the 2023 World Snooker Championship held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield between Saturday, April 15 and Monday, May 1.
Reigning and defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will be going for a record-breaking eighth world title in Sheffield having defeated Judd Trump 18-13 in last year’s final to draw level with Stephen Hendry, who claimed seven titles here in the 1990s.
Following the conclusion of the qualifying rounds a few days previously, just 32 players will travel to the Crucible, consisting of 16 seeds who will face the 16 qualifiers in round one.
What are today’s matches at the 2023 World Snooker Championship?
Four-time winner Mark Selby will get his 2023 World Snooker Championship challenge underway on Wednesday as he faces world ranking event winner Matthew Selt.
Shaun Murphy – arguably the most in-form player in the world at the moment following recent triumphs at the Players and Tour Championships – meets Crucible Theatre debutant Si Jiahui. At the 2021 UK Championship, Si famously defeated Murphy as an amateur.
Jack Lisowski and Judd Trump complete their opening round matches, while Kyren Wilson plays Ryan Day – both winners of ranking titles this season.
Wednesday, April 19 (all times BST)
Jack Lisowski v Noppon Saengkham (match concluding session – 10:00)
Kyren Wilson v Ryan Day (10:00)
Judd Trump v Anthony McGill (match concluding session – 14:30)
Mark Selby v Matthew Selt (14:30)
Shaun Murphy v Si Jiahui (19:00)
Kyren Wilson v Ryan Day (match concluding session – 19:00)
Who is playing tomorrow at the 2023 World Snooker Championship?
On Thursday at the Crucible Theatre in the 2023 World Snooker Championship, the first round finishes and the second round begins.
Former winners Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy will both aim to book berths in the last 16 when they play the concluding session of their opening round ties.
Thursday, April 20 (all times BST)
Robert Milkins v Joe Perry (match concluding session – 09:30)
Mark Selby v Matthew Selt (match concluding session – 13:00)
Luca Brecel v Mark Williams (13:00 – second round match)
Shaun Murphy v Si Jiahui (match concluding session – 19:00)
Mark Allen v Stuart Bingham (19:00 – second round match)
Where is the 2023 World Snooker Championship held?
One of the most iconic arenas in world sport, the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England is the host venue for the 2023 World Snooker Championship.
Used as a traditional theatre for the majority of the year, the Crucible is best known for and synonymous with snooker’s blue-riband professional event.
Every year since it was first held there in 1977, a champion has been crowned in South Yorkshire, including 2020 and 2021 when the event was played either behind closed doors or with limited capacities due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How to watch the 2023 World Snooker Championship
|UK||BBC One, Two and Four||BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website|
|China||CCTV5 (including Macau China),||Superstar Online, Migu, Youku, Huya.com|
|Hong Kong China||Now TV||–|
|Malaysia and Brunei||Astro SuperSport||–|
|Philippines||Premier Sports Network||–|
|Taiwan and Indonesia||Sportcast||–|
|Rest of the world||–||Matchroom.Live|
Published at Wed, 19 Apr 2023 09:07:05 +0000