Crucible Format Released

CruciblefrontrowFollowing the publication of the draw for the qualifying rounds yesterday, World Snooker have now released the format for the last 32 stage of the event at the Crucible when of course the top 16 seeds will come into play.

You can view the format here at World Snooker, while the numbers are taken from the draw available here.

Opening the tournament will be Mark Selby as defending champion, with Marco Fu over on table two, while Scottish pair John Higgins and Stephen Maguire will get underway in the afternoon session.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has to wait until Tuesday afternoon to get his tournament started, while Judd Trump begins a day later towards the end of the first round.