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Matt Verri

When is World Snooker Championship 2024 draw? How to watch FOR FREE on TV and live stream today

The World Snooker Championship 2024 is almost upon us, with the draw taking place today.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is the favourite once again as he eyes an eighth world title, having equalled Stephen Hendry’s modern era record two years ago when he beat Judd Trump in the final.

The 48-year-old fell short last year though, losing in the quarter-finals to eventual winner Luca Brecel, who saw off Mark Selby to complete a sensational run to his first title.

Selby, as ever at The Crucible, is still one of the favourites, while Mark Allen makes his latest bid to finally come out on top on the biggest stage of them all.

The 16 seeds for the tournament have been confirmed and they will each be drawn against a qualifier for the first round.

The likes of Stuart Bingham, Stephen Maguire and Jack Lisowski are among those to have got through qualifying to book their place in the main draw, though 2010 world champion Neil Robertson was stunned by Wales’ Jamie Jones on Wednesday night.

Where to watch World Snooker Championship 2024 draw

Live stream: The draw for the World Snooker Championship 2024 will take place this morning on Thursday, April 18, and is expected to begin at around 8:30am BST. Presenter Rick Edwards will be joined by Mark Allen.

The BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer will offer a live stream service online. It will also be covered on BBC Radio Five Live.

World Snooker Championship 2024 seeds

  1. Luca Brecel
  2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
  3. Judd Trump
  4. Mark Allen
  5. Mark Selby
  6. Mark Williams
  7. Ding Junhui
  8. Shaun Murphy
  9. Ali Carter
  10. Gary Wilson
  11. Zhang Anda
  12. Kyren Wilson
  13. John Higgins
  14. Tom Ford
  15. Barry Hawkins
  16. Robert Milkins

Follow the World Snooker Championship 2024 with Standard Sport.

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