CRUCIBLE DRAW: Trump faces Wenbo and O'Sullivan drawn against Gilbert in first World Snooker Championship round

The draw for the World Snooker Championship has been made this morning - with Judd Trump handed a difficult test against Liang Wenbo.

Thursday, 14th April 2016, 10:16 am
The World Snooker Championships draw has been made

Elsewhere, Mark Williams and Graeme Dott - both former Crucible world champions - will face off in the first round, with defending champion Stuart Bingham facing former finalist Ali Carter.

Marco Fu plays Peter Ebdon, qualifier Ding Junhui faces Martin Gould and debutant Mitchell Mann faces Mark Allen at the famous Sheffield venue.

The action kicks off on Saturday, live on the BBC, and runs until May 2. The draw was conducted by Barry Hearn, chairman of World Snooker, and Fred Done from tournament sponsors Betfred.

Full draw:

Judd Trump v Liang Wenbo

Michael White v Sam Baird

The Championships get underway this weekend

Marco Fu v Peter Ebdon

Joe Perry v Kyren Wilson

Neil Robertson v Michael Holt

Stuart Bingham v Ali Carter

The Championships get underway this weekend

John Higgins v Ryan Day

Shaun Murphy v Anthony McGill

Rickie Walden v Robbie Williams

Martin Gould v Ding Junhui

Mark Selby v Robert Milkins

Ronnie O'Sullivan v David Gilbert

Barry Hawkins v Zhang Anda

Mark Williams v Graeme Dott

Stephen Maguire v Alan McManus

Mark Allen v Mitchell Mann