Saturday 16th of April~Monday 2nd of May at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Its Basildon v Colchester in a all Essex Clash that gets the World Championship 40th staging at the crucible underway as World Champion Stuart Bingham faces Ali Carter in the first round of his Defence.
Also in action is Peter Ebdon who made no bones about the fact he doesent like the Qualifiers so close to the Main event and he opens Proceedings on Table 2 against Marco Fu, Both Matches played to a finish on the first day.
and Starting out will be 3 Scotsmen Alan McManus faces Stephen Maguire and Anthony McGill plays former champion Shaun Murphy.
ORDER OF PLAY
Saturday 16th of April
Stuart Bingham 4-5 Allister Carter Carter leads 13-4
Marco Fu 6-2 Peter Ebdon Marco Fu leads 7-5
Stephen Maguire 3-5 Alan McManus Maguire leads 9-5
Shaun Murphy 5-4 Anthony McGill Murphy leads 4-0
**Stuart Bingham 9-10 Allister Carter Carter leads 13-4
**Marco Fu 10-2 Peter Ebdon Marco Fu leads 7-5
** Denotes Final Session of a Match
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