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The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby Wildey

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Saturday 15th of April -Monday 1st of May at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

THE COUNTDOWN CLOCK

This year there will be a selebraation of 40 years that the World Championship has been staged at the Crucible Theatre however this year will be the 41st time players have been coming to the crucible between John Spencer winning in 1977 and tis year where Mark Selby will be defending his title.

This year Ronnie O'Sullivan would have played at the Crucible on 25 ocations only Steve Davis (30) and Stephen Hendry (27) have played there more.

Can O'Sullivan equal Steve Davis on 6 wins? Can Higgins equal Ronnie O'Sullivan's total on 5? or will Ding Junhui brng home the trophy for a expectent Nation?

Who will be champion on 1st of May?

Seeds

Ronnie O'Sullivan (25th appearance)
John Higgins (23rd appearance)
Marco Fu (17th appearance)
Shaun Murphy (15th appearance)
Allister Carter (15th appearance)
Mark Selby (13th appearance)
Neil Robertson (13th appearance)
Barry Hawkins (12th appearance)
Ryan Day (12th appearance)
Stuart Bingham (11th appearance)
Ding Junhui (11th appearance)
Mark Allen (11th appearance)
Judd Trump (8th appearance)
Liang Wenbo (6th appearance)
Kyren Wilson (3rd appearance)
Anthony McGill (3rd appearance)

Qualifiers

Peter Ebdon (24th appearance)
Graeme Dott (18th appearance)
Stephen Maguire (14th appearance)
Fergal O'Brien (10th appearance)
Martin Gould (8th appearance)
Rory McLeod (3rd appearance)
Jimmy Robertson (3rd appearance)
Tom Ford (3rd appearance)
Stuart Carrington (2nd appearance)
Luca Brecel (2nd appearance)
Xiao Guodong (2nd appearance)
David Grace (Debut)
Gary Wilson (Debut)
Yan Bingtao (Debut)
Noppon Saengkham (Debut)
Zhou Yuelong (Debut)

The Draw is Live on Facebook Live and Eurosport Player at 10.00am on Thursday 13th of April at the Crucible

And Then the countdown really begins

Last 32 Draw

Mark Selby v Fergal O'Brien
Ryan Day v Xiao Guodong
Neil Robertson v Noppon Saenkham
Marco Fu v Luca Brecel
Shaun Murphy v Yan Bingtao
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Gary Wilson
Liang Wenbo v Stuart Carrington
Ding Junhui v Zhou Yuelong
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Stuart Bingham v Peter Ebdon
Kyren Wilson v David Grace
Mark Allen v Jimmy Robertson
John Higgins v Martin Gould
Barry Hawkins v Tom Ford
Allister Carter v Graeme Dott
Anthony McGill v Stephen Maguire
Judd Trump v Rory McLeod

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby Alex0paul

Selby v Mcleod
Day v Ford
Robertson v Wilson
Fu v Zhou
Murphy v O'Brien
O'Sullivan v Robertson
Liang v Dott
Ding v Xiao
Bingham v Carrington
Wilson v Maguire
Allen v Saengkham
Higgins v Grace
Hawkins v Yan
Carter v Brecel
McGill v Ebdon
Trump v Gould

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

If the draw was done as 1v32, 2v31 etc then it would be.

Selby v Ford
Day v Carrington

N Robertson v Maguire
Fu v Saengkham

Murphy v Zhou
O'Sullivan v Xiao

Liang v O'Brien
Ding v Dott

Bingham v Brecel
K Wilson v Grace

Allen v McLeod
Higgins v G Willson

Hawkins v J Robertson
Carter v Ebdon

McGill v Gould
Trump v Yan

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby Wildey

In 2016 12 players ranked 17-32 Qualified


this year only 5 Gould, Maguire, Dott, Brecel and Ford

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby PLtheRef

KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:If the draw was done as 1v32, 2v31 etc then it would be.

Selby v Ford
Day v Carrington

N Robertson v Maguire
Fu v Saengkham

Murphy v Zhou
O'Sullivan v Xiao

Liang v O'Brien
Ding v Dott

Bingham v Brecel
K Wilson v Grace

Allen v McLeod
Higgins v G Willson

Hawkins v J Robertson
Carter v Ebdon

McGill v Gould
Trump v Yan


That's based on seeds 17 to 32 directly qualifying. If it was highest seed V lowest seed then Selby should get Saengkham

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby PLtheRef

As always, (and just for the fun of it) I've done a mock randomised draw for the first round.

Mark Selby v Yan Bingtao
Ryan Day v Stephen Maguire
Neil Robertson v Noppon Saengkham
Marco Fu v Fergal O'Brien
Shaun Murphy v Stuart Carrington
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Luca Brecel
Liang Wenbo v Xiao Guodong
Ding Junhui v Rory McLeod
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Stuart Bingham v Gary Wilson
Kyren Wilson v David Grace
Mark Allen v Graeme Dott
John Higgins v Tom Ford
Barry Hawkins v Jimmy Robertson
Allister Carter v Zhou Yuelong
Anthony McGill v Peter Ebdon
Judd Trump v Martin Gould

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby nice_shoes_ken

The qualifiers are a right mixture this year, having so many lower ranked players shows the depth of the game right now; however there's just too many dud players for me.

You have your potential danger men like Maguire, Gould & Dott, youngsters like Bingtao, Yuelong & Brecel, Guodong & Carrington have potential to do well, can't see the other qualifiers doing much though, Ebdon, Fergal & Snory Rory all qualifying, Jesus Christ.

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby Andre147

My draw then:

Mark Selby v Luca Brecel
Ryan Day v Fergal O'Brien
Neil Robertson v Noppon Saengkham
Marco Fu v Stuart Carrington
Shaun Murphy v David Grace
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Jimmy Robertson
Liang Wenbo v Graeme Dott
Ding Junhui v Tom Ford
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Stuart Bingham v Gary Wilson
Kyren Wilson v Martin Gould
Mark Allen v Zhou Yuelong
John Higgins v Peter Ebdon
Barry Hawkins v Yan Bingtao
Allister Carter v Rory McLeod
Anthony McGill v Xiao Guodong
Judd Trump v Stephen Maguire

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby SnookerFan

Cloud Strife wrote:Selby vs Fergal/Ebdon/Snory please.


And then make Virgo and Thorne commentate, in punishment for complaining and swearing over Selby last year. rofl

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby masterdoctorgenius

So, Gary Wilson vs Ronnie.

Wilson is a good breakbuilder and shouldnt be underestimated. But looking at the current form I cant see Ronnie reaching the quarters. But form can change and i am positive that it will change. Crucible is a different ball game all together.

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby Scooper

I'll be watching at the Crucible for the first time, the second session of Ronnie's game, and Bingham/Ebdon will be on the other table. What happens if Ronnie's game finishes early - can we watch the other game?

Re: The Crucible Countdown !!!!

Postby SnookerFan

Scooper wrote:I'll be watching at the Crucible for the first time, the second session of Ronnie's game, and Bingham/Ebdon will be on the other table. What happens if Ronnie's game finishes early - can we watch the other game?


Yes.

They'll wait until a convenient time, and lift the wall up. So the whole arena can watch.