The draw for the first round of the World Championship will be broadcast live by BBC Radio Sheffield next Wednesday at 9.45am.

The top 16 will be paired against the 16 qualifiers.

The draw has suffered from, well, let's say a few problems over the last few years.

In 2006, Michael Holt was drawn out twice live on BBC Radio 5 Live.

The following year the draw was recorded the day before it was broadcast. Ronnie O'Sullivan drew Ding Junhui and claimed it was 'fixed.'

However, last year's draw was a great success as it was streamed live on the internet from the Crucible.


Anonymous said...

If snooker's not dying then why can you only get live coverage of the draw in south Yorkshire?

Sammy said...

I'm in DT at school!
Wonder if my teacher's a Snooker fan?