World Snooker: Wales' Ryan Day faces John Higgins at The Crucible

Ryan Day
Ryan Day was runner-up in the 2008 Grand Prix
2016 World Snooker Championship
Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 16 April - 2 May
Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport app, Connected TVs and online.

Welsh qualifier Ryan Day will face four-time champion John Higgins in the first round of the World Snooker Championship.

Day beat 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty 10-6 at Pond's Forge on Wednesday to reach The Crucible.

Mark Williams - winner in 2000 and 2003 - faces 2006 champion Graham Dott in his first round game.

And Michael White completes the Welsh contingent against England's world number 59-ranked Sam Baird.

The other highlights of the first round see defending champion Stuart Bingham playing Ali Carter and five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan face Dave Gilbert.

World number one Mark Selby plays Robert Milkins and Judd Trump meets Liang Wenbo.

The tournament starts on Saturday, 16 April.

Full draw

Stuart Bingham v Ali Carter

Stephen Maguire v Alan McManus

Ricky Walden v Robbie Williams

John Higgins v Ryan Day

Judd Trump v Liang Wenbo

Martin Gould v Ding Junhui

Mark Williams v Graeme Dott

Neil Robertson v Michael Holt

Shaun Murphy v Anthony McGill

Marco Fu v Peter Ebdon

Barry Hawkins v Zhang Anda

Ronnie O'Sullivan v David Gilbert

Mark Allen v Mitchell Mann

Joe Perry v Kyren Wilson

Michael White v Sam Baird

Mark Selby v Robert Milkins

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