World Matchplay Draw



Hello everyone and welcome to the draw for the 1st round of the Matchplay draw. We have 16 seeds and 16 qualifiers.

Here are the 16 seeds

And the 16 qualifiers are as follows The draw will take place in 10minutes.

Barry Hearn and Keith Deller are in the Sky Studios to do the draw, and we're be ready to go in a few moments.

Just a reminder that the tournament gets underway next Saturday (quickly looks at calendar) which is the 16th July. The final is on Sunday 24th July.

Keith can only be described as wearing what can be called a salmon shirt. It's a little lively for a Thursday morning.

Barry is drawing the home teams, and Keith the away teams. Oh hang on, scratch that. Keith is drawing the seeds, and Barry is seedless.

Jelle Klaasen v Steve Beaton

Peter Wright v Joe Cullen

James Wade v Mervyn King