Crucible top 16 are confirmed

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The line-up of the top 16 players for the Betfair World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from April 20 to May 6 is now confirmed.

The Bank of Beijing China Open, the last counting event for the seeding positions, finished on Sunday night with Neil Robertson beating Mark Selby 10-6 in the final.

The 16 are: Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ali Carter, Stuart Bingham, John Higgins, Shaun Murphy, Graeme Dott, Matthew Stevens, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Ricky Walden, Mark Williams, Stephen Maguire, Mark Allen, Ding Junhui, Barry Hawkins, Mark Selby.

The qualifying rounds start at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield on Thursday (April 4) until April 14.