Davis meets Walden in opener

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Davis meets Walden in opener

Six-time champion Steve Davis finds himself in the pick of the first round UK Snooker Championships matches after drawing Ricky Walden.

The tournament kicks off at the York Barbican on November 25 and Davis against Walden will take place on the second day as 128 players seek glory.

Despite Davis’ career coming to a close last season he has received a special invite for the UK Championships with regards to his 36-year iconic career.

Ronnie O’Sullivan, meanwhile, will begin his campaign against the amateur Daniel Wells. Defending champion Neil Robertson will meet Joe O’Connor and world champion Mark Selby faces Oliver Brown in the other standout encounter of the opening round.

Ali Carter, who has recently recovered from lung cancer treatment, will face Zhang Anda while crowd favourite Jimmy White takes on Dave Harold.

UK Championships first round draw

Neil Robertson v Joe O'Connor, Kyren Wilson v Gary Wilson, Kurt Maflin v Chris Norbury, Peter Ebdon v Ross Muir, Robert Milkins v Michael Leslie, Marcus Campbell v Scott Donaldson, Graeme Dott v Alexander Ursenbache, Anthony Hamilton v Craig Steadman, Tom Ford v Barry Pinches, Alan McManus v Joel Walker, Alfie Burden v Chris Wakelin, Stuart Bingham v Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon, Ken Doherty v Mitchell Mann, Michael White v Cao Xin Long, Robbie Williams v Sam Baird, Ricky Walden v Steve Davis, Barry Hawkins v Ashley Carty, Nigel Bond v Stuart Carrington, Fergal O'Brien v Igor Figueiredo, Anthony McGill v Michael Georgiou, John Higgins v Lee Walker, Jamie Cope v John J Astley, Matthew Stevens v Allan Taylor, Gerard Greene v Vinnie Calabrese, Matthew Selt v Hammad Miah, Xiao Gudong v Ian Glover, Rory McLeod v Ian Burns, Allister Carter v Zhang Anda, Ben Woollaston v Michael Wasley, Dominic Dale v Tony Drago, Peter Lines v Joe Swail, Ronnie O'Sullivan v Daniel Wells, Ding Junhui v John Sutton, Jimmy White v Dave Harold, Mark King v James Cahill, Andrew Higginson v Tian Pengfei, Joe Perry v Liu Chuang (w/o), Mike Dunn v Andrew Pagett, Mark Davis v Jak Jones, Jamie Jones v Liam Highfield, Jamie Burnett v Fraser Patrick, Ryan Day v Lyu Chenwei, Aditya Mehta v Alex Davies, Judd Trump v Rouzi Maimaiti, Rod Lawler v Alex Borg, Martin Gould v Lee Page, Luca Brecel v Noppon Saengkham, Mark Allen v Eden Sharav, Shaun Murphy v James Wattana, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v Robin Hull, Liang Wenbo v David Grace, Jack Lisowski v Chris Melling, Marco Fu v Ahmed Saif, Cao Yupeng v Lyu Haotian, Michael Holt v Zak Surety, Dechawat Poomjaeng v Andrew Norman, Jimmy Robertson v Zhou Yuelong, Mark Williams v Steven Hallworth, Yu De Lu v Oliver Lines, Stephen Maguire v Lu Ning, David Gilbert v Elliot Slessor, Mark Joyce v Ratchayothin Yotharuck, David Morris v Li Hang, Mark Selby v Oliver Brown.

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