Sunday, 16 April 2017
Action from day 1 of the 2017 Betfred World Snooker Championships
Day one of the 2017 championship seemed to rattle through so quickly - Mark Selby and Stephen Maguire emerged as 10-2 winners over Fergal O'Brien and Anthony McGill respectively and so Dennis Taylor came out around 8:30pm to entertain the crowds with some trick shots.
Defending Champion Mark Selby walks out to start the matches on day 1.
Fergal O'Brien in his match against Mark Selby.
Mark Selby at the table.
Stephen Maguire in his first round match against Anthony McGill
Anthony McGill breaks off
Mark Selby breaks off at the start of the evening session 8-1 ahead
Referee Jan Verhaas checks the re-spotting of the white ball after a foul