LIANG Wenbo has been handed a tough first round at the World Snooker Championships.

The 33-year-old, who has moved to Boars Hill and trains at Oracle Pool & Snooker Club in Abingdon, will play second seed Neil Robertson.

Liang showed nerves of steel to come through a final-frame decider in qualifying, producing a 141 clearance to beat Fergal O'Brien 10-9.

The Chinese player's reward is a re-run of the 2015 UK Championship final, when Robertson - the world champion in 2010 - won 10-5 in York.

They are in a tough quarter of the draw, which also includes former winners Shaun Murphy and Mark Selby.

Draw in full

  • Judd Trump v Tom Ford
  • Yan Bingtao v Elliott Slessor
  • Stephen Maguire v Martin Gould
  • Kyren Wilson v Anthony Hamilton
  • John Higgins v Matthew Stevens
  • David Gilbert v Kurt Maflin
  • Jack Lisowski v Anthony McGill
  • Mark Allen v Jamie Clarke
  • Mark Williams v Alan McManus
  • Stuart Bingham v Ashley Carty
  • Ding Junhui v Mark King
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
  • Mark Selby v Jordan Browne
  • Shaun Murphy v Noppon Saengkham
  • Barry Hawkins v Alexander Ursenbacher
  • Neil Robertson v Liang Wenbo