Snooker World Championship Begins

The Snooker World Championship begins on Friday, July 31. We have compiled important information about the championship for you.

Where is the championship held?

The Snooker World Championship, which will be played for the 44th time, begins in Sheffield on Friday, July 31. The tournament, which should normally be held between April 17 and May 4, but delayed due to the coronavirus epidemic, will start on July 31 and be completed on Sunday, August 16.

How can I watch the 2020 Snooker World Championship live?

You can watch the championship live from Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player.

When are the qualifiers?

The qualifiers for the championship will take place from July 21 to July 28 and you can watch them on Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player channels.

How will the lots be?

  • Judd Trump (1) v From elimination
  • Yan Bingtao (16) v From the elimination
  • Stephen Maguire (9) v From elimination
  • Kyren Wilson (8) v From elimination
  • John Higgins (5) v From the elimination
  • David Gilbert (12) v Coming from qualifying
  • Jack Lisowski (13) v Coming from qualifying
  • Mark Allen (4) v Qualifier
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  • Mark Williams (3) v Coming from qualifying
  • Stuart Bingham (14) v Coming from qualifying
  • Ding Junhui (11) v From the elimination
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan (6) v From elimination
  • Mark Selby (7) v From the elimination
  • From Shaun Murphy (10) v Elimination
  • Barry Hawkins (15) v Coming from qualifying
  • Neil Robertson (2) v From the elimination

Tournament Format

  • First round: 19 frame
  • Second round: 25 frame
  • Quarter final: 25 frame
  • Semifinal: 33 frame
  • Final: 35 frame

Awards

  • First: 500,000 pounds
  • Second: 200,000 pounds
  • Semi-finalist: 100,000 pounds
  • Quarter finalist: 50,000 pounds
  • Second round: 30,000 pounds
  • First round: 20,000 pounds
  • Last 48: 15,000 pounds
  • Last 80: 10,000 pounds
  • Last 112: 5,000 pounds

Who are the champions to take part in the championship?

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan (2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013)
  • John Higgins (1998, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  • Mark Williams (2000, 2003, 2018)
  • Mark Selby (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Judd Trump (2019)
  • Stuart Bingham (2015)
  • Neil Robertson (2010)
  • Graeme Dott (2006)
  • Shaun Murphy (2005)