Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The 2022 Betfred World Snooker Championship

Where to watch? Schedule? Prize money? We've got you covered ahead of snooker's most prestigious event
14:01, 11 Apr 2022

The most prestigious event in snooker returns this weekend when the 2022 Betfred World Championship takes centre stage at the world famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Here’s everything you need to know as Mark Selby looks to defend his title against the best players world snooker has to offer.

When: Saturday April 16th - Monday May 2nd

Where: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

How To Watch: Coverage from the 2022 Betfred World Snooker Championship will be live in the UK on BBC and Eurosport

Defending Champion: Mark Selby


First round (best of 19 frames)

Second round (best of 25 frames)

Quarter-finals (best of 25 frames)

Semi-finals (best of 33 frames)

Final (best of 35 frames)

First Round Draw:

Quarter One

Mark Selby (1) v Qualifier

Yan Bingtao (16) v Qualifier

Barry Hawkins (9) v Qualifier

Mark Williams (8) v Qualifier

Quarter Two 

Kyren Wilson (5) v Qualifier 

Stuart Bingham (12) v Qualifier 

Anthony McGill (13) v Qualifier 

Judd Trump (4) v Qualifier 

Quarter Three

Neil Robertson (3) v Qualifier 

Jack Lisowski (14) v Qualifier 

Luca Brecel (11) v Qualifier 

John Higgins (6) v Qualifier 

Quarter Four

Zhao Xintong (7) v Qualifier 

Shaun Murphy (10) v Qualifier 

Mark Allen (15) v Qualifier 

Ronnie O'Sullivan (2) v Qualifier


Schedule Of Play:

First Round (16th-21st April) 

Second Round (21st-25th April)

Quarter-Finals (26th-27th April)

Semi-Finals (28th & 30th April)

Final (1st May)

Prize Funds:

Winner: £500,000

Runner-up: £200,000

Semi-finals: £100,000

Quarter-finals: £50,000

Last 16: £30,000

Last 32: £20,000

Highest televised break: £15,000

Maximum break: £40,000

2022 Betfred World Championship Favourites:

Neil Robertson: 4/1

Judd Trump: 5/1

Ronnie O’Sullivan: 6/1

Mark Selby: 10/1

John Higgins: 12/1

Betfred World Championship Odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware

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