UK Snooker Championship 2023 Schedule, Draw & How to Buy Tickets
One of the 3 most prestigious snooker events is back. Yes, the Betway UK Snooker Championship is around the corner, and here is UK Snooker Championship 2023 schedule, draw, how to buy tickets and everything else you should know about it.
The 44th UK Championship will take place from 24th November 2023 – 6th December 2023 at the York Barbican, York, England. While the qualifiers will take place from 23rd November to 26th November at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.
|Qualifiers||23rd November – 26th November||Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.|
|Main Tournament||28th November – 6th December||York Barbican, York, England.|
27th November, which is Friday will be the only off day as no play will take place on that day.
UK Championship was inaugurated in 1977 and is now the second biggest snooker tournament in the world after World Snooker Championship. Top players from all over the world compete for the title and rankings.
York Barbican will host the event this year and has been hosting players since 2011, as the arena gathers a massive amount of fans. Ding Junhui the defending champion at the Barbican will be back this year to defend his throne.
UK Championship is one of the most awaited snooker events in the world. It is also part of the iconic ‘Triple Crown’ of Snooker. For those wondering what’s the Triple crown, well, it’s similar to Kentucky Derby. Where the 3 most prestigious tournaments are called Triple Crown. In Snooker the winner of the triple crown events is awarded a crown crest on their waistcoats.
|UK Championship||23rd November – 6th December 2023||York Barbican, York, England.|
|Masters||10th January – 17th January 2023||Alexendra Palace, London|
|World Snooker Championship||31 July – 16 August 2023||Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
UK Snooker Championship 2023 Schedule
The schedule for the 2023 UK Championship is as follows.
|Round||No. Of Players||Date||Time||Price (Per Session)|
|Round 1||128||23rd November- 26th November||2:30 pm- 7:30 pm||£8.00- £10.00|
|Round 2||64||28th November- 29th November||NB 1 pm – NB 7 pm||£18.00|
|Round 3||32||30th November- 1st December||NB 1 pm – NB 7 pm||£18.00|
|Round 4||16||2nd December- 3rd December||NB 1 pm – NB 7 pm||£22.00|
|Quarterfinals||8||4th December||NB 1 pm – NB 7 pm||£30.00-£35.00|
|Semifinals||4||5th December||NB 1 pm – NB 7 pm||£40.00- £45.00|
|Final||2||6th December||NB 1 pm – NB 7 pm||£50.00|
How to Buy UK Snooker Championship 2023 Tickets?
The tickets for the tournament can be booked on the World Snooker Tour (WST) website as well as the York Barbican website. The tickets are already on sale. However, no decision has yet been taken on the availability of a live audience. WST will inform the ticketholders once a decision is finalized.
Students and seniors are entitled to book at a concession rate. ID may be required at the point of entry to the venue.
The total prize money for the tournament will be the same as in 2019. The purse value for this year’s tournament will be £1,009,000. The share for the winner is £250,000.