World Snooker Championship 2023: Everything To Know About It.
The professional snooker tournament will take place from 17 April to 3 May 2023 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The top sixteen players on the rankings list set will fight for the championship. All the information you need to know about the World Championship 2023 that is scheduled to start on April 17 and how to buy tickets for the tournament.
Why not love Snooker? When the snooker giants take on each other to emerge as the snooker champions at the year-end. Snooker is one of the fastest-growing sport in the world. Both, in terms of adopting the sport as a career and in terms of viewership.
Snooker is on a rise, each year World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) conducts World Snooker Championships.
World Snooker Championship 2023 Schedule, Fixtures & Draws
The 2023 World Snooker Championship will take place from 17th April to 3rd May 2023 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The tournament was delayed this year due to COVID 19, thus leading the championship to end late than usual. However, next year the championship will take on its traditional date.
- Start Date: 17th April 2023
- Final Date: 3rd May 2023
The Championship will be held at Crucible stadium in Sheffield, United Kingdom. It will be the 45th consecutive year that the World Snooker Championship will be held at Crucible stadium. The complete World Snooker Championship 2023 schedule and fixtures will be updated here once it confirmed by the officials.
The event is sponsored by the famous betting company Betfred. Thus, it is usually referred to as Betfred World Snooker Championship 2023 due to sponsorship reasons.
The World Snooker Championship 2023 qualifers to be held in the last week of April 2023 over four separate rounds and 16 players would make into the main draw.
How to Buy World Snooker Championship 2023 Tickets?
There might be still 6 months left for the World championship to start but here is one good news for snooker fans. WPBSA recently opened the portal for fans to buy tickets for the 2023 World Snooker Championship.
Yes, the tickets are live, The tickets went on sale from 28th September, 12 PM, and can be bought only online via the Crucible Theatre website and World Snooker’s official ticketing partner SEE Tickets.
The tickets for next year will be divided into 3 categories, which are Standard, Premium, and VIP. Although the ticket prices differ as to the tournament proceeds by.
|1st Round||£36-£40||£90||Not Available|
|2nd Round||£40-45||£95||Not Available|
The VIP ticket starts only for Semi-Finals and Final. The package includes dinner, drinks, and a meeting with a legend.
Player’s Ranking & Prize Money
The Championship was inaugurated in 1927, and next year will mark its 94th edition. Ronnie O’Sullivan is the defending champion after defeating Kyren Wilson (18-8).
The format of the Snooker Championship is such that 128 players will take part in the tournament starting from April 17th. And 16 players will qualify to compete against the top 16 players of the world in the main draw from Round 1.
Thus the list of current top 16 snooker player in the world are as follows.
|1||Judd Trump||£ 1,658,000|
|2||Ronnie O’Sullivan||£ 1,104,000|
|3||Neil Robertson||£ 918,000|
|4||Mark Selby||£ 789,000|
|5||Mark Allen||£ 653,500|
|6||Kyren Wilson||£ 593,500|
|7||John Higgins||£ 534,500|
|8||Shaun Murphy||£ 495,500|
|9||Stephen Maguire||£ 459,500|
|10||Ding Junhui||£ 402,750|
|11||Stuart Bingham||£ 391,500|
|12||Yan Bingtao||£ 330,000|
|13||David Gilbert||£ 328,500|
|14||Mark Williams||£ 297,750|
|15||Jack Lisowski||£ 288,250|
|16||Joe Perry||£ 259,500|
World Championship Format 2023
Here is the matches format to is scheduled to take place this season.
- Round one: Best of 19 frames
- Round two: Best of 25 frames
- Quarter-finals: Best of 25 frames
- Semi-finals: Best of 33 frames
- Final: Best of 35 frames
The complete fixtures of the World Snooker Championship 2023 to broadcast by BBC and Eurosport in the UK.