UK Snooker Championship 2021 draw, schedule, dates, prize money and betting

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The UK Championship is one of the biggest tournaments on the world snooker tour and the first of the Triple Crown events.

128 of the world’s best players descended on the Barbican Centre in York, England to battle it out for a lorryload of ranking points and bumper prize pots.


A whole host of active players to taste glory in the UK Championship are set to feature including seven-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan, last year’s top dog Neil Robertson and world number one Mark Selby.

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the UK Championship 2021 including the all-important dates, prize money and schedule.

UK Snooker Championship 2021 Dates

The first round of the UK Championship 2021 takes place over three days from Tuesday, November 23. The second-round ties begin on Saturday, November 27 before the third-round matches get going on Monday, November 29. Once round four is concluded on Thursday, December 2, the quarter-finals are staged the following day before the semi-finals on Saturday, December 4, with the final behind held over two sessions on Sunday, December 5.

UK Snooker Championship 2021 Prize Money

Whoever comes out on top at the Barbican Centre will walk away with a cool £200,000 cheque. You can’t turn your nose up at that! Here’s a breakdown of the prize money for this year’s tournament.

Winner – £200,000
Runner-up – £80,000
Semi-finalists – £40,000
Quarter-finalists – £24,500
Last 16 – £17,000
Last 32 – £12,000
Last 64 – £6,500
Last 128 – £0
Highest break – £15,000

UK Snooker Championship 2021 Betting

Paddy’s traders have been busy pricing up a UK Championship 2021 Winner betting market after the first two rounds produced a couple of shocks and you can see the latest odds on our snazzy widgets.

Judd Trump – last season’s runner up – is the favourite after heading into the tournament in fine fettle by beating John Higgins 10-4 in the Champion Of Champions final. He has breezed through the opening rounds of the UK Championship.

Ronnie O’Sullivan always attracts plenty of support and is seeking the eighth UK Championship title of his trophy-laden career. The Rocket is through to the second week after comfortable victories in the opening two rounds.

The reigning world champion, Mark Selby, and defending champ, Neil Robertson, crashed out in the first week so John Higgins is next in the betting. 

You can check out Paddy Power’s latest odds by visiting our dedicated UK Championship 2021 betting page.

UK Snooker Championship 2021 Draw and Schedule


Monday, November 29 – 2pm

Mark King v Ronnie O’Sullivan
Barry Hawkins v Cao Yupeng
Andy Hicks v Dominic Dale
John Higgins v Zhao Xintong

Monday, November 29 – 8pm

Kyren Wilson v Wu Yize
Ben Woollaston v Liam Highfield
Noppon Saengkham v Stuart Bingham
Graeme Dott v Jack Lisowski

Tuesday, November 30 – 2pm

Anthony McGill v Zhou Yuelong
Judd Trump v Matthew Selt
David B Gilbert v Mark Allen
Sam Craigie v Peter Lines

Tuesday, November 30 – 8pm

Mark Joyce v Jordan Brown
Ricky Walden v Anthony Hamilton
Luca Brecel v Stephen Maguire
Xiao Guodong v Hossein Vafaei


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