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After the rowdy PDC World Championship comes a more sedate affair for the Alexandra Palace as the world’s 16 best snooker players descend on the iconic north London venue for The Masters.
While it may not be a World Snooker Tour ranking event, The Masters is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the calendar as it forms one leg of the Triple Crown along with the World Championship and UK Championship.
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The likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and defending champion Yan Bingtao will be in action but one of the most in-form players on the Tour right now, Luca Brecel, will not be competing.
The blossoming Belgian was outside the top 16 in the world rankings by the cut-off date after losing in the UK Championship final but rose to 15th after landing the Scottish Open a week later.
Action at the Ally Pally begins on Sunday, January 9, and you’ll find details of the all-important Masters draw, schedule, odds and prize money below.
Masters Snooker 2022 Draw & Schedule
Round 1 (Best of 11 Frames)
Sunday, January 9: Yan Bingtao 4-6 Mark J Williams
Sunday, January 9: Neil Robertson 6-3 Anthony McGill
Monday, January 10: John Higgins 6-2 Zhao Xintong
Monday, January 10: Shaun Murphy 2-6 Barry Hawkins
Tuesday, January 11: Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-1 Jack Lisowski
Tuesday, January 11: Mark Selby 6-3 Stephen Maguire
Wednesday, January 12: Judd Trump 6-5 Mark Allen
Wednesday, January 12: Kyren Wilson 6-5 Stuart Bingham
Quarter-Finals (Best of 11 Frames)
Thursday, January 13: Robertson v O’Sullivan (1pm)
Thursday, January 13: Williams v Higgins (7pm)
Friday, January 14: Trump v Wilson (1pm)
Friday, January 14: Hawkins v Selby (7pm)
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 Frames)
Saturday, January 15: Williams / Higgins v Robertson / O’Sullivan (1pm)
Saturday, January 15: Trump / Wilson v Hawkins / Selby (7pm)
Final (Best of 19 Frames)
Sunday, January 16: TBC v TBC (1pm and 7pm)
Masters Snooker 2022 Betting Odds
Our traders have potted a whole host of Masters betting markets including the Outright Winner, Name The Finalists, To Reach the Final and Will there be a 147 break in the tournament? You can run the rule over the latest odds at paddypower.com, otherwise here’s a round-up of the favourites.
Judd Trump has only claimed one title this season – the Champion of Champions – but the 32-year-old has been the dominant force on the World Snooker Tour in recent years.
Ronnie O’Sullivan – hoping for a record-extending eighth title – begins against UK Championship quarter-finalist Jack Lisowski. The Rocket’s last Masters triumph came in 2017.
World champion and rankings leader Mark Selby is bidding to win The Masters for the fourth time in his career.
Neil Robertson, the world number four, shook off his disappointing UK Championship by reaching the final of last month’s World Grand Prix where he lost to O’Sullivan.
Masters Snooker 2022 Prize Money
Last 16: £15,000
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