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Paddy’s going snooker loopy as the world’s best players battle it out for the most prestigious prize in the game.
The World Snooker Championship 2022 once again takes place at the Crucible in Sheffield. The first round begins on Saturday, April 16 and the 32 hopefuls will be whittled down before the final reaches a thrilling conclusion on Monday, May 2.
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Mark Selby is the top seed after winning his fourth crown last year, Ronnie O’Sullivan heads into the tournament at the top of the world rankings but Neil Robertson is the man in form after claiming four big titles this season.
You’ll find everything you need to know about the World Snooker Championship 2022 below including the draw, schedule and Paddy Power’s latest odds.
World Snooker Championship 2022 Draw & Schedule
ROUND ONE – BEST OF 19 FRAMES
Mark Selby v Jamie Jones (Sat 16 Apr 11am/Sat 16 Apr 8pm)
Zhao Xintong v Jamie Clarke (Sat 16 Apr 11am/Sun 17 Apr 11am)
Barry Hawkins v Jackson Page (Sat 16 Apr 3:30pm/Sun 17 Apr 8pm)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v David B Gilbert (Sat 16 Apr 3:30pm/Sun 17 Apr 3:30pm)
Shaun Murphy v Stephen Maguire (Sat 16 Apr 8pm/Sun 17 Apr 8pm)
Anthony McGill v Liam Highfield (Sun 17 Apr 11am/Mon 18 Apr 11am)
Mark J Williams v Michael White (Sun 17 Apr 3:30pm/Mon 18 Apr 3:30pm)
Mark Allen v Scott Donaldson (Mon 18 Apr 11am/Mon 18 Apr 8pm)
Neil Robertson v Ashley Hugill (Mon 18 Apr 3:30pm/Tue 19 Apr 11am)
Stuart Bingham v Lyu Haotian (Mon 18 Apr 8pm/Tue 19 Apr 3:30pm)
Yan Bingtao v Chris Wakelin (Tue 19 Apr 11am/Tue 19 Apr 8pm)
John Higgins v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (Tue 19 Apr 3:30pm/Wed 20 Apr 11am)
Jack Lisowski v Matthew Stevens (Tue 19 Apr 8pm/Wed 20 Apr 3:30pm)
Kyren Wilson v Ding Junhui (Wed 20 Apr 11am/Wed 20 Apr 8pm)
Judd Trump v Hossein Vafaei (Wed 20 Apr 3:30pm/Thu 21 Apr 8pm)
Luca Brecel v Noppon Saengkham (Wed 20 Apr 8pm/Thu 21 Apr 2pm)
ROUND TWO – BEST OF 25 FRAMES
Hawkins / Page v M J Williams / White (Thu 21 Apr 2pm/Fri 22 Apr 11am/Fri 22 Apr 8pm)
Zhao Xintong / Clarke v S Murphy / Maguire (Thu 21 Apr 8pm/Fri 22 Apr 3:30pm/Sat 23 Apr 11am)
M Allen / Donaldson v R O’Sullivan / Gilbert (Fri 22 Apr 11am/Fri 22 Apr 8pm/Sat 23 Apr 3:30pm)
Selby / Jones v Yan Bingtao / Wakelin (Fri 22 Apr 3:30pm/Sat 23 Apr 11am/Sat 23 Apr 8pm)
McGill / Highfield v Trump / Vafaei (Sat 23 Apr 3:30pm/Sun 24 Apr 3:30pm/Mon 25 Apr 8pm)
N Robertson / Hugill v Lisowski / Stevens (Sat 23 Apr 8pm/Sun 24 Apr 3:30pm/Mon 25 Apr 8pm)
K Wilson / Junhui v Bingham / Haotian (Sun 24 Apr 11am/Sun 24 Apr 8pm/Mon 25 Apr 2pm)
Brecel / Saengkham v J Higgins / Un-Nooh (Sun 24 Apr 11am/Sun 24 Apr 8pm/Mon 25 Apr 2pm)
QUARTER-FINALS – BEST OF 25 FRAMES
The last-eight matches of the World Snooker Championship 2022 are due to be played between Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27.
SEMI-FINALS – BEST OF 33 FRAMES
The last-four matches of the World Snooker Championship 2022 are due to be played between Thursday, April 28 and Saturday, April 30.
FINAL – BEST OF 35 FRAMES
The final of the World Snooker Championship 2022 is scheduled to take place over four sessions on Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2.
World Snooker Championship 2022 Prize Money
There’s plenty of dosh on the line at the Crucible and, unsurprisingly, it’s the most lucrative event on the World Snooker Tour. The winner of the World Snooker Championship 2022 will walk away with a cheque – hopefully novelty sized – worth a tidy £500,000. That’s not bad for a couple weeks’ work!
Winner – £500,000
Finalist – £250,000
Semi-Finalist – £100,000
Quarter-Finalist – £50,000
Second Round – £30,000
First Round – £20,000
World Snooker Championship 2022 Betting Odds
2010 champion Neil Robertson is the form player having won four tournaments in the 2021/22 campaign including the Tour Championship earlier this month to climb to third in the world rankings and top of the one-year ranking list.
The Ace in the Pack finally got his hands on the World Snooker Championship trophy in 2019 and has managed to win two tournaments during the course of this season, the Turkish Masters and the Champion of Champions.
The six-time champion is looking to equal Stephen Hendry’s record of seven titles but has only claimed on tournament victory this season, the World Grand Prix, to place third on the one-year list, although The Rocket still tops the world rankings.
The reigning champion after beating Shaun Murphy in last year’s final to claim his fourth success in the tournament, Mark Selby has had little competitive action in recent months and has been candid about his mental health struggles.
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