Zhao Xintong will defend the title he won for the first time last year when the UK Championship returns for a 45th tournament.
Ronnie O’Sullivan, whose seven titles give him the record number of wins at this event, will also take part alongside the men immediately beneath him at the top of the rankings: world number two Neil Robertson, and number three, Judd Trump.
Luca Brecel, runner-up in 2021, will be hoping to go a step further this time, while Mark Selby would love to repeat his title wins of 2012 and 2016.
Where’s the showpiece taking place? What times are the matches and how much money is at stake? Read on for all the key details.
UK Championship 2022 venue
The UK Championship 2022 will take place at the Barbican Centre in York, where it first appeared in 2001.
The tournament has previously taken place in Blackpool, Bournemouth, Preston, Telford and Milton Keynes.
UK Championship 2022 schedule and times
There are two sessions a day for fans to look forward to across the eight-day tournament.
All matches before the final are the best of 11 frames. The final takes place over 19 frames.
All times are GMT.
|Saturday, November 12||Last 32||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Sunday, November 13||Last 32||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Monday, November 14||Last 32||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday, November 15||Last 32||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday, November 16||Last 16||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Thursday, November 17||Last 16||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Friday, November 18||Quarterfinals||1 p.m., 7.p.m.|
|Saturday, November 19||Semifinals||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
|Sunday, November 20||Friday||1 p.m., 7 p.m.|
York. A battleground for centuries.
It still is. ⚔️
— World Snooker Tour (@WeAreWST) November 3, 2022
Prize money for the UK Championship 2022
Finding those angles pays handsomely at the UK Championship, where the winner’s fee has risen by £50,000 this year as part of a total prize-fund increase of almost £200,000.
The prize for the highest break is £15,000.
How to watch the UK Championship 2022
UK: Fans can watch via the BBC, on TV (BBC One and Two, and through the red button option) and online through BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website or app.
In countries outside Europe and China, you can follow the tournament via Matchroom Sport or Discovery+ by signing up to a subscription to either service.
Who is playing at the UK Championship 2022?
Here’s a full rundown of this year’s confirmed competitors so far. Qualifying will be completed on November 10.
- Mark Allen
- Judd Trump
- Zhao Xintong
- Luca Brecel
- Neil Robertson
- John Higgins
- Barry Hawkins
- Yan Bingtao
- Mark Williams
- Stuart Bingham
- Shaun Murphy
- Ronnie O’Sullivan
- Jack Lisowski
- Kyren Wilson
- Ryan Day
- Mark Selby
UK Championship 2022 first-round draw
The 16 players confirmed to take part will each play against qualifiers from a pre-tournament event featuring 128 hopefuls, comprising 112 professionals and 16 invited amateurs.
All below times are GMT
Saturday November 12, 1 p.m
Zhao Xintong v Qualifier
Mark Allen v Qualifier
Saturday November 12, 7 p.m
Kyren Wilson v Qualifier
Ryan Day v Qualifier
Sunday November 13, 1 p.m.
Neil Robertson v Qualifier
Luca Brecel v Qualifier
Sunday November 13, 7 p.m
John Higgins v Qualifier
Barry Hawkins v Qualifier
𝗙𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗗𝗔𝗬𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗚𝗢 🇬🇧
This week, we’re counting down iconic moments in @CazooUK UK Championship history!
— World Snooker Tour (@WeAreWST) November 8, 2022
Monday November 14, 1 p.m.
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Qualifier
Yan Bingtao v Qualifier
Monday November 14, 7 p.m.
Mark Williams v Qualifier
Stuart Bingham v Qualifier
Tuesday November 15, 1 p.m.
Judd Trump v Qualifier
Jack Lisowski v Qualifier
Tuesday November 15, 7 p.m
Mark Selby v Qualifier
Shaun Murphy v Qualifier
How to buy tickets for the UK Championship 2022
Tickets for the tournament range from £5 to £80, with low availability on several days including the final, which only had resale tickets on offer three days before the action began.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.