UK Championship 2022: Schedule, tickets and prize money as Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump headline snooker tournament

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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.

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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.

Date Stage Session times
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.

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.

Stage Prize
Last 112 £2,500
Last 80 £5,000
Last 48 £7,500
Last 32 £10,000
Last 16 £15,000
Quarterfinal £25,000
Semifinal £50,000
Runner-up £100,000
Winner £250,000

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.

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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

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.

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