Snooker World Championship 2022 Participants

Alisa Barladyan
14 Apr 2022
17:56

The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England, will host the 46th Snooker World Championship 2022 from 16 April to 2 May 2022, making it the venue's 46th straight World Snooker Championship. Organisers are calling it the Betfred World Snooker Championship.

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Prizepool for Snooker World Championship 2022

Winner£500,000
Runner-up£200,000
Semi-finalists£100,000
Quarter-finalists£50,000
Last 16£30,000
Last 32£20,000
Last 48£15,000
Last 80£10,000
Last 112£5,000
Highest break£15,000

Professional and invited amateur players make up the 128 participants. The 32 players that will compete in the event's main stage include the top 16 snooker players in the global rankings and the 16 players who qualified for the competition. You might be curious about the snooker world championship participants discussed below.

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Snooker World Championship 2022 Participants

1Mark Selby
2Ronnie O'Sullivan
3Neil Robertson
4Judd Trump
5Kyren Wilson
6John Higgins
7Zhao Xintong
8Mark Williams
9Barry Hawkins
10Shaun Murphy
11Luca Brecel
12Stuart Bingham
13Anthony McGill
14Jack Lisowski
15Mark Allen
16Yao Bingtao
17Scott Donaldson
18Lyu Haotian
19Stephen Maguire
20Michael White
21Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
22Jamie Jones
23Ding Junhui
24Ashley Hugill
25David Gilbert
26Chris Wakelin
27Noppon Saengkham
28Liam Highfield
29Matthew Stevens
30Jackson Page
31Jamie Clarke
32Hossein Vafaei
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Mark Selby

The English professional snooker player Mark Selby is the four-time and reigning World Snooker Champion;

Ronnie O'Sullivan

He is the current world number one snooker player, Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan OBE;

Neil Robertson

A professional snooker player from Australia, Neil Robertson is a former champion and world number one;

Judd Trump

Snooker player Judd Trump is a former world champion and world number one from Bristol, England;

Kyren Wilson

Snooker player from Kettering, England, Kyren Wilson is a four-time ranking event champion and a professional player;

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John Higgins

An 18-year-old Scottish professional snooker player known as John Higgins, with four World Championship victories since going professional;

Zhao Xintong

Zhao Xintong is a snooker player from China. He has always been regarded as one of the game's brightest prospects;

Mark Williams

Professional snooker player Mark James Williams is a three-time World Champion from Wales;

Barry Hawkins

From Ditton, Kent, Barry Hawkins is an English professional snooker player;

Shaun Murphy

An English professional snooker player, Shaun Murphy, won the 2005 World Championship in his home country of England;

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Luca Brecel

Belgian professional snooker player Luca Brecel won the European Under-19 Championships when he was only 14 years old;

Stuart Bingham

A former world and masters snooker champion, Stuart Bingham is a professional snooker player from England. Bingham won the 1996 World Amateur Championship;

Anthony McGill

Professional snooker player Anthony McGill hails from Glasgow, Scotland;

Jack Lisowski

Snooker player Jack Lisowski is from Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England;

Mark Allen

Snooker player Mark Allen is from Antrim, Northern Ireland. At the 2004 World Amateur Sports Championships, he emerged victorious;

Yao Bingtao

Professional snooker player Yan Bingtao is from China. He has the distinction of becoming the world's youngest Amateur World Snooker Championship victor;

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Scott Donaldson

Professional snooker player Scott Donaldson is from Glasgow, Scotland. After winning the 2012 EBSA European Snooker Championship, Donaldson went professional;

Lyu Haotian

Snooker player Lyu Haotian is from the People's Republic of China and is the youngest player ever to compete in a professional competition at 14;

Stephen Maguire

Snooker player Stephen Maguire is from Scotland. Six major ranking events, including the 2004 UK Championship, have been won by this player;

Michael White

Michael White hails from Neath, Glamorgan. He broke the record for the youngest player to make a century break aged nine and was the world amateur champion at 14;

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh plays snooker in Thailand. He won the 2019 Snooker Shoot-Out and placed second in the 2019 World Open;

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is a Neath snooker professional. He was the youngest player ever to make a 147 break in competition at 14;

Ding Junhui

Ding Junhui is a Chinese snooker player and the sport's most successful Asian player;

Ashley Hugill

Snooker player Ashley Hugill is from England;

David Gilbert

David Gilbert plays snooker in England. He was a World Snooker Young Player of the Year;

Chris Wakelin

Chris Wakelin hails from Rugby, Warwickshire;

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Noppon Saengkham

Noppon Saengkham plays snooker in Thailand;

Liam Highfield

Liam Highfield is an English snooker professional and the 2009/2010 PIOS runner-up who went pro in 2010;

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens is Welsh snooker professional. He had two Triple Crown victories;

Jackson Page

Jackson Page is a snooker professional from Wales. Former European U-21 and Under-18 World Snooker Champion and the Under-18 European Snooker Championship in 2017;

Jamie Clarke

Snooker player Jamie Clarke is from Wales;

Hossein Vafaei

Hossein Vafaei is Iranian snooker professional. He's the first Iranian to play professionally;

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Snooker World Championship 2022 Favourites

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The Snooker World Championship 2022 Favourites are mentioned below: 

  • Mark Williams - 33/1;
  • Ding Junhui - 28/1;
  • Yan Bingtao - 26/1;
  • Zhao Xintong - 21/1;
  • Kyren Wilson - 16/1;
  • John Higgins - 12/1;
  • Mark Selby -11/1;
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan - 6/1;
  • Judd Trump - 29/5;
  • Neil Robertson - 22/5;
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