Snooker World Championship 2022 Full Review

Eddy August
15 Apr 2022
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The World Snooker Championship is back for the 46th consecutive year at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. The defending world champion, Mike Selby who beat Shaun Murphy 18-15 in the 2021 Snooker World Championship, returns to the theater hoping to win a fifth title this year.

Neil Robertson is also another man to watch out for after winning the Masters, Tour Championship, and Players Championship earlier this year. You cannot also underestimate Ronnie O’Sullivan, who can also blow away this tournament.

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The qualifying rounds results for the snooker championship began on April 4 up to April 13, 2022, at the English Institute of Sports. Fans across the United Kingdom and other regions are excited and looking forward to this tournament.

In our comprehensive guide, you will find everything you would love to know including the championship dates, where it will take place, fixtures, qualifying results, and where you can watch the snooker world championship 2022.

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Snooker World Championship Dates

The Snooker World Championship 2022 starts on Sat, 16th April 2022 – Monday, 2 May 2022 after it was shifted during the pandemic. The two-week event will take place at Crucible Theatre. All the 31 matches will take place at the venue, and two matches will be played simultaneously until the semi-finals.

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When does the draw for the tournament take place?

The draw for the tournament took place on Thursday at 11am BST, featuring a total of 16 match-ups. This is the only draw that took place at the tournament, since the rest of the action was determined by brackets.

The 16 top worlds ranking automatically qualify, and they are joined by 16 players who will qualify, and the event’s final round will end on Wednesday.

How and Where can you watch the Snooker World Championship live?

How to Watch Snooker World Championship 2022 Live
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There are various ways you can watch the Snooker World Championship live if you are in the UK and other regions. They include:

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World Snooker Championship 2022: How to Watch For Free

How to Watch Snooker World Championship live in the UK

If you are in the UK and across Europe, you can watch every session of the tournament Discovery+ or on Eurosport. UK fans can also watch the championship for free on ITV. You can also stream the tournaments live on ITV Hub, which has an amazing app.

What if you are not in the UK during the 2022 World Snooker Championship? No worries, you can still watch the championship by installing a VPN and port yourself to a UK location to enjoy watching live as usual.

How to Watch Snooker World Championship live in Canada

You can watch the Snooker World Championship live in Canada through the DAZN streaming service. The service costs CAD$20 monthly and $150 a year. DAZN is the main Canadian streaming service for NFL, Champions League Soccer, and Premier League.

The service supports iOS, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and PC/laptop streaming among others. The early sessions begin at 8 am ET / 5 am PT and the evening sessions begin at 2.30 pm ET / 11.30 am PT.

How to Watch Snooker World Championship live in the US

DAZN is also the best place to watch the 2022 Snooker World Championship in the US. The early session mostly begins at 8 am ET / 5 am PT and the late sessions at 2.30 pm ET / 11 am PT. The monthly subscription is $19.99 and $99.99 yearly.

Apart from snooker, you can watch other sports like soccer, darts, and boxing among others. If you are abroad, you can watch as you would at home with a VPN.

How to Watch Snooker World Championship live in Australia

There are no broadcasters in Australia showing the Snooker World Championship, so you can only watch it online. If you are an Australian snooker fan, watch the championship on Kayo Sports or Fox Sports, but they only show the two final days of the tournament. This is on Sunday and Monday. The coverage starts at 4 am AEST going through until 7.30 am.

Watching on Fox Sports or Foxtel Subscription requires a paid subscription. Another cheaper alternative, you can stream live is on the Kayo streaming platform.

If you are a newbie, utilize the free Kayo Sports trial to determine if their service is right for you. If you love it, they have an affordable plan of AUD$25 a month.

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How to Watch Snooker World Championship live in New Zealand

You can watch the 2022 Snooker World Championship live in New Zealand with the help of Sky Sport. It comes in various pay TV packages starting from 1 am NZD/12 am NSST. The action goes through to the early hours and deep in the mornings.

Subscribers can use the country’s Sky Go service to watch online. Cord=cutters and the rest can use Sky Sport Now streaming only service with pass costs of $19.99 weekly and $39.99 monthly.

How to Watch Snooker World Championship live in China

Snooker enthusiasts in China can watch the 2022 World Snooker Championship on various channels and services that include Liaoning TV, Superstar Online, Huya, Kuaishou, Migu, and Youku. They begin at 8 pm CST every evening and continue into the mornings.

If you are outside China, use a VPN to watch the championship wherever you are.

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Snooker World Championship Fixtures

The 2022 Snooker World Championship will kick off on Saturday and the defending champions are amid the line-up. The following are the entire 2022 snooker world championship fixtures.

World Snooker Championship 2022 Fixtures
World Snooker Championship 2022 Fixtures

Round One

April 16, 2022

  1. Mark Selby;
  2. Zhao Xintong;
  3. Barry Hawkins;
  4. Ronnie O’Sullivan;
  5. Mark Selby;
  6. Shaun Murphy;

April 17, 2022

  1. Anthony McGill;
  2. Zhao Xintong;
  3. Mark Williams;
  4. Barry Hawkins;
  5. Shaun Murphy;

April 18, 2022

  1. Anthony McGill;
  2. Mark Allen;
  3. Mark Williams;
  4. Neil Robertson;
  5. Staurt Bingham;
  6. Mark Allen;
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April 19, 2022

  1. Yan Bingtao;
  2. Neil Robertson;
  3. Staurt Bingham;
  4. John Higgins;
  5. Yan Bingtao;
  6. Jack Lisowski;

April 20, 2022

  1. Kyren Wilson;
  2. John Higgins;
  3. Judd Trump;
  4. Jack Lisowski;
  5. Kyren Wilson;
  6. Luca Brecel;

April 21, 2022;

  1. Luca Brecel;
  2. Judd Trump;
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Round Two

April 21, 2022

  1. Hawkins/Qualifiers vs Williams/Qualifiers;
  2. Zhao/ Qualifiers vs Murphy/ Qualifiers;

April 22, 2022

  1. Hawkins/Qualifiers vs Williams/Qualifiers;
  2. Allen/Qualifier vs O’Sullivan/Qualifiers;
  3. Selby/Qualifier vs Yan/Qualifiers;
  4. Zhao/Qualifier vs Williams/Qualifiers;
  5. Hawkins/Qualifiers vs Williams/Qualifiers;
  6. Allen/Qualifier vs O’Sullivan/Qualifier;

April 23, 2022

  • Selby vs Yan;
  • Zhao vs Murphy;
  • McGill bs Trump;
  • Allen vs O’Sullivan;
  • Selby vs Yan;
  • Robertson vs Lisowski;

April 24, 2022

  1. Wilson vs Bingham;
  2. Brecel vs Higgins;
  3. McGill vs Trump;
  4. Robertson vs Lisowski;
  5. Wilson vs Bingham;
  6. Brecel vs Higgins;
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April 25, 2022

  1. Wilson vs Bingham;
  2. Brecel vs Higgins;
  3. McGill vs Trump;
  4. Robertson vs Lisowski;

April 26-27, 2022: Quarterfinals

April 28-30, 2022: Semi-Finals

May 1-2, 2022: Final

Qualifiers Results

The 2022 World Snooker Championship is set to start on the 16th of April. However, the snooker world championship qualifiers kicked off one week before the tournament. The qualifiers tournament was held at the English Institute of Sports, consisting of 128 players.

This number reduced to 16 players during the week and the winners joined the 16 top players in snooker ranking in their first round draw. The first, second and the third preliminary rounds of the qualifying matches were all of best of 11 frames. The fourth and the final round were of the best of 19 frames. The following are the qualifiers results:

12th April Fourth Round Results

  1. Allan Taylor 1-10 Scott Donaldson;
  2. Dominic Dale 4-10 Lyu Haotian;
  3. Stephen Maguire 10-7 Zhou Yuelong;
  4. Michael White 10-8 Jordan Brown;
  5. Michael Selt 7-10 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh;
  6. Tom Ford 5-10 Jamie Jones;
  7. David Lilley 7-10 Ding Junhui;
  8. Joe O’Connor 7-10 Ashley Hugill;
  9. 13th April Fourth Round Results;
  10. David Gilbert 10-3 Anthony Hamilton;
  11. Jimmy Robertson 7-10 Chris Wakelin;
  12. Noppon Saengkham 10-8 Robert Milkins;
  13. Liam Highfield 10-7 Yuan SiJun;
  14. Ali Carter 8-10 Matthew Stevens;
  15. Jackson Page 10-6 David Grace;
  16. Graeme Dott 8-10 Jamie Clarke;
  17. Lei Peifan 9-10 Hossein Vafaei;
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Participants, who have already qualified

After going through four intense rounds in the qualifiers, the following is a list of 16 players who qualified:

  1. Scott Donaldson;
  2. Lyu Haotian;
  3. Stephen Maguire;
  4. Michael White;
  5. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh;
  6. Jamie Jones;
  7. Ding Junhui;
  8. Ashley Hugill;
  9. David Gilbert;
  10. Chris Wakelin;
  11. Noppon Saengkham;
  12. Liam Highfield;
  13. Matthew Stevens;
  14. Jackson Page;
  15. Jamie Clarke;
  16. Hossein Vafaei;

The tournament will consist of the 16 players from the qualifying process who will be drawn against 16 best-seeded players. The best 16 players from the recent snooker world rankings automatically qualify as seeded players for the main draw. Below is a list of 16 best-seeded players this year.

  1. Ronnie O'Sullivan;
  2. Mark Selby;
  3. Neil Robertson;
  4. Judd Trump;
  5. Kyren Wilson;
  6. John Higgins;
  7. Zhao Xintong;
  8. Mark J Williams;
  9. Barry Hawkins;
  10. Shaun Murphy;
  11. Luca Brecel;
  12. Stuart Bingham;
  13. Anthony McGill;
  14. Jack Lisowski;
  15. Mark Allen;
  16. Yan Bingtao;
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Snooker World Championship 2022 Participants
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How is Snooker World Championship held?

The World Snooker Championship has 32 qualified players who meet in one-in-one snooker matches. They use the single elimination method and every match is played in several frames. They choose the 32 players by mixing snooker world rankings and the pre-tournament qualifiers.

The total prize money for the tournament is more than £2 million; the winner gets £500,000 and the runner-up gets £200,000. The highest televised break receives £15,000 and a 147 maximum break of £40,000.

Our Predictions

The 2022 World Snooker Championship will be the most admired tournament. Betting on this big event will also be thrilling, and that is why you need to choose the best sites to bet on the World Snooker Championship. Some top betting sites you can consider include:

  • Bet365;
  • 1xBet;
  • 22Bet;
  • Betfred.

Some popular betting markets for this championship include outright betting, 147 breaks betting, century breaks betting and player to pot first red betting. Before placing your bets, it is good to research the players, consider the value in the odds, know the rules of the sport and avoid making the common betting markets.

According to the previous champions, our favorite players to win the world snooker championship this year includes Judd Trump, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Selby, and Neil Robertson. Let’s have a look at the betting odds of the 2022 World Snooker Championship.

Seeding

PlayerOdds
1Mark Selby (England)
7/1
2Ronnie O'Sullivan (England)9/2
3Neil Robertson (Australia)7/2
4Judd Trump (England)11/2
5Kyren Wilson (England)16/1
6John Higgins (Scotland)11/1
7Zhao Xintong (China)18/1
8Mark Williams (Wales)28/1
9Barry Hawkins (England)33/1
10Shaun Murphy (England)33/1
11Luca Brecel (Belgium)28/1
12Stuart Bingham (England)40/1
13Anthony McGill (Scotland)50/1
14Jack Lisowski (England)50/1
15Mark Allen (Northern Ireland)25/1
16Yao Bingtao (China)22/1

Conclusion

The first snooker world championship was held in 1927 at Thurston's Hall, Leicester. There have been many championships and since 1977, the Snooker Championship has always taken place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. This year, the championship will be held at the same place for the 46th time. The tournament comprises the top 16 world’s seeded players, joined by 16 players who successfully made their way after the qualifying process.

The snooker championship has over 300 million audiences globally. The event is sponsored by Betfred. I hope you now have a better understanding of the 2022 World Snooker Championship. Our detailed guide covers the dates, where it will take place, fixtures, qualifiers results, where to watch the championship live, and much more.

 As the World Snooker Championship commences on Saturday, 16th April, everyone is wondering whether Ronnie O’Sullivan will win the 7th title or whether the defending champion Mark Selby will defend his title. Let’s all wait for the final championship scores and find out.

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FAQs

When will the 2022 World Snooker Championship take place?
The 2022 World Snooker Championship will take place on Saturday, 16th April and it will end on Monday, 2 May.
Where will the 2022 World Snooker Championship take place?
The tournament will take place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England for the 46th successive year.
Who are the favorites for the 2022 World Snooker Championship?
The early favorites for this championship are Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, and John Higgins.
Where can I watch the 2022 World Snooker Championship for free?
You can watch the 2022 World Snooker Championship on BBC platforms and Eurosport since they will broadcast all the events for 17 days. You can also stream the championship online through the Eurosport app.
World Snooker Championship Bracket
World Snooker Championship Bracket
World Snooker Championship 2022 Fixtures
World Snooker Championship 2022 Fixtures
Snooker World Championship 2022 Participants
Snooker World Championship 2022 Participants
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