The BetVictor Northern Ireland Open Snooker Championships will be held at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall from October 16 to 23.
The prestigious 2022 Northern Ireland Open snooker tournament is set to begin on October 16th, with a star-studded lineup that includes reigning world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan; we look at the players, schedule, draw, prize money, dates, timing, and TV coverage.
The 2022 BetVictor Northern Ireland Open, a professional ranking snooker competition, will be contested at Belfast, Northern Ireland’s Waterfront Hall from October 16 to 23, 2022. The tournament will be the third in the BetVictor Series, the first in the Home Nations Series, and the fourth-ranking event of the 2022-23 season. For the sixth time, the Northern Ireland Open will be held.
When and where to watch the 2022 Northern Ireland Open Snooker: live stream and television coverage
Broadcast Live From Everywhere: 2022 Northern Ireland Open Snooker
Fans can purchase tournament tickets through this page. From October 16 to October 23, the 2022 Northern Ireland Open will be aired live on Eurosport in the United Kingdom. For those who are interested, the matches can also be watched live on Eurosport and Discovery+. Every match will be broadcast live on Eurosport India, while viewers in China will be able to watch it on Liaoning TV and DAZN in Canada.
Northern Ireland Open Schedule, Date, Time, Venue, and Player List
The 2022 Northern Ireland Open, the first of the Home Nations tournaments, will begin on Sunday, kicking off a very busy snooker season. Ronnie O’Sullivan will seek to extend his lead at the top of the snooker rankings by performing well in the Belfast tournament following his victory at the Hong Kong Masters. Neil Robertson will compete in his first ranking event after missing the Championship League, European Masters, and British Open. The Northern Ireland Open will be held at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall from October 16 to October 23. The trophy is called as the Alex Higgins Trophy in honor of the well-known two-time world champion.
The qualifying matches for the top 16 players in the world, as well as wildcard matches featuring local players, have been postponed and will take place on the first two days in Belfast, where all elite snooker players will compete. Zhao Xintong, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Selby, Allen, and O’Sullivan are among the well-known professionals competing on the tournament’s first day. On Sunday at 19:00, O’Sullivan will face Lukas Kleckers, followed by Allen v. Chang Bingyu, with Trump, Selby, and Robertson taking part in the best of the afternoon’s action.
Matches will be best of seven frames up to and including the fourth round, as is the norm for all Home Nations championships. The quarterfinals will be nine frames long, the semifinals will be 11 frames long, and the championship match will be 17 frames long.
Northern Ireland Open 2022 Latest Results & Schedule
Schedule for October 16th (Qualifying Round Matches)
Ken Doherty vs. Kyren Wilson
Lyu Haotian vs. Zhao Xintong
Liang Wenbo vs. Yan Bingtao
Xiao Guodong vs. Ricky Walden
Rod Lawler vs. Donald Trump
Xu Si vs. Shaun Murphy
Robbie McGuigan vs. Joel Connolly
Fraser vs. Neil Robertson Patrick
Reanne Evans vs. Mark Selby
Peter Lines vs. Mark Williams
Anthony Hamilton vs. Barry Hawkins
Lukas Kleckers vs. Ronnie O’Sullivan
Chang Bingyu vs. Mark Allen
Allan Taylor vs. Stuart Bingham
Joe O’Connor vs. Luca Brecel
Schedule for October 17th (Qualifying Round & Second Round Matches)
Li Hang Zhou Yuelong vs. Jack Lisowski
Fergal O’Brien vs. John Higgins
Dylan vs. Andy Lee Emery
Stephen Maguire vs. Zak Surety
Jimmy Robertson vs. Andy Hicks
John J Astley vs. Ben Woollaston
Schedule for October 18th
Matches in the Second Round
Second and third-round matches are scheduled for October 19th.
Third and fourth-round matches are scheduled for the 20th of October.
Quarterfinal Matches on October 21st
Semi-final Matches on October 22nd
The final Match is Scheduled for October 23rd
Northern Ireland Open Prize Money Pool Distribution in 2022
The winner of the Northern Ireland Open in 2022 will receive £80,000, while the runner-up will receive only £35,000. Each semifinal will receive a minimum of £17,500 in prize money from the competition’s total prize budget of £427,000.
The prize is £80,000.
£17,500 for the semi-finals
£11,000 for the quarter-finals
Last 16: £7,500
Last 32: £4,500
Last 64: £3,000
The most expensive break: £5,000