The Masters Snooker is the first major tournament of 2023 in the sport of snooker, and it features competition from 16 of the best players in the world.
Despite the fact that it is not a ranking event, the status of the Masters is not in question. Fans are expected to throng to Alexandra Palace in order to find out who will be crowned winner at the end of an exciting week of competition.
Neil Robertson enters the competition as the reigning champion after prevailing against Barry Hawkins in the final of the 2022 tournament, but Ronnie O’Sullivan has his sights set on breaking the record for most titles won in London with an unprecedented eighth victory.
The Masters Snooker will be held at London’s Alexandra Palace for the second consecutive year. World number one Ronnie O’Sullivan and past champion Judd Trump are both considered to be among the favourites to win the tournament.
According to Trump, who was victorious in 2019, the atmosphere at the arena with a capacity of 2,200 “sets the Ally Pally apart.” According to him, “because of the complete arrangement,” this particular event has “perhaps my favourite vibe of all the tournaments.”
Due to the fact that Zhao Xintong and Yan Bingtao have been given temporary suspensions awaiting the outcome of an ongoing investigation into match-fixing, Hossein Vafaei and David Gilbert have respectively taken their places in the draw.
How much money will be on the line for the winner of this year’s competition, whether it is Robertson, O’Sullivan, Trump, or one of their other competitors? The information regarding the prize money is as follows:
When will the Masters Snooker be in 2023? and where?
The Masters Snooker tournament in 2023 will begin on January 8, and the championship round will be played on January 15.
The event is going to take place in London, and for the eleventh time, it will be hosted at Alexandra Palace.
How to watch Masters Snooker 2023 Live Free:
Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:
Live Broadcast: Masters Snooker Live
How much will the winner of the Masters snooker tournament get in prize money?
Winners of the most prestigious snooker events have made a fortune thanks to their ability to find advantageous angles. This year, the winner of the first big tournament of the year will get a prize worth two hundred and fifty thousand pounds.
The entire prize pool has been set at £725,000, the same amount as it was in 2022, and there will be a reward of £15,000 given to the player who achieves the greatest break. The breakdown of that distribution is as follows.
Who was the champion of the Masters snooker tournament in 2022?
In 2022, Neil Robertson defeated Barry Hawkins and won the event for the second time with a score of 10-4, claiming the winner’s jackpot in the process.
Following his victory over O’Sullivan in the quarterfinals, Robertson advanced to the semifinals where he went on to defeat Mark Williams by the closest margin of victory possible, 6-5.
Masters Snooker 2023 Schedule
The following is the schedule for the tournament on January 8:
Neil Roberston against Shaun Murphy 1 pm-5.15 pm
Mark Selby against Hossein Vafei 7 pm-11 pm
On this Monday the 9th of January:
Ronnie O’Sullivan against Luca Brecel 1 pm -5.15 pm
John Higgings against Jack Lisowski 7 pm-11 pm
The 10th of January, on Tuesday:
Mark Allen v Barry Hawkins 1 pm-5.15 pm
Mark Williams against David Gilbert 7 pm-11 pm
The 11th of January on Wednesday:
Judd Trump vs Ryan Day 1 pm-5.15 pm
Kyren Wilson against Stuart Bingham 7 pm-11 pm
The 12th of January on Thursday:
Williams and Gilbert take on O’Sullivan and Brecel in the fourth quarterfinal round. 1 pm
Quarter-final 3: Selby/Vafaei v Higgins/Lisowski 7 pm
This past Friday, January 13:
Quarter-final 2: Allen/Hawkins against Trump/Day
Robertson and Murphy will face off against Wilson and Bingham in the first quarterfinal.
Saturday 14 January:
Semi-final 2 1 pm
Semi-final 1 7 pm
Sunday 15 January: Final