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World Snooker Championship 2021

World Snooker Championship 2021: Everything To Know About It

  • Jan 15, 2021
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The last World Snooker Championship was held between July 31 and August 16, 2020, and Ronnie O'Sullivan won the sixth World Snooker Championship. All the information you need to know about the World Snooker Championships 2021, which starts on April 17th, and how to purchase tickets to the tournament.
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World Snooker Championship 2021 Schedule, Fixtures & Draws

The World Snooker Championship 2021 will take place from April 17 to May 3, 2021, at Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. The tournament was postponed this year due to Covid 19, which resulted in the tournament ending later than usual. However, next year the tournament will have its traditional schedule.

  • Start Date: 17th April 2021
  • Final Date: 3rd May 2021

The tournament will be held at the Crucible Stadium in Sheffield, UK. This will be the 45th year in a row that the World Snooker Championship 2021 will be held at Crucible Stadium. The full schedule of the World Snooker Championship 2021 and matches will be updated here once officials are confirmed.

World Snooker Championship 2021

The event is sponsored by the popular bookmaker Betfred. Hence, it is generally referred to as Betfred World Snooker Championship 2021 for sponsorship reasons.

The World Snooker Championship 2021 Qualifiers will take place in the last week of April 2020 in four separate rounds and 16 players will participate in the main draw.

How to Buy World Snooker Championship 2021 Tickets?

It might be six months until the World Series begins, but here's some good news for pool fans. WPBSA recently opened a portal for fans to purchase tickets for the World Snooker Championship 2021.

Yes, tickets are live, tickets go on sale on September 28 at 12 noon. It can only be purchased online through the Crucible Theater website and official ticket partner of World Snooker Championship SEE Tickets.

World Snooker Championship 2021

Next year tickets will be divided into 3 classes, which are Standard, Premium, and VIP. Although ticket prices differ in terms of tournament progress.


Standard Price



1st Round



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2nd Round



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The VIP ticket starts only for the semi-finals and the final. The package includes dinner, drinks, and meeting a legend.

Player’s Ranking

The tournament opened in 1927 and next year will celebrate its 94th edition. Ronnie O'Sullivan is the titleholder after defeating Keren Wilson (18-8).

The format for the snooker tournament is that 128 players will participate in the tournament as of April 17th. 16 players will qualify to compete against the best 16 in the world in the main draw for the first round.

Therefore, the list of the top 16 pool players in the world is as follows.



Prize Money


Judd Trump

£ 1,658,000


Ronnie O’Sullivan

£ 1,104,000


Neil Robertson

£ 918,000


Mark Selby

£ 789,000


Mark Allen

£ 653,500


Kyren Wilson

£ 593,500


John Higgins

£ 534,500


Shaun Murphy

£ 495,500


Stephen Maguire

£ 459,500


Ding Junhui

£ 402,750


Stuart Bingham

£ 391,500


Yan Bingtao

£ 330,000


David Gilbert

£ 328,500


Mark Williams

£ 297,750


Jack Lisowski

£ 288,250


Joe Perry

£ 259,500

World Championship Format 2021

Here's the match format scheduled for this World Snooker Championship 2021 season.

  • Round one: Best of 19 frames
  • Round two: Best of 25 frames
  • Quarter-finals: Best of 25 frames
  • Semi-finals: Best of 33 frames
  • Final: Best of 35 frames

The full matches of the World Snooker Championship 2021 will be broadcast on BBC and Eurosport in the UK.

Also Read: World Snooker Championship 2020