World Snooker Championship 2023: Schedule, TV and Live Stream, Players

The topmost level of international snooker competition will begin again on April 15th. Here you can find the latest news on the upcoming World Snooker Championship 2023.


The World Snooker Championship is the most prestigious international snooker tournament. Established in 1927, it is also the longest-running tournament in professional snooker.

Upcoming edition of the event is titled “Cazoo World Snooker Championship 2023.” As the popular British car retailer, Cazoo is the major sponsor of this event. For the 47th consecutive year, it will be held at the Crucible Theater.

World Snooker Championship 2023 will feature a £2.4 million prize pool with a winner’s share of £500,000. 32 professionals have qualified to participate in the main competition this year. The 2022 champion, Ronnie O’Sullivan, will also be present to defend his title.

The event will maintain a playoff format in five rounds. The first round will be played on the best of 19 frames. As each round reaches completion, the frame count will be increased. The final match will be played on a best-of-35-frame game.

Keep reading for further information on the schedule, live stream, draw, and other details of the upcoming edition of the World Snooker Championship below.

World Snooker Championship 2023 Schedule:

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • End Date: Monday, May 1, 2023
  • Time: 05:00 a.m. ET

The 2023 iteration of the World Snooker Championship will get underway on Saturday, April 15, 2023. On the first day, a game between defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and debutant Pang Junxu at 05:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. BST will kick off the event. It will run till the following Monday, May 1, 2023.

Here is the schedule for the highly awaited top-class international snooker competition –

Rounds Date Time (ET)
First Round April 15 – April 20 05:00 a.m. – 02:30 p.m.
Second Round April 21 – April 24 05:00 a.m. – 02:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals April 25 – April 26 TBD
Semifinals April 27 – April 29
Final April 30 – May 1

How to watch World Snooker Championship 2023?

  • BBC
  • Eurosport

Within the United Kingdom, BBC will broadcast the upcoming World Snooker Championship via BBC One, Two, and Four on tv. While in other European regions, Eurosport will air all games of the event live on tv.

How to Live Stream the Event?

  • BBC iPlayer
  • Discovery+
  • DAZN
  • Matchroom Live

BBC will provide a live stream of World Snooker Championship 2023 matches via their iPlayer streaming platform for viewers in the UK. In other EU regions, the games will be available to watch online via Discovery+. For American and Canadian snooker fans, DAZN will stream the event. While other international region fans can catch the event online via World Snooker’s official streaming platform, Matchroom Live.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Crucible Theatre
  • Location: Sheffield, England

Scheffield’s widely known indoor theatre, Crucible Theatre, will host the upcoming event. This will be the 47th consecutive year of this theatre hosting the World Snooker Championship. Alternatively known as “The Crucible,” this theatre is located in South Yorkshire, England.

World Snooker Championship 2023 Seeds:

32 snooker professionals will compete in the first round at the upcoming championship. Here is the complete official seed list for the event –

Seed Player
1 Ronnie O’Sullivan
2 Mark Selby
3 Mark Allen
4 Shaun Murphy
5 Judd Trump
6 Neil Robertson
7 Kyren Wilson
8 Mark Williams
9 Luca Brecel
10 John Higgins
11 Ali Carter
12 Jack Lisowski
13 Robert Milkins
14 Stuart Bingham
15 Gary Wilson
16 Ding Junhui


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