Higher Prize Money for the Cazoo UK Championship 2022

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Zhao Xintong: Picture Source: BBC News

The Prize money for the next month’s UK snooker Championship has been increased. In the last three editions of the event, the overall winners took home £200 000. The 2022 edition winner will go home with £250 000. This means that the prize money will increase by 25%.

The 2022 edition of the UK Snooker Championship official name is Cazoo UK Championship. The final event will start from November 12-20, 2022.

According to World Snooker, a new format for snooker’s second biggest ranking event means that the top 16 are all seeded through to the last 32 and will compete in the televised phase at the Barbican in York in the final event. The final events will hold at the York Barbican center in York, England, United Kingdom.

The other 16 slots will be thrown open in a tournament that will feature 128 players. They will compete at the Ponds Forge center in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

The last three editions were won by Ding Junhui in 2019, Neil Robertson in 2020, and Zhao Xintong in 2021.

These players are seeded for the Championship. This means that they will automatically be part of the last 32 players.

    Zhao Xintong (China)

    Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)

    Neil Robertson (Australia)

    Judd Trump (England)

    Mark Selby (England)

    John Higgins (Scotland)

    Mark Williams (Wales)

    Kyren Wilson (England)

    Mark Allen (Northern Ireland)

    Barry Hawkins (England)

    Luca Brecel (Belgium)

    Jack Lisowski (England)

    Shaun Murphy (England)

    Stuart Bingham (England)

    Yan Bingtao (China)

    Ryan Day (Wales)

Prize Money Analysis

    Winner: £250,000

    Runner-up: £100,000

    Semi-final: £50,000

    Quarter-final: £25,000

    Last 16: £15,000

    Last 32: £10,000

    Last 48: £7,500

    Last 80: £5,000

    Last 112: £2,500

    Highest break: £15,000

    Total: £1,205,000

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