Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will go for an eighth world title — unprecedented in the modern era — during the 2023 World Snooker Championship.
This year’s edition of snooker’s most prestigious and lucrative event — featuring a total prize fund of nearly £2.4 million — is being labelled as one of the most open ever due to an unpredictable season that has seen several top stars not win a ranking title.
Once described by the commentator Clive Everton as a ‘marathon of the mind’, the final stages of the tournament initially features 32 players — 16 seeds and 16 qualifiers in round one.
2023 World Snooker Championship final score
The final is the best-of-35 frames played across two days and four sessions on Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May
|31||Luca Brecel vs. Mark Selby||9-8**|
** after second session
2023 World Snooker Championship semi-finals results
Unlike the previous rounds, the semi-final matches below were played one after the other, rather than two matches taking place concurrently. These matches were best-of-33 frames, and took place over four sessions between Thursday 27 April and Saturday 29 April.
|29||Luca Brecel vs. Si Jiahui||17-15|
|30||Mark Allen vs. Mark Selby||15-17|
* after first session / ** after second session / *** after third session
2023 World Snooker Championship quarter-finals results
The quarter-finals took place on April 25 & 26.
|25||Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Luca Brecel||10-13|
|26||Anthony McGill vs. Si Jiahui||12-13|
|27||Mark Allen vs. Jak Jones||13-10|
|28||John Higgins vs. Mark Selby||7-13|
*after first session / **after second session
2023 World Snooker Championship second round results
The second-round matches were played over three sessions, as they were the best-of-25 frames. This round took place between April 20-24.
|17||Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Hossein Vafaei||13-2|
|18||Luca Brecel v Mark Williams||13-10|
|19||Anthony McGill vs. Jack Lisowski||13-8|
|20||Robert Milkins vs. Si Jiahui||7-13|
|21||Mark Allen vs. Stuart Bingham||13-4|
|22||Jak Jones vs. Neil Robertson||13-7|
|23||Kyren Wilson vs. John Higgins||2-13|
|24||Gary Wilson vs. Mark Selby||7-13|
*after first session / **after second session
2023 World Snooker Championship first round results
First-round matches were the best-of-19 frames, so the first player to win 10 frames won the match.
In the first round, each player who made it through the qualifying competition was drawn against one of the top 16 seeds, so no seeded players could be drawn against each other.
The first round took place between April 15-20.
Seeded players are on the left with their seeding. Players on the right are randomly drawn qualifiers.
|1||(1) Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Pang Junxu||10-7|
|2||(16) Ding Junhui vs. Hossein Vafaei||6-10|
|3||(9) Luca Brecel vs. Ricky Walden||10-9|
|4||(8) Mark Williams vs. Jimmy Robertson||10-5|
|5||(5) Judd Trump vs. Anthony McGill||6-10|
|6||(12) Jack Lisowski vs. Noppon Saengkham||10-7|
|7||(13) Robert Milkins vs. Joe Perry||10-9|
|8||(4) Shaun Murphy vs. Si Jiahui||9-10|
|9||(3) Mark Allen vs. Fan Zhengyi||10-5|
|10||(14) Stuart Bingham vs. David Gilbert||10-4|
|11||(11) Ali Carter vs. Jak Jones||6-10|
|12||(6) Neil Robertson vs. Wu Yize||10-3|
|13||(7) Kyren Wilson vs. Ryan Day||10-5|
|14||(10) John Higgins vs. David Grace||10-3|
|15||(15) Gary Wilson vs. Elliot Slessor||10-8|
|16||(2) Mark Selby vs. Matthew Selt||10-8|
*After Session 1
What is the highest break in the 2023 World Snooker Championship?
Kyren Wilson and Mark Selby are set to share £55,000 after both made 147 maximum breaks during the 2023 World Snooker Championship.
Wilson compiled his maximum during his first round match against Ryan Day, while Selby created history by crafting the first-ever 147 in a world championship final during frame 16 of his title match encounter with Luca Brecel.
They are the 13th and 14th maximum 147 breaks to be made at the Crucible.
— World Snooker Tour (@WeAreWST) April 19, 2023
The first ever 1️⃣4️⃣7️⃣ in World Snooker Championship final 🤩
Mark Selby, take a bow 👏
— Eurosport (@eurosport) April 30, 2023
Where is the 2023 World Snooker Championship held?
One of the most iconic arenas in world sport, the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England is the host venue for the 2023 World Snooker Championship.
Used as a traditional theatre for the majority of the year, the Crucible is best known for and synonymous with snooker’s blue-riband professional event.
Every year since it was first held there in 1977, a champion has been crowned in South Yorkshire, including 2020 and 2021 when the event was played either behind closed doors or with limited capacities due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How to watch the 2023 World Snooker Championship
|UK||BBC One, Two and Four||BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website|
|China||CCTV5 (including Macau China),||Superstar Online, Migu, Youku, Huya.com|
|Hong Kong China||Now TV||–|
|Malaysia and Brunei||Astro SuperSport||–|
|Philippines||Premier Sports Network||–|
|Taiwan and Indonesia||Sportcast||–|
|Rest of the world||Matchroom.Live|
Published at Sun, 30 Apr 2023 22:59:00 +0000