UK Championship 2022: Results, schedule, tickets and prize money as Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump headline snooker tournament

By | November 18, 2022

Zhao Xintong came into the tournament looking to defend the title he won for the first time last year but suffered a shock opening round UK Championship exit at the hands of Sam Craigie.

Ronnie O’Sullivan, whose seven titles give him the record number of wins at this event, was thrashed 6-0 by Ding Junhui in the quarterfinals, experiencing his first whitewash in a Triple Crown event.

Tom Ford edged past Joe Perry in the simultaneous early quarterfinal on the Friday of the championship.

Where’s the showpiece taking place? What times are the matches and how much money is at stake? Read on for all the key details.

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UK Championship 2022 results and draw

The 16 players confirmed to take part will each play against qualifiers from a pre-tournament event featuring 128 hopefuls, comprising 112 professionals and 16 invited amateurs.

All below times are GMT

Saturday November 12, 1 p.m
Zhao Xintong 2-6 Sam Craigie
Mark Allen 6-4 Jordan Brown

Saturday November 12, 7 p.m
Kyren Wilson 6-3 Matthew Selt
Ryan Day 6-2 Jimmy White

Sunday November 13, 1 p.m.
Neil Robertson 2-6 Joe Perry
Luca Brecel 6-4 Lyu Haotian

Sunday November 13, 7 p.m
John Higgins 4-6 Tom Ford
Barry Hawkins 3-6 Ding Junhui

Monday November 14, 1 p.m.
Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-2 Matthew Stevens
Yan Bingtao 5-6 Zhou Yuelong

Monday November 14, 7 p.m.
Mark Williams 3-6 Jamie Clarke
Stuart Bingham 6-2 Liam Highfield

Tuesday November 15, 1 p.m.
Judd Trump 6-5 Xiao Guodong
Jack Lisowski 6-1 Xu Si

Tuesday November 15, 7 p.m
Mark Selby 4-6 Hossein Vafaei
Shaun Murphy 6-5 David Gilbert

Wednesday November 16, 1 p.m
Zhou Yuelong 0-6 Ronnie O’Sullivan
Luca Brecel 3-6 Tom Ford

Wednesday November 16, 7 p.m
Mark Allen
6-3 Kyren Wilson
Sam Craigie 6-4 Ryan Day

Thursday November 17, 1 p.m
Shaun Murphy 6-5 Judd Trump
Jamie Clarke 1-6 Ding Junhui

Thursday November 17, 7 p.m
Hossein Vafaei 2-6 Jack Lisowski
Joe Perry 6-3 Stuart Bingham

Friday November 18, 1 p.m.
Ding Junhui 6-0 Ronnie O’Sullivan
Joe Perry 4-6 Tom Ford

Friday November 18, 7 p.m.

Jack Lisowski vs. Shaun Murphy
Sam Craigie vs. Mark Allen

UK Championship 2022 venue

The UK Championship 2022 will take place at the Barbican Centre in York, where it first appeared in 2001.

The tournament has previously taken place in Blackpool, Bournemouth, Preston, Telford and Milton Keynes.

UK Championship 2022 schedule and times

There are two sessions a day for fans to look forward to across the eight-day tournament.

All matches before the final are the best of 11 frames. The final takes place over 19 frames.

All times are GMT.

Date Stage Session times
Saturday, November 12 Last 32 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 Last 32 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Monday, November 14 Last 32 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15 Last 32 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 Last 16 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 Last 16 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Friday, November 18 Quarterfinals 1 p.m., 7.p.m.
Saturday, November 19 Semifinals 1 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 Friday 1 p.m., 7 p.m.

Prize money for the UK Championship 2022

Finding those angles pays handsomely at the UK Championship, where the winner’s fee has risen by £50,000 this year as part of a total prize-fund increase of almost £200,000.

The prize for the highest break is £15,000.

Stage Prize
Last 112 £2,500
Last 80 £5,000
Last 48 £7,500
Last 32 £10,000
Last 16 £15,000
Quarterfinal £25,000
Semifinal £50,000
Runner-up £100,000
Winner £250,000

How to watch the UK Championship 2022

UK: Fans can watch via the BBC, on TV (BBC One and Two, and through the red button option) and online through BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website or app.

In countries outside Europe and China, you can follow the tournament via Matchroom Sport or Discovery+ by signing up to a subscription to either service.

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Who is playing at the UK Championship 2022?

Here’s a full rundown of this year’s confirmed competitors.

  • Mark Allen
  • Judd Trump
  • Zhao Xintong
  • Luca Brecel
  • Neil Robertson
  • John Higgins
  • Barry Hawkins
  • Yan Bingtao
  • Mark Williams
  • Stuart Bingham
  • Shaun Murphy
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan
  • Jack Lisowski
  • Kyren Wilson
  • Ryan Day
  • Mark Selby

How to buy tickets for the UK Championship 2022

Tickets for the tournament range from £5 to £80, with low availability on several days including the final, which only had resale tickets on offer three days before the action began.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.