World Snooker Championship Betting Tips

The 2020 World Snooker Championship is the 88th edition of a professional snooker tournament. It is widely regarded as the leading snooker tournament in terms of prestige and prize money. 

The tournament is organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and also known as the 2020 Betfred World Snooker Championship.

This will be the 44th consecutive year the World Snooker Championship will be held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It is the final ranking event of the 2019-20 snooker season. 

The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 18 April to 4 May but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 World Snooker Championship will take place from 31 July to 16 August and will be one of the first to allow live audiences since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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World Snooker Championship FAQs

When is the World Snooker Championship 2020 being played?

The World Snooker Championship 2020 is being played from 31 July - 16 August 2020.

Where is the World Snooker Championship 2020 being played?

The World Snooker Championship 2020 will be played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

What is the World Snooker Championship 2020 prize money?

The World Snooker Championship 2020 prize money is £2,395,000 with the winner collecting £500,000.

Who won the 2019 World Snooker Championship?

Judd Trump won the 2019 World Snooker Championship after defeating John Higgins 18-9 in the final.

When is the World Snooker Championship 2020 Final?

The World Snooker Championship 2020 Final will be played on Saturday 15 August & Sunday 16 August 2020.

Who has won the most World Snooker Championship titles?

Joe Davis has won the most World Snooker Championship titles with 15. Fred Davis and John Pulman both won eight, Stephen Hendry winning seven.

How many players are competing in the World Snooker Championship 2020?

There are 32 players competing in the World Snooker Championship 2020.

What players are competing in the World Snooker Championship 2020?

The 32 players competing in the World Snooker Championship 2020 include the top 16 players in the snooker world rankings - Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Williams, Mark Allen, John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Kyren Wilson, Stephen Maguire, Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui, David Gilbert, Jack Lisowski, Stuart Bingham, Barry Hawkins and Yan Bingtao.

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2020 World Snooker Championship Betting Odds


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World Snooker Championship 2020 Prize Money Breakdown


The 2020 World Snooker Championship prize money is £2,395,000 with the winner collecting £500,000 and the runner-up earning £200,000. The prize money for the highest break is £15,000.

World Snooker Championship 2020Prize Money
Winner £500,000
Runner-Up £200,000
Semi-final £100,000
Quarter-final £50,000
Second Round £30,000
First Round £20,000
Last 48 £15,000
Last 80 £10,000
Last 112 £5,000
Highest break £15,000

World Snooker Championship 2020 Players


There are 32 players taking part in the 2020 World Snooker Championship. The top 16 players in the snooker world rankings are seeded and play against 16 qualifiers in the first round.

World Snooker Championship 2020 Seeds


The top 16 players at the 2020 World Snooker Championship are seeded with Judd Trump the top seed followed by Neil Robertson.

SeedPlayer
1 Judd Trump (ENG)
2 Neil Robertson (AUS)
3 Mark Williams (WAL)
4 Mark Allen (NIR)
5 John Higgins (SCO)
6 Ronnie O’Sullivan (ENG)
7 Mark Selby (ENG)
8 Kyren Wilson (ENG)
9 Stephen Maguire (SCO)
10 Shaun Murphy (ENG)
11 Ding Junhui (CHN)
12 David Gilbert (ENG)
13 Jack Lisowski (ENG)
14 Stuart Bingham (ENG)
15 Barry Hawkins (ENG)
16 Yan Bingtao (CHN)

World Snooker Championship 2020 Schedule & Dates


The 2020 World Snooker Championship is taking place from 31 July - 16 August 2020.

StageDates
First RoundFriday 31 July - Wednesday 5 August
Second RoundWednesday 5 August - Sunday 9 August
Quarter-finalsMonday 10 August - Tuesday 11 August
Semi-finalsWednesday 12 August - Friday 14 August
Final Saturday 15 August & Sunday 16 August

World Snooker Championship 2020 Draw


The 2020 World Snooker Championship draw sees the top 16 players in the snooker world rankings seeded. They play the 16 players that qualify for the tournament in the first round.

World Snooker Championship 2020 Format


The 2020 World Snooker Championship qualifying rounds features 128 players including a mix of professional and invited amateur players. There are 16 players that reach the first round against the top 16 players in the snooker world rankings.

  • First round: best of 19 frames
  • Second round: best of 25 frames
  • Quarter-finals: best of 25 frames
  • Semi-finals: best of 33 frames
  • Final: best of 35 frames

World Snooker Championship 2020 Results


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World Snooker Championship Winners, Runners-up & Final Score


Joe Davis is the most successful player at the World Snooker Championship after winning 15 consecutive titles between 1927 and 1946. The record in the modern era is held by Stephen Hendry who won seven titles between 1990 and 1999.

Judd Trump is the defending champion after defeating John Higgins 18-9 in the 2019 World Snooker Championship final.

YearWinnerRunner-upFinal scoreVenue
2020 tbc tbc tbc Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2019 Judd Trump John Higgins 18–9 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2018 Mark Williams John Higgins 18–16 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2017 Mark Selby John Higgins 18–15 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2016 Mark Selby Ding Junhui 18–14 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2015 Stuart Bingham Shaun Murphy 18–15 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2014 Mark Selby Ronnie O'Sullivan 18–14 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2013 Ronnie O'Sullivan Barry Hawkins 18–12 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2012 Ronnie O'Sullivan Ali Carter 18–11 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2011 John Higgins Judd Trump 18–15 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2010 Neil Robertson Graeme Dott 18–13 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2009 John Higgins Shaun Murphy 18–9 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2008 Ronnie O'Sullivan Ali Carter 18–8 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2007 John Higgins Mark Selby 18–13 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2006 Graeme Dott Peter Ebdon 18–14 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2005 Shaun Murphy Matthew Stevens 18–16 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2004 Ronnie O'Sullivan Graeme Dott 18–8 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2003 Mark Williams Ken Doherty 18–16 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2002 Peter Ebdon Stephen Hendry 18–17 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2001 Ronnie O'Sullivan John Higgins 18–14 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2000 Mark Williams Matthew Stevens 18–16 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1999 Stephen Hendry Mark Williams 18–11 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1998 John Higgins Ken Doherty 18–12 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1997 Ken Doherty Stephen Hendry 18–12 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1996 Stephen Hendry Peter Ebdon 18–12 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1995 Stephen Hendry Nigel Bond 18–9 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1994 Stephen Hendry Jimmy White 18–17 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1993 Stephen Hendry Jimmy White 18–5 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1992 Stephen Hendry Jimmy White 18–14 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1991 John Parrott Jimmy White 18–11 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1990 Stephen Hendry Jimmy White 18–12 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1989 Steve Davis John Parrott 18–3 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1988 Steve Davis Terry Griffiths 18–11 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1987 Steve Davis Joe Johnson 18–14 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1986 Joe Johnson Steve Davis 18–12 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1985 Dennis Taylor Steve Davis 18–17 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1984 Steve Davis Jimmy White 18–16 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1983 Steve Davis Cliff Thorburn 18–6 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1982 Alex Higgins Ray Reardon 18–15 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1981 Steve Davis Doug Mountjoy 18–12 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1980 Cliff Thorburn Alex Higgins 18–16 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1979 Terry Griffiths Dennis Taylor 24–16 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1978 Ray Reardon Perrie Mans 25–18 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1977 John Spencer Cliff Thorburn 25–21 Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
1976 Ray Reardon Alex Higgins 27–16 Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester
1975 Ray Reardon Eddie Charlton 31–30 Nunawading Basketball Centre, Melbourne, Australia
1974 Ray Reardon Graham Miles 22–12 Belle Vue, Manchester
1973 Ray Reardon Eddie Charlton 38–32 City Exhibition Hall, Manchester
1972 Alex Higgins John Spencer 37–32 Selly Park British Legion, Birmingham
1971 John Spencer Warren Simpson 37–29 Chevron Hotel, Sydney, Australia
1970 Ray Reardon John Pulman 37–33 Victoria Hall, London
1969 John Spencer Gary Owen 37–24 Victoria Hall, London
1968 John Pulman Eddie Charlton 39–34 Co-operative Hall, Bolton
1966 John Pulman Fred Davis 5–2  St George's Hall, Liverpool
1965 John Pulman Fred Davis 37–36 Burroughes Hall, London
1965 John Pulman Rex Williams 25–22 South Africa
1965 John Pulman Fred Van Rensburg 39–12 South Africa
1964 John Pulman Fred Davis 19–16 Burroughes Hall, London
1964 John Pulman Rex Williams 40–33 Burroughes Hall, London
1957 John Pulman Jackie Rea 39–34 St Helier, Jersey
1956 Fred Davis John Pulman 38–35 Tower Circus, Blackpool
1955 Fred Davis John Pulman 38–35 Tower Circus, Blackpool
1954 Fred Davis Walter Donaldson 45–26 Houldsworth Hall, Manchester
1953 Fred Davis Walter Donaldson 37–34 Leicester Square Hall, London
1952 Fred Davis Walter Donaldson 38–35 Tower Circus, Blackpool
1952 Horace Lindrum Clark McConachy 94–49 Houldsworth Hall, Manchester
1951 Fred Davis Walter Donaldson 58–39 Tower Circus, Blackpool
1950 Walter Donaldson Fred Davis 51–46 Tower Circus, Blackpool
1949 Fred Davis Walter Donaldson 80–65 Leicester Square Hall, London
1948 Fred Davis Walter Donaldson 84–61 Leicester Square Hall, London
1947 Walter Donaldson Fred Davis 82–63 Leicester Square Hall, London
1946 Joe Davis Horace Lindrum 78–67 Royal Horticultural Hall, London
1940 Joe Davis Fred Davis 37–36 Thurston's Hall, London
1939 Joe Davis Sidney Smith 43–30 Thurston's Hall, London
1938 Joe Davis Sidney Smith 37–24 Thurston's Hall, London
1937 Joe Davis Horace Lindrum 32–29 Thurston's Hall, London
1936 Joe Davis Horace Lindrum 34–27 Thurston's Hall, London
1935 Joe Davis Willie Smith 25–20 Thurston's Hall, London
1934 Joe Davis Tom Newman 25–22 Lounge Hall, Nottingham and Kettering
1933 Joe Davis Willie Smith 25–18 Joe Davis Centre, Chesterfield
1932 Joe Davis Clark McConachy 30–19 Thurston's Hall, London
1931 Joe Davis Tom Dennis 25–21 Lounge Hall, Nottingham
1930 Joe Davis Tom Dennis 25–12 Thurston's Hall, London
1929 Joe Davis Tom Dennis 19–14 Lounge Hall, Nottingham
1928 Joe Davis Fred Lawrence 16–13 Camkin's Hall, Birmingham
1927 Joe Davis Tom Dennis 20–11 Camkin's Hall, Birmingham

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World Snooker Championship History


The World Snooker Championship began in 1927 and was won by Joe Davis. Davis won the first 15 championships before retiring from the event undefeated.

Snooker experienced a decline in the 1950s with the tournament not held after 1952, despite an unofficial championship held until 1957. The World Snooker Championship was revived on a challenge basis in 1964 and returned as a knock-out event in 1969.

Since 1977 the tournament has been played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The tournament is played over 17 days and ends on the first Monday in May. 

The 2020 World Championship was postponed from 18 April to 4 May until 31 July to 16 August because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 World Snooker Championship was one of the first tournaments to allow live audiences since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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