Betfred World Snooker Championship Qualifiers: Times, Live Stream, Prize Money

World Championship Qualifiers 2022

There’s £2,395,000 ($3,137,833 USD) up for grabs at the 2022 Betfred World Snooker Championship.. Of course, to play in the championship, one must first qualify, and over nine days, starting on Monday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 13, 2022, that’s what the 128 players will look to do at the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield in Sheffield, England. Only 16 players will advance to participate against the top 16 ranked snooker players in the world later this month at the Theatre of Dreams.

Viewing info

  • When: Monday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  • Start Time: April 4 to 11 – 4:30 a.m. EST, 9:30 a.m. EST, and 2:30 p.m. EST | April 12-13 – 6 a.m. EST and 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Location: English Institute of Sport Sheffield – Sheffield, England
  • TV Coverage: EuroSport, Discover+
  • Live stream anywhere: GamePass

The seedings for the 2022 Betfred World Snooker Championship. are according to the World Ranking list following the 2022 Cazoo Tour Championship that wrapped on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Last year’s champion, Mark Selby, is currently ranked second in the world behind Ronnie O’ Sullivan. While they’ve already punched their tickets to the Crucible, names like Jimmy White, Marco Fue, and 2006 World Champion Graeme Dott are still playing the field to earn their shot.

2022 Betfred World Snooker Championship qualifying preview

Those ranked from 81 to 144 have the toughest road to the Crucible, facing elimination at each of the three rounds through the qualifiers. As they progress, the field gets a little more difficult with the surviving 32 facing those ranked 49-80 in Round 2, and the 32 winners their playing seeds 17-48 to determine the 16 qualifiers for the 2022 Betfred World Snooker Championship.. Those 16 will play the top 16 in the world for the championship. The format for the tournament will see the matches play to the best of 11 frames for the first three rounds. For the fourth round, the final 32 players at the qualifiers, they will play to the best of 19 frames.

Snooker is a game of runs, and one of the things spectators will be watching for is players who can run a break of 147 – the highest possible score. To score a 147 break, continuity is the key, as the snooker player will skillfully play through all of the balls on the table, rotating red balls and the black ball, before taking on the colors and finishing with a black ball shot. Recording a 147 in the qualifiers carries a total prize of £10,000 ($13,101 USD) that will be equally distributed among any players to accomplish the feat. That number will increase to £40,000 ($52,406 USD) for the 147 pool in the championship.

How to watch Snooker World Championship qualifying live stream

In the United Kingdom viewer’s can watch the World Snooker Championship qualifiers through the Eurosport Player and the Eurosport app. But if you are from USA, Canada, Australia, NZ or any other regions, I recommend you try Gamepass. There are no geo restriction or you don’t need any cable connection or long time membership. Gamepass providing complete Tournament package only for $9.95

The prize money breakdown for the 2022 Betfred World Championship is as follows:

  • Winner: £500,000 ($655,080 USD)
  • Runner-up: £200,000 ($262,032 USD)
  • Semi-finals: £100,000 ($131,016 USD)
  • Quarter-finals: £50,000 ($65,508 USD)
  • Last 16: £30,000 ($39,304 USD)
  • Last 32: £20,000 ($26,203 USD)
  • Last 48: £15,000 ($19,652 USD)
  • Last 80: £10,000 ($13,101 USD)
  • Last 112: £5,000 $6,550 USD)
  • High break: £15,000 ($19,652 USD)

Players starting out in Round One include six-time world finalist Jimmy White, 12-time women’s World Champion Reanne Evans, three-time ranking event winner Marco Fu and two-time ranking event winner Michael White