ALL eyes are on the Crucible Theatre with the World Snooker Championships underway.
The world’s top stars are battling for the big prize – plus the prize money.
Defending champion Mark Selby will look to defend his crown, while world number one Ronnie O’Sullivan is attempting to equal Stephen Hendry’s record of seven world titles.
O’Sullivan arrives in Sheffield as the number one ranked player in the world after a hugely impressive and consistent campaign.
The Rocket, who last won this tournament in 2020, took his overall record tally to 38 ranking titles when winning the World Grand Prix title in December.
World Snooker Championship 2022 prize money
The World Snooker Championship winner picks up a cool £500,000 from the total prize fund of £2,395,000.
- Winner: £500,000
- Runner-up: £200,000
- Semi-finals: £100,000
- Quarter-finals: £50,000
- Last 16: £30,000
- Last 32: £20,000
- Highest televised break: £15,000
- Maximum break: £40,000
World Snooker Championships: TV channel and live stream
The World Snooker Championship will be available for free across BBC platforms.
BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer will all be used to broadcast the tournament.
You can also watch on Eurosport and Discovery+, which have TV rights until at least 2026.