This afternoon marks the last day of the Northern Ireland Open, with snooker stars Mark Allen and John Higgins going head-to-head in a highly-anticipated final.


Last night saw Higgins defeat Masters champion Yan Bingtao in the last-four stage with a score of 6-2, while earlier in the day, Allen beat England's Rick Walden 6-3 in their semi-final.

Today's final will see Higgins and Allen play one another for the 19th time, with both players having won nine matches each so far in the past.

They'll both be playing for the Open's prize of £70,000 as well as the Alex Higgins Trophy in this afternoon's long, exciting match. brings you everything you need to know about how to watch the Northern Ireland Open including TV details and the match schedule.

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Is Northern Ireland Open on TV?

Yes! You can tune in to watch the Northern Ireland Open live on Eurosport in the UK, meaning you can flick on your TV and soak it all up without needing to stream.

There's plenty of snooker coverage throughout the year on Eurosport including extensive coverage of the World Championships.

What channel is Northern Ireland Open on?

All of the action takes place on Eurosport 1 with live coverage starting 15 minutes before the first match of each afternoon session.

Afternoon session TV coverage: 12:45pm – 5pm

Evening session TV coverage: 6pm – 11pm

How can I watch the Northern Ireland Open online?

As well as Eurosport 1 on TV, you can tune into Eurosport Player to watch all the action across a range of devices.

You can also watch Eurosport coverage through Amazon Prime Video, and Amazon Prime members can get a 7-day free trial to the Eurosport channel.

After the free trial, the Eurosport channel is £6.99 per month. Amazon Prime is £7.99 per month but can be accessed with a 30-day free trial.

Northern Ireland Open schedule

All times are approximate and subject to change.

Final: Sunday 17th October

From 1pm

Mark Allen v John Higgins

From 7pm

Mark Allen v John Higgins

Where is the Northern Ireland Open being played?

The Northern Ireland Open is held at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast this year, a return to normality.

Last year's edition was actually held across the water in England at Milton Keynes, a location used for a host of 'bubble' events without fans during the COVID pandemic.


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