Elite-level snooker will return to mainland China for the first time since 2019 as the Shanghai Masters kicks off.


The COVID-19 pandemic saw the event cancelled in 2020 and in each successive year until now, but the tournament – and its hefty prize pot – is back.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won the last event in 2019 with a narrow 11-9 victory over Shaun Murphy. Neil Robertson and Mark Allen made the final four.

The fledgling 2023/24 snooker season has already seen Mark Williams claim the Championship League title, while Barry Hawkins recorded a triumph in the European Masters last time out.

The Shanghai Masters is a non-ranking event, but that won't stop the elite players travelling across to China in the hunt for a healthy pay day and a slice of glory.

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RadioTimes.com brings you all the details about how to watch the Shanghai Masters 2023.

When is Shanghai Masters 2023?

The Shanghai Masters 2023 starts on Monday 11th September 2023.

The tournament runs until Sunday 17th September 2023, with the final taking place on that day - and potentially long into the evening.

How to watch Shanghai Masters 2023 on TV and live stream

Coverage of the Shanghai Masters will be extensively shown across Eurosport and discovery+, with a range of options available to choose from.

Live coverage will take place daily from approximately 8am and 1:30pm on Eurosport 1 or 2 every day.

The same coverage take place on discovery+, which is available to purchase with or without TNT Sports as part of a bundle deal.

discovery+ Standard costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year and includes all live sport on Eurosport.

Alternatively, the discovery+ Premium monthly pass costs £29.99 and offers all live sport across Eurosport and TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) platforms, including Premier League and European football as well as UFC, motorsport and more.

Shanghai Masters 2023 prize money

There's a sizeable prize pot on offer for the Shanghai Masters. Here's the full rundown:

  • Winner: £210,000
  • Runner-up: £105,000
  • Semi-final: £70,000
  • Quarter-final: £35,000
  • Last 16: £17,500
  • Last 24: £10,000
  • Highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £825,000

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