The World Snooker Championship final comes to a close today, with anticipation now at fever pitch for the gripping showdown to continue at The Crucible in Sheffield.


No.9 seed Luca Brecel reached his first World Snooker Championship final after defeating breakout star Si Jiahui in a mesmerising semi-final, and is currently out in the lead ahead of his opponent Mark Selby heading into Monday's match.

However, don't count Selby out just yet - he has done this all before, with four world titles to his name, and his confident, patient victory over one-year ranking leader Mark Allen in the semi-final shows what he can do.

He also created history yesterday as the first player to make a maximum 147 break in a World Championship final - even if it wasn't enough to put him in the lead.

Reigning champion O'Sullivan was halted by Brecel in his attempt to win an unprecedented eighth world title, while John Higgins who shone in the early rounds, was stopped by Selby.

Fans across the country and the world will be determined to catch the remainder of the tournament on TV, especially considering the array of top talents left in the draw. brings you all the details about how to watch the World Snooker Championship 2023.

When is World Snooker Championship 2023?

The World Snooker Championship 2023 started on Saturday 15th April 2023.

The tournament runs until Monday 1st May 2023 with the final taking place on that day and long into the evening.

How to watch World Snooker Championship 2023 on TV and live stream

Coverage of the World Snooker Championship is readily available across BBC and Eurosport platforms.

BBC Two is a traditional home for snooker, though BBC One and BBC Four will be used in conjunction with the BBC Red Button to provide comprehensive coverage from across the tables.

Of course, every moment live on the BBC will also be shown online via BBC iPlayer.

Eurosport boasts exhaustive TV rights to show the tournament across its platforms – including discovery+ – until 2026 and potentially beyond. Many Sky Sports customers will already have Eurosport included in their package.

You can sign up to Eurosport and discovery+ from as little as £6.99 per month. The comprehensive discovery+ package, which includes all entertainment and Eurosport channels, can be picked up for £59.99.

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World Snooker Championship 2023 TV schedule

All UK time. Matches will be shown live on Eurosport and discovery+. Check the TV schedule below for specific BBC channel information.


Monday 1st May

From 1pm – BBC Two/BBC iPlayer

Luca Brecel [9] v Mark Selby [2]

From 7pm – BBC Two/BBC iPlayer

Luca Brecel [9] v Mark Selby [2]

World Snooker Championship 2023 prize money

There's a prize pot on offer for the World Snooker Championship. Here's the full rundown:

  • Winner: £500,000
  • Runner-up: £200,000
  • Semi-finalists: £100,00
  • Quarter-finalists: £50,000
  • Last 16: £30,000
  • Last 32: £20,000
  • Last 48: £15,000
  • Last 80: £10,000
  • Last 112: £5,000
  • Highest break: £15,000
  • Maximum break: £40,000
  • Total: £2,395,000

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