The UK Snooker Championship has reached the quarter-finals stage with a firecracker showdown between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Kyren Wilson to come.

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The match winner will inevitably be tipped to win the whole tournament given the number of early high-profile exits throughout the duration of the UK Championship.

O'Sullivan and Wilson are the only two remaining players from the top 13 seeds. Reigning champion Neil Robertson, world champion Mark Selby and recent former world No.1 Judd Trump have all fallen.

The tournament has also not been without controversy as Shaun Murphy blasted the inclusion of amateur players in the tournament after being knocked out by part-timer Si Jiahui in the first round.

In the aftermath of the match, he told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I feel extremely hard done by that I have lost to someone who shouldn't even be in the building."

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Reigning champion Neil Robertson sympathised with Murphy's comments before he too was dumped out of the tournament by amateur player John Astley.

Former world champion Mark Williams fell asleep in his chair during the middle of a clash with Anthony Hamilton to prolong a weird and wonderful week in the world of snooker!

RadioTimes.com brings you everything you need to know to enjoy watching the tournament, including times and schedule.

How to watch the UK Snooker Championship 2021 on TV and live stream

Coverage of the UK Snooker Championship is readily available across Eurosport platforms, with some BBC coverage coming soon.

Many Sky Sports customers will already have Eurosport included in their package.

Non-Sky Sports customers can sign up from just £4.99 per month or £39.99 for a full year.

You can subscribe to Eurosport Player independently or add it to your Amazon Prime subscription. You can even sign up for free trials for both Eurosport and Amazon Prime so you can enjoy their coverage for a week without paying.

From the second round onwards (November 27th), matches will also be shown live across BBC platforms including BBC Two, iPlayer and the Red Button.

UK Snooker Championship 2021 schedule

First round: Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th Nov

Second round: Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th Nov

Third round: Monday 29th - Tuesday 30th Nov

Last 16: Wednesday 1st - Thursday 2nd Dec

Quarter-finals: Friday 3rd Dec

Semi-finals: Saturday 4th Dec

Final: Sunday 5th Dec

When is the UK Snooker Championship 2021?

The UK Snooker Championship 2021 started on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

The competition will run for nearly two weeks, culminating in the final on Sunday 5th December 2021.

UK Snooker Championship 2021 prize money

There's a hefty prize money pot on offer for the UK Snooker Championship. Here's the full low-down, including bonuses for hitting the highest break:

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £80,000
  • Semi-finals: £40,000
  • Quarter-finals: £24,500
  • Last 16: £17,000
  • Last 32: £12,000
  • Last 64: £6,500
  • Highest break: £15,000
  • TOTAL: £1,009,000

Who won the UK Snooker Championship in 2020?

Neil Robertson triumphed in 2020 after defeating World No.1 Judd Trump in a tense, show-stopping final.

The Australian took the deciding frame to win 10-9 against his esteemed opponent after Trump spurned a glorious chance to claim the title.

In the final frame, Trump failed to complete an easy pink, with just the pink and black left to win the title. His miss opened the door for Robertson to snatch the victory.

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