The World Snooker Championship final ends on Monday, following a gripping two-day match between two of the brightest lights in the game.


Three-time world champion Mark Selby takes on 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy in a thrilling match-up over Sunday and Monday as the tournament draws to a close.

Following intense action, the best-of-35 final saw No.4 seed Selby at a 10-7 advantage at the end of play on Sunday.

Selby previously enjoyed a narrow 17-15 victory over No.18 seed Stuart Bingham in the semi-finals after a tense encounter. He was trailing for large spells but pulled it back to triumph in the end.

There was huge drama in No.7 seed Murphy's semi-final against No.6 Kyren Wilson.

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Wilson led 6-2 at one stage, then 10-4, before Murphy struck back to win 11 of the last 12 frames, including the final eight frames back-to-back, to come out with a 17-12 victory.

Expect thrills and spills over the coming hours and days as the final pair battle it out for supremacy with no clear favourite among the remaining stars. Soak it up. brings you everything you need to know to enjoy watching the tournament, including times and the full World Snooker Championship 2021 schedule.

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

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

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.

Most of the action will also be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, though occasional matches will be shown on BBC One.

Keep an eye on our schedule below, which will be updated throughout the tournament when specific details are released.

World Snooker Championship 2021 schedule – Final

You can check out all the matches coming up today below.

Monday 3rd May – Final

Best of 35 frames

Afternoon session (from 1pm)
Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy

BBC Two: from 1pm

Eurosport 1: from 12:45pm

Evening session (from 7pm)
Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy

BBC Two: from 7pm

Eurosport 1: from 6:45pm

For the full list of matches in the coming days, check out our World Snooker Championship 2021 schedule.

When is the World Snooker Championship 2021 final?

The World Snooker Championship 2021 started on Saturday 17th April 2021, a return to its usual April slot after moving to August last year due to restrictions.

The two-week run culminates in the final on Monday 3rd May 2021.

World Snooker Championship 2021 prize money

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

  • 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

Who won the World Snooker Championship in 2020?

The World Snooker Championship in 2020 was finally won by Ronnie O'Sullivan, several months after the tournament should have been held.

He defeated Kyren Wilson 18-8 during a rampant performance in the final to claim his sixth world title.

The match of the tournament, and one of the greatest in recent memory, came during the semi-finals as Wilson battled against Anthony McGill.

Wilson eventually triumphed 17-16 after a stunning 62-minute deciding frame that had the nation on the edge of its seat.

O'Sullivan ultimately polished off Wilson in the final showdown but he won't be in a position to defend his crown at the Crucible this year after losing in the second round to McGill.

Are fans allowed at World Snooker Championship 2021?

Yes. Fans have been steadily reintroduced for the World Snooker Championships, gradually swelling throughout the tournament. The opening rounds contained 33 per cent capacity audiences inside the arena, before 50 per cent were allowed in for the second round onwards.

The quarter-finals and semi-finals went ahead with 75 per cent capacity crowds before the final, the showpiece event of world snooker, has been green lit for 100 per cent capacity. Every seat in the house will be occupied.

Fans will be required to wear masks, but not adhere to strict social distancing rules as part of the government-backed pilot scheme being rolled out at the Championship.


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