UK Snooker Championship 2023: Start time, FREE live stream, format and FULL schedule for first Triple Crown of season


THE UK Snooker Championship will get underway next week – and some of the biggest names in the sport will go to battle for the huge £250,000 prize.

It will be the first Triple Crown event of the 2023/24 season and will take place at the iconic York Barbican Centre.

Mark Allen lifted the UK Snooker Championship trophy for the first time last yearGETTY

Last year saw Mark Allen pull off a sensational recovery from 6-1 down to beat Ding Junhui 10-7 to claim his first UK Championship in one of the most thrilling finals in the tournament’s history.

Last week, Ronnie O’Sullivan pulled out of the Champion of Champions citing mental fatigue, but the snooker icon could return to compete at the York Barbican Centre next week.

Should the World No.1 take part, he could extend his record of most UK Championship titles to eight.

When is the UK Snooker Championship 2023?

Qualifying for the UK Snooker Championship 2023 will run between November 18-23.

The first round proper of the event will begin on Saturday, November 25th.

The final will take place on Sunday, December 3rd.

The York Barbican Centre will host the event.

What TV channel is the UK Snooker Championship 2023 on and can it be live streamed FREE?

The BBC will broadcast select matches on BBC One and BBC Two.

All matches from the York Barbican Centre will be shown FREE on BBC iPlayer/ the BBC Sport website & app, providing you have a valid TV license.

Eurosport will also be covering the UK Championship, with live streaming available on discovery+.

What is the UK Snooker Championship format?

Here is the format of the UK Snooker Championship:

First round: Best of 11 frames

Last-16: Best of 11 frames

Quarter-finals: Best of 11 frames

Semi-finals: Best of 11 frames

Final: Best of 19 frames

UK Snooker Championship schedule

First round

Saturday, 25 November


Mark Allen v qualifier

Mark Williams v qualifier


Kyren Wilson v qualifier

Tom Ford v qualifier

Sunday, 26 November


Luca Brecel v qualifier

Zhang Anda v qualifier


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Shaun Murphy v qualifier

Ali Carter v qualifier

Monday, 27 November


Judd Trump v qualifier

Barry Hawkins v qualifier


Mark Selby v qualifier

Jack Lisowski v qualifier

Tuesday, 28 November


Ronnie O’Sullivan v qualifier

John Higgins v qualifier


Neil Robertson v qualifier

Robert Milkins v qualifier

Second round

Matches to be confirmed

Wednesday, 29 November

Thursday, 30 November


Matches to be confirmed

Friday, 1 December


Matches to be confirmed

Saturday, 2 December

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Match to be confirmed

Sunday, 3 December

Session one

TBC vs TBC 13:00-17:15

Session two

TBC vs TBC 19:00-22:00

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