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Players Championship: Start date, schedule, seedings & betting odds

One of the most lucrative events of the World Snooker Tour is the Players Championship, which is a culmination of the season's play featuring the top-16 players on a one-year ranking list.

The Players Championship has been a fixture on the calendar since 2011. It is the second event in the Players Series, after the World Grand Prix and preceding the Tour Championship.

WhatPlayers Championship
WhereTelford International Centre, Telford
WhenMonday 19th February - Sunday 25th February 2023
How to watchbet365 Live Sports Streaming, Eurosport, ITV

Players Championship date

The Players Championship starts on Monday 19th February with the final scheduled for Sunday 25th February.

Players Championship venue and location?

The Players Championship this year will be held at the Telford International Centre. This will be the first time a professional snooker event has been held at the Shropshire venue in 14 years.

The last event hosted in Telford was the 2007 UK Championship won by John Higgins.

The competition has been held in previous years at various venues around the country including the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, the Convention Centre in Southport, the Guild Hall in Preston and last season it was staged at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton.

Players Championship previous winners

Only three players have won the Players Championship more than once with Ronnie O’Sullivan doing the double in 2018 and 2019, Judd Trump winning in 2017 and 2020 then Shaun Murphy bagged his second title last year after winning the inaugural event in 2011.

Neil Robertson, John Higgins, Mark Allen, Joe Perry, Barry Hawkins and Ding Junhui are all previous winners.

Players Championship format

The Players Championship sees the top 16 players in the world do battle and they are seeded by the amount of points they have secured in the one-year ranking list.

Will the Players Championship be televised?

The tournament will available on bet365's Sports Live Streaming platform, while it will also be televised on Eurosport and on ITV.

What are the current world rankings?

Ronnie O'Sullivan is at the top of the world rankings, Belgian Bullet and current world champion Luca Brecel is at number two and is 10/1 to defend his Crucible crown.

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