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Snooker Tour Championship: Dates, schedule, players, history & more

There's a new format to look forward to at this year's Tour Championship, with the 12 highest-ranked players on the one-year ranking list heading to Manchester to battle it out for a £150,000 top prize. 

It's the sixth staging of the prestigious event and Neil Robertson is the only cueman to have won the title on more than one occasion, having triumphed in both 2021 and 2022. 

Shaun Murphy is the current champion after the Magician defeated Kyren Wilson in last season's final, but with Murphy failing to qualify for the Manchester event, despite the tournament expanding from eight players to 12, he won't be around to defend. 

Tour Championship Dates

The Tour Championship begins on Monday 1st April and runs to the final on Sunday 7th April. 

Tour Championship Times

Matches are divided over two sessions, with games starting at 13:00 and 19:00.

The best-of-19-frame format means that two periods of play are needed to split the players across all matches in the event, providing the possibility for late-night drama. 

Tour Championship Venue

The Tour Championship has been a nomadic event that heads for its fifth home this year, with the Manchester Central Convention Complex this season's venue of choice.

The former Manchester Central railway station was a thriving transport hub before trains stopped running in 1969.

Previous stagings of the Tour Championship have been held at Llandudno's Venue Cymru, the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, Newport's Celtic Manor Resort and Hull's Bonus Arena.

Tour Championship How to watch

The tournament is broadcast by ITV Sport in the United Kingdom and Eurosport across the rest of Europe. 

Tour Championship Odds

Mark Williams, Tom Ford, Mark Allen, John Higgins, Gary Wilson, Mark Selby, Barry Hawkins and Ali Carter battle it out in the first-round before four winners progress to face one of the four seeded players. 

Judd Trump is the number one seed and the Ace is the 15/8 second-favourite in Manchester. The Bristol potter is fresh for World Open success and Trump will be looking to add more silverware to the cabinet. 

Ronnie O'Sullivan has picked up five major trophies this season, including the Masters and UK Championship, and the Rocket heads the Tour Championship betting at 6/4

Selby is a 15/2 chance, Ding Junhui is next in the betting at 11/1 and the seeded Zhang Anda could be an interesting 16/1 shot. 

Tour Championship History and Previous Winners





Ronnie O'Sullivan

Venue Cymru, Llandudno


Stephen Maguire

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes


Neil Robertson

Celtic Manor, Newport


Neil Robertson

Venue Cymru, Llandudno


Shaun Murphy

Bonus Arena, Hull

O'Sullivan, Stephen Maguire, Robertson and Murphy are the four previous winners of the Tour Championship. 

The Rocket lifted the inaugural crown in 2019, beating Robertson 13-11 in Llandudno.

Maguire took glory in Milton Keynes thanks to a 10-6 victory over Mark Allen in 2020, before Robertson stuck in 2021 and 2022. 

The Australian got revenge by beating O'Sullivan 10-4 before backing it up with a 10-9 success over Higgins.

Murphy won last year's renewal in Hull, but O'Sullivan is the only former champion in this season's field. 

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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