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Eurosport To Televise Betway UK Championship First Round Live

The opening round of the Betway UK Championship will be broadcast for the first time live on Eurosport and Eurosport app from November 23rd to 26th.

Eurosport will screen matches each day from Monday to Thursday next week, with sessions starting at 2pm and 7pm. It’s the first time that the opening round of the tournament has been televised, with live coverage also available on the Eurosport App across all devices.

All 128 players will compete in the opening round, including defending champion Ding Junhui, world number one Judd Trump, World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Neil Robertson and many more top stars.

The second round starts on Saturday November 28th and the remainder of the event, until December 6th, will be televised by BBC, Eurosport, Matchroom.Live and a range of other global broadcasters.

First staged in 1977, the UK Championship is one of snooker’s Triple Crown events, alongside the World Championship and the Masters. The tournament will be played behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

The event features 128 players in a flat draw. All matches are best of 11 frames, up until the final on Sunday December 6th which is best of 19.