Mark Allen Inspires Local Schoolchildren! | MrQ UK Championship

MrQ UK Championship

  • Location

  • Venue

    York Barbican
  • Start Date

    25 Nov 2023
  • Finish Date

    03 Dec 2023
  • Total Prize Money

  • Format

    Ranking event
  • Winner Prize Money

  • Current Champion(s)

    Mark Allen
  • Qualifier Location

  • Qualifier Venue

    Morningside Arena
  • Qualifier Start Date

    18 Nov 2023
  • Qualifier Finish Date

    23 Nov 2023

Tickets for the 2023 MrQ UK Championship in York are now on sale – for details click here.

The tournament at the York Barbican runs from November 25 to December 3. Book tickets fast to make sure of your seats! For an extra special experience, there are brand new VIP packages available.

Mark Allen won the 2022 UK Championship in York, beating Ding Junhui 10-7 in the final. For the match report, click here.

The 2022 event featured a new format and improved fan experience which proved extremely popular, with many sessions sold out. To watch a video of Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski with fans in the CueZone, click here.

The UK Championship was first staged in 1977 and is one of snooker’s longest running events. It is broadcast to a global audience of hundreds of millions by BBC, Eurosport, CCTV5 and a range of other outlets worldwide.

Here’s how the format works:

Round 1 (qualifying)
Seeds 81-112: Placed in 32 specific positions in the draw
Seeds 113-144: Drawn at random

Round 2
Seeds 49-80: Placed in 32 specific positions in the draw, so if top seeds win in round one, seed 49 meets seed 112 in round two, 50 meets 111 and so on.

Round 3
Seeds 17-48: Placed in 32 specific positions in the draw, so if top seeds win in round two, seed 17 meets seed 80 in round three, 18 meets 79 and so on

Round 4
Round three winners all play against one another to reduce the field to 16. Draw arranged so that if top seeds win in round three, seed 17 meets seed 48 in round four, 18 meets 47 and so on.

Round 5 (final stages)
Top 16 seeds placed in specific positions in the draw, and drawn at random against the 16 qualifiers.

All matches up to and including the semi-finals are best of 11 frames, then the final is best of 19 (8/11).

Roll of Honour

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