Start Date25 Nov 2023
Finish Date03 Dec 2023
Total Prize Money£1,205,000
Winner Prize Money£250,000
Current Champion(s)Ronnie O'Sullivan
Qualifier VenueMorningside Arena
Qualifier Start Date18 Nov 2023
Qualifier Finish Date23 Nov 2023
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Ronnie O’Sullivan won the 2023 MrQ UK Championship, beating Ding Junhui 10-7 in the final. 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.
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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
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.
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 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).