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UK Championship 2021 draw, schedule, TV coverage, prize money and odds


Neil Robertson will be in York to defend his title (Picture: WST)

There have been some memorable moments already this season but the biggest event of the campaign gets underway this week as the UK Championship begins on Tuesday.

The best players return to the Barbican in York this year after the UK moved to Milton Keynes last season.

Judd Trump will be going in with plenty of momentum after winning the Champion of Champions on Sunday night, but he will have to overcome the demons of last year’s final when he lost an epic contest to Neil Robertson.

The Aussie won the event for a third time in the most dramatic fashion and is back as one of the favourites to win it again, along with the likes of Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

UK Championship TV coverage

Eurosport will be covering the event throughout, from the start on 2pm on Tuesday 23 November, with BBC coverage starting on Saturday 27 November with the second round.

Eurosport will be showing the action on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player, with BBC coverage available here.

UK Championship draw, format and schedule

Tuesday 23 Nov
2.30pm
Arena 1
Anthony McGill vs Iulian Boiko
Zhou Yuelong vs Chen Zifan
Kyren Wilson vs Soheil Vahedi
Lu Ning vs Wu Yize

7.30pm
Tom Ford vs Andrew Pagett
Stephen Maguire vs Sanderson Lam
Shaun Murphy vs Si Jiahui
John Higgins vs Michael Georgiou

Arena 2

2.30pm
Andrew Higginson vs Mark Joyce
David Grace vs Peter Devlin
Jak Jones vs Oliver Lines
Dominic Dale vs Ashley Carty

7.30pm
Scott Donaldson vs Farakh Ajaib
Mark Davis vs Ashley Hugill
Li Hang vs Mitchell Mann
Chris Wakelin vs Jamie Clarke

Wed 24 Nov
Arena 1
9.30am
Ricky Walden vs Craig Steadman
Gary Wilson vs Ian Burns
David Gilbert vs Alfie Burden
Xiao Guodong vs Zhang Jianking

2.30pm
Mark Williams vs Lei Peifan
Barry Hawkins vs Reanne Evans
Ding Junhui vs Zhang Anda
Mark Selby vs Ross Muir

7.30pm
Kurt Maflin vs Gerard Greene
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Michael White
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh vs Stephen Hendry
Jack Lisowski vs Sean Maddocks

Ronnie O’Sullivan will be looking for an eighth UK Championship title (Picture: Getty Images)

Arena 2

9.30am
Liam Highfield vs Jamie Wilson
Noppon Saengkham vs Aaron Hill
Stuart Carrington vs Zhao Jianbo
Nigel Bond vs Robbie Williams

2.30pm
Anthony Hamilton vs Allan Taylor
Matthew Selt vs Chang Bingyu
Jamie Jones vs Cao Yupeng
Alex Ursenbacher vs Ben Hancorn

7.30pm
Matthew Stevens vs Hammad Miah
Mark King vs Jackson Page
Sunny Akani vs Steven Hallworth
Elliott Slessor vs Fan Zhengyi

Thu 25 Nov
Arena 1
9.30am
Joe Perry vs Fraser Patrick
Martin Gould vs Barry Pinches
Liang Wenbo vs Andy Hicks
Zhao Xintong vs Yuan Sijun

2.30pm
Neil Robertson vs John Astley
Yan Bingato vs Ng On Yee
Ali Carter vs Jimmy White
Graeme Dott vs Jamie O’Neill

7.30pm
Stuart Bingham vs Dean Young
Judd Trump vs David Lilley
Mark Allen vs Michael Judge
Ryan Day vs Peter Lines

Judd Trump is looking for a second UK Championship title (Picture: Getty Images)

Arena 2
9.30am
Tian Pengfei vs Simon Lichtenberg
Ben Woollaston vs Rory McLeod
Lyu Haotian vs Gao Yang
Joe O’Connor vs Fergal O’Brien

2.30pm
Jordan Brown vs Duane Jones
Luca Brecel vs Xu Si
Jimmy Robertson vs Lee Walker
Martin O’Donnell vs Lukas Kleckers

7.30pm
Michael Holt vs Zak Surety
Sam Craigie vs Ken Doherty
Robert Milkins vs Louis Heathcote
Hossein Vafaei vs Pang Junxu

Round One (best of 11)
Tue 23 Nov – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Wed 24 Nov – 9.30pm, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thu 25 Nov – 9.30pm, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Round Two (best of 11)
Sat 27 Nov – 1pm & 7pm
Sun 28 Nov – 1pm & 7pm

Round Three (best of 11)
Mon 29 Nov – 1pm & 7pm
Tue 30 Nov – 1pm & 7pm

Round Four (best of 11)
Wed 01 Dec – 1pm & 7pm
Thu 02 Dec – 1pm & 7pm

Quarter-finals (best of 11)
Fri 03 Dec – 1pm & 7pm

Semi-finals (best of 11)
Sat 04 Dec – 1pm & 7pm

Final (best of 19)
Sun 05 Dec – 1pm & 7pm

UK Championship prize money

Winner: £200,000
Runner-up: £80,000
Semi-final: £40,000
Quarter-final: £24,500
Last 16: £17,000
Last 32: £12,000
Last 64: £6,500
Highest break: £15,000

UK Championship odds

Judd Trump 10/3
Neil Robertson 5/1
Ronnie OSullivan 13/2
Mark Selby 13/2
John Higgins 12/1
Kyren Wilson 16/1
Shaun Murphy 20/1
Yan Bingtao 22/1
Mark Allen 25/1
Stuart Bingham 33/1
Dave Gilbert 40/1
Ding Junhui 40/1
Mark Williams 40/1

Odds courtesy of Betfair


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