By News Team
Last Updated: 19th November 2020
As we prepare to enter the busiest time of the year in the world of snooker, we have taken a look at the upcoming events and what to keep your eye on over the coming months.
Snooker Fixtures 2020/21
|16th - 22nd Nov||Northern Ireland Open||Milton Keynes, UK|
|23rd Nov - 6th Dec||UK Championship||Milton Keynes, UK|
|7th - 13th Dec||Scottish Open||Milton Keynes, UK|
|14th - 20th Dec||World Grand Prix||Milton Keynes, UK|
|10th - 17th Jan||The Masters||London, UK|
|27th - 31st Jan||German Masters||Berlin, Germany|
|2nd - 7th Feb||Gibraltar Open||TBC|
|11th - 14th Feb||The Shootout||TBC|
|15th - 21st Feb||Welsh Open||Cardiff, UK|
|22nd - 28th Feb||Players Championship||TBC|
|22nd - 28th Mar||Tour Championship||TBC|
|17th Apr - 3rd May||World Championship||Sheffield, UK|
Northern Ireland Open: 16th–22nd November, Milton Keynes
Judd Trump is looking to make it three consecutive wins after winning both the 2018 and 2019 tournaments.
Snooker UK Championship: 23rd November-6th December, Milton Keynes
The UK Championship is considered the second biggest ranking event, after the World Championship, with Ding Junhui the reigning champion. Judd Trump is currently the 3/1 favourite for the tournament in the snooker betting odds.
Scottish Open: 7th–13th December, Milton Keynes
The Scottish Open is the third of the season’s Home Nations event, with Mark Selby the defending champion.
World Grand Prix: 14th–20th December, Milton Keynes
Neil Robertson will be aiming to make it back-to-back Grand Prix victories after defeating Graeme Dott 10-8 in the last final in February, which saw him take home £100,000.
The Masters: 10th–17th January, London
Dating back to 1975, The Masters is considered one of the sport’s Triple Crown events, alongside the World Championship and the UK Championship. Stuart Bingham was the winner last time out, while Judd Trump is currently the 11/4 favourite for the tournament in the snooker betting odds.
German Masters: 27th–31st January, Berlin
Current world number one, Judd Trump, currently holds the crown once again in this tournament.
Gibraltar Open: 2nd–7th February, TBC
The competition first took place in 2015 and ever since then, it is the tournament that kicks off February’s snooker action. Judd Trump is the current champion.
The Shootout: 11th–14th February, TBC
The tournament has a unique set of rules, with matches lasting a maximum of 10 minutes and a shot clock of 15 seconds for the first five minutes and 10 seconds for the last five.
Welsh Open: 15th–21st February, Cardiff
The Welsh Open is snooker’s longest running world ranking event – other than the World and UK Championships.
Players Championship: 22nd-28th February, TBC
Only the top 16 players get a spot in the competition. Judd Trump is the current holder of the title and will be looking to make it back-to-back victories once again.
Tour Championship: 22nd-28th March, TBC
The first Tour Championship took place in 2019 where Ronnie O’Sullivan was crowned the maiden champion. Like the Players Championship, players have to earn their place based on their position in the one-year ranking list, with only the top eight players featuring.
World Championship: 17th April–3rd May, Sheffiel
The World Championship will last for 17 days in April with the top players from around the globe coming to the UK with the same mindset: to conquer the Crucible. Ronnie O’Sullivan is the current holder of the crown after defeating Kyren Wilson in the 2020 final to win his sixth title. Judd Trump is currently the 10/3 favourite for the tournament in the snooker betting odds. As ever, it will certainly be one not to miss.