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

DateTournamentLocation
16th - 22nd NovNorthern Ireland OpenMilton Keynes, UK
23rd Nov - 6th DecUK ChampionshipMilton Keynes, UK
7th - 13th DecScottish OpenMilton Keynes, UK
14th - 20th DecWorld Grand PrixMilton Keynes, UK
10th - 17th JanThe MastersLondon, UK
27th - 31st JanGerman MastersBerlin, Germany
2nd - 7th FebGibraltar OpenTBC
11th - 14th FebThe ShootoutTBC
15th - 21st FebWelsh OpenCardiff, UK
22nd - 28th FebPlayers ChampionshipTBC
22nd - 28th MarTour ChampionshipTBC
17th Apr - 3rd MayWorld ChampionshipSheffield, UK

2020

November

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.

December

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.

2021

January

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.

February

 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.

March

 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.

April

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.

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