What is the prize money at the World Snooker Championship? | The Sun

SNOOKER'S No1 prize is held every year at the Crucible in Sheffield.

The World Snooker Championship is not to be missed – with players going for the best of 35 frames in the final.

This year, Mark Selby takes on Luca Brecel in Yorkshire, with the latter knocking out Ronnie O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals.

And the winner takes home more than just the prestigious trophy, with some serious cash on offer for the victor.

Selby has also clinched big prize money for his epic 147 break in the final – the first time any player has ever hit the maximum break in the biggest match.

But the big bucks are pocketed by winning the title outright and SunSport reveals how it all breaks down.

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How much is the prize money at the World Snooker Championship?

The winner of the World Snooker Championship takes home half a million pounds.

  • Winner: £500,000
  • Runner-up: £200,000
  • Semi-finals: £100,000
  • Quarter-finals: £50,000
  • Last 16: £30,000
  • Last 32: £20,000

What is the prize money for a maximum 147 break at the World Snooker Championship?

Two players have scored a 147 at this year's Crucible event.

Kyren Wilson managed it earlier in the tournament, before Selby's sensational maximum break in the final.

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The total pot for maximum breaks at the whole event is £55,000.

That means they will split that cash total between them, unless Luca Brecel manages to also do so in the remaining frames of this year's final.

As things stand, Selby and Wilson will take home £22,500 each.

Plus Selby will pocket the prize money for finishing either first or second in this year's tournament.

  • Highest televised break: £15,000
  • Maximum break: £40,000

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