UK Snooker Championship prize money: How much can Trump, Selby and Higgins win?

The UK Championship is the second most lucrative tournament on the snooker calendar. Last year’s event was won by Ding Junhui, but he won’t be taking home the top prize this time around.

Ding beat Stephen Maguire 10-6 in the 2019 final to take home £200,000 in prize money.

But the Chinese player was beaten 6-5 by David Grace in the second round this year.

“He played very well…[but] I am just bad. The table was unplayable,” Ding said of his exit.

“You can see the blue at 4-3 up, it was miles away from my position. I like to play on the practice table, not that.

“New table, new cloth, new balls, we have no reason to find the wrong things.

“Like buying a new car and you have a problem – why buy a new car?”

Six-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan was also been knocked in the second round, losing 6-5 to Alexander Ursenbacher.

World No 1 Judd Trump is still in contention, with the likes of Neil Robertson and Mark Selby and John Higgins providing the main competition.

UK Snooker Championship prize money

Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the prize money for this year’s UK Championship remains the same.

The winner will take home the top prize of £200,000, with £80,000 going tot he runner-up.

The full prize money breakdown for the tournament can be found below, including the prize for the highest break.

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UK Championship prize money breakdown

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 previous five winners

2019 – Ding Junhui

2018 – Ronnie O’Sullivan

2017 – Ronnie O’Sullivan

2016 – Mark Selby

2015 – Neil Robertson

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