When is World Snooker Championship 2024 final? Date, start time, live stream, TV channel

The biggest event on the global snooker calendar will be decided today, as the 2024 World Snooker Championship final begins. We’ve already seen some massive shocks in the earlier rounds, starting with defending champion Luca Brecel being dumped out in the first round by 31st seed David Gilbert.

Having been first held all the way back in 1927, and for the last 48 years in a row at Sheffield’s Crucible, this event shapes as the jewel in the crown of global snooker, and a multi-million pound prize pot suggests as much with the 16 remaining players all hoping to collect one of the biggest accolades of their careers. 

Other than Brecel, second and third seeds Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump were also knocked out by lower-ranked opposition in the quarterfinals, while Gilbert, Kyren Wilson, Jak Jones and Stuart Bingham all made the last four — only one of whom (Wilson) is seeded within the world’s top 28. 

STREAM: World Snooker Championship 2024 on Discovery+ in the UK

If the quarterfinal shocks had generated newfound interest in the tournament, the semifinals certainly added to it, with Wilson and Jones both prevailing to set up a decider that, regardless of the result, will certainly be one for the underdogs.

We can’t wait to get stuck into the finals rounds of this year’s sensational tournament, and ahead of more world-class snooker in the World Championship Final, The Sporting News has all your scheduling, TV and streaming details covered. 

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2024 World Snooker Championship final TV channel, live stream

The World Snooker Championship is a jewel in the crown for broadcasters as the sport’s most presitigous event, and the BBC are providing wall-to-wall UK coverage in 2024. They’ve been showing matches across multiple channels (BBC One, Two, Four and the Red Button), as well as on BBC iPlayer.

Eurosport subscribers can also watch the action live and on catch-up, either on TV or streaming via Discovery+. Across the pond, US and Canada-based fans can watch the action on World Snooker’s own online channel with a matchroom.live subscription.

  TV channel Live Stream
UK BBC One, BBC Two, Eurosport BBC iPlayer, Discovery+, matchroom.live
Canada matchroom.live
US matchroom.live

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When is the 2024 World Snooker Championship final?

The deciding match of this year’s World Snooker Championship takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2024 and play will begin from 1:00 p.m. local time (BST). 

Date Round UK (BST) US (ET) Canada (ET)
Sunday, May 5 Session 1 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 5 Session 2 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6 Session 3 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
Monday, May 6 Session 4 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

2024 World Snooker Championship prize money

The prize fund for this year’s World Championship stands at a massive £2,395,000, with the winner set to pocket £500,000 of that total. Players who took part in the earlier qualifying rounds but didn’t make the final 32 still received a handy sum of £5,000, and that figure increased by £5,000 with each passing stage. Qualification for the first round guaranteed an automatic £20,000 in prize money. 

Whichever player records the highest break throughout the tournament also receives £15,000 on top of their prize fund regardless of which stage it comes at. The runner-up will collect £200,000, just under half the winning total, and that value is halved further for the eliminated semifinalists and quarterfinalists. 

  • Winner: £500,000
  • Runner-up: £200,000
  • Semifinal: £100,000
  • Quarterfinal: £50,000
  • Last 16: £30,000
  • Last 32: £20,000
  • Highest break: £15,000
  • Maximum break (main tournament): £40,000

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