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World Snooker Championship 2022 Betting Guide

The 2022 World Snooker Championship, also known as the Betfred World Championship, will take place from 16 April through to 2 May. The championship is arguably the biggest event in world snooker, with top professionals going head to head for the title. The championship will be preceded by qualifying rounds, in which there will be 128 entries including a mixture of professionals and amateurs. Both events are held in Sheffield, with the qualifying rounds played in the English Institute of Sport, and the competition proper will be played in the famed Crucible Theatre. The winner of the illustrious championship will take home £500,000 from a purse of £2,395,000.

The structure and venue of the championship has changed many times over the years, but it assumed its current structure in 1969. Since then it has become a staple in snooker, attracting huge audiences and worldwide attention.

The 2022 Championship will feature some of the biggest names in world snooker, such as defending champion Mark Selby, as well as Ronnie O'Sullivan, Neil Robertson, Judd Trump and many more.

How to bet on the World Snooker Championship 2022

There are many different options when it comes to betting on snooker. For fans who have a good knowledge of the game, or those who have done their research, there are many bets covering different aspects of each game and even each frame. These can be made as single bets, or even put into the same bet slip as parlays to multiply the odds for some weighty winnings.


This bet simply requires the bettor to pick the winner of the match. The favourite will come at shorter odds, though here at, we make sure that even when betting on a favourite, the odds are generous.


This is a two way bet, which can be placed on many different aspects in a game. For example, this can relate to the number of points scored in a frame, or the highest break in the frame, or it can relate to the overall match, with how many frames will be played. The bet is usually presented with a scenario, such as Over/Under 10.5 frames in the game. An over bet in this scenario would need the game to be decided over 11 frames or more, whereas the under will need the game to be decided over 10 frames or less.

There are many bets that can be placed in this category, the more specific the bet is, the higher the odds are.

Frame and Game bets

These are similar to props bets, or specials, that can be found in other sports bets. These bets relate to even more specific aspects to each frame or game, and come at higher odds.

Frame bets are resolved after the frame is played, so they are quick to pay out, and offer bettors the chance to place multiple bets. There are a number of bets that can be found, including but not limited to:

  • The winner of the frame
  • Over/under total points scored
  • First colour to be potted
  • Which player will open the scoring
  • Which player will make the highest break
  • Whether there will be a 50 or 100 break

While it is difficult to predict, it does also offer a huge dose of excitement, a well placed bet on which player will open the scoring and which colour will be potted first can pay out a good amount in a matter of seconds.

Game bets are placed over more frames or over the whole match. These can involve a number of thrilling bets such as:

  • The first player to win 3 frames
  • Leader after first 6 frames
  • Highest break in the match
  • Number of match centuries
  • Whether there will be a 147 break in the match

These bets may be easier to predict as they are played out over a longer time, though they still come at high odds.


Bets can be placed on the overall winner of the tournament. These may be found before the tournament starts, and can be placed at any time before or during the tournament. The odds are higher before the competition starts, and the odds will reduce as the tournament unfolds as stronger contenders emerge and there are less players to bet on.

Favourites to Win the World Snooker Championship 2022

Judd Trump

The Bristol based snooker player is regarded as one of the top current talents in the game. The 32 year old turned professional in 2005, qualifying for the main stage in competitions such as the 2006 Welsh Open, 2007 World Championship, 2008 Bahrain Championship and 2009 Masters. He won his first major title in the 2011 China Open against Mark Selby. He then followed with a win at the UK Championship, bringing him up to a career high world ranking of 5. The following year he won the inaugural International Championship, putting him in the number 1 spot in the snooker world rankings. To date, he has 22 ranking tournament wins, including a win at the World Snooker Championship in 2018, and currently holds the number 3 place in the snooker world rankings.

Neil Robertson

"The thunder from down under" is an Australian player who has won a number of tournaments including the World Championship in 2010, Masters in 2012 and 2022 and the UK Championship in 2013, 2015 and 2020. Robertson won his first ranking snooker tournament in 2006 at the London Grand Prix. Though he made a breakthrough, he struggled afterwards to rise up through the rankings. In 2009 he reached the semi-finals in the World Championship, but lost to Shaun Murphy. The following year he won the World Championship, becoming the first Australian to win the competition in the modern era. The win brought him to the number 2 spot in the world rankings, and when he won the World Open, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final, he finally became number 1. With wins in 2021 in the English Open and Players Championship, Robertson is looking to clinch his second World Championship.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan is one of the best known snooker players, having played professionally since 1992 and holding the record for the most ranking titles in professional snooker with 38. He has won the World Championship 6 times, the Masters 7 times, the UK Championship 7 times and has won a record 20 Triple Crown titles. O'Sullivan has been regarded as a genius by his peers, he is also famous for his quick playing style and occasional bouts of showmanship. O'Sullivan became a celebrity of sorts for his accomplishments and helped further popularise snooker in the 2000s through 2010s. He is a highly disciplined player who is highly entertaining to watch and has a huge fanbase in the snooker world.

Mark Selby

The current number one and defending champion of the World Championship, "The Jester from Leicester" is a strong contender to win this year's World Championship. Selby has won 20 ranking titles, including 3 Masters, 2 UK Championships and a whopping 4 World Championships, giving him 9 Triple Crowns. He first appeared on the world rankings when he won the Welsh Open in 2008. He started winning more tournaments, putting him at number one in the world rankings in 2011, but would have to wait until 2013 to win his second ranking tournament, the UK Championship. 2014 was a special year for Selby, as he won his first World Championship 13 minutes after his boyhood football club Leicester City FC won the Premier League. Since then Selby has become one of the best players in the game, and he is a strong favourite to return to defend his World Championship 2021 title.

John Higgins

Higgins comes from the "Class of '92" along with Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Williams. He has won 3 UK Championships, 2 Masters and 4 World Championships, winning 9 Triple Crowns. He had huge success in the late 90s and 2000s, from his first World Championship in 1998 to the end of the 2000s when he had also won the British Open, UK Championship, Scottish Open, German Masters, Welsh Open and European Masters. After match fixing allegations and a slump in form, the Scotsman struggled through the early 2010s. He returned to form in 2015 when he won the Welsh Open. Since then he has won the Welsh Open again and the Players Championship. Higgins came to three back to back finals of the World Championship from 2017-2019, though he lost all three. This year he will want to try and return to the finals to clinch his fifth World Championship.

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