The prize money on the table at the 2022 World Snooker Championship

What is the prize money available at the 2022 World Snooker Championship? How much will Snooker’s best be aiming to pocket?

The world of snooker will be in the spotlight over the next two weeks as the World Championship takes place at the Crucible.

Sheffield’s iconic theater venue has hosted the Championship since 1977 – some of the biggest names have emerged victorious.

Mark Selby enters the 2022 Championship as defending champion, but how much money is on the table for the World Snooker Championship in 2022?

What is the total amount that Snooker players will pocket?

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2022 World Snooker Championship Prizes

The biggest purse of any Snooker, the World Championship prize in 2022 is £2,395,000.

It’s a similar level to 2021 where Selby beat Shaun Murphy 18-15 for his fourth world title.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £500,000, approximately 25% of the total funds available.

Whoever finishes second in the final will also walk away with a six-figure payout – amounting to £200,000 – but no winner’s trophy.

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Reaching the semi-finals will also cash a six-figure check – at £100,000.

A place in the quarter-finals will net £50,000, with a first and second round appearance for £20,000 and £30,000, respectively.

There is also miscellaneous money to be won.

The highest TV break is worth £15,000, while a maximum break of 147 at the World Snooker Championship in 2022 will net a prize of £40,000.

Who has the most wins?

Scottish great Stephen Hendry leads the way with seven world titles.

Hendry won his titles between 1990 and 1999 – with that eventual title putting a clear on a three-way tie for second place.

Steve Davis, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ray Reardon all have six each – O’Sullivan aiming for that seventh title in 2022.

Selby is tied with John Higgins on four titles for third place.

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