The Masters 2022 draw, schedule, TV coverage, cash prizes and odds

Yan Bingtao is the defending champion at Alexandra Palace (Photo: WST)

One of the strengths of the The snooker season begins Sunday afternoon with the Masters kicking off at Alexandra Palace.

Many in the game rank the unranked event as the second biggest tournament on the calendar, with the top prize of £ 250,000, making it not only a prestigious competition, but potentially a life-changing competition up for grabs.

Yan Bingtao caused a big surprise last year when he won the Masters in his competitive debut, beating John Higgins in the final.

The Tiger will look to maintain their unbeaten record in the event when they open the tournament against two-time winner Mark Williams on Sunday.

When is the Masters?

The event takes place from Sunday January 9 to Sunday January 16 at Alexandra Palace.

How to watch the Masters

The BBC and Eurosport will broadcast the tournament. BBC coverage will be on BBC One, BBC Two the Red Button and on iPlayer and their website, with a full schedule here.

The draw and the schedule for the first round of the Masters

Sunday January 9
1 p.m .: Yan Bingtao vs. Mark Williams
7 p.m .: Neil Robertson vs. Anthony McGill

monday 10 january
1 p.m .: John Higgins vs. Luca Brecel / Zhao Xintong
7 p.m .: Shaun Murphy vs. Barry Hawkins

Tuesday January 11
1 p.m .: Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Jack Lisowski
7 p.m .: Mark Selby vs. Stephen Maguire

wednesday 12 january
1 p.m .: Judd Trump vs. Mark Allen
7 p.m .: Kyren Wilson v Stuart Bingham

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Masters Silver Prize

Winner: £ 250,000
Finalist: £ 100,000
Semi-finals: £ 60,000
Quarter-finals: £ 30,000
Last 16: £ 15,000
Highest break: £ 15,000

Masters odds

Judd Trump 7/2
Ronnie OSullivan 9/2
Mark Selby 5/1
Neil Robertson 5/1
John Higgins 8/1
Kyren Wilson 14/1
Mark Allen 18/1
Yan Bingtao 18/1
Shaun Murphy 22/1
Zhao Xintong 22/1
Mark Williams 33/1
Stuart Bingham 33/1
Barry Hawkins 33/1
Jack Lisowski 45/1
Stephen Maguire 50/1
Anthony McGill 66/1

Pre-tournament odds courtesy of Betfair

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