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Lawrence Ostlere

Masters snooker schedule and order of play today as Ronnie O’Sullivan aims for record title


Snooker returns to our screens in 2024 with the Masters at Alexandra Palace, one of the sport’s jewels in the Triple Crown.

The Masters is always a special event as the world’s best 16 players go up against one another in a straight knockout format.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is aiming to win a record-extending eighth title and will take on Ali Carter in Sunday’s final.

The 48-year-old moved one victory away from becoming the oldest winner of Masters with four half-century breaks enough to down old rival Shaun Murphy in Saturday’s semi-final, while Carter beat Mark Allen 6-3.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2024 Masters.

When is the tournament?

The Masters begins on Sunday 7 January at Alexandra Palace, and the final will be played on Sunday 14 January.

How to watch

The entire tournament will be broadcast on Eurosport and Discovery+, which are the rights holders in Ireland and the rest of Europe. Some matches will also be shown on BBC TV channels (listed below).

Viewers can stream the action online via the BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer websites and apps, as well as the Eurosport and Discovery+ website and apps.

What is the prize money?

Winner: £250,000

Runner-up: £100,000

Semi-finals: £60,000

Quarter-finals: £30,000

First round: £15,000

Highest break prize: £15,000

Total prize pot: £725,000

Masters snooker schedule

First round (best of 11 frames)

Sunday 7 January

Monday 8 January

Tuesday 9 January

Wednesday 10 January

Quarter-finals (best of 11 frames)

Thursday 11 January

Friday 12 January

Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)

Saturday 13 January

Final (best of 19 frames)

Sunday 14 January

  • 1pm and 7pm: Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ali Carter – BBC Two, Eurosport and Discovery+
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