Advertiser Disclosure

We want to bring you the best content and the best offers. Just so you know, we may collect compensation from the links on this page and some of our reviewers are compensated for contributing content to this website

World Snooker Championship Betting & Free Bets Guide


championship league snooker

The World Snooker Championship is the leading snooker tournament on the planet, and one we love here at The Bookies Offers.

You’ll find all the best betting offers and World Snooker Championship free bets right here, as well as all the information you need to know before enjoying a wager.

  • Snooker Free Bet If one leg of your Acca lets you down claim T&Cs Apply
    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
  • Snooker Free Bet Daily Snooker £5 Free Bet claim T&Cs Apply
    New customers only • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply
  • Snooker Free Bet Get a Snooker Power Up when placing a 5 In-Play claim T&Cs Apply
    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

When and Where is the World Snooker Championship 2020?

2020 will see a World Snooker Championship with a difference. Not only is it much later in the year after being delayed from April, but it will also be one of the first events to enjoy a crowd following the COVID-19 outbreak.

The tournament itself will get underway on July 31 to August 16, taking place at the legendary Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It’s the 44th consecutive year the Triple Crown tournament has been held at the venue, with the winner taking home £500,000 in prize money.

Top World Snooker Championship Betting Markets

There are many different markets you can enjoy with World Snooker Championship betting, all perfect for playing with our snooker offers.

Below you’ll find some of the more common snooker betting markets to play during the tournament…

  • World Snooker Championship Outright Winner: This is a bet on who you believe will win the tournament.
  • Player to Pot First Red: This is a bet on the player who will pot the first red in the game.
  • 147 Breaks Betting: This is a wager on a player to score a 147 in a game or during a tournament.
  • Century Breaks Betting: This is a bet on a player to score a break of 100+ during a game.
  • Correct Score: This is a bet on the correct score of a snooker match.
  • Total Frames: This is an Over/Under wager on the total number of games in a frame.

Tournament Structure for the World Snooker Championship

The World Snooker Championship is a competition of 32 players in a knockout style format.

The tournament begins with the First Round, played as a best of 19 frames game, with the number of frames played increasing all the way to the final.

The First Round is followed by the Second, before the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final on August 15 and 16.

Below you’ll find a full breakdown of the rounds played in the 2020 World Snooker Championship…

  • First Round (best of 19 frames): July 31 – August 5, 2020
  • Second Round (best of 25 frames): August 5-9, 2020
  • Quarter Finals (best of 25 frames): August 10-11, 2020
  • Semi Finals (best of 33 frames): August 12-14, 2020
  • Final (best of 35 frames): August 15-16, 2020

History of the World Snooker Championship

The World Snooker Championship dates back to 1927 and is considered as the most prestigious of the Triple Crown events. It began life as the Professional Snooker Championship with the Semi-Finals and Final initially held in Birmingham.

It’s had many events since then, before settling in its iconic home of the Crucible back in 1977.

There have been a number of players who have dominated the competition down the years, with Stephen Hendry holding the record in the modern era with seven titles.

Below you’ll find the more recent winners, from the turn of the Millennium up until the present day:

  • 2019: Judd Trump (England)
  • 2018: Mark Williams (Wales)
  • 2017: Mark Selby (England)
  • 2016: Mark Selby (England)
  • 2015: Stuart Bingham (England)
  • 2014: Mark Selby (England)
  • 2013: Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)
  • 2012: Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)
  • 2011: John Higgins (Scotland)
  • 2010: Neil Robertson (Australia)
  • 2009: John Higgins (Scotland)
  • 2008: Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)
  • 2007: John Higgins (Scotland)
  • 2006: Graeme Dott (Scotland)
  • 2005: Shaun Murphy (England)
  • 2004: Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)
  • 2003: Mark Williams (Wales)
  • 2002: Peter Ebdon (England)
  • 2001: Ronnie O’Sullivan (England)
  • 2000: Mark Williams (Wales)