After two weeks of gripping action, the World Snooker Championship draws to its conclusion in the coming days.
Judd Trump and Ronnie O’Sullivan will go head to head for the trophy after overcoming Mark Williams and John Higgins respectively in their semi-final matches.
The action begins on May 1 and will conclude on May 2 in a best-of-35-frame contest.
Sporting News runs through the key details for those who want to watch the action.
What channel is World Snooker Championship final 2022?
|Date||May 1-2||May 1-2||May 1-2||May 1-3|
|Time||13:00 BST||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||22:00 AEST|
|TV channel||BBC 1,2,4, Red Button||—||—||—|
|Streaming||BBC iPlayer, Eurosport||DAZN||DAZN||matchroom.live|
The BBC will be the main port of call for UK viewers to get their fill of the snooker. The action will be televised on BBC One, Two and Four during the competition.
You can also watch the snooker through the Red Button facility and on iPlayer and also stream match action directly off the BBC website.
Eurosport will also be showing the tournament on its channels and you can also stream matches on discovery+.
In the United States and Canada, viewers can follow the action live on DAZN.
If you’re in Australia, you can access coverage of the action through the matchroom.live website and app.
What time is the 2022 World Snooker Championship final?
The 2022 World Snooker Championship final begins at 13:00 local time (BST) on Sunday, May 1 at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The second session is due to start six hours later.
For viewers in the United States and Canada, that means a start time of 08:00 ET. In Australia, the action will get underway at 22:00 AEST.
Day two follows the same format: a start time of 13:00 BST/ 08:00 ET/ 22:00 AEST, with the final session off and running six hours later.
World Snooker Championship 2022 betting odds
*Odds as of Saturday, April 30
|To win the tournament:||UK (Skybet)||USA (Draftkings)||Canada (Sports Interaction)|
Six-time champion O’Sullivan is the favourite to win the final, although Trump moving to evens after his thrilling win over Williams shows the bookies believe this could be a close affair.
Williams fought back spectacularly to take the match to a deciding frame, with Trump eventually getting over the line.
O’Sullivan, the world No. 1, had an easier time against an out-of-sorts Higgins, and it is difficult to look past the 46-year-old when it comes to the final — especially with the chance to match Stephen Hendry’s record in his sights.
World Snooker Championship final format
The final will start on May 1 and come to a conclusion on May 2.
It will be the longest match of the tournament with a maximum of 35 frames to be played, and the winner being the first to 18.
There are two sessions on May 1. The afternoon one is eight frames long and the evening action is slightly longer at nine frames.
Eight more frames will be played on the afternoon of May 2 followed by a maximum of 10 to be played until a winner is crowned in the evening.
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ up for Ronnie O’Sullivan!
— Eurosport (@eurosport) April 30, 2022
Who has won the most World Snooker Championships?
Stephen Hendry holds the record for the most World Snooker Championship titles in the modern era, having won seven times.
Ray Reardon, Steve Davis, and Ronnie O’Sullivan have each won the tournament six times.
John Higgins and Mark Selby, last year’s champion, have four trophy wins to their name, while Mark Williams and John Spencer have each won three.
Walter Donaldson and Alex Higgins were world champion on two occasions.
Where is the 2022 World Snooker Championship held?
For the 46th successive year, the tournament is being held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
All 31 matches over the 15 days of action are played at the venue, with two matches being played simultaneously until the semi-finals, when the venue layout is altered so that only one table is used.
The final will, of course, see just one table take centre-stage.