2024 Shanghai Masters snooker: Full event info, draw, results, schedule, prize money and how to watch

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The 2024 Shanghai Masters takes place at the Shanghai Grand Stage in China between July 15 to 21 and is set to feature all of the world’s top 16 players.

The tournament has been a permanent fixture on the professional snooker circuit every year since 2007 with the exception of 2020 to 2022 due to Covid-19 cancellations.

It was initially a ranking event before changing to an invitational in 2018. For a potted history on the Shanghai Masters and its most successful players, visit here. The defending champion is Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Who is playing at the 2024 Shanghai Masters and what is the format?

Once again, the tournament will feature 24 invited players. The field consists of the world’s top 16 ranked players, the next four highest ranked Chinese players (for both these selection criteria, the ranking list at the start of the 2024/25 season was used) and four wildcards.

The world’s top eight players go straight through to the round of 16, while those ranked 9-16 will face the non-top 16 Chinese players and wildcards in the last 24. The winners of this preliminary round will then meet those ranked 1-8. The tournament is straight knockout.

Whilst the number of frames for each round has yet to be officially announced, it is strongly expected to remain the same as recent years:

  • Last 24: best of 11 frames
  • Last 16: best of 11 frames
  • Quarter-finals: best of 11 frames
  • Semi-finals: best of 19 frames (two sessions)
  • Final: best of 21 frames (two sessions)

2024 Shanghai Masters snooker draw, results, breaks

Last 24 - breaks of 50 and above in brackets

  • (63, 63) Zhang Anda 3-6 Zhou Jinhao (76)
  • (63, 76, 51) Ali Carter 6-0 Lei Qiu
  • (57, 94) Tom Ford 3-6 Si Jiahui (60, 131, 59)
  • (98, 53) Mark Williams 6-3 Wang Xinbo (50, 89)
  • (85, 103, 109) Gary Wilson 5-6 Pang Junxu (76, 74)
  • (56) Jak Jones 2-6 Cao Jin (62)
  • (126, 73, 135, 58, 92) John Higgins 6-1 Lyu Haotian (52)
  • (141) Barry Hawkins 4-6 Zhou Yuelong (116, 126, 133, 54, 57)

Last 16

  • (85, 78, 85, 79, 60) Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-1 Zhou Jinhao
  • (79, 53, 95) Ding Junhui 6-5 Ali Carter (61, 100, 107, 69)
  • (87) Luca Brecel 2-6 Si Jiahui (70, 70, 55, 77, 60)
  • (72, 52, 67, 112, 112) Judd Trump 6-2 Mark Williams (93, 74)
  • (61, 120, 101) Mark Allen 5-6 Pang Junxu (56, 80, 63)
  • (115, 76, 65) Mark Selby 6-1 Cao Jin
  • (62, 55, 56, 93, 83, 64) Shaun Murphy 6-3 John Higgins (60, 79, 52)
  • Kyren Wilson 0-6 Zhou Yuelong (78, 59, 83)

Quarter-finals

  • (85, 55, 131, 70, 62) Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 Ding Junhui (81, 74, 52)
  • (123) Si Jiahui 2-6 Judd Trump (74, 75, 104)
  • (62, 91) Pang Junxu 3-6 Mark Selby (83, 80, 75, 60, 81, 118)
  • (57, 70, 66, 61, 69) Shaun Murphy 6-2 Zhou Yuelong (104, 65, 82)

Semi-finals

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan v Judd Trump
  • Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy

2024 Shanghai Masters snooker schedule / order of play

Friday 19 July

1400 - Shanghai time / 0700 - British summer time (session one)

1930 - Shanghai time / 1230 - British summer time (session two)

  • Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy

Saturday 20 July

1400 - Shanghai time / 0700 - British summer time (session one)

1930 - Shanghai time / 1230 - British summer time (session two)

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan v Judd Trump

Sunday 21 July

1400 - Shanghai time / 0700 - British summer time (session one)

1930 - Shanghai time / 1230 - British summer time (session two)

  • Final

2024 Shanghai Masters snooker prize money

  • Winner: £210,000
  • Runner-up: £105,000
  • Semi-finalists: £70,000
  • Quarter-finalists: £35,000
  • Losers in last 16: £17,500
  • Losers in last 24: £10,000
  • Highest break: £10,000
  • Total prize fund: £825,000

How to watch the 2024 Shanghai Masters snooker

  • UK/Ireland/Europe: Eurosport and Discovery+
  • China: CCTV5, Huya.com, CBSA-WPBSA Academy WeChat, CBSA-WPBSA Academy Douyin
  • Hong Kong China: Now TV
  • Thailand: Truesport
  • Taiwan: Sportcast
  • All other territories: matchroom.live

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