After Judd Trump’s victory in the Turkish Masters you might be wondering when the next snooker tournament on TV will be.
This calendar year of 2022 has been pretty busy so far with over half a dozen titles already contested for.
In fact, there has only been one week since the Masters in early January in which no event has taken place on the Main Tour.
Sunday’s triumph for Trump in Turkey wrapped up a hectic period as three rankings trophies were won in successive weeks.
As the season heads to its familiar climax, the venue stages of the 2022 World Snooker Championship is just a month away.
But what’s happening between now and then, and which snooker tournament will be next to be shown live on TV?
Well, there’s a complete blank this week as players and fans get a short respite before the attention starts turning to Sheffield.
There are still two ranking events to go prior to the Crucible, though, with both the Gibraltar Open and the Tour Championship on the calendar.
The Gibraltar Open runs from March 24-26 next week and will be televised live on Eurosport in the UK, Ireland, and across Europe.
Aside from offering another opportunity to land a piece of silverware, the competition will be important on two additional fronts.
The last leg of the European Series, the player with the most prize money from the eight counting BetVictor events from this season will earn a bumper bonus worth £150,000.
John Higgins and Mark Allen are currently tied in first, but with a £50,000 champion’s cheque on offer in the Gibraltar Open there are twelve competitors in total who could yet emerge with the jackpot.
That list includes Ronnie O’Sullivan, who is obviously enticed by the prospect of such a significant reward as he’s set to participate in Gibraltar for the first time in his career.
The Gibraltar Open is also the last chance for players to qualify for the lucrative Tour Championship.
Only the top eight players from the one-year rankings based on this season’s performances will qualify for Llandudno.
The Tour Championship, which runs from March 28 to April 3 at the Venue Cymru, will be aired live on ITV4 for UK and Irish viewers, with other options available around the world.
Soon after that, it will be the World Championship qualifiers, and the scramble for both Crucible spots and tour survival will be at its most intense.
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