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Updated provisional 2023/24 snooker season calendar

The 2023/24 snooker season is set to get under way later in June and more events have been slotted into the upcoming calendar.

The new campaign will launch on June 26 with the return of the ranking event version of Championship League Snooker.

A drawn-out tournament that takes almost a month to complete, it’s not the most exciting way to kick start a fresh term, but it will be good to see the players back on the baize all the same.

There are currently 16 ranking events on the provisional calendar for the 2023/24 snooker season.

The World Snooker Championship will take place between April 20 and May 6, with the qualifiers also preceding it in Sheffield.

Reigning champion Luca Brecel will have the opportunity to break the “Curse of the Crucible” after becoming the newest first-time world champion this year.

The UK Championship returns to its more familiar slot at the end of November and start of December after its shift last season due to the FIFA World Cup.

Big tournaments like the Tour Championship, Players Championship, and the World Grand Prix all return, although they notably do not yet boast any title sponsors.

The four Home Nations competitions are also scheduled again, with the British Open, the European Masters, the Snooker Shoot Out, and the German Masters returning too.

The latter event in Berlin will incorporate a format change after receiving significant criticism during last season when most of the top stars failed to qualify or didn’t enter.

For the 2024 edition, the qualifying tournament will be shortened from two rounds to one, with matches involving the top eight seeds automatically held over to the venue stages.

Meanwhile, there will definitely be two ranking events in China during the 2023/24 snooker season calendar, marking the tour’s first visit to China since 2019.

The new Wuhan Open takes place in October with the International Championship – last won by Judd Trump – pencilled in for November.

Before that, the prestigious Shanghai Masters invitational will be in September with Ronnie O’Sullivan expected to finally get an opportunity to defend the trophy he won three times on the trot in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Among the other non-ranking tournaments on the calendar are the Champion of Champions, the Mixed Doubles, and the Masters at the Alexandra Palace in early January.

Although there are quite a lot of busy periods during the season, there are still considerable gaps on the schedule.

It is hoped that some of these, including a three-week barren spell in March, will be filled with tournaments as the new season progresses.

Provisional 2023/24 snooker calendar

Date (2023)TournamentVenue
26-30CLS (ranking)Morningside Arena, Leicester
3-8CLS (ranking)Morningside Arena, Leicester
10-14CLS (ranking)Morningside Arena, Leicester
17-21CLS (ranking)Morningside Arena, Leicester
25-29European Masters qualifyingMorningside Arena, Leicester
14-19British Open qualifyingMorningside Arena, Leicester
22-27European MastersMetropol Arena, Nuremburg
1-8English Open qualifying
Wuhan Open qualifying
11-17Shanghai MastersShanghai
18-23International Championship qualifyingSheffield
25-Oct 1British OpenCentaur, Cheltenham
2-8English OpenBrentwood Centre, Brentwood
9-15Wuhan OpenWuhan
17-20Northern Ireland Open qualifyingSheffield
22-29Northern Ireland OpenWaterfront Hall, Belfast
30-Nov 2Scottish Open qualifyingLeicester
5-12International ChampionshipChina
13-19Champion of ChampionsBolton
18-23UK Championship qualifyingLeicester
25-Dec 3UK ChampionshipYork Barbican, York
6-9Shoot OutSwansea
11-17Scottish OpenEdinburgh
18-22German Masters qualifyingSheffield
Date (2024)TournamentVenue
2-5CLS 1 (invitational)Leicester
7-14The MastersAlexandra Palace, London
15-21World Grand PrixMorningside Arena, Leicester
22-28Welsh Open qualifying
Six Red World C’ship qualifying
29-Feb 4German MastersBerlin
5-10CLS2 (invitational)Leicester
12-18Welsh OpenLlandudno
19-25Players ChampionshipTelford International Centre, Telford
26-Mar 2CLS3 (invitational)Leicester
4-9Six Red World ChampionshipBangkok
30-31Mixed DoublesManchester Central, Manchester
1-7Tour ChampionshipManchester Central, Manchester
8-17World Championship qualifyingSheffield
20-May 6World ChampionshipCrucible Theatre, Sheffield
*All dates and venues are provisional and subject to change*

Featured photo credit: WST

One Comment

  1. Hay términos en billar que no son correctos:
    “Tapete” -> “Paño” (omg)
    “Saque” -> “Salida”. En billar no se saca, se “sale”
    “Esquina” -> “Rincón”. El lugar de juego no tiene esquinas, tiene rincones, tienen esquinas las troneras pero normalmente no se apunta a ellas.
    “Partido” -> “Partida”
    Necesita x “snookers” – Necesita X “faltas”, los snookers no puntúan, puntúan las faltas.
    Seguramente hay más, pero en este momento no me acuerdo… 😉

    Un saludo

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