Total pot and highest break earnings for prestigious event in Sheffield

The 2024 World Snooker Championship is coming to its conclusion in Sheffield and there is a lot of money up for grabs.

Kyren Wilson is taking on Jak Jones in the final, meaning no matter what, we’ll have a new world champion.

O’Sullivan is a seven-time champion of the worldCredit: Getty

Ronnie O’Sullivan was denied the chance of an eighth world title when he was knocked out by Stuart Bingham.

A few of the other favourites, including Judd Trump and Mark Selby also crashed out early on.

There are now just two players remaining, and by the end of the marathon 17-day tournament, one man will walk away significantly richer.

World Snooker Championship 2024: Prize money

The total prize pot for this year’s standout snooker event is £2.395 million.

This is split between the 112 initial qualifiers and steadily increases as each player progresses.

The winner takes home £500,000, while the runner-up gets £200,000.

The other two semi-finalists also grab £100,000 each.

Trump has one world title to his name, which came in 2019, but he won’t be adding anotherCredit: getty

World Snooker Championship prize money breakdown

World Snooker Championship prize money breakdown

Last 112 – £5,000

Last 80 – £10,000

Last 48 – £15,000

Last 32 – £20,000

Last 16 – £30,000

Quarter-finalists – £50,000

Semi-finalists – £100,000

Runner-up – £200,000

Winner – £500,000

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How much do you get for the highest break?

In addition to the total prize pot, there is also extra money available for the highest break.

Of course, 147 is the highest possible in snooker.

However, they are rare, so any break in the high 130s or 140s stands a chance.

Now, it does get a bit complicated because there are multiple different amounts of prize money available.

For the highest break at the tournament, including the qualifying stage, there is a total of £15,000 up for grabs.

This would be shared if multiple players achieve the same score.

The Crucible is an iconic venueCredit: Getty

If a player hits a maximum (147) in the tournament, they get another £40,000. If it happens in qualifying, the player earns £10,000.

The only player to hit a 147 this year is Noppon Saengkham, who achieved that feat in qualifying before crashing out.

World Snooker Championship 2024: Dates and how to follow

The 2024 edition of the World Snooker Championship got underway on Saturday, April 20 and will end on Monday, May 6.

The entire tournament is held at the iconic Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

The BBC are showing all of the action across their network, with games on BBC One, Two, the iPlayer and on the website.

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