The Shanghai Masters is one of the more popular non-ranking events in snooker and has been a great tournament to bet on for over a decade now.
Ronnie O’Sullivan has dominated the event in the last few years and it continues to see the world’s biggest stars touch down in China every year.
The event is relatively new to the sport, having only started life in 2007. There have been some big names win the event down the years, including Ali Carter, Mark Selby and John Higgins alongside reigning champion O’Sullivan and it continues to be a major player in developing the game in Asia.
For a number of years it was a ranking event, but as of last year became a non-ranking invitational event, but it continues to flourish, with both top players and youngsters grazing the baize.
It offers a real chance for this young, homegrown players to test themselves against the elite, as well as seeing stars like Ding Junhui play in front of a home crowd.
The tournament is one that every major bookmaker will allow you to place bets on and here at Oddsmaker.co.uk, we’re huge fans, particularly as it’s a great build-up to the UK Championship just a few months later.
If you’re looking to bet on snooker, you won’t go far wrong than the Shanghai Masters. Below you’ll find all you need to know about the tournament including top tips and how to watch it.
The Shanghai Masters is always an interesting tournament to bet on as players have to endure playing in a completely different time zone, a different culture and of course still play high-quality snooker.
Players such as Ronnie, Ding Junhui, Mark Selby and John Higgins have all won the tournament and when we’re picking our winners and selecting matches to bet on, we take into account a number of factors…
The Shanghai Masters gets underway shortly, and the draw has taken place.
It takes place between September 9 and September 15, 2019, and will see 24 players taking part, including the top 16 ranked players. That means the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump and Shaun Murphy will all be in attendance, playing out for a prize pot.
The full draw can be found below:
Following that will then be a Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final.
The Shanghai Masters is broadcast on television on Eurosport 1 & 2, with every single game available to watch, including the Final on September 15.
As well as that, many bookmakers allow you to stream snooker directly from their site and apps. All punters are required to do is place a qualifying bet on the match in which you wish to watch and you’ll unlock the live stream to play.
Many betting sites have this as a feature, including the likes of William Hill, Paddy Power, Betfred, Betfair and many, many more.
Prize money for the Shanghai Masters is a pretty lump sum, so it’s no wonder it welcomes the world’s best every year. The total prize pot is £750,000 with the winner earning £200,000, the same as the UK Championship – a Triple Crown event!
The runner-up takes home £100,000, while Semi Finalists earn £60,000 each. There’s also £5,000 up for grabs to the player who makes the biggest break.