Prize money for snooker’s Betway UK Championship will increase to £1 million in 2019, making it the joint-most lucrative snooker event outside the World Championship.
The total prize money for the tournament at the York Barbican will go up from £850,000 to £1,000,000 next year, with the winner’s prize to jump from £170,000 to £200,000.
The World Championship, with £2,231,000, and the China Open, with £1,000,000, are currently the only events with total prize money in seven figures.
The Betway UK Championship is one of snooker’s Triple Crown events alongside the World Championship and the Masters, with a rich history dating back to 1977.
The 2019 tournament will run from November 26 to December 8 at the York Barbican. Tickets will go on sale on Sunday at 10am, for details click here.