UK Snooker Championship 2023 Predictions: 33/1 Anda appeals in York

 | November 24 | 

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The first Triple Crown event of the season begins this week as the UK Championship begins in York. As always we have our snooker expert Dean Strand (@DSSnookerTips) on hand with his preview and predictions. He will also be doing daily tipping articles throughout the event...

UK Snooker Championship Tips

  • 1 pt Tom Ford to win Quarter 1  -  9/1
  • 0.5 pts Zhang Anda each-way (1/2, 2 Places) - 33/1

One of the most prestigious events on tour and one of the most important, with £250,000 for the winner and the high prize money and ranking points having a big say on who qualifies for the three Players Series events later in the season.

Prize Money

Position Prize Money
Last 16
Last 32
Highest Break

This will be the 2nd year of the new format of the event with the top 16 seeds through to the venue to face 16 qualifiers in the opening round.

Who are the qualifiers for the UK Championship?

Seeds Qualifiers
1. Mark Allen
2. Luca Brecel
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Judd Trump
5. Mark Selby
6. Neil Robertson
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Kyren Wilson
9. Mark Williams
10. Ali Carter
11. John Higgins
12. Barry Hawkins
13. Jack Lisowski
14. Robert Milkins
15. Zhang Anda
16. Tom Ford
Ding Junhui
Noppon Saengkham
Fan Zhengyi
Jamie CLarke
Mark Joyce
Ben Woollaston
Jamie Jones
Pang JUnxu
Anthony McGill
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Joe O'Connor
Zhou Yuelong
Hossein Vafaei
Matthea Selt
Elliott Slessor
Yuan Sijun

1 pt Tom Ford to win Quarter 1  -  9/1

Mark Allen lifted the trophy last year for the first time beating Ding Junhui 10-7 in the final and although he found form at the Champion of Champions last week, his ranking event performances have been below par so far for the season and he’s been handed a very tough draw for this event, starting with last years runner up Ding Junhui.

In this section of the draw I’ll go for Tom Ford to win the 1st quarter, one of the most in form players of the season so far, 5th on the 1 year list after his run to the International Championship final, which included wins over Selby and Hawkins. Has a decent record here reaching the semi-finals twice, including last season and 9/1 for him to repeat that feat looks a good price.

0.5 pts Zhang Anda each-way (1/2, 2 Places) - 33/1

In the bottom half of the draw, I’ll go for another very in form player and that’s the man that beat Ford in that final, Zhang Anda. Anda’s rise up the rankings  has been incredible this season. After years of sitting around the middle of the rankings, he suddenly reached his first ranking event final at the English Open, before going on to win the International Championship.

The top ranked players (O’Sullivan, Robertson, Murphy and Brecel) in the bottom half of the draw are pretty all struggling for form lately and if Anda carries on with the way he’s been playing, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him in the latter stages of yet another tournament.

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