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Masters live stream 2022 and how to watch snooker for free

The Masters – part of the Triple Crown Snooker Series – returns to Alexandra Palace in London on January 9, 2022. Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump and defending champion Yan Bingtao will face each other for the Masters title ahead a crowd of 2,200 people. UK fans can watch each session for free on BBC iPlayer. Here’s how to watch a Masters 2022 live stream from anywhere using a VPN.

The Masters is a unique, unranked snooker tournament that began in 1975. The format is simple: the 16 highest-ranked players in the world compete for the Paul Hunter Trophy over the course of a week.

Last year, Yan Bingtao delighted 100 million Chinese snooker fans by winning the prestigious event in his debut. Bingtao took a 10-8 victory over John Higgins in the final after frontrunner Judd Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

This time around, Judd Trump is the favorite again to take the trophy. Seven-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, as well as Mark Selby and Neil Robertson, are also very popular. The winner of the 2022 tournament will take home £ 250,000 in Masters prizes. The Rocket made the highest break (145) last year, earning themselves a bonus of £ 15,000.

The tournament begins on Sunday January 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. GMT. The quarter-finals will start on Thursday the 13th, before the semi-finals on Saturday the 15th. The Cazoo Masters 2022 final will take place at 1pm on Sunday January 16th.

UK snooker fans can watch each session free on BBC iPlayer. Read on for how to watch a free Masters 2022 live stream from anywhere.

Watch a free live stream of the Masters 2022

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Good news: BBC TV has the rights to broadcast the Cazoo Masters 2022 in the UK. That means free and uninterrupted coverage on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app.

Want to enjoy the BBC’s free billiards stream from abroad? UK nationals can access BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport using a VPN. It’s easy – just follow the steps below!

Watch the Masters 2022 live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you are subscribed to the affected Snooker Masters rights holders, you will not be able to use them outside of your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address and automatically block your access.

A virtual private network (VPN) helps you bypass this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet – and saves you money! What’s not to like?

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly easy:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For snooker you can choose “London” for BBC iPlayer.

3. Then go to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the free live streaming of Masters 2022. Simple!

Watch the Masters 2022 live stream in Europe

Yan Bingtao tackles a shot on the way to win the Masters

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Eurosport holds the broadcasting rights for the Masters 2022 throughout Europe. You can watch the coverage through Eurosport Player for € 6 per month.

Do not forget : UK snooker fans can watch free coverage on BBC iPlayer. UK nationals with a TV license can use BBC iPlayer from abroad using a VPN.

Watch the Masters 2022 live stream in the US and Canada

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DAZN has the rights to broadcast the Cazoo Masters 2022 Snooker Tournament in the United States, Canada and Brazil. DAZN is available online, through your browser, and through the DAZN app.

DAZN subscription costs $ 19.99 per month / $ 99.99 per year.

Do not forget : if you are a UK national it is cheaper to access free live streaming on the BBC instead, using a VPN.

Watch the Masters 2022 live stream in China

John higgins

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China-based snooker fans can see favorite Yan Bingtao on CCTV-5. The public broadcaster has the rights to most top-rated tournaments, including the Cazoo Masters, the 2022 World Snooker Championships and the 2022 China Open.

World Snooker has licensed the digital rights in China to Rigor Media, so you can find a Masters live stream on any of Rigor’s media platforms, such as Superstar Online.

Watch the Masters 2022 live stream in other territories

Snooker fans outside of the main territories (UK, China, US, Europe, Brazil, etc.) can stream The Masters on Matchroom Live.

Depending on your location, the subscription costs around £ 5 / $ 5 per month.

The 2022 Cazoo Masters draw and program

Atmospheric billiard arena

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Every hour GMT

FIRST ROUND:

Sunday, January 9, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Yan Bingtao (Chn) vs. Mark Williams (Wal)
7:00 p.m. – Neil Robertson (Aus) vs. Anthony McGill (Sco)

Monday, January 10, 2022
1:00 p.m. – John Higgins (Sco) vs. Zhao Xintong (Chn)
7:00 p.m. – Shaun Murphy (Eng) vs. Barry Hawkins (Eng)

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Ronnie O’Sullivan (Eng) vs. Jack Lisowski (Eng)
7:00 p.m. – Mark Selby (Eng) vs. Stephen Maguire (Sco)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Judd Trump (Eng) vs. Mark Allen (NI)
7:00 p.m. – Kyren Wilson (Ang) v Stuart Bingham (Ang)

QUARTER-FINAL:

Thursday, January 13, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Yan Bingtao (Chn) or Mark Williams (Wal) vs. John Higgins (Sco) or Zhao Xintong (Chn)
7:00 p.m. – Neil Robertson (Aus) or Anthony McGill (Sco) vs. Ronnie O’Sullivan (Eng) or Jack Lisowski (Eng)

Friday, January 14, 2022
1:00 p.m. – Judd Trump (Ang) or Mark Allen (NI) vs. Kyren Wilson (Ang) or Stuart Bingham (Ang)
7:00 p.m. – Shaun Murphy (Eng) or Barry Hawkins (Eng) vs. Mark Selby (Eng) or Stephen Maguire (Sco)

SEMI FINALS:

Saturday, January 15, 2022
1:00 p.m. – To be confirmed against to be confirmed
7:00 p.m. – to be confirmed against to be confirmed

FINAL:

Sunday, January 16, 2022
1:00 p.m. – To be confirmed against to be confirmed
7:00 p.m. – to be confirmed against to be confirmed

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