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  • mikeyd100
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    Here's a breakdown of the prize money for the UK Championship this year - according to Wikipedia :


    Winner: £150,000
    Runner-up: £70,000
    Semi-final: £30,000
    Quarter-final: £20,000
    Last 16: £12,000
    Last 32: £9,000
    Last 64: £4,000



    Highest break: £4,000

    Total: £732,000

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  • dcrackers147
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    Originally posted by tomwalker147 View Post
    Everything comes out of their own pockets in terms of travel, hotel, meals etc. This is why sponsorship is such a big thing for players these days. Any help they can get is really needed.

    The winner at the PTC in Gibraltar will pick up 25k (euros). Early round losers will pick up barely anything meaning they could actually make a loss.

    A lad from our club won one match at the UK champs and picked up 4k. Winning his next match would have meant 9k. Players really need a run in one of the major comps (comps with highest prize pots) to establish themselves.
    spot on. The game needs bigger pots to make it worth while turning pro.

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  • dcrackers147
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    Originally posted by jrc750 View Post
    It's not just the finalists who get prize money, it goes to last 16 doesn't it, and a lot of players are earning a very good wage
    have to disagree there look at the earnings of the mid ranked pro on cue tracker. then factor in flights food hotels general living expenses. Really not great unless they get the run of their lives like Grace just did then they scrape by by part time work at the clubs they play at most of the time.

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  • tomwalker147
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    Everything comes out of their own pockets in terms of travel, hotel, meals etc. This is why sponsorship is such a big thing for players these days. Any help they can get is really needed.

    The winner at the PTC in Gibraltar will pick up 25k (euros). Early round losers will pick up barely anything meaning they could actually make a loss.

    A lad from our club won one match at the UK champs and picked up 4k. Winning his next match would have meant 9k. Players really need a run in one of the major comps (comps with highest prize pots) to establish themselves.

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  • jrc750
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    It's not just the finalists who get prize money, it goes to last 16 doesn't it, and a lot of players are earning a very good wage

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  • trains
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    Travel and lodging was provided by WS or WPBSA under the Rodney Walker era but players have to pay for those now since Barry Hearn took over.

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  • dcrackers147
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    Players will have to fund their own travel meals etc. There really is no money in the game unless you are really in the elite....If you look on cue traker you can see player earnings some really good players earning some really rubbish money and they are winning matches! after travel costs etc most good pros are barely earning £20k on average. This is why you need financial backing or a part time job just to live a pretty humble lifestyle.

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  • Expenses on Individual Players to Play Professional Tournaments?

    As per me, in a professional tournament, there is a winner prize money, first runner up prize money, prize money of the max and prize money for the highest break. Pls correct me if I have missed any other. Also please illuminate if the winner prize money is pooled (entry fees in the ranking games or something similar - I am really not aware of this)

    Now as per the above statements, if top 16 players are playing, it is possible that 10-12 players will go empty handed.

    Now for the most prestigious tournaments (UK Champions, German Masters and World Champion as well as China Open and similar not so huge tournaments), players come from all around the world the play.

    My question is - Are there expenses covered by the organizers (travel, lodging and meals etc) or do they pay for everything on their own?
    Just curious so thought of asking
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