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2021 Masters (Snooker)
January 10 - January 17
The Masters is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the Snooker calendar, being one of the three Triple Crown events along with the World Snooker Championship and UK Championship.
The event has been held annually since 1975 and features the top 16 players in the world rankings. Ronnie O’Sullivan is the most successful player, having won seven Masters titles followed by Stephen Hendry with six.
Stuart Bingham of England is the defending champion, winning his first Masters title in 2020 after defeating Ali Carter 10-8 in the Final and become the the oldest Masters champion at the age of 43 years and 243 days.
The Masters takes place every year, usually the first Snooker event in the calendar year and held over a period of 7 days in mid-January. The 2021 event will be held from Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th January 2021.
Yan Bingtao of China won his first Triple Crown title after defeating John Higgins 10-8 in the Final and become youngest winner in 26 years.
Where is the 2021 Masters?
The Masters has been held at several venues since its inception, starting at the West Centre Hotel in London in 1975. The New London Theatre held the event from 1976 to 1978, before it moved to the former Wembley Conference Centre between 1979 and 2006 when it was demolished to make way for the redevelopment of Wembley Stadium. The event was moved next to Wembley Arena where it was held until 2011 before moving to its current home of Alexandra Palace.
The 2021 Masters however has been moved to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes due to Covid 19 restrictions.
How do I get to the 2021 Masters?
Milton Keynes Central railway station is located just over 2.5 miles from the arena, with London reachable in just 30 minutes, Birmingham in just over 45 minutes and Manchester in 90 minutes. The station is a 45 minute walk away or take the Arrive Service 1 bus as above.
The nearest railway stations are Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, just over a mile away. Both stations are about a 30 minute walk away from the arena.
Thinking of catching a train to Milton Keynes? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.
Further travel information is available on the Marshall Arena guide.
Where to stay in Milton Keynes
How do I get tickets to the 2021 Masters?
The latest ticket information for the Masters snooker event is available on the official website.