Tour Championship snooker 2021 LIVE results: Ronnie O’Sullivan vs John Higgins updates

Ronnie O'Sullivan clashes with Mark Allen during tense game

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The 2021 Tour Championship takes place this week with some big names playing in the tournament. It kicks off with Ronnie O’Sullivan vs John Higgins on Monday as the quarter-finals get underway. Express Sport has all the action as it happens.

Tour Championship LIVE results

Monday, March 22

Best of 19 frames – sessions at 1pm and 7pm

Ronnie O’Sullivan vs John Higgins

Tour Championship schedule

Quarter-finals

Tuesday, March 23

Neil Robertson vs Jack Lisowski

Wednesday, March 24

Mark Selby vs Kyren Wilson

Thursday, March 25

Judd Trump vs Barry Hawkins

Tour Championship prize money

Winner: £150,000

Runner-up: £60,000

Semi-finals: £40,000

Quarter-finals: £20,000 (does not count towards ranking lists)

High break: £10,000 Total: £380,000

Tour Championship format

Eight players straight into an elimination tournament.

Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson and John Higgins are seeded and all matches this year will be best of 19 frames.

This has changed from previous years as the quarter-finals were best of 17, the semi-finals were best of 19 and the final was best of 25.

Preview

Ronnie O’Sullivan will struggle if John Higgins can replicate his PLayers’ Championship form, according to Stephen Hendry.

“If the same Higgins as the one who won Players [Championship] a couple of weeks ago turns up tomorrow there’s only 1 winner,” Hendry.

O’Sullivan admitted after that meeting he had no chance to beat his longtime rival.

“John was just unbelievable. John was solid, scored well today and was just too good,” the Rocket said.

“I knew I had to play well today and maybe I put a little bit of pressure on myself thinking I had to play as well as I could to have a chance.

“Once you don’t punish John when he’s playing as well as he is, you do a lot of sitting in your chair and there’s not a lot you can do sometimes when someone’s as good as John.

“He’s tying you up in knots, making 70s, 80s, 90s, 100s, you just have to sit it out and wait for an early night.”

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