The Masters, sponsored by Dafabet, is snooker’s most prestigious invitation tournament. The 2018 tournament runs from January 14 to 21. Tickets are available and fans must book fast because certain sessions have already sold out.
It has a rich history dating back to 1975 and it is considered one of the sport’s Triple Crown events, alongside the World Championship and the UK Championship.
Only the elite top 16 players are invited to compete for the famous trophy and a top prize of £200,000.
Since 2012 the event has been staged at the iconic Alexandra Palace in North London, which attracts sell-out crowds.
Ronnie O’Sullivan won the title for a record seventh time in 2017, beating Joe Perry in the final.