The Masters – part of snooker's Triple Crown series – reaches its thrilling conclusion tonight. It's Neil Robertson vs Barry Hawkins in the final, Robertson leads 5-3. The best-of-19 final concludes at 7pm GMT, with the trophy and £250,000 prize money on offer for the winner. UK fans can watch every session free on BBC iPlayer. Here's how to watch a 2022 Masters live stream from anywhere using a VPN.
The Masters is a unique, non-ranking snooker tournament that started back in 1975. The format is simple: the 16 highest-ranked players in the world pot it out 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 on his debut. Bingtao completed an 10–8 victory over John Higgins in the final after hot favourite Judd Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
This time around, Judd Trump was favourite to win the Paul Hunter trophy but lost to Barry Hawkins in yesterday's semi-final. Seven-time Masters champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is also out, as is former World Champion Mark Selby. The winner of the 2022 tournament will take home £250,000 in Masters prize money. The Rocket made the highest break (145) last year, earning himself a £15,000 bonus.
The tournament started on Sunday 9th January 2022 at 1pm GMT. The quarter finals were played on Thursday 13th, before the semi finals on Saturday 15th. The 2022 Cazoo Masters Final concludes today at 7pm GMT (Sunday 16th January).
UK snooker fans can watch every session free on BBC iPlayer. Read on to find out how to watch a free 2022 Masters live stream from anywhere.
Watch a 2022 Masters live stream for free
Good news: BBC TV has the rights to air the 2022 Cazoo Masters 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 snooker 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 2022 Masters live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Masters snooker rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet – and saves you money! What's not to love?
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How to use a VPN
Using a VPN is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the snooker, you may wish to choose 'London' for BBC iPlayer.
3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2022 Masters live stream. Simple!
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Watch the 2022 Masters live stream in Europe
Eurosport holds the rights to stream The Masters 2022 across Europe. You can watch the coverage through the Eurosport Player for €6 a month.
Don't forget: UK snookers fans can watch free coverage on BBC iPlayer. UK nationals with a TV licence can BBC iPlayer from abroad using a VPN.
Watch the 2022 Masters live stream in USA and Canada
DAZN has the rights to stream the 2022 Cazoo Masters snooker tournament in the USA, Canada and Brazil. DAZN is available online, through your browser, and via the DAZN app.
Subscription to DAZN costs $19.99 a month / $99.99 a year.
Watch the 2022 Masters live stream in China
China-based snooker fans can catch home favourite Yan Bingtao on CCTV-5. The state-owned broadcaster has the rights to most blue chip tournaments, including The Cazoo Masters, the 2022 World Snooker Championships and the 2022 China Open.
World Snooker has licensed digital rights in China to Rigour Media, so you might find a Masters live stream on one of Rigour's media platforms, such as Superstar Online.
Watch the 2022 Masters live stream in other territories
Snookers fans outside the main territories (UK, China, USA, Europe, Brazil, etc) can stream The Masters on Matchroom Live.
Depending on your location, subscription costs around £5 / $5 a month.
The 2022 Cazoo Masters draw & schedule
All times GMT
Sunday 9th January 2022
13:00 - Yan Bingtao (Chn) v Mark Williams (Wal)
19:00 - Neil Robertson (Aus) v Anthony McGill (Sco)
Monday 10th January 2022
13:00 - John Higgins (Sco) v Zhao Xintong (Chn)
19:00 - Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Barry Hawkins (Eng)
Tuesday 11th January 2022
13:00 - Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) v Jack Lisowski (Eng)
19:00 - Mark Selby (Eng) v Stephen Maguire (Sco)
Wednesday 12th January 2022
13:00 - Judd Trump (Eng) v Mark Allen (NI)
19:00 - Kyren Wilson (Eng) v Stuart Bingham (Eng)
Thursday 13th January 2022
13:00 - Yan Bingtao (Chn) or Mark Williams (Wal) v John Higgins (Sco) or Zhao Xintong (Chn)
19:00 - Neil Robertson (Aus) or Anthony McGill (Sco) v Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) or Jack Lisowski (Eng)
Friday 14th January 2022
13:00 - Judd Trump (Eng) or Mark Allen (NI) v Kyren Wilson (Eng) or Stuart Bingham (Eng)
19:00 - Shaun Murphy (Eng) or Barry Hawkins (Eng) v Mark Selby (Eng) or Stephen Maguire (Sco)
Saturday 15th January 2022
13:00 - TBC v TBC
19:00 - TBC v TBC
Sunday 16th January 2022
13:00 - TBC v TBC
19:00 - TBC v TBC