International Championship Free Bets
The newest tournament on the snooker calendar, the International Championship was first introduced in 2012 and is held in Chian each year in October and November.
Claiming your free International Championship bet
Snooker is now becoming much more of a global sport than it has been in the past and as a result the vast majority of bookmakers will offer chanes to bet for free on the International Championship with it being one of the biggest events on the schedule nowadays.
So, how can you get involved? Once you have chosen the bookmaker you want to deal with then click on the link on the right hand side of this page and that will take you through to the bookie’s homepage. Once there the process of registering with them is a simple one which just involves filling in a few details about yourself and should take just a couple of minutes.
Once signed up with the bookmaker of your choice then you are ready to use your free bet. Find snooker in the sportsbook and once you have identified the market you want to bet on, click on the odds adding the option to the betting slip.
Depending on the bookmaker, using your free bet from here can differ, so read below for information on how to turn that free bet into cold, hard cash.
Choosing where to use your International Championship free bet
The winner of the event will be causing plenty of discussion over the first half of the season with many of the early tournaments building up to this event in Chengdu. Whoever wins the early season competitions such as the Wuxi Classic and Australian Open will always be considered as contenders when the International Championship comes around.
Thanks to a hefty winner's pot and a total prize fund of £625,000 expect the big names in the world of snooker to take park. The likes of Mark Selby, Neil Robertson and Judd Trump are always considered amongst the favourites for the big tournaments and that is no different at the International Championship. The question, as ever, is can the outside contenders such as Shaun Murphy, Stephen Maguire and local favourite Ding Junhui mount a challenge?
Other markets available at the competition include the number of centuries that will be scored throughout the event. The two finalists in 2012 managed an impressive eight three figure scores between them in 2012 so there is certainly form for plenty to be scored. In 2014, however, there were 28 centuries across the tournament.
The market for how big the highest break is going to be is another interesting one although a tricky one to call. Robertson was the star in the first year of the event with a 142 and that is often a decent benchmark for a tournament high break.
What are the most popular International Championship bets?
When the tournament rolls around in October expect to see the usual markets for any snooker major appear at most of the bookies, including overall winner, individual match odds and a host of specials.
Other markets for you to use your International Championship free bet should include:
- Total frames over/under
- Number of 147s
- Winning nationality
- Quickest frame
- Most colours potted
- Most ball potted
- Most fouls
So, what exactly is the International Championship?
The International Championship may be one of the newest events on the snooker calendar but it has quickly become one of the most important tournaments in the sport thanks to its enormous level of prize money and ranking points.
The competition is held in Chengdu in China and although it has not been around nearly as long as other Asian events such as the Shanghai Masters or the Wuxi Classic, it has eclipsed though tournaments thanks to having the same amount of ranking points as the UK Championship and a winner’s prize fund of £125,000.
With this on offer the tournament is really on the same level as the traditional Triple Crown in the sport of the World Championship, Masters and the UK Championship and as a result all the big players will be competing in it each year when it comes around at the end of October.
The first year of the event was in 2012 when Judd Trump lifted the trophy having edged past Neil Robertson in the final 10-8, the high profile and high quality final going to show the significance of the competition.
In 2013 local lad Ding Junhui triumped but a year later he lost out in the qualifying round to Wang Zepang as Ricky Walden went on to win his third ranking title, defeating Mark Allen 10–7 in the final.
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