2018 Betway UK Championship Matthew Selt vs Ding Junhui Preview & Prediction


Where is the 2018 UK Championship taking place? York Barbican Centre

When is Matthew Selt vs Ding Junhui on and what time does it start? 02/12/2018, 13.00 (UK)

What channel is the 2018 UK Championship on? BBC and Eurosport

Where can I stream the 2018 UK Championship? BBC Sport website and Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for the 2018 UK Championship? https://worldsnooker.seetickets.com/tour/betway-uk-championship-snooker/



  • Matthew Selt comfortably advanced to the second round of the UK Championship with a 6-2 victory over world number 76 Zhang Yong.
  • Selt has had little success at the UK Championship since he reached the quarter-finals in 2015 so will look to rediscover that form.


  • World number eight Ding Junhui did not show his best form in the first round but made the most of a nervous display by Adam Stefanow to progress 6-1.
  • The 2005 and 2009 UK champion has had an up-and-down season so far but is always considered one of the favourites in the big events.


Despite Matthew Selt's good performance in round one, facing Ding Junhui should be a step too far for the North Londoner. Junhui has had a few below-par years at the UK Championship but will look to reconstruct some form by brushing aside Selt in the second round.