Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson and World Champion Judd Trump are among the leading snooker stars to have confirmed their entry to Championship League Snooker, which will mark the return of live snooker to TV screens when it begins on ITV on Monday, June 1st.
Mark Allen, Kyren Wilson and Stuart Bingham are among the other top-16 players who have entered and will compete at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes. For more details about the event click here
Group Matches Stage
|Monday June 1st||Group 2||Group 13|
|Judd Trump||David Gilbert|
|Daniel Wells||Stuart Carrington|
|Elliot Slessor||Jak Jones|
|David Grace||Jackson Page|
|Tuesday June 2nd||Group 9||Group 3|
|Jack Lisowski||Michael Holt|
|Luca Brecel||Mark Davis|
|Robbie Williams||Mark Joyce|
|Oliver Lines||Louis Heathcote|
|Wednesday June 3rd||Group 12||Group 4|
|Kyren Wilson||Joe Perry|
|Ryan Day||Mark King|
|Alfie Burden||Sam Baird|
|Chen Feilong||Harvey Chandler|
|Thursday June 4th||Group 5||Group 14|
|Mark Selby||Gary Wilson|
|Liang Wenbo||Matthew Stevens|
|Joe O’Connor||John Astley|
|Lee Walker||Mitchell Mann|
|Friday June 5th||Group 10||Group 15|
|Ronnie O’Sullivan||Tom Ford|
|Chris Wakelin||Robert Milkins|
|Michael Georgiou||Mike Dunn|
|Kishan Hirani||Ian Burns|
|Saturday June 6th||Group 1||Group 8|
|Stuart Bingham||Jimmy Robertson|
|Ricky Walden||Ben Woollaston|
|Jordon Brown||Liam Highfield|
|Jamie Clarke||Alex Ursenbacher|
|Sunday June 7th||Group 16||Group 7|
|Neil Robertson||Barry Hawkins|
|Kurt Maflin||Anthony McGill|
|Ken Doherty||Craig Steadman|
|Ashley Carty||Hammad Miah|
|Monday June 8th||Group 11||Group 6|
|Mark Allen||Ali Carter|
|Martin O’Donnell||Matt Selt|
|Michael White||Sam Craigie|
|Nigel Bond||Dominic Dale|
Group winners’ stage
|Tuesday June 9th||Group C||Group D|
|Winner of Group 10||Winner of Group 15|
|Winner of Group 6||Winner of Group 11|
|Winner of Group 1||Winner of Group 8|
|Winner of Group 4||Winner of Group 5|
|Wednesday June 10th||Group B||Group A|
|Winner of Group 12||Winner of Group 14|
|Winner of Group 2||Wiiner of Group 3|
|Winner of Group 7||Winner of Group 9|
|Winner of Group 13||Winner of Group 16|
|Thursday June 11th||Winner of Group C|
|Winner of Group D|
|Winner of Group B|
|Winner of Group A|
The format of matches on each day will be announced next week.
Featuring 64-players in round-robin groups, the Championship League will take place behind closed doors with strict rules on social distancing, COVID testing and hygiene in place, in line with government guidelines. The Marshall Arena has been selected as the venue as it has on-site accommodation meaning no players, officials or staff will need to leave the venue once they have entered.
Play will begin at 3pm on Monday, June 1st with Judd Trump in Group Two action. O’Sullivan enters the fray in Group Ten on Friday, June 5th. All players who entered were seeded in order of their World Ranking after the Gibraltar Open, and split into four seeding pots of 16 players, with one player from each pot drawn at random into each group.
Championship League will be split into three phases, with all matches during all stages played as the best-of-four frames. Play will begin at 3pm each day, running continuously until both groups are complete, with the exception of Friday, June 5th when play will begin at 4pm.
- GROUP MATCHES from June 1st to 8th will feature 16 groups of four players, with two groups played each day across two tables. The player who tops each group table will progress to Phase Two. Players will be awarded three points for a win and one point for a drawn match.
- GROUP WINNERS from June 9th to 10thsees the 16 group winners split into four further groups of four, with two groups per day also played over two tables.
- TOURNAMENT FINALS from June 11thwill see the four Phase Two winners battle it out over one final group, played on one table, to determine the Championship League winner.The total prize fund will stand at over £200,000. Players will earn a guaranteed £1,000 with the winner taking home £30,000 and a place in November’s Champion of Champions. Championship League will not be a ranking event and will be promoted by Matchroom Multi Sport.
|Group Round Matches||Group Winners Round||Tournament Finals|
|Total Per Group||£8,500||£12,000||£34,000|
|Total All Groups||£136,000||£48,000||£34,000|
|TOTAL PRIZE FUND||£218,000|
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