The 2022 BetVictor Championship League Snooker Invitational gets underway with Group 1 live from the Morningside Arena, Leicester on Monday 20, December starring Jack Lisowski, Gary Wilson, Graeme Dott, Zhou Yuelong, Tom Ford, Wenbo Liang, and Ryan Day broadcast live on FreeSports in the UK and Ireland. Viaplay in Scandinavia and the Baltics alongside broadcasters worldwide.
Both Tables 1 and 2 will be available live globally with Lisowski set to take on Zhou in the opening match of the tournament at 11 am. Group 2 will take place on December 22-23 before Groups 3-5 get underway from January 3-8 and Group 6 on January 17-18. Group 7 and the Winners’ Group to find out the winner will take place from January 31-3 February.
Mark Selby, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins, and invitational defending champion Kyren Wilson are all set to feature during the group stage.
The groups can be found below with missing spots completed by the previous group’s 5th placed player, two losing semi-finalists and losing group finalist.
Jack Lisowski, Zhou Yuelong, Graeme Dott, Tom Ford, Gary Wilson, Ryan Day, Wenbo Liang
Xiao Guodong, Lu Ning, Joe Perry
Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Stuart Bingham,
Judd Trump, Kyren Wilson, Barry Hawkins
David Gilbert, Martin Gould, Ali Carter
Yan Bingtao, Ricky Walden, Ding Junhui
Ronnie O’Sullivan, Neil Robertson, John Higgins
Where to Watch
The tournament carries a prize fund of £205,000 with players earning £100 per frame won with significant bonuses for their final group position and increased prize money in the Winners’ Group. A place in the 2022 Cazoo Champion of Champions is also on the line with each group featuring seven players with matches being held over two days.
All matches are a best-of-five, and each group is played to a round-robin format. The top four in each group contest the play-offs, with the eventual winner advancing to Winners’ Group. The three play-off players who don’t advance will move into the next group, where they are joined by the player who finished fifth in the table and three new players. Those finishing sixth and seventh in each group are eliminated from the competition.