News May 22nd, 2020

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.


Monday June 1st Group 2
Judd Trump
Group 13
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


Tournament Finals


Thursday June 11th Winner of Group C
Winner of Group D
Winner of Group B
Winner of Group A



Group Round Matches Group Winners Round Tournament Finals
Winner £4,000 £6,000 £20,000
Runner-up £2,000 £2,500 £8,000
3rd Place £1,500 £2,000 £4,000
4th Place £1,000 £1,500 £2,000
Total Per Group £8,500 £12,000 £34,000
Total All Groups £136,000 £48,000 £34,000


Featuring 64-players in round-robin groups, 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. Marshall Arena has been selected as the venue as it has an 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 10th sees 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 11th will 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.

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