Played across three weeks, Stage 1 features 32 groups of four players, with two tables per day hosting one group each. The player who tops each group will progress to Stage Two.
BetVictor Championship League Snooker is split into three phases, with all matches during all stages played as the best-of-four frames (if a match finishes 3-0, the fourth frame will not be played) except the final, which is best-of-five.
Players will be awarded three points for a win and one point for a drawn match. The Group Table standings will be determined by the following criteria, in this order: