So we start September off at Stadium MK , Marshall Arena , Milton Keynes with the announcements that a number of key events will be hosted starting with the
Championship League – Milton Keynes Commencing on the 13th -20th Sept
European Masters – Milton Keynes 21st-27th Sept
Championship League – Milton Keynes 28th Sept- 5th Oct
The draw for Championship League Snooker has been made and we see Judd Trump set to get the new season off to a flying start with the Stadium MK making the phenomenal base for the upcoming tournaments right the way up until the end of November.
Following the unprecedented success of this summer’s Championship League, the event has been expanded to a full World Snooker ranking event feature 128 players over 21 days, split into three weeks across September and October.
Trump is the seeded player in Group One, where he will be joined by Alan McManus, David Lilley and Fan Zhengyi.
On the same day, we see Group Two taking place with Matthew Stevens, Ryan Day, Rod Lawler and Paul Davison featuring.
Luca Brecel, who won the summer’s Championship League has been drawn into Group 27 where he will face Tom Ford, Mitchell Mann and Ashley Hugill.
We then see World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan enter the tournament in Group 32 on Monday, October 5, concluding the second and final week of Stage One action. ‘O’Sullivan ’ has been drawn to face Hang Li, Alex Borg and Iulian Boiko in his group.
Players were seeded according to their World Ranking after the World Snooker Championship.
- STAGE ONE will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28–October 5. This stage 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.
- STAGE TWO (October 26-29) sees the 32 group winners split into eight further groups of four, with two groups per day also played over two tables.
- STAGE THREE (October 30) will see the eight Stage Two Group Winners battle it out over two final groups, with the two group winners contesting the best-of-5 final.
Each group of four is a round robin, with matches played as best-of-four frames.
Players are awarded three points for a win and one point for a draw.
Players who conclude the group on an equal number of points will be separated, in this order, by net frame difference, head-to-head result and, if the players are still tied, by the highest break achieved in the group.
CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE SNOOKER DRAW – Stage One
STAGE ONE – WEEK ONE– Featuring Players from the 13th -20th Sept
|Sunday, September 13
|Monday, September 14
|Tuesday, September 15
|Wednesday, September 16
|Thursday, September 17
|Friday, September 18
|Saturday, September 19
|Sunday, September 20
STAGE ONE – WEEK TWO -Featuring Players from the 28th Sept –5th Oct
|Monday, September 28
|Tuesday, September 29
|Wednesday, September 30
|Thursday, October 1
|Friday, October 2
|Saturday, October 3
|Sunday, October 4
|Monday, October 5
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