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Snooker Champions of Champions 2018 Thread

Champions of Champions takes place from Monday 5th November until Sunday 11th November in Ricoh Arena Coventry. 16 players, 4 groups with 4 each, the 2 winners will play each other in evening session and the winner of the group will advance to the semi finals. The group stage afternoon matches will be best of 7, whilst the evening group final (effectively quarter final) matches are best of 11. Semi finals are best of 11 and the final will be best of 19.

Here is the schedule:

Monday 5th November Group 1:
1pm: Shaun Murphy 4-2 Jimmy Robertson
Followed by Ding Junhui 4-2 Michael Georgiou
7pm: Ding Junhui 3-6 Shaun Murphy

Tuesday 6th November Group 4:
1pm: Ronnie O Sullivan 4-2 Stuart Binghma
Followed by John Higgins 4-3 Ryan Day
7pm: Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-3 John Higgins

Wednesday 7th November Group 3
1pm: Mark Williams 1-4 Kyren Wilson
Judd Trump 4-1 Luca Brecel
7pm: Kyren Wilson 6-1 Judd Trump

Thursday 8th November Group 2
1pm: Mark Selb 3-4 Neil Robertson
Followed by Barry Hawkins 2-4 Mark Allen
7pm: Neil Robertson 1-6 Mark Allen

Semi Finals

Friday 9th November 7pm
Ronnie O Sullivan 6-3 Shaun Murphy

Saturday 10th November 7pm
Kyren Wilson 6-5 Mark Allen

The Final
Sunday 11th November 1pm and 7pm
Ronnie O Sullivan 10-9 Kyren Wilson

Judd Trump, Ding Junhui Barry Hawkins and Luca Brecel all qualified for this tournament due to there respective ranking positions.

Here are the other 12 players that qualified due to being tournament winners in the past 12 months:

Mark Williams- 2018 World Champion, 2018 German Masters Winner, 2018 World Open winner, 2017 Irish Open winner.
Ronnie O Sullivan - Shangahi Masters 2018 winner, 2018 Players Championship Winner, 2018 World Grand Prix winner, 2017 UK Championship winner, 2017 Shangahi Masters winner
Mark Selby- 2018 China Open winner, 2018 China Championship Winner
Shaun Murphy- Champions of Champions 2017 winner (Defending Champion)
John Higgins- 2018 Welsh Open winner
Mark Allen- 2018 Masters Winner, 2018 International Championship Winner
Neil Robertson- 2018 Riga Masters winner, 2017 Scottish Open winner
Ryan Day- 2018 Gibraltar Open winner, 2018 Romanian Masters winner
Michael Georgiu- 2018 Snooker Shoot Out Champion
Kyren Wilson- 2018 Paul Hunter Classic Champion, 2018 Snooker 6 Reds Championship winner
Jimmy Robertson - 2018 European Masters winner
Stuart Bingham - 2018 English Open winner

posted on 8/11/18

I agree Judd has under achieved, I would class today's group as the group of death.

posted on 8/11/18

Selby made a 147 today but lost 4-3

posted on 10/11/18

Allen looking good to face Ronnie in Sunday's final.

posted on 10/11/18

Kyren wins 6-5. I'll be routing for him tomorrow of course but unfortunately just can't see him beating Ronnie in a long frame match in a big final. I really hope he proves me wrong. I'll be there tomorrow and one of the 2% of the crowd right behind him!

posted on 11/11/18

Can't believe how dead this thread is

posted on 11/11/18

Dunno how on earth ronnie won that, must of been about 200/1 when wilson was 60 up and 9-8 up

mad last cupla frames

posted on 11/11/18

quickly closing in on 1000 centuries

posted on 11/11/18

Great final to attend and witness but I'm just devastated Kyren lost. He really should have won but Ronnie had that mental strength in the deciding frame.

posted on 11/11/18

Every time Ronnie wins a match you say the other guy deserved to win. But yeh you are right for once tonight Kyren did deserve it, Ronnie just looked gone, similar to when he beat Trump in this the other year could tell in his body language, a waist coat foul ffs, was lucky that double got a snooker

Glad you enjoyed it

posted on 12/11/18

Just another day at the office for the great Ronnie! Roll on Ireland & the UK..

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