A huge moment for the sport as Championship League Snooker is the first professional sport to return in the UK. We preview the 11-day historic tournament from Milton Keynes.
Who is playing? 64 seeded professional players in a round-robin group tournament
What competition is it? Matchroom Multi Sport Championship League Snooker (non-ranking event)
What does the 2020 Championship League Snooker start? 15:00 GMT, June 1st 2020
Where is the 2020 Championship League Snooker held? Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Where can I watch the 2020 Championship League Snooker? ITV4
After a change in venue to adhere to safety rules, the 2020 Championship League Snooker tournament will go ahead. On June 1st, the tournament will get underway from Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, rather than the Morningside Arena in Leicester. The change in venue allows players, officials and other event staff to not have to leave the venue upon entering due to on-site accommodation.
They selected the 64 players on the tournament based on who wanted to play out of the top 128 players. The top ranked 64 players wanting to take part out of the 128 got a place at the tournament. Other players, including last year’s winner Scott Donaldson, will not be taking part at this year’s tournament.
They split all 64 players into 16 groups of four players. In one afternoon session, players in each group will play against each other to determine the final group standings. The group matches will be a best of four frames format, meaning players can win 3-0, 3-1, or draw 2-2. Similarly to the football format, a win is worth three points, a draw is worth one point, and a defeat is zero points.
Two groups will play each day from June 1st to June 8th to determine the results of all 16 groups. Only the top player from each group progresses to the next stage of the 2020 Championship League Snooker.
Championship League Snooker Groups
Group 1 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 2 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 3 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 4 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 5 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 6 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 7 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 8 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 9 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 10 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 11 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 12 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 13 (Group Winner Odds)
Group 14 (Group Winner Odds)
*Odds as of Friday 28th May and subject to change
June 1st – Group 2 and Group 13
June 2nd – Group 3 and Group 9
June 3rd – Group 4 and Group 12
June 4th – Group 5 and Group 14
June 5th – Group 10 and Group 15
June 6th – Group 1 and Group 8
June 7th – Group 7 and Group 16
June 8th – Group 6 and Group 11
June 9th – Group Winners C and Group Winners D
June 10th – Group Winners A and Group Winners B
June 11th – Tournament Finals
The tournament has £218,000 total prize money. The winner of the tournament will receive £30,000. They will earn £20,000 for a victory in the Final and a place in November’s Champion of Champions. Each player will get a £1,000 purse from the tournament regardless of their finish. The runner-up in the Final will receive £8,000.
Outright Winner Odds
*odds as of Friday 29th May and subject to change
|2015||Stuart Bingham||3–2||Mark Davis|
|2016||Judd Trump||3–2||Ronnie O’Sullivan|
|2017||John Higgins||3–0||Ryan Day|
|2018||John Higgins||3–2||Zhou Yuelong|
|2019||Martin Gould||3–1||Jack Lisowski|
|2019/20||Scott Donaldson||3–0||Graeme Dott|
Sam’s Betting Tip
Judd Trump – 12/5* Outright Winner
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