Snooker Champion of Champions 2019 – Monday 4th November – Sunday 10th November
Who? 16 qualified players in a 4-round tournament across 7 days for a £150,000 top prize.
Where? Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England
When? 13:00 GMT, Monday 4th November 2019 (Live on ITV 4)
The Champion of Champions tournament returns to Coventry for the seventh time. Ronnie O’Sullivan is looking to make it back-to-back victories in this tournament for the first time since 2014.
The tournament has a £300,000 total prize money. 16 players will battle it out for the £150,000 winners cash pot should they make it to the Final on Sunday.
The reigning champion of this tournament is Ronnie O’Sullivan. He is one of several seeded players to feature in the opening round of fixtures. There are two opening fixtures per day, Monday through til Thursday, starting with Neil Robertson and Martin Gould at 1pm.
- Neil Robertson vs. Martin Gould
- Shaun Murphy vs. Reanne Evans
- Mark Selby vs. Yan Bingtao
- Mark Allen vs. Matthew Selt
- Judd Trump vs. Stephen Maguire
- Kyren Wilson vs. Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
- Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Jimmy White
- John Higgins vs. Stuart Bingham
The winners of the first matches in each group will then face each other later in the day to determine the winner of each group. Here are the potential matchups for the second round.
- Robertson/Gould vs. Murphy/Evans
- Selby/Yan vs. Allen/Selt
- Trump/Maguire vs. Wilson/Un-Nooh
- O’Sullivan/Yushan vs. Higgins/Bingham
Some interesting match ups make for a great Second Round across the evening sessions during the week. The Jester from Leicester, Mark Selby, will be likely facing Mark Allen in the Second round should they both progress from their opening matches. 2017 Champion Shaun Murphy could be facing Australian player and 2015 Champion Neil Robertson in this round.
Outright Winner Odds
Ronnie O’Sullivan (21/10* to Win): The Dutchman will want to be ruthless in his home nation. The World number 1 suffered a Quarter Final defeat to Barney last time in this tournament, but comes into this event with huge expectations. A shock defeat to Ross Smith in the European Championships last week overshadows winning the Champions League and World Grand Prix TV Majors the previous two weeks. He has also won the two recent World Series of Darts Masters events in August.
Judd Trump (7/1* to Win): Snakebite is looking to bounce back. He suffered back-to-back defeats to van Gerwen in the Champions League. A disappointing defeat to Jeffrey de Zwaan in the European Champions followed. However, this should not overshadow his 11 wins in a row prior to the Champions League. He might save his best form for this tournament, where he will want to avenge two Finals defeats back in 2015 and 2016.
Since the revival of the Champion of Champions tournament in 2013, Ronnie O’Sullivan has won three out of seven times, making six Finals appearances, and only missing out in 2015.
This impressively dominance shows the 43-year-old’s consistency as no other player has made the Final more than once.
Other winners of the tournament include Neil Robertson (2015), John Higgins (2016) and Shaun Murphy (2017).
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*odds as of November 4th at 11:22 GMT and subject to change
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