2009 Championship League

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Championship League
2009 Championship League logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 5 January-
26 March 2009
Venue Crondon Park Golf Club
City Stock
Country England
Organisation(s) Matchroom Sport
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £175,600
Winner's share £10,000
Highest break England Mark Selby (145)
Final
Champion England Judd Trump
Runner-up England Mark Selby
Score 3–2
2008
2010

The 2009 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 5 January to 26 March 2009 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.

Judd Trump won in the final 3–2 against Mark Selby, and earned a place in the 2009 Premier League Snooker.[1]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2][3]

  • Tournament total: £175,600

Group one[edit]

Group one matches were played on 5 and 6 January 2009. Mark Selby was the first player to qualify for the winners group.[4][5]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking China
DIN
England
SEL
England
PER
England
CAR
Scotland
HEN
England
MUR
Wales
DAY
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Ding Junhui x 2 3 3 3 3 3 17–7 5–1–0 6–11
2 Mark Selby 2 x 3 2 1 2 3 13–11 2–3–1 6–7
3 Joe Perry 1 1 x 2 2 4 2 12–12 1–3–2 6–5
4 Ali Carter 1 2 2 x 2 2 2 11–13 0–5–1 6–5
5 Stephen Hendry 1 3 2 2 x 2 1 11–13 1–3–2 6–5
6 Shaun Murphy 1 2 0 2 2 x 3 10–14 1–3–2 6–5
7 Ryan Day 1 1 2 2 3 1 x 10–14 1–2–3 6–4

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 China Ding Junhui 1
4 England Ali Carter 3
4 England Ali Carter 1
2 England Mark Selby 3
2 England Mark Selby 3
3 England Joe Perry 0

Group two[edit]

Group two matches were played on 7 and 8 January 2009. Mark Allen was the second player to qualify for the winners group.[6][7]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking China
DIN
England
CAR
Northern Ireland
ALL
England
PER
Wales
WIL
Scotland
HEN
England
EBD
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Ding Junhui x 3 2 3 2 4 3 17–7 4–2–0 6–10
2 Ali Carter 1 x 1 3 3 3 3 14–10 4–0–2 6–8
3 Mark Allen 2 3 x 2 2 1 3 13–11 2–3–1 6–7
4 Joe Perry 1 1 2 x 2 3 3 12–12 2–2–2 6–6
5 Mark Williams 2 1 2 2 x 2 3 12–12 1–4–1 6–6
6 Stephen Hendry 0 1 3 1 2 x 3 10–14 2–1–3 6–5
7 Peter Ebdon 1 1 1 1 1 1 x 6–18 0–0–6 6–0

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 China Ding Junhui 1
4 England Joe Perry 3
4 England Joe Perry 2
3 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
2 England Ali Carter 1
3 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3

Group three[edit]

Group three matches were played on 9 and 10 February 2009. Joe Perry was the third player to qualify for the winners group.[8][9]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Australia
ROB
Wales
WIL
England
HAW
England
PER
Scotland
HIG
England
CAR
China
DIN
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Neil Robertson x 2 2 1 3 3 4 15–9 3–2–1 6–8
2 Mark Williams 2 x 3 2 2 2 3 14–10 2–4–0 6–8
3 Barry Hawkins 2 1 x 2 3 1 3 12–12 2–2–2 6–6
4 Joe Perry 3 2 2 x 2 2 1 12–12 1–4–1 6–6
5 John Higgins 1 2 1 2 x 3 2 11–13 1–3–2 6–5
6 Ali Carter 1 2 3 2 1 x 2 11–13 1–3–2 6–5
7 Ding Junhui 0 1 1 3 2 2 x 9–15 1–2–3 6–4

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 Australia Neil Robertson 1
4 England Joe Perry 3
4 England Joe Perry 3
2 Wales Mark Williams 0
2 Wales Mark Williams 3
3 England Barry Hawkins 1

Group four[edit]

Group four matches were played on 11 and 12 February 2009. Stuart Bingham was the fourth player to qualify for the winners group.[10][11]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Scotland
HIG
England
COP
England
BIN
England
HAW
Wales
WIL
Australia
ROB
England
HAR
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 John Higgins x 2 2 3 2 4 4 17–7 3–3–0 6–9
2 Jamie Cope 2 x 3 4 3 2 2 16–8 3–3–0 6–9
3 Stuart Bingham 2 1 x 2 1 3 4 13–11 2–2–2 6–6
4 Barry Hawkins 1 0 2 x 3 4 2 12–12 2–2–2 6–6
5 Mark Williams 2 1 3 1 x 2 3 12–12 2–2–2 6–6
6 Neil Robertson 0 2 1 0 2 x 4 9–15 1–2–3 6–4
7 Dave Harold 0 2 0 2 1 0 x 5–19 0–2–4 6–2

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 Scotland John Higgins 3
4 England Barry Hawkins 2
1 Scotland John Higgins 1
3 England Stuart Bingham 3
2 England Jamie Cope 1
3 England Stuart Bingham 3

Group five[edit]

Group five matches were played on 2 and 3 March 2009. Mark King was the fifth player to qualify for the winners group.[12][13]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking England
COP
Republic of Ireland
DOH
Scotland
HIG
England
KIN
Wales
STE
England
HAW
Wales
WIL
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Jamie Cope x 2 3 2 2 2 3 14–10 2–4–0 6–8
2 Ken Doherty 2 x 1 2 3 4 2 14–10 2–3–1 6–7
3 John Higgins 1 3 x 3 2 1 3 13–11 3–1–2 6–7
4 Mark King 2 2 1 x 2 3 3 13–11 2–3–1 6–7
5 Matthew Stevens 2 1 2 2 x 1 3 11–13 1–3–2 6–5
6 Barry Hawkins 2 0 3 1 3 x 1 10–14 2–1–3 6–5
7 Mark Williams 1 2 1 1 1 3 x 9–15 1–1–4 6–3

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 England Jamie Cope 0
4 England Mark King 3
4 England Mark King 3
2 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 1
2 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
3 Scotland John Higgins 2

Group six[edit]

Group six matches were played on 4 and 5 March 2009. John Higgins was the sixth player to qualify for the winners group.[14][15]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking England
DAV
Scotland
HIG
Wales
STE
Northern Ireland
SWA
Scotland
DOT
Republic of Ireland
DOH
England
COP
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Steve Davis x 2 2 3 3 3 3 16–8 4–2–0 6–10
2 John Higgins 2 x 1 3 3 2 3 14–10 3–2–1 6–8
3 Matthew Stevens 2 3 x 1 2 2 4 14–10 2–3–1 6–7
4 Joe Swail 1 1 2 x 2 3 1 11–13 2–1–3 6–5
5 Graeme Dott 1 1 2 2 x 1 4 11–13 1–2–3 6–4
6 Ken Doherty 1 2 2 1 3 x 1 10–14 1–2–3 6–4
7 Jamie Cope 1 1 0 3 0 3 x 8–16 2–0–4 6–4

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 England Steve Davis 3
4 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 1
1 England Steve Davis 0
2 Scotland John Higgins 3
2 Scotland John Higgins 3
3 Wales Matthew Stevens 1

Group seven[edit]

Group seven matches were played on 23 and 24 March 2009. Judd Trump was the last player to qualify for the winners group.[16]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking England
TRU
England
WAL
England
DAV
Scotland
DOT
Northern Ireland
SWA
China
WEN
Wales
STE
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Judd Trump x 3 0 3 3 3 3 15–9 5–0–1 6–10
2 Ricky Walden 1 x 2 3 3 3 4 16–8 4–1–1 6–9
3 Steve Davis 4 2 x 2 1 4 3 16–8 3–2–1 6–8
4 Graeme Dott 1 1 2 x 2 2 4 12–12 1–3–2 6–5
5 Joe Swail 1 1 3 2 x 2 1 10–14 1–2–3 6–4
6 Liang Wenbo 1 1 0 2 2 x 2 8–16 0–3–3 6–3
7 Matthew Stevens 1 0 1 0 3 2 x 7–17 1–1–4 6–3

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 England Judd Trump 3
4 Scotland Graeme Dott 0
1 England Judd Trump 3
2 England Ricky Walden 2
2 England Ricky Walden 3
3 England Steve Davis 2

Winners group[edit]

The matches of the winners group were played on 25 and 26 March 2009. Judd Trump has qualified for the 2009 Premier League.[17][18]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking England
SEL
England
TRU
England
BIN
England
PER
Scotland
HIG
Northern Ireland
ALL
England
KIN
Frame
W-L
Match
W-D-L
Pld-Pts
1 Mark Selby x 3 3 1 3 3 4 17–7 5–0–1 6–10
2 Judd Trump 1 x 2 3 2 2 3 13–11 2–3–1 6–7
3 Stuart Bingham 1 2 x 2 3 2 3 13–11 2–3–1 6–7
4 Joe Perry 3 1 2 x 2 3 2 13–11 2–3–1 6–7
5 John Higgins 1 2 1 2 x 3 4 13–11 2–2–2 6–6
6 Mark Allen 1 2 2 1 0 x 3 9–15 1–2–3 6–4
7 Mark King 0 1 1 2 1 1 x 6–18 0–1–5 6–1

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
           
1 England Mark Selby 3
4 England Joe Perry 2
1 England Mark Selby 2
2 England Judd Trump 3
2 England Judd Trump 3
3 England Stuart Bingham 2

Century breaks[edit]

[19]

* It was the 400th century break of John Higgins, in the last frame against Judd Trump to secure a 2–2 draw.[20]

References[edit]

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