2011 Championship League

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Championship League
Snooker Championship League 2011.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 3 January-
24 March 2011
Venue Crondon Park Golf Club
City Stock
Country England
Organisation(s) Matchroom Sport
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £205,000
Winner's share £10,000
Highest break Wales Mark Williams (143)
Final
Champion Wales Matthew Stevens
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 3–1
2010
2012

The 2011 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 3 January to 24 March 2011 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.

Matthew Stevens won in the final 3–1 against Shaun Murphy and earned a place in the 2011 Premier League Snooker.[1]

Prize fund[edit]

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

  • Tournament total: £205,000

Group one[edit]

Group one matches were played on 3 and 4 January 2011.[3][4][5] Mark Selby was the first player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Scotland
HIG
Wales
WIL
England
CAR
England
SEL
England
MUR
Scotland
MAG
Scotland
DOT
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 John Higgins x 3 3 3 1 3 3 16–9 5–1 6–5
2 Mark Williams 0 x 3 3 2 3 3 14–8 4–2 6–4
3 Ali Carter 1 0 x 3 3 3 3 13–10 4–2 6–4
4 Mark Selby 2 1 1 x 3 3 3 13–12 3–3 6–3
5 Shaun Murphy 3 3 1 0 x 3 2 12–12 3–3 6–3
6 Stephen Maguire 1 1 2 2 0 x 3 9–16 1–5 6–1
7 Graeme Dott 2 0 0 1 3 1 x 7–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Scotland John Higgins 2
4 England Mark Selby 3
4 England Mark Selby 3
3 England Ali Carter 2
2 Wales Mark Williams 0
3 England Ali Carter 3

Group two[edit]

Group two matches were played on 5 and 6 January 2011.[6][7][8] Mark Williams was the second player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Wales
WIL
England
OSU
Scotland
HIG
England
MUR
England
CAR
Australia
ROB
England
COP
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Williams x 3 2 3 3 3 3 17–5 5–1 6–5
2 Ronnie O'Sullivan 0 x 3 3 3 3 3 15–7 5–1 6–5
3 John Higgins 3 0 x 3 3 3 3 15–9 5–1 6–5
4 Shaun Murphy 0 2 2 x 3 3 2 12–15 2–4 6–2
5 Ali Carter 1 2 1 1 x 3 3 11–13 2–4 6–2
6 Neil Robertson 1 0 1 2 1 x 3 8–17 1–5 6–1
7 Jamie Cope 0 0 0 3 0 2 x 5–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Wales Mark Williams 3
4 England Shaun Murphy 0
1 Wales Mark Williams 3
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
3 Scotland John Higgins 0

Group three[edit]

Group three matches were played on 24 and 25 January 2011.[9][10][11] Shaun Murphy was the third player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking England
CAR
England
MUR
England
EBD
England
KIN
Hong Kong
FU
England
BIN
Scotland
HIG
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Ali Carter x 3 1 3 3 3 3 16–8 5–1 6–5
2 Shaun Murphy 1 x 1 3 3 3 3 14–10 4–2 6–4
3 Peter Ebdon 3 3 x 3 1 1 0 11–12 3–3 6–3
4 Mark King 0 1 1 x 3 3 3 11–14 3–3 6–3
5 Marco Fu 1 1 3 2 x 1 3 11–13 2–4 6–2
6 Stuart Bingham 2 2 3 1 3 x 0 11–14 2–4 6–2
7 John Higgins 1 0 3 2 0 3 x 9–12 2–4 6–2

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Ali Carter 2
4 England Mark King 3
4 England Mark King 2
2 England Shaun Murphy 3
2 England Shaun Murphy 3
3 England Peter Ebdon 2

Group four[edit]

Group four matches were played on 26 and 27 January 2011.[12][13][14] Ali Carter was the fourth player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Wales
STE
England
CAR
Hong Kong
FU
Northern Ireland
ALL
England
KIN
England
EBD
Scotland
HEN
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Matthew Stevens x 3 3 3 3 1 3 16–9 5–1 6–5
2 Ali Carter 2 x 1 3 3 3 3 15–8 4–2 6–4
3 Marco Fu 1 3 x 1 2 3 3 13–12 4–2 6–4
4 Mark Allen 1 0 3 x 2 3 3 12–12 3–3 6–3
5 Mark King 0 0 3 3 x 3 1 10–15 3–3 6–3
6 Peter Ebdon 3 0 1 1 2 x 3 10–15 2–4 6–2
7 Stephen Hendry 2 2 1 1 3 2 x 11–16 1–5 6–1

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Wales Matthew Stevens 0
4 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
4 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 1
2 England Ali Carter 3
2 England Ali Carter 3
3 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2

Group five[edit]

Group five matches were played on 28 February and 1 March 2011.[15][16][17] Ryan Day was the fifth player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Northern Ireland
ALL
Wales
DAY
China
LIA
England
KIN
Wales
STE
China
DIN
England
WAL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Allen x 1 3 3 3 3 3 16–8 5–1 6–5
2 Ryan Day 3 x 3 0 2 3 3 14–12 4–2 6–4
3 Liang Wenbo 2 2 x 1 3 3 3 14–10 3–3 6–3
4 Mark King 0 3 3 x 3 2 2 13–10 3–3 6–3
5 Matthew Stevens 0 3 0 0 x 3 3 9–12 3–3 6–3
6 Ding Junhui 2 1 1 3 0 x 3 10–14 2–4 6–2
7 Ricky Walden 1 2 0 3 1 0 x 7–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
4 England Mark King 2
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 0
2 Wales Ryan Day 3
2 Wales Ryan Day 3
3 China Liang Wenbo 2

Group six[edit]

Group six matches were played on 2 and 3 March 2011.[18][19][20] Mark Allen was the sixth player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Wales
STE
England
LEE
England
KIN
Northern Ireland
ALL
China
LIA
England
TRU
England
DAV
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Matthew Stevens x 3 0 3 3 2 3 14–9 4–2 6–4
2 Stephen Lee 0 x 3 3 3 3 2 14–11 4–2 6–4
3 Mark King 3 0 x 0 3 3 3 12–10 4–2 6–4
4 Mark Allen 1 2 3 x 2 3 3 14–9 3–3 6–3
5 Liang Wenbo 2 1 2 3 x 3 3 14–12 3–3 6–3
6 Judd Trump 3 2 1 0 1 x 3 10–16 2–4 6–4
7 Mark Davis 0 3 1 0 0 2 x 6–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Wales Matthew Stevens 0
4 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
4 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
2 England Stephen Lee 0
2 England Stephen Lee 3
3 England Mark King 1

Group seven[edit]

Group seven matches were played on 21 and 22 March 2011.[21][22][23] Matthew Stevens was the last player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking China
LIA
Wales
STE
England
LEE
England
HIG
England
KIN
Hong Kong
FU
England
GOU
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Liang Wenbo x 3 3 3 1 3 3 16–9 5–1 6–5
2 Matthew Stevens 2 x 1 3 3 3 3 15–12 4–2 6–4
3 Stephen Lee 0 3 x 0 3 3 3 12–12 4–2 6–4
4 Andrew Higginson 0 2 3 x 3 0 3 11–11 3–3 6–3
5 Mark King 3 2 2 2 x 3 1 13–12 2–4 6–2
6 Marco Fu 1 1 2 3 1 x 3 11–14 2–4 6–2
7 Martin Gould 3 1 1 0 3 0 x 8–16 2–4 6–2

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 China Liang Wenbo 3
4 England Andrew Higginson 2
1 China Liang Wenbo 0
2 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
2 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
3 England Stephen Lee 1

Winners group[edit]

The matches of the winners group were played on 23 and 24 March 2011.[24][25][26] Matthew Stevens has qualified for the 2011 Premier League.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Ranking Wales
STE
England
MUR
England
CAR
Wales
WIL
Northern Ireland
ALL
Wales
DAY
England
SEL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Matthew Stevens x 3 3 3 3 3 1 16–8 5–1 6–5
2 Shaun Murphy 2 x 3 3 3 2 2 15–12 3–3 6–3
3 Ali Carter 2 1 x 3 2 3 3 14–11 3–3 6–3
4 Mark Williams 1 1 2 x 3 3 3 13–12 3–3 6–3
5 Mark Allen 0 1 3 0 x 3 3 10–15 3–3 6–3
6 Ryan Day 0 3 0 2 2 x 3 10–15 2–4 6–2
7 Mark Selby 3 3 0 1 2 1 x 10–15 2–4 6–2

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
4 Wales Mark Williams 1
1 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
2 England Shaun Murphy 1
2 England Shaun Murphy 3
3 England Ali Carter 2

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 86

References[edit]

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