2013 Champion of Champions

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Tournament information
Dates 19–24 November 2013
Venue Ricoh Arena
City Coventry
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £270,000
Winner's share £100,000
Highest break England Ronnie O'Sullivan (130)
Final
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up England Stuart Bingham
Score 10–8
1980
2014

The 2013 888casino Champion of Champions was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament held between 19–24 November 2013 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England.[1] This was the first time that 888casino sponsored the event,[2] which was broadcast live on ITV4.[3]

The event was last held in 1980,[4] when Doug Mountjoy won in the final 10–8 against John Virgo.[5]

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his 52nd professional title by defeating Stuart Bingham 10–8 in the final.[6][7]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[8]

  • Winner: £100,000
  • Runner-up: £50,000
  • Semi-finals: £20,000
  • Group runner-up: £10,000
  • Group semi-finals: £5,000
  • Total: £270,000

Players[edit]

Players qualified for the event by winning important tournaments from the start of the 2012-13 season to the 2013 Indian Open. The important events included all rankings events and winners the following non-rankings events: 2012 Premier League Snooker, 2013 Masters, 2013 Players Championship Grand Final and 2013 Championship League. With only 14 different players winning one of the qualifying events, the remaining two places were allocated to the highest ranked players who had not already qualified.[9]

The following 16 players qualified for the tournament:[10]

Seed Player Qualified as Reference
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Winner of 2013 World Snooker Championship [11]
2 England Mark Selby Winner of 2012 UK Championship and 2013 Masters [12]
3 England Judd Trump Winner of 2012 International Championship [13]
4 Australia Neil Robertson Winner of 2013 China Open and 2013 Wuxi Classic [14]
5 Northern Ireland Mark Allen Winner of 2013 World Open [15]
6 England Ricky Walden Winner of 2012 Wuxi Classic [16]
7 Scotland John Higgins Winner of 2012 Shanghai Masters [17]
8 China Ding Junhui Winner of 2013 Players Championship Grand Final, 2013 Shanghai Masters and 2013 Indian Open [18]
9 England Barry Hawkins Winner of 2012 Australian Goldfields Open [19]
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire Winner of 2013 Welsh Open [20]
11 England Stuart Bingham Winner of 2012 Premier League Snooker [21]
12 England Ali Carter Winner of 2013 German Masters [22]
13 England Martin Gould Winner of 2013 Championship League [23]
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu Winner of 2013 Australian Goldfields Open [24]
15 England Shaun Murphy World ranking of 4. Highest ranked player after the 2013 Shanghai Masters [25]
16 England Mark Davis World ranking of 13. Highest ranked player after the 2013 Indian Open [26]

Main draw[edit]

[27][28][29]

Group semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Group finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                       
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
16 England Mark Davis 0
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
Group 1
8 China Ding Junhui 5
8 China Ding Junhui 4
9 England Barry Hawkins 2
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
4 Australia Neil Robertson 5
5 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
12 England Ali Carter 4
12 England Ali Carter 5
Group 4
4 Australia Neil Robertson 6
4 Australia Neil Robertson 4
13 England Martin Gould 3
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
11 England Stuart Bingham 8
3 England Judd Trump 4
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu 1
3 England Judd Trump 2
Group 3
11 England Stuart Bingham 6
6 England Ricky Walden 0
11 England Stuart Bingham 4
11 England Stuart Bingham 6
2 England Mark Selby 4
7 Scotland John Higgins 3
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
10 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
Group 2
2 England Mark Selby 6
2 England Mark Selby 4
15 England Shaun Murphy 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Paul Collier.
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, 24 November 2013.[29][30]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
10–8 Stuart Bingham (11)
 England
Afternoon: 26–109 (109), 82–48 (66), 66–47 (55), 53–57, 1–72 (72), 1–66 (52), 76–4 (76), 0–133 (109), 130–0 (130)
Evening: 99–1 (93), 64–54 (Bingham 54), 37–64, 35–65, 91–8 (62), 96–34 (96), 38–74 (66), 65–29, 83–0
130 Highest break 109
1 Century breaks 2
7 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks[edit]

[31]

References[edit]

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