2018 Champion of Champions

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ManBetX Champion of Champions
Tournament information
Dates5–11 November 2018
VenueRicoh Arena
CityCoventry
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£370,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Selby (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Kyren Wilson
Score10–9
2017

The 2018 ManBetX Champion of Champions was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament which took place from 5 to 11 November 2018 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England.[1]

Shaun Murphy was the defending champion, but lost 3–6 in the semi-finals to Ronnie O'Sullivan in a repeat of the final of the previous edition of the tournament.

Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Kyren Wilson 10–9 in the final to capture his third Champion of Champions title.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for 2018 is shown below:

  • Winner: £100,000
  • Runner-up: £50,000
  • Losing semi-finalist: £25,000
  • Group runner-up: £17,500
  • First round losers: £12,500
  • Total: £370,000

Qualification[edit]

Qualification for the 2018 Champion of Champions tournament was determined by the winners of (at most) 26 tournaments over a one-year period, from the 2017 Champion of Champions to the 2018 International Championship, thereby including tournaments from both the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 snooker seasons. The winners of the first 16 tournaments on the list were guaranteed qualification. The winners of the next tournaments on the list – in the order shown in the table – would also take a place in the Champion of Champions if other players would win more than one of the tournaments higher on the list.[1]

In case less than 16 different tournament winners qualified, the remaining spots would be awarded based on the world rankings after the 2018 English Open.[3]

Tournament Date of tournament final Winner Qualified players Date qualification confirmed
2017 Champion of Champions 12 November 2017 England Shaun Murphy England Shaun Murphy
England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Northern Ireland Mark Allen
Wales Mark Williams
Scotland John Higgins
England Mark Selby
England Jimmy Robertson
Australia Neil Robertson
England Stuart Bingham
Wales Ryan Day
England Kyren Wilson
Cyprus Michael Georgiou
England Judd Trump
China Ding Junhui
England Barry Hawkins
Belgium Luca Brecel
12 November 2017
18 November 2017
21 January 2018
10 December 2017
4 March 2018
8 April 2018
7 October 2018
25 February 2018
21 October 2018
29 March 2018
26 August 2018
12 August 2018
7 October 2018
21 October 2018
21 October 2018
3 November 2018
2017 UK Championship 10 December 2017 England Ronnie O'Sullivan
2018 Masters 21 January 2018 Northern Ireland Mark Allen
2018 World Championship 7 May 2018 Wales Mark Williams
2017 Shanghai Masters 18 November 2017 England Ronnie O'Sullivan
2018 German Masters 4 February 2018 Wales Mark Williams
2018 World Grand Prix 25 February 2018 England Ronnie O'Sullivan
2018 Players Championship 25 March 2018 England Ronnie O'Sullivan
2018 Championship League 29 March 2018 Scotland John Higgins
2018 China Open 8 April 2018 England Mark Selby
2018 World Open 12 August 2018 Wales Mark Williams
2018 Shanghai Masters 16 September 2018 England Ronnie O'Sullivan
2018 China Championship 30 September 2018 England Mark Selby
2018 European Masters 7 October 2018 England Jimmy Robertson
2018 International Championship 4 November 2018 Northern Ireland Mark Allen
2017 Northern Ireland Open 26 November 2017 Wales Mark Williams
2017 Scottish Open 17 December 2017 Australia Neil Robertson
2018 Welsh Open 4 March 2018 Scotland John Higgins
2018 English Open 21 October 2018 England Stuart Bingham
2018 Gibraltar Open 11 March 2018 Wales Ryan Day
2018 World Championship runner-up 7 May 2018 Scotland John Higgins
2018 Riga Masters 29 July 2018 Australia Neil Robertson
2018 Paul Hunter Classic 26 August 2018 England Kyren Wilson
2018 Shoot-Out 11 February 2018 Cyprus Michael Georgiou
2018 Romanian Masters 18 March 2018 Wales Ryan Day
2018 Six-red World Championship 8 September 2018 England Kyren Wilson

Main draw[edit]

Group semi-finals (Last 16)
Best of 7 frames
Group finals (Quarter-finals)
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
England Shaun Murphy (1) 4
England Jimmy Robertson 2
England Shaun Murphy (1) 6
Group 1 (5 November)
China Ding Junhui (8) 3
China Ding Junhui (8) 4
Cyprus Michael Georgiou 2
England Shaun Murphy (1) 3
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4) 6
Scotland John Higgins (5) 4
Wales Ryan Day 3
Scotland John Higgins (5) 3
Group 4 (6 November)
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4) 6
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4) 4
England Stuart Bingham 2
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4) 10
England Kyren Wilson 9
Wales Mark Williams (3) 1
England Kyren Wilson 4
England Kyren Wilson 6
Group 3 (7 November)
England Judd Trump (6) 1
England Judd Trump (6) 4
Belgium Luca Brecel 1
England Kyren Wilson 6
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
England Barry Hawkins (7) 2
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
Group 2 (8 November)
Australia Neil Robertson 1
England Mark Selby (2) 3
Australia Neil Robertson 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales Paul Collier.
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, 11 November 2018.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)
 England
10–9 Kyren Wilson
 England
Afternoon: 16–71 (50), 77–0 (61), 94–19 (94), 107–29 (107), 97–8 (86), 60–48, 38–79, 41–86 (86), 131–0 (131)
Evening: 23–64, 46–72 (52), 94–0 (94), 88–2, 16–76 (56), 52–58 (O'Sullivan 52, Wilson 56), 16–104 (104), 24–65 (65), 71–61 (Wilson 61), 118–6 (110)
131 Highest break 104
3 Century breaks 1
8 50+ breaks 8

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Champion of Champions Qualifying Criteria Confirmed". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "O'Sullivan Edges Classic Wilson Final". World Snooker. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "European Masters Winner Robertson Earns Place In Champion of Champions". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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