2011 Championship League snooker tournament

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Championship League
Snooker Championship League 2011.jpg
Tournament information
Dates3 January-
24 March 2011
VenueCrondon Park Golf Club
CityStock
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£205,000
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakWales Mark Williams (143)
Final
ChampionWales Matthew Stevens
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score3–1
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

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

  • Tournament total: £205,000

Group one

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

Table

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

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

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

Table

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

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

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

Table

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

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

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

Table

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

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

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

Table

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

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

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

Table

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

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

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

Table

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

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

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

Table

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

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

Total: 86

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