2013 Championship League snooker tournament

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Championship League
Tournament information
Dates7 January–
21 March 2013
VenueCrondon Park Golf Club
CityStock
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£205,000
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Maguire (146)
Final
ChampionEngland Martin Gould
Runner-upEngland Ali Carter
Score3–2
2012
2014

The 2013 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 7 January to 21 March 2013 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.

Ding Junhui was the defending champion.[1] but he lost 0–3 against Martin Gould in the semi-finals of the winners group.

Gould won his fourth professional title by defeating Ali Carter 3–2 in the final,[2] and earned a place at the 2013 Champion of Champions.[3]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

  • Tournament total: £205,000

Group one

Group one matches were played on 7 and 8 January 2013.[6][7] John Higgins was the first player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches

Table

Ranking Scotland
HIG
England
DAV
England
CAR
England
GOU
England
TRU
England
MUR
Wales
STE
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 John Higgins x 0 3 3 3 3 3 15–9 5–1 6–5
2 Mark Davis 3 x 3 3 1 3 2 15–8 4–2 6–4
3 Ali Carter 2 0 x 2 3 3 3 13–9 3–3 6–3
4 Martin Gould 1 0 3 x 3 2 3 12–11 3–3 6–3
5 Judd Trump 1 3 0 0 x 3 3 10–12 3–3 6–3
6 Shaun Murphy 0 2 0 3 0 x 3 8–14 2–4 6–2
7 Matthew Stevens 2 3 0 0 2 0 x 7–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Scotland John Higgins 3
4 England Martin Gould 1
1 Scotland John Higgins 3
3 England Ali Carter 1
2 England Mark Davis 2
3 England Ali Carter 3

Group two

Group two matches were played on 9 and 10 January 2013.[8][9] Ali Carter was the second player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
CAR
England
GOU
Australia
ROB
Scotland
MAG
England
TRU
England
DAV
England
BIN
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Ali Carter x 3 3 2 3 3 3 17–9 5–1 6–5
2 Martin Gould 2 x 3 3 3 3 0 14–11 4–2 6–4
3 Neil Robertson 2 1 x 3 3 1 3 13–11 3–3 6–3
4 Stephen Maguire 3 0 1 x 3 3 1 11–12 3–3 6–3
5 Judd Trump 2 2 1 1 x 3 3 12–16 2–4 6–2
6 Mark Davis 0 2 3 0 2 x 3 10–14 2–4 6–2
7 Stuart Bingham 0 3 0 3 2 1 x 9–13 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Ali Carter 3
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 2
1 England Ali Carter 3
2 England Martin Gould 0
2 England Martin Gould 3
3 Australia Neil Robertson 1

Group three

Group three matches were played on 21 and 22 January 2013.[10][11] Ding Junhui was the third player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches

Table

Ranking Scotland
MAG
England
SEL
England
TRU
China
DIN
England
GOU
Australia
ROB
Wales
WIL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Stephen Maguire x 3 3 3 3 3 1 16–9 5–1 6–5
2 Mark Selby 1 x 3 3 2 3 3 15–10 4–2 6–4
3 Judd Trump 2 1 x 3 3 3 1 13–11 3–3 6–3
4 Ding Junhui 1 1 0 x 3 3 3 11–11 3–3 6–3
5 Martin Gould 2 3 0 1 x 2 3 11–15 2–4 6–2
6 Neil Robertson 0 1 2 1 3 x 3 10–15 2–4 6–2
7 Mark Williams 3 1 3 0 1 1 x 9–14 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 1
4 China Ding Junhui 3
4 China Ding Junhui 3
3 England Judd Trump 2
2 England Mark Selby 1
3 England Judd Trump 3

Group four

Group four matches were played on 23 and 24 January 2013.[12][13] Mark Allen was the fourth player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches

Table

Ranking Northern Ireland
ALL
Scotland
MAG
England
WAL
England
GOU
England
HAW
England
TRU
England
SEL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Allen x 3 3 3 3 3 3 18–3 6–0 6–6
2 Stephen Maguire 1 x 3 3 2 3 0 12–11 3–3 6–3
3 Ricky Walden 1 0 x 3 1 3 3 11–13 3–3 6–3
4 Martin Gould 0 0 0 x 3 3 3 9–12 3–3 6–3
5 Barry Hawkins 1 3 3 2 x 1 2 12–15 2–4 6–2
6 Judd Trump 0 2 2 1 3 x 3 11–14 2–4 6–2
7 Mark Selby 0 3 2 0 3 1 x 9–14 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
4 England Martin Gould 0
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 2
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
3 England Ricky Walden 2

Group five

Group five matches were played on 4 and 5 February 2013.[14][15] Martin Gould was the fifth player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches

Table

Ranking Scotland
MAG
England
HAW
England
GOU
England
WAL
Wales
DAY
England
PER
England
EBD
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Stephen Maguire x 2 3 3 3 3 3 17–7 5–1 6–5
2 Barry Hawkins 3 x 3 3 3 1 3 16–7 5–1 6–5
3 Martin Gould 2 0 x 1 3 3 3 12–12 3–3 6–3
4 Ricky Walden 0 1 3 x 1 3 3 11–11 3–3 6–3
5 Ryan Day 0 1 0 3 x 3 3 10–12 3–3 6–3
6 Joe Perry 2 3 2 1 1 x 3 12–15 2–4 6–2
7 Peter Ebdon 0 0 1 0 1 2 x 4–18 0–6 6–0

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
4 England Ricky Walden 0
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire 1
3 England Martin Gould 3
2 England Barry Hawkins 1
3 England Martin Gould 3

Group six

Group six matches were played on 6 and 7 February 2013.[16][17] Barry Hawkins was the sixth player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
HAW
Scotland
MAG
Hong Kong
FU
Wales
DAY
Wales
DAL
England
WAL
Scotland
CAM
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Barry Hawkins x 3 1 3 3 1 3 14–7 4–2 6–4
2 Stephen Maguire 0 x 3 3 1 3 3 13–11 4–2 6–4
3 Marco Fu 3 2 x 1 2 3 3 14–12 3–3 6–3
4 Ryan Day 0 2 3 x 1 3 3 12–12 3–3 6–3
5 Dominic Dale 1 3 3 3 x 2 0 12–13 3–3 6–3
6 Ricky Walden 3 0 0 1 3 x 3 10–12 3–3 6–3
7 Marcus Campbell 0 1 2 1 3 0 x 7–15 1–5 6–1

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Barry Hawkins 3
4 Wales Ryan Day 0
1 England Barry Hawkins 3
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 1
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
3 Hong Kong Marco Fu 1

Group seven

Group seven matches were played on 18 and 19 March 2013.[18][19] Marco Fu was the last player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches

Table

Ranking Hong Kong
FU
Scotland
MAG
England
HIG
England
MIL
Wales
DAL
England
FOR
Wales
DAY
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Marco Fu x 0 3 3 3 3 3 15–9 5–1 6–5
2 Stephen Maguire 3 x 3 1 3 2 3 15–8 4–2 6–4
3 Andrew Higginson 2 2 x 1 3 3 3 14–13 3–3 6–3
4 Robert Milkins 1 3 3 x 2 3 0 12–11 3–3 6–3
5 Dominic Dale 1 0 2 3 x 3 3 12–14 3–3 6–3
6 Tom Ford 1 3 0 0 1 x 3 8–16 2–4 6–2
7 Ryan Day 1 0 2 3 2 2 x 10–15 1–5 6–1

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
4 England Robert Milkins 0
1 Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 0
2 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
3 England Andrew Higginson 1

Winners group

The matches of the winners group were played on 20 and 21 March 2013.[20][21] Martin Gould won his first Championship League title.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
CAR
China
DIN
England
GOU
Hong Kong
FU
Northern Ireland
ALL
Scotland
HIG
England
HAW
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Ali Carter x 3 0 3 2 3 3 14–9 4–2 6–4
2 Ding Junhui 1 x 1 3 3 3 3 14–12 4–2 6–4
3 Martin Gould 3 3 x 2 3 0 2 13–10 3–3 6–3
4 Marco Fu 1 2 3 x 3 0 3 12–11 3–3 6–3
5 Mark Allen 3 1 0 0 x 3 3 10–13 3–3 6–3
6 John Higgins 1 1 3 3 1 x 0 9–12 2–4 6–2
7 Barry Hawkins 0 2 3 0 1 3 x 9–14 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Ali Carter 3
4 Hong Kong Marco Fu 0
1 England Ali Carter 2
3 England Martin Gould 3
2 China Ding Junhui 0
3 England Martin Gould 3

Century breaks

Total: 89

References

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