2017 Champion of Champions snooker tournament

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188BET Champion of Champions
Tournament information
Dates6–12 November 2017
VenueRicoh Arena
CityCoventry
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£370,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (138)
Final
ChampionEngland Shaun Murphy
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score10–8
2016
2018

The 2017 188BET Champion of Champions was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 6 and 12 November 2017 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England.[1]

John Higgins was the defending champion, but was whitewashed 0–6 by Ronnie O'Sullivan in the second round.[2]

Ronnie O'Sullivan made his 900th century in the semi-final against Anthony Hamilton.

Shaun Murphy won the tournament, defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 in the final.[3]

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for 2017 is shown below:[4]

  • Winner: £100,000[5]
  • Runner-up: £50,000
  • Losing semi-finalist: £25,000
  • Group runner-up: £17,500
  • First round losers: £12,500
  • Total: £370,000

Players

Qualification for the 2017 188BET Champion of Champions tournament is determined by the winners of 24 tournaments over a one-year period, from the 2016 Champion of Champions to the 2017 International Championship, thereby including tournaments from both the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 snooker seasons. The tournaments have been split into groups to determine the order of qualification, with the winners of the first sixteen listed tournaments guaranteed a place.[1][6]

The following players qualified for the tournament:[7][8]

Seed Player Qualified as Date of tournament final Date qualification confirmed
1 Scotland John Higgins Winner of 2016 Champion of Champions
Winner of 2017 Championship League
Winner of 2017 Indian Open
Runner-up of 2017 World Snooker Championship
12 November 2016
2 March 2017
16 September 2017
1 May 2017
12 November 2016
2 England Mark Selby Winner of 2016 UK Championship
Winner of 2017 China Open
Winner of 2017 World Snooker Championship
Winner of 2017 International Championship
4 December 2016
2 April 2017
1 May 2017
5 November 2017
4 December 2016
England Ronnie O'Sullivan Winner of 2017 Masters
Winner of 2017 English Open
22 January 2017
22 October 2017
22 January 2017
England Anthony Hamilton Winner of 2017 German Masters 5 February 2017 5 February 2017
England Barry Hawkins Winner of 2017 World Grand Prix 12 February 2017 12 February 2017
England Judd Trump Winner of 2017 Players Championship
Winner of 2017 European Masters
12 March 2017
8 October 2017
12 March 2017
Belgium Luca Brecel Winner of 2017 China Championship 22 August 2017 22 August 2017
China Ding Junhui Winner of 2017 World Cup
Winner of 2017 World Open
9 July 2017
24 September 2017
24 September 2017
England Mark King Winner of 2016 Northern Ireland Open 20 November 2016 20 November 2016
Hong Kong Marco Fu Winner of 2016 Scottish Open 18 December 2016 18 December 2016
England Shaun Murphy Winner of 2017 Gibraltar Open 5 March 2017 29 April 2017
Wales Ryan Day Winner of 2017 Riga Masters 25 June 2017 16 September 2017
Wales Michael White Winner of 2017 Paul Hunter Classic 27 August 2017 7 October 2017
China Liang Wenbo Winner of 2017 World Cup 9 July 2017 22 October 2017
Scotland Anthony McGill Winner of 2017 Snooker Shoot Out 26 February 2017 24 October 2017
Australia Neil Robertson Winner of 2017 Hong Kong Masters 22 July 2017 5 November 2017
Notes

Main draw

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
            
Scotland John Higgins (1) 4
Scotland Anthony McGill 0
Scotland John Higgins (1) 0
Group 4 (9 November)
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
Australia Neil Robertson 1
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Anthony Hamilton 2
China Ding Junhui 2
England Anthony Hamilton 4
England Anthony Hamilton 6
Group 1 (6 November)
Wales Ryan Day 4
England Barry Hawkins 2
Wales Ryan Day 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8
England Shaun Murphy 10
Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
Wales Michael White 4
Wales Michael White 4
Group 2 (7 November)
England Shaun Murphy 6
England Shaun Murphy 4
England Mark King 2
England Shaun Murphy 6
Belgium Luca Brecel 4
England Judd Trump 0
Belgium Luca Brecel 4
Belgium Luca Brecel 6
Group 3 (8 November)
England Mark Selby (2) 4
England Mark Selby (2) 4
China Liang Wenbo 3

Final

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales Paul Collier.
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, 12 November 2017.
Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
8–10 Shaun Murphy
 England
Afternoon: 103–31 (97), 98–27 (98), 63–68, 1–70 (70), 27–92 (85), 7–82 (53), 134–0 (65, 61), 105–32 (72), 54–57
Evening: 39–92 (86), 37–83, 0–134 (74, 56), 83–46, 17–83 (71), 76–31 (54), 132–0 (108), 106–1 (68), 71–74
108 Highest break 86
1 Century breaks 0
8 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks

Total: 20

References

  1. ^ a b "2017 Qualifying Criteria Announced - Champion of Champions Snooker". 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Champion of Champions: John Higgins beats Ronnie O'Sullivan". BBC Sport. 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Champion of Champions: Shaun Murphy beats Ronnie O'Sullivan in final". BBC Sport. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Prize Fund - Champion of Champions Snooker".
  5. ^ "Champion of Champions returns to Ricoh". World Snooker. Retrieved 21 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Provisional calendar for the 2017/18 World Snooker Tour" (PDF).
  7. ^ a b "Qualifying List 2017 - Champion of Champions Snooker". 1 November 2017.
  8. ^ "188BET CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS DRAW ANNOUNCED - Champion of Champions Snooker". 2 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Stuart Bingham banned over betting on snooker matches". 24 October 2017 – via www.bbc.com.

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