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The 2012 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 9 January to 22 March 2012 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.

Championship League
Championship League Snooker 2012 logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates9 January-
22 March 2012
VenueCrondon Park Golf Club
CityStock
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£205,000
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Mark Allen (144)
Final
ChampionChina Ding Junhui
Runner-upEngland Judd Trump
Score3–1
2011
2013

Matthew Stevens was the defending champion,[1] but he was eliminated in group four.

Ding Junhui won in the final 3–1 against Judd Trump and earned a place in the 2012 Premier League Snooker.

Contents

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Tournament total: £205,000

Group oneEdit

Group one matches were played on 9 and 10 January 2012.[3][4][5] Judd Trump was the first player to qualify for the final group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
SEL
 
DAV
 
MUR
 
TRU
 
STE
 
HIG
 
CAR
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 3 3 3 3 1 3 16–11 5–1 6–5
2 Mark Davis 2 x 0 3 3 3 3 14–11 4–2 6–4
3 Shaun Murphy 2 3 x 2 3 3 2 15–12 3–3 6–3
4 Judd Trump 1 2 3 x 0 3 3 12–13 3–3 6–3
5 Matthew Stevens 1 1 2 3 x 1 3 11–12 2–4 6–2
6 Andrew Higginson 3 1 1 2 3 x 0 10–14 2–4 6–2
7 Ali Carter 2 1 3 0 0 3 x 9–14 2–4 6–2

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Mark Selby 1
4   Judd Trump 3
4   Judd Trump 3
3   Shaun Murphy 2
2   Mark Davis 1
3   Shaun Murphy 3

Group twoEdit

Group two matches were played on 11 and 12 January 2012.[6][7][8] Shaun Murphy was the second player to qualify for the final group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
SEL
 
MUR
 
DAV
 
ROB
 
STE
 
BIN
 
WIL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 3 3 3 3 3 3 18–9 6–0 6–6
2 Shaun Murphy 1 x 3 2 1 3 3 13–10 3–3 6–3
3 Mark Davis 1 0 x 2 3 3 3 12–10 3–3 6–3
4 Neil Robertson 1 3 3 x 3 0 2 12–15 3–3 6–3
5 Matthew Stevens 2 3 1 2 x 3 2 13–14 2–4 6–2
6 Stuart Bingham 2 1 0 3 1 x 3 10–12 2–4 6–2
7 Mark Williams 2 0 0 3 3 0 x 8–16 2–4 6–2

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Mark Selby 3
4   Neil Robertson 1
1   Mark Selby 0
2   Shaun Murphy 3
2   Shaun Murphy 3
3   Mark Davis 0

Group threeEdit

Group three matches were played on 23 and 24 January 2012.[9][10] Neil Robertson was the third player to qualify for the final group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
SEL
 
STE
 
ROB
 
DAV
 
COP
 
GOU
 
HEN
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 1 3 3 3 2 3 15–10 4–2 6–4
2 Matthew Stevens 3 x 2 3 3 1 3 15–11 4–2 6–4
3 Neil Robertson 0 3 x 2 3 3 3 14–11 4–2 6–4
4 Mark Davis 0 2 3 x 1 3 3 12–12 3–3 6–3
5 Jamie Cope 2 0 1 3 x 3 3 12–13 3–3 6–3
6 Martin Gould 3 3 1 0 1 x 3 11–14 3–3 6–3
7 Stephen Hendry 2 2 1 1 2 2 x 10–18 0–6 6–0

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Mark Selby 3
4   Mark Davis 2
1   Mark Selby 2
3   Neil Robertson 3
2   Matthew Stevens 2
3   Neil Robertson 3

Group fourEdit

Group four matches were played on 25 and 26 January 2012.[11][12] Mark Davis was the fourth player to qualify for the final group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
SEL
 
EBD
 
DAV
 
ALL
 
COP
 
STE
 
LEE
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 3 3 3 3 3 3 18–5 6–0 6–6
2 Peter Ebdon 0 x 1 3 3 3 3 13–9 4–2 6–4
3 Mark Davis 0 3 x 0 3 3 3 12–10 4–2 6–4
4 Mark Allen 2 0 3 x 2 3 3 13–11 3–3 6–3
5 Jamie Cope 0 1 1 3 x 3 2 10–16 2–4 6–2
6 Matthew Stevens 2 0 2 1 2 x 3 10–17 1–5 6–1
7 Stephen Lee 1 2 0 1 3 2 x 9–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Mark Selby 3
4   Mark Allen 2
1   Mark Selby 1
3   Mark Davis 3
2   Peter Ebdon 0
3   Mark Davis 3

Group fiveEdit

Group five matches were played on 6 and 7 February 2012.[13][14][15][16] Barry Hawkins was the fifth player to qualify for the final group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
ALL
 
HAW
 
EBD
 
KIN
 
COP
 
SEL
 
WAL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Allen x 3 3 2 3 3 3 17–10 5–1 6–5
2 Barry Hawkins 0 x 3 3 3 3 0 12–11 4–2 6–4
3 Peter Ebdon 1 2 x 3 2 3 3 14–12 3–3 6–3
4 Mark King 3 1 2 x 3 1 3 13–13 3–3 6–3
5 Jamie Cope 2 0 3 1 x 3 3 12–13 3–3 6–3
6 Mark Selby 2 2 1 3 2 x 3 13–13 2–4 6–2
7 Ricky Walden 2 3 0 1 0 0 x 6–15 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Mark Allen 2
4   Mark King 3
  Mark King 2
  Barry Hawkins 3
2   Barry Hawkins 3
3   Peter Ebdon 2

Group sixEdit

Group six matches were played on 8 and 9 February 2012.[17][18] Mark Allen was the sixth player to qualify for the final group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
ALL
 
EBD
 
DAL
 
CAM
 
PER
 
KIN
 
COP
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Allen x 3 3 3 2 3 3 17–8 5–1 6–5
2 Peter Ebdon 0 x 3 3 3 3 3 15–10 5–1 6–5
3 Dominic Dale 2 2 x 2 3 3 3 15–13 3–3 6–3
4 Marcus Campbell 2 1 3 x 3 3 1 13–13 3–3 6–3
5 Joe Perry 3 1 1 0 x 3 3 11–14 3–3 6–3
6 Mark King 1 1 1 2 2 x 3 10–16 1–5 6–1
7 Jamie Cope 0 2 2 3 1 1 x 9–16 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Mark Allen 3
4   Marcus Campbell 1
1   Mark Allen 3
3   Dominic Dale 2
2   Peter Ebdon 2
3   Dominic Dale 3

Group sevenEdit

Group seven matches were played on 19 and 20 March 2012.[19][20][21][22] Ding Junhui was the last player to qualify for the final group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
FOR
 
DIN
 
CAM
 
DAY
 
EBD
 
PER
 
DAL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Tom Ford x 3 3 3 0 3 3 15–8 5–1 6–5
2 Ding Junhui 1 x 3 2 3 3 3 15–11 4–2 6–4
3 Marcus Campbell 2 2 x 3 3 3 1 14–11 3–3 6–3
4 Ryan Day 1 3 0 x 2 3 3 12–11 3–3 6–3
5 Peter Ebdon 3 1 1 3 x 2 1 11–14 2–4 6–2
6 Joe Perry 1 2 1 0 3 x 3 10–16 2–4 6–2
7 Dominic Dale 0 0 3 0 3 2 x 8–14 2–4 6–2

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Tom Ford 3
4   Ryan Day 2
1   Tom Ford 0
2   Ding Junhui 3
2   Ding Junhui 3
3   Marcus Campbell 0

Final groupEdit

The matches of the final group were played on 21 and 22 March 2012.[23][24][25][26] Ding Junhui has qualified for the 2012 Premier League.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
DIN
 
ALL
 
TRU
 
HAW
 
MUR
 
DAV
 
ROB
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Ding Junhui x 3 2 3 2 3 3 16–9 4–2 6–4
2 Mark Allen 2 x 3 3 3 3 1 15–11 4–2 6–4
3 Judd Trump 3 1 x 2 3 2 3 14–13 3–3 6–3
4 Barry Hawkins 0 1 3 x 3 3 2 12–12 3–3 6–3
5 Shaun Murphy 3 1 1 0 x 3 3 11–15 3–3 6–3
6 Mark Davis 1 2 3 1 2 x 3 12–15 2–4 6–2
7 Neil Robertson 0 3 1 3 2 1 x 10–15 2–4 6–2

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Ding Junhui 3
4   Barry Hawkins 1
1   Ding Junhui 3
3   Judd Trump 1
2   Mark Allen 0
3   Judd Trump 3

Century breaksEdit

Total: 111

ReferencesEdit

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