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The 2013 888casino Champion of Champions was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament held between 19–24 November 2013 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England.[1] This was the first time that 888casino sponsored the event,[2] which was broadcast live on ITV4.[3]

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Tournament information
Dates19–24 November 2013
VenueRicoh Arena
CityCoventry
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£270,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (130)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Stuart Bingham
Score10–8
1980
2014

The event was last held in 1980,[4] when Doug Mountjoy won in the final 10–8 against John Virgo.[5]

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his 52nd professional title by defeating Stuart Bingham 10–8 in the final.[6][7]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[8]

  • Winner: £100,000
  • Runner-up: £50,000
  • Semi-finals: £20,000
  • Group runner-up: £10,000
  • Group semi-finals: £5,000
  • Total: £270,000

PlayersEdit

Players qualified for the event by winning important tournaments from the start of the 2012-13 season to the 2013 Indian Open. The important events included all rankings events and winners the following non-rankings events: 2012 Premier League Snooker, 2013 Masters, 2013 Players Championship Grand Final and 2013 Championship League. With only 14 different players winning one of the qualifying events, the remaining two places were allocated to the highest ranked players who had not already qualified.[9]

The following 16 players qualified for the tournament:[10]

Seed Player Qualified as Reference
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan Winner of 2013 World Snooker Championship [11]
2   Mark Selby Winner of 2012 UK Championship and 2013 Masters [12]
3   Judd Trump Winner of 2012 International Championship [13]
4   Neil Robertson Winner of 2013 China Open and 2013 Wuxi Classic [14]
5   Mark Allen Winner of 2013 World Open [15]
6   Ricky Walden Winner of 2012 Wuxi Classic [16]
7   John Higgins Winner of 2012 Shanghai Masters [17]
8   Ding Junhui Winner of 2013 Players Championship Grand Final, 2013 Shanghai Masters and 2013 Indian Open [18]
9   Barry Hawkins Winner of 2012 Australian Goldfields Open [19]
10   Stephen Maguire Winner of 2013 Welsh Open [20]
11   Stuart Bingham Winner of 2012 Premier League Snooker [21]
12   Ali Carter Winner of 2013 German Masters [22]
13   Martin Gould Winner of 2013 Championship League [23]
14   Marco Fu Winner of 2013 Australian Goldfields Open [24]
15   Shaun Murphy World ranking of 4. Highest ranked player after the 2013 Shanghai Masters [25]
16   Mark Davis World ranking of 13. Highest ranked player after the 2013 Indian Open [26]

Main drawEdit

[27][28][29]

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
            
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
16   Mark Davis 0
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
Group 1
8   Ding Junhui 5
8   Ding Junhui 4
9   Barry Hawkins 2
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
4   Neil Robertson 5
5   Mark Allen 3
12   Ali Carter 4
12   Ali Carter 5
Group 4
4   Neil Robertson 6
4   Neil Robertson 4
13   Martin Gould 3
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
11   Stuart Bingham 8
3   Judd Trump 4
14   Marco Fu 1
3   Judd Trump 2
Group 3
11   Stuart Bingham 6
6   Ricky Walden 0
11   Stuart Bingham 4
11   Stuart Bingham 6
2   Mark Selby 4
7   John Higgins 3
10   Stephen Maguire 4
10   Stephen Maguire 3
Group 2
2   Mark Selby 6
2   Mark Selby 4
15   Shaun Murphy 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Paul Collier.
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, 24 November 2013.[29][30]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
  England
10–8 Stuart Bingham (11)
  England
Afternoon: 26–109 (109), 82–48 (66), 66–47 (55), 53–57, 1–72 (72), 1–66 (52), 76–4 (76), 0–133 (109), 130–0 (130)
Evening: 99–1 (93), 64–54 (Bingham 54), 37–64, 35–65, 91–8 (62), 96–34 (96), 38–74 (66), 65–29, 83–0
130 Highest break 109
1 Century breaks 2
7 50+ breaks 6

Century breaksEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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