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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.

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

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]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Tournament total: £205,000

Group oneEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
HIG
 
DAV
 
CAR
 
GOU
 
TRU
 
MUR
 
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-offsEdit

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

Group twoEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
CAR
 
GOU
 
ROB
 
MAG
 
TRU
 
DAV
 
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-offsEdit

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

Group threeEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
MAG
 
SEL
 
TRU
 
DIN
 
GOU
 
ROB
 
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-offsEdit

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

Group fourEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
ALL
 
MAG
 
WAL
 
GOU
 
HAW
 
TRU
 
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-offsEdit

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

Group fiveEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
MAG
 
HAW
 
GOU
 
WAL
 
DAY
 
PER
 
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-offsEdit

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

Group sixEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
HAW
 
MAG
 
FU
 
DAY
 
DAL
 
WAL
 
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-offsEdit

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

Group sevenEdit

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.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
FU
 
MAG
 
HIG
 
MIL
 
DAL
 
FOR
 
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-offsEdit

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

Winners groupEdit

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

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
CAR
 
DIN
 
GOU
 
FU
 
ALL
 
HIG
 
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-offsEdit

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

Century breaksEdit

Total: 89

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Gould lifts Championship League Snooker title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Gould Targets Coventry Success". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Prize fund for 2013 Championship League Snooker". premierleaguesnooker.com. Matchroom Sport. 31 December 2012. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
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  8. ^ "Championship League – Group 2 (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
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  14. ^ "Championship League – Group 5 (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  15. ^ "2013 CLS Group Five results and table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Championship League – Group 6 (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  17. ^ "2013 CLS Group Six Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  18. ^ "Championship League – Group 7 (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  19. ^ "2013 CLS Group Seven Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
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