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The 2014 Dafabet Champion of Champions was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 3 and 9 November 2014 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England.[1]

Dafabet Champion of Champions
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Tournament information
Dates3–9 November 2014
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 (139)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Judd Trump
Score10–7
2013
2015

Ronnie O'Sullivan successfully defended his title beating Judd Trump 10–7 in the final.[2][3]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

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

  • 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 since the previous Champion of Champions. Entry was guaranteed for the defending champion, winners of rankings events and winners of the following non-rankings events: 2014 Masters, 2014 Championship League, 2015 World Grand Prix and 2014 Players Championship Grand Final. Remaining places were then allocated to winners of European Tour events (in the order they were played) and then to winners of Asian Tour events and then, winners of the 2014 Six-red World Championship, 2014 Snooker Shoot-Out and 2013 World Seniors Championship.[5]

Only 13 different players won one the 24 qualifying tournaments. The remaining three places were allocated to the three highest ranked players who had not already qualified, based on the world rankings after the 2014 Bulgarian Open.[6]

The following 16 players qualified for the tournament:[7]

Seed Player Qualified as Reference
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan Winner of 2013 Champion of Champions, 2014 Masters and 2014 Welsh Open [8]
2   Mark Selby Winner of 2014 World Snooker Championship and 2014 Riga Open [9]
3   Neil Robertson Winner of 2013 UK Championship and 2014 Wuxi Classic [10]
4   Ding Junhui Winner of 2014 German Masters, 2014 China Open and 2014 Yixing Open [11]
  Judd Trump Winner of 2014 Championship League and 2014 Australian Goldfields Open [12]
  Shaun Murphy Winner of 2014 Gdynia Open, 2014 World Open and 2014 Bulgarian Open [13]
  Barry Hawkins Winner of 2014 Players Championship Grand Final [14]
  Stuart Bingham Winner of 2014 Dongguan Open, 2014 Shanghai Masters and 2014 Haining Open [15]
  Ricky Walden Winner of 2014 International Championship [16]
  Mark Allen Winner of 2014 Paul Hunter Classic [17]
  Stephen Maguire Winner of 2014 Six-red World Championship [18]
  Dominic Dale Winner of 2014 Snooker Shoot-Out [19]
  Steve Davis Winner of 2013 World Seniors Championship [20]
  Marco Fu World ranking of 9 [21]
  John Higgins World ranking of 12 [22]
  Ali Carter World ranking of 13[n 1] [24]

Main drawEdit

[25][26][27][28]

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
    Stuart Bingham 2
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
Group 1 (5 November)
    Marco Fu 0
    Shaun Murphy 1
    Marco Fu 4
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
4   Ding Junhui 4
    Barry Hawkins 4
    John Higgins 1
    Barry Hawkins 5
Group 4 (3 November)
4   Ding Junhui 6
4   Ding Junhui 4
    Dominic Dale 2
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
    Judd Trump 7
3   Neil Robertson 4
    Ali Carter 0
3   Neil Robertson 6
Group 3 (7 November)
    Ricky Walden 3
    Ricky Walden 4
    Mark Allen 0
3   Neil Robertson 4
    Judd Trump 6
    Judd Trump 4
    Stephen Maguire 1
    Judd Trump 6
Group 2 (4 November)
2   Mark Selby 1
2   Mark Selby 4
    Steve Davis 1

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Brendan Moore.
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, 9 November 2014.[28][29]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
  England
10–7 Judd Trump
  England
Afternoon: 137–0 (137), 82–0 (78), 25–100, 63–73, 137–0 (50, 87), 80–0 (80), 34–89 (58), 139–0 (139), 134–0 (134)
Evening: 70–61 (70, 56), 114–23 (70), 9–113 (102), 0–100 (100), 0–70 (69), 0–90 (90), 82–46 (63), 109–0 (109)
139 Highest break 102
4 Century breaks 2
11 50+ breaks 6

Century breaksEdit

[30]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Due to his absence for medical reasons from all World Snooker Tour events until this tournament in the 2014/2015 season, Ali Carter's seeding position will be determined as if he would be ranked 13th.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calendar 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  2. ^ "O'Sullivan Beats Trump In Classic". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Champion of Champions: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Judd Trump". BBC Sport. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Prize Fund". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Qualification Process". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Seeds Announced For Champion of Champions Groups". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Players". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Mark Selby". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Neil Robertson". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Ding Junhui". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Judd Trump". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Shaun Murphy". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Barry Hawkins". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Stuart Bingham". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Ricky Walden". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Mark Allen". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Stephen Maguire". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Dominic Dale". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  20. ^ "Steve Davis OBE". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  21. ^ "Marco Fu". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  22. ^ "John Higgins". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  23. ^ "Carter To Retain Top 16 Seeding". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 22 October 2014. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  24. ^ "Ali Carter". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  25. ^ "Dafabet Champion of Champions Draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 9 November 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  26. ^ "Fixtures & Results". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  27. ^ "Format". Champion of Champions Snooker. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  28. ^ a b "Dafabet Champion of Champions (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  29. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan v Judd Trump – Frame Details". love-snooker.com. Love Snooker. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  30. ^ "Dafabet Champion of Champions: century breaks". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 31 October 2014.

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