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The 2014 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 6 January to 6 March 2014 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.[1]

Championship League
Championship League logo.png
Tournament information
Dates6 January–6 March 2014
VenueCrondon Park Golf Club
CityStock
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£205,000
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakEngland Shaun Murphy (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upEngland Martin Gould
Score3–1
2013
2015

Shaun Murphy made the 103rd official maximum break during his league stage match against Mark Davis in group two. This was Murphy's second official 147 break and the sixth in the 2013/2014 season.[2] It was also the first maximum break in the history of the tournament.[3] During the same day Neil Robertson defeated Joe Perry 3–0. During the match he made three century breaks, which took the number of his century breaks in the season to 63, breaking the record of most centuries compiled in a single season previously held by Judd Trump, who compiled 61 in the previous season.[4]

Judd Trump won his second Championship League title by defeating defending champion Martin Gould 3–1 in the final, and earned a place at the 2014 Champion of Champions.[5]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6]

  • Tournament total: £205,000

Group oneEdit

Group one was played on 6 and 7 January 2014.[7][8] Ricky Walden was the first player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
CAR
 
TRU
 
DAV
 
WAL
 
MUR
 
BIN
 
MIL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Ali Carter x 3 1 3 3 3 3 16–8 5–1 6–5
2 Judd Trump 0 x 3 3 3 3 3 15–5 5–1 6–5
3 Mark Davis 3 0 x 1 3 3 3 13–9 4–2 6–4
4 Ricky Walden 2 0 3 x 2 3 3 13–12 3–3 6–3
5 Shaun Murphy 1 1 0 3 x 3 2 10–16 2–4 6–2
6 Stuart Bingham 2 1 1 2 2 x 3 11–16 1–5 6–1
7 Robert Milkins 0 0 1 0 3 1 x 5–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Ali Carter 1
4   Ricky Walden 3
4   Ricky Walden 3
2   Judd Trump 2
2   Judd Trump 3
3   Mark Davis 0

Group twoEdit

Group two is played on 8 and 9 January 2014.[9][10] Joe Perry was the second player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
TRU
 
PER
 
ROB
 
MUR
 
DAV
 
CAR
 
HAW
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Judd Trump x 1 3 3 3 3 3 16–7 5–1 6–5
2 Joe Perry 3 x 0 3 3 3 3 15–9 5–1 6–5
3 Neil Robertson 1 3 x 3 0 3 3 13–10 4–2 6–4
4 Shaun Murphy 1 1 2 x 3 3 3 13–11 3–3 6–3
5 Mark Davis 1 2 3 2 x 1 3 12–12 2–4 6–2
6 Ali Carter 0 1 1 0 3 x 3 8–14 2–4 6–2
7 Barry Hawkins 1 1 1 0 0 1 x 4–18 0–6 6–0

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Judd Trump 3
4   Shaun Murphy 1
1   Judd Trump 0
2   Joe Perry 3
2   Joe Perry 3
3   Neil Robertson 2

Group threeEdit

Group three was played on 20 and 21 January 2014.[11][12] Judd Trump was the third player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
MUR
 
ROB
 
DAY
 
TRU
 
STE
 
DAV
 
DOT
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Shaun Murphy x 2 3 3 3 3 3 17–8 5–1 6–5
2 Neil Robertson 3 x 2 3 2 3 3 16–11 4–2 6–4
3 Ryan Day 1 3 x 1 1 3 3 12–15 3–3 6–3
4 Judd Trump 1 0 3 x 3 1 3 11–11 3–3 6–3
5 Matthew Stevens 1 3 3 1 x 3 0 11–14 3–3 6–3
6 Mark Davis 0 1 2 3 2 x 3 11–15 2–4 6–2
7 Graeme Dott 2 2 2 0 3 2 x 11–15 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Shaun Murphy 0
4   Judd Trump 3
4   Judd Trump 3
3   Ryan Day 0
2   Neil Robertson 2
3   Ryan Day 3

Group fourEdit

Group four was played on 22 and 23 January 2014.[13][14] Stephen Maguire was the fourth player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
MAG
 
ROB
 
MUR
 
DAY
 
SEL
 
STE
 
FOR
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Stephen Maguire x 3 3 3 3 3 3 18–10 6–0 6–6
2 Neil Robertson 2 x 3 3 1 3 2 14–13 3–3 6–3
3 Shaun Murphy 2 2 x 3 3 3 1 14–13 3–3 6–3
4 Ryan Day 2 1 1 x 3 3 3 13–11 3–3 6–3
5 Mark Selby 1 3 2 0 x 2 3 11–13 2–4 6–2
6 Matthew Stevens 2 1 1 1 3 x 3 11–16 2–4 6–2
7 Tom Ford 1 3 3 1 0 2 x 10–15 2–4 6–2

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Stephen Maguire 3
4   Ryan Day 2
1   Stephen Maguire 3
2   Neil Robertson 0
2   Neil Robertson 3
3   Shaun Murphy 1

Group fiveEdit

Group five was played on 10 and 11 February 2014.[15][16] Shaun Murphy was the fifth player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
MUR
 
DAL
 
FU
 
DAY
 
HIG
 
SEL
 
ROB
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Shaun Murphy x 1 1 3 3 3 3 14–8 4–2 6–4
2 Dominic Dale 3 x 1 3 3 0 3 13–11 4–2 6–4
3 Marco Fu 3 3 x 2 2 2 3 15–13 3–3 6–3
4 Ryan Day 1 1 3 x 3 3 1 12–11 3–3 6–3
5 John Higgins 0 1 3 0 x 3 3 10–13 3–3 6–3
6 Mark Selby 1 3 3 0 0 x 3 10–13 3–3 6–3
7 Neil Robertson 0 2 2 3 2 2 x 11–16 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Shaun Murphy 3
4   Ryan Day 0
1   Shaun Murphy 3
2   Dominic Dale 1
2   Dominic Dale 3
3   Marco Fu 2

Group sixEdit

Group six was played on 12 and 13 February 2014.[17][18] Martin Gould was the sixth player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
GOU
 
HIG
 
WIL
 
DAY
 
HOL
 
FU
 
DAL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Martin Gould x 3 1 3 3 3 3 16–8 5–1 6–5
2 John Higgins 1 x 3 3 3 3 3 16–8 5–1 6–5
3 Mark Williams 3 0 x 3 3 3 3 15–7 5–1 6–5
4 Ryan Day 1 0 0 x 3 3 3 10–11 3–3 6–3
5 Michael Holt 0 2 1 0 x 3 3 9–14 2–4 6–2
6 Marco Fu 2 2 1 2 1 x 3 11–16 1–5 6–1
7 Dominic Dale 1 1 1 0 1 1 x 5–18 0–6 6–0

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Martin Gould 3
4   Ryan Day 1
1   Martin Gould 3
2   John Higgins 1
2   John Higgins 3
3   Mark Williams 0

Group sevenEdit

Group seven was played on 3 and 4 March 2014.[19][20] Ryan Day was the last player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
HIG
 
DAY
 
KIN
 
HIG
 
EBD
 
CAM
 
WIL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 John Higgins x 3 3 3 3 3 3 18–2 6–0 6–6
2 Ryan Day 0 x 3 3 3 3 3 15–8 5–1 6–5
3 Mark King 0 0 x 3 3 3 2 11–11 3–3 6–3
4 Andrew Higginson 0 2 2 x 2 3 3 12–14 2–4 6–2
5 Peter Ebdon 1 1 0 3 x 2 3 10–14 2–4 6–2
6 Marcus Campbell 1 0 0 1 3 x 3 8–14 2–4 6–2
7 Mark Williams 0 2 3 1 0 0 x 6–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   John Higgins 1
4   Andrew Higginson 3
4   Andrew Higginson 0
2   Ryan Day 3
2   Ryan Day 3
3   Mark King 1

Winners' groupEdit

The winners' group was played on 5 and 6 March 2014.[6][21] Judd Trump won his second Championship League title.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Ranking  
MUR
 
MAG
 
GOU
 
TRU
 
WAL
 
DAY
 
PER
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Shaun Murphy x 3 2 3 3 3 3 17–8 5–1 6–5
2 Stephen Maguire 1 x 3 3 2 3 3 15–13 4–2 6–4
3 Martin Gould 3 2 x 2 3 2 3 15–13 3–3 6–3
4 Judd Trump 2 2 3 x 3 0 3 13–14 3–3 6–3
5 Ricky Walden 1 3 1 1 x 3 3 12–12 3–3 6–3
6 Ryan Day 0 2 3 3 0 x 1 9–14 2–4 6–2
7 Joe Perry 1 1 1 2 1 3 x 9–16 1–5 6–1

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1   Shaun Murphy 2
4   Judd Trump 3
4   Judd Trump 3
3   Martin Gould 1
2   Stephen Maguire 0
3   Martin Gould 3

Century breaksEdit

Total: 93

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Murphy produces maximum magic at Championship League". ESPN. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
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  4. ^ "Murphy 147 / Robertson Centuries Record". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 9 January 2014. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Trump Triumphs At Championship League". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 7 March 2014. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Championship League – Winners' Group (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
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  8. ^ "2014 CLS Group One Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 6 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
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  10. ^ "2014 CLS Group Two Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 8 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Championship League – Group 3 (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  12. ^ "2014 CLS Group Three Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 20 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-01-27. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Championship League – Group 4 (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  14. ^ "2014 CLS Group Four Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 22 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Championship League – Group 5 (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  16. ^ "2014 CLS Group Five Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 10 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  17. ^ "Championship League – Group 6 (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  18. ^ "2014 CLS Group Six Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 12 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Championship League – Group 7 (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  20. ^ "2014 CLS Group Seven Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  21. ^ "2014 CLS Winners' Group Results & Table". championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk. Matchroom Sport. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.

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