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The 2016 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 4 January to 3 March 2016 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.[1]

Championship League
Tournament information
Dates4 January–3 March 2016
VenueCrondon Park Golf Club
CityStock
CountryEngland
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£179,200
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakRepublic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Judd Trump
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score3–2
2015
2017

Stuart Bingham was the defending champion, but he was eliminated at the league stage of group seven. Judd Trump clinched his third Championship League title after a 3–2 win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final. Mark Williams took the largest share of the prize money thanks to a lucrative campaign through 4 groups before qualifying for the winners' group.

Fergal O'Brien made the 118th official maximum break during his league stage match against Mark Davis in group six. This was O'Brien's first official 147 break and the fourth in the 2015/2016 season. O'Brien also became the oldest player to make an official 147, at the age of 43.[2]

Contents

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below. [3] The maximum possible prize money, if the full five frames are played in each game, is £205,000.

  • Tournament total: £179,200

Group oneEdit

Group one was played on 4 and 5 January 2016. Ronnie O'Sullivan was the first player to qualify for the winners group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan (Q) 6 6 0 18 8 +10 Qualification to Group 1 play-off
2   Mark Williams (Q) 6 4 2 15 11 +4
3   Robert Milkins (Q) 6 3 3 13 14 −1
4   Ricky Walden (Q) 6 3 3 11 13 −2
5   Barry Hawkins (A) 6 2 4 12 14 −2 Advances into Group 2
6   John Higgins (E) 6 2 4 9 15 −6 Eliminated from the competition
7   Ryan Day (E) 6 1 5 12 15 −3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden0
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
  Robert Milkins0
 
  Mark Williams1
 
 
  Robert Milkins3
 

Group twoEdit

Group two was played on 6 and 7 January 2016. The group was won by Judd Trump.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Mark Selby (Q) 6 6 0 18 6 +12 Qualification to Group 2 play-off
2   Mark Williams (Q) 6 3 3 15 12 +3
3   Joe Perry (Q) 6 3 3 13 13 0
4   Judd Trump (Q) 6 3 3 12 12 0
5   Ricky Walden (A) 6 3 3 10 12 −2 Advances into Group 3
6   Barry Hawkins (E) 6 2 4 8 14 −6 Eliminated from the competition
7   Robert Milkins (E) 6 1 5 9 16 −7
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Mark Selby0
 
 
 
  Judd Trump3
 
  Judd Trump3
 
 
 
  Mark Williams1
 
  Mark Williams3
 
 
  Joe Perry0
 

Group threeEdit

Group three was played on 25 and 26 January 2016. The group was won by Stephen Maguire.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Stephen Maguire (Q) 6 5 1 17 10 +7 Qualification to Group 3 play-off
2   Mark Selby (Q) 6 4 2 15 8 +7
3   Michael White (Q) 6 4 2 14 10 +4
4   Ricky Walden (Q) 6 3 3 11 13 −2
5   Mark Williams (A) 6 2 4 12 15 −3 Advances into Group 4
6   Joe Perry (E) 6 2 4 10 14 −4 Eliminated from the competition
7   Marco Fu (E) 6 1 5 6 15 −9
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
  Ricky Walden0
 
  Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
  Mark Selby2
 
  Mark Selby3
 
 
  Michael White0
 

Group fourEdit

Group four was played on 27 and 28 January 2016. The group was won by Mark Williams.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Mark Williams (Q) 6 5 1 17 9 +8 Qualification to Group 4 play-off
2   Mark Selby (Q) 6 4 2 16 9 +7
3   Neil Robertson (Q) 6 4 2 15 10 +5
4   Graeme Dott (Q) 6 3 3 11 15 −4
5   Ricky Walden (A) 6 2 4 11 13 −2 Advances into Group 5
6   Michael White (E) 6 2 4 9 14 −5 Eliminated from the competition
7   Ben Woollaston (E) 6 1 5 6 15 −9
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Mark Williams3
 
 
 
  Graeme Dott2
 
  Mark Williams3
 
 
 
  Mark Selby0
 
  Mark Selby3
 
 
  Neil Robertson1
 

Group fiveEdit

Group five was played on 22 and 23 February 2016. Neil Robertson withdrew and was replaced by Michael Holt. The group was won by Mark Selby.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Mark Selby (Q) 6 5 1 16 6 +10 Qualification to Group 5 play-off
2   Kyren Wilson (Q) 6 4 2 14 9 +5
3   Mark Davis (Q) 6 4 2 13 11 +2
4   Michael Holt (Q) 6 3 3 11 13 −2
5   Graeme Dott (A) 6 3 3 10 13 −3 Advances into Group 6
6   David Gilbert (E) 6 1 5 10 15 −5 Eliminated from the competition
7   Ricky Walden (E) 6 1 5 8 15 −7
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Mark Selby3
 
 
 
  Michael Holt0
 
  Mark Selby3
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson1
 
  Kyren Wilson3
 
 
  Mark Davis2
 

Group sixEdit

Group six was played on 24 and 25 February 2016. Graeme Dott withdrew and was replaced by Dominic Dale. The group was won by Ali Carter.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Ali Carter (Q) 6 5 1 17 7 +10 Qualification to Group 6 play-off
2   Dominic Dale (Q) 6 4 2 15 11 +4
3   Michael Holt (Q) 6 3 3 14 14 0
4   Mark Davis (Q) 6 3 3 13 13 0
5   Kyren Wilson (A) 6 2 4 12 15 −3 Advances into Group 7
6   Martin Gould (E) 6 2 4 11 16 −5 Eliminated from the competition
7   Fergal O'Brien (E) 6 2 4 10 16 −6
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Ali Carter3
 
 
 
  Mark Davis0
 
  Ali Carter3
 
 
 
  Dominic Dale1
 
  Dominic Dale3
 
 
  Michael Holt0
 

Group sevenEdit

Group seven was played on 29 February and 1 March 2016. Matthew Selt won the group to take the final spot in the winners' group.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Liang Wenbo (Q) 6 5 1 15 8 +7 Qualification to Group 7 play-off
2   Mark Davis (Q) 6 4 2 14 10 +4
3   Matthew Selt (Q) 6 4 2 14 11 +3
4   Kyren Wilson (Q) 6 3 3 13 11 +2
5   Stuart Bingham (E) 6 3 3 12 13 −1 Eliminated from the competition
6   Dominic Dale (E) 6 2 4 9 14 −5
7   Michael Holt (E) 6 0 6 8 18 −10
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Liang Wenbo3
 
 
 
  Kyren Wilson2
 
  Liang Wenbo2
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt 3
 
  Mark Davis1
 
 
  Matthew Selt3
 

Winners' groupEdit

The winners' group was played on 2 and 3 March 2016. Judd Trump beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 3–2 in the final to take the third Championship League title in his career.

MatchesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1   Ronnie O'Sullivan (Q) 6 5 1 15 11 +4 Qualification to the Winners' group play-off
2   Mark Williams (Q) 6 4 2 12 8 +4
3   Judd Trump (Q) 6 3 3 13 11 +2
4   Matthew Selt (Q) 6 3 3 12 12 0
5   Ali Carter (E) 6 3 3 12 13 −1 Eliminated from the competition
6   Mark Selby (E) 6 2 4 11 14 −3
7   Stephen Maguire (E) 6 1 5 11 17 −6
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offsEdit

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
  Matthew Selt0
 
  Ronnie O'Sullivan2
 
 
 
  Judd Trump3
 
  Mark Williams2
 
 
  Judd Trump3
 

Century breaksEdit

Total: 96

Bold: highest break in the indicated group.

WinningsEdit

No. Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 W TOTAL
1   Mark Williams 2800 5200 1200 6500 6000 21700
2   Mark Selby 2800 5000 4500 6900 2200 21400
3   Judd Trump 6000 14400 20400
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6600 9500 16100
5   Matthew Selt 6200 6400 12600
6   Stephen Maguire 7000 2200 9200
7   Ali Carter 6500 2400 8900
8   Kyren Wilson 4600 1200 2900 8700
9   Mark Davis 2900 2300 2700 7900
10   Ricky Walden 2600 1000 2100 1100 800 7600
11   Dominic Dale 4700 900 5600
12   Michael Holt 2100 2400 800 5300
13   Robert Milkins 4200 900 5100
14   Liang Wenbo 5000 5000
15   Graeme Dott 2700 1000 3700
16   Neil Robertson 3300 3300
=   Michael White 2400 900 3300
=   Joe Perry 2300 1000 3300
19   Barry Hawkins 1200 800 2000
20   Stuart Bingham 1700 1700
21   Fergal O'Brien 1500 1500
22   Ryan Day 1200 1200
23   Martin Gould 1100 1100
24   David Gilbert 1000 1000
25   John Higgins 900 900
26   Marco Fu 600 600
=   Ben Woollaston 600 600

Green: won the group. Bold: highest break in the group. All prize money in GBP.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/full-calendar/
  2. ^ "O'Brien Joins 147 Club". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 25 February 2016. Archived from the original on 25 February 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk/prize-fund/

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