The motion for the brand new marketing campaign is ready to get underneath method in lower than a month.
The draw for the primary rating occasion of the 2021/22 snooker season has been made, with the subsequent time period now one step nearer to commencing.
The Championship League returns to the schedule with a begin date of July 18th on the Morningside Area in Leicester.
Numerous incarnations of the Championship League have taken place over the past couple of years, however this one will likely be a rating occasion comprising the total Major Tour.
Which means the likes of world primary Judd Trump and six-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will likely be amongst these taking part within the match that carries a complete prize fund of £328,000.
Crucible champion Mark Selby is a high-profile absentee, nonetheless, with a number of spots within the line-up going to top-up amateurs from the Q College order of benefit.
This model of the Championship League will happen throughout three most important phases, with earnings value £33,000 on supply for the participant who finally ends up being the final particular person standing.
Stage One will happen all through July and into August, with the 128-player area divided into 32 round-robin teams consisting of 4 gamers in every.
The winners from every group advance to Stage Two, which can observe an analogous format, earlier than the 2 winners from Stage Three finally contest the ultimate.
Every match within the round-robin phases lasts simply 4 frames, with three factors awarded for a win and one level for a draw.
O’Sullivan, who didn’t win a single piece of silverware throughout a barren 2020/21 marketing campaign, will start his effort in a gaggle that additionally options former ladies’s world champion Ng On Yee along with Mark Joyce and Ian Burns.
Trump, who was final 12 months’s runner-up, will tackle Anthony Hamilton, Lee Walker and Rod Lawler, whereas reigning champion Kyren Wilson has Sam Craigie, Ben Hancorn, and Dylan Emery for firm.
The likes of Shaun Murphy, Mark Williams, John Higgins, Mark Allen, and Stephen Maguire are additionally bidding to get their 2021/22 seasons off to a optimistic begin within the rating occasion.
Info on the best way to watch the Championship League has but to be introduced.
Click on right here to view the Championship League Draw (WST)
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