Allen Completes Coventry Line-Up

  • 8th November 2015
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Less than two days prior to the start of the 2015 188BET Champion of Champions, Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen has claimed a place at the big money event by winning the Victoria Bulgarian Open in Sofia.

Previously without a title since the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic, Allen qualifies to play in Coventry at the expense of recent Haining Open champion Ding Junhui.

This is because the Victoria Bulgarian Open takes precedence over the Asian Tour on the qualifying list of tournaments for the 188BET Champion of Champions, notwithstanding the fact that Ding’s victory came first chronologically.

The final list of qualifiers is therefore as follows, players numbered by qualification place, not seeding:

1. 2014 Champion of Champions – Ronnie O’Sullivan (Not entered)
2. 2014 UK Championship (Dec) – Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. 2015 Masters (Jan) – Shaun Murphy (1)
4. 2015 German Masters (Feb) – Mark Selby (2)
5. 2015 Welsh Open (Feb) – John Higgins (3)
6. 2015 Championship League Snooker (Feb) – Stuart Bingham (4)
7. 2015 Indian Open (Mar) – Michael White (5)
8. 2015 World Grand Prix (Mar) – Judd Trump (6)
9. 2015 Players Championship (Mar) – Joe Perry (7)
10. 2015 China Open (Apr) – Mark Selby
11. 2015 World Championship (May) – Stuart Bingham
12. 2015 World Cup (June) – Zhou Yuelong (8), Yan Bingtao (9)
13. 2015 Australian Open (July) – John Higgins
14. 2015 Shanghai Masters (Sept) – Kyren Wilson (10)
15. 2015 International Championship (Nov) – John Higgins

16. ET4 (Nov) – Shaun Murphy
17. ET5 (Dec) – Stephen Maguire (11)
18. ET6 (Feb) – Neil Robertson (12)
19. ET1 (Aug) – Barry Hawkins (13)
20. ET2 (Aug) – Ali Carter (14)
21. ET3 (Oct) – Rory McLeod (15)
22. ET4 (Nov) – Mark Allen (16)

23. Asian Tour 3 (Jan) – Joe Perry

24. Asian Tour 1 (Oct) – Ding Junhui (17)

25. Six Reds World Championship (Sept) – Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (18)
26. The Shoot Out (Jan) – Michael White
27. The World Seniors Championship (Oct) Mark Williams (19)

The action gets underway on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at the Ricoh Arena and you can take a look at the schedule and how the players have been placed in the draw at worldsnooker.com here.