Champion of Champions 2019 – Crawley Update

  • 21st October 2019

Mark Selby secured his place at November’s ManBetX Champion of Champions yesterday following his dominant victory at the 19.com English Open in Crawley.

Without a title since the the 2018 China Championship, the former world number one was among those chasing a place at the Ricoh Arena with just two chances to qualify. After his crushing 9-1 success against David Gilbert yesterday however, he is now assured of his place at the prestigious invitational event.

Selby’s qualification means that the wait for World Seniors champion Jimmy White goes on with just the upcoming Yushan World Open remaining for other players not yet qualified to try and grab a place. Should an already qualified player triumph in Yushan however, then it will be White who will complete the field as the 16th player.

Yesterday’s result also means that Mark Williams can no longer qualify from the world ranking list, while he also cannot win the World Open as he has elected not to defend the title that he won last season.

Qualification for the event will be determined by the winners of professional tournaments dating back to Ronnie O’Sullivan’s victory in 2018, events having been ordered in a specific line of priority as set out below.

Current qualification list:

1. 2018 Champion of Champions – Ronnie O’Sullivan (1)
2. 2018 UK Championship – Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. 2019 Masters – Judd Trump (2)
4. 2019 World Championship – Judd Trump

5. 2019 German Masters – Kyren Wilson (3)
6. 2019 World Grand Prix – Judd Trump
7. 2019 Indian Open – Matt Selt (4)
8. 2019 Players Championship – Ronnie O’Sullivan
9. 2019 Championship League – Martin Gould (5)
10. 2019 Tour Championship – Ronnie O’Sullivan
11. 2019 China Open – Neil Robertson (6)
12. 2019 International Championship – Judd Trump
13. 2019 Shanghai Masters – Ronnie O’Sullivan
14. 2019 China Championship – Shaun Murphy (7)
15. 2019 World Open – TBC

16. 2018 Northern Ireland Open – Judd Trump
17. 2018 Scottish Open – Mark Allen (8)
18. 2019 Welsh Open – Neil Robertson
19. 2019 English Open – Mark Selby (9)

20. 2019 Gibraltar Open – Stuart Bingham (10)
21. 2019 World Championship runner-up – John Higgins (11)
22. 2019 Riga Masters – Yan Bingtao (12)

23. 2019 World Cup – John Higgins
24. 2019 World Cup – Stephen Maguire (13)

25. 2019 Shoot Out – Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (14)
26. 2019 Six Red World Championship – Stephen Maguire
27. 2019 World Women’s Snooker Championship – Reanne Evans (15)
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28. 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship – Jimmy White

The final counting event to qualify for this year’s ManBetX Champion of Champions will be the Yushan World Open, which runs from 28 October – 3 November 2019 in Yushan, China.

Learn more about the ManBetX Champion of Champions at the tournament website.