Champion of Champions 2019 – Daqing Update

  • 15th August 2019
  • Champion of Champions arena

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh became the latest confirmed player for this season’s ManBetX Champion of Champions following victory for Judd Trump at the International Championship last weekend.

With Trump already qualified following his victories at the World Championship, Masters and Northern Ireland Open last season, reigning Shoot Out champion Un-Nooh is now assured of his place as he cannot be displaced from the 16 qualifiers, regardless of results at the five remaining counting events.

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.

Players currently qualified are set out below, numbered by qualification priority, not seeding:

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 – TBC
14. 2019 China Championship – TBC
15. 2019 World Open – TBC

16. 2018 Northern Ireland Open – Judd Trump
17. 2018 Scottish Open – Mark Allen (7)
18. 2019 Welsh Open – Neil Robertson
19. 2019 English Open – TBC

20. 2019 Gibraltar Open – Stuart Bingham (8)
21. 2019 World Championship runner-up – John Higgins (9)
22. 2019 Riga Masters – Yan Bingtao (10)

23. 2019 World Cup – John Higgins
24. 2019 World Cup – Stephen Maguire (11)

25. 2019 Shoot Out – Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (12)
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26. 2019 Six Red World Championship – TBC
27. 2019 World Women’s Snooker Championship – Reanne Evans

Still to qualify

As per our previous update, with five events still to go there remain a number of big hitters yet to qualify, including world number three Mark Williams, and fellow leading players Mark Selby, Barry Hawkins, Ding Junhui and winner Shaun Murphy, meaning that there is much still to play for over the next three months.

Judd’s success also means that 12-time world women’s champion Reanne Evans is a step closer to qualification for the event for the first time, with two more ‘repeat’ winners needed to confirm her place at the Ricoh.

The next counting event to qualify for this year’s Champion of Champions will be the SangSom 6-Red World Championship, which will run from 2-7 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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