Champion of Champions 2019 – Guangzhou Update

  • 1st October 2019

Shaun Murphy became the latest player to book their place at November’s ManBetX Champion of Champions after his dramatic victory at the Evergrande China Championship last Sunday.

The 37-year-old, who won at the Ricoh Arena back in 2017, was among a number of high profile players not yet assured of his place at this year’s event with just three chances to go following a difficult run of form last season. Following his success against Mark Williams on Guangzhou last week however, he is now assured of his place at the competition after all as a ranking event winner.

His success means that with just the 19.com English Open and World Open events to go prior to the all-important cut-off point, Jimmy White remains next in line should there be one more ‘repeat’ winner at those two events, with Mark Williams next in line to take advantage should selection revert to the world ranking list.

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 – TBC

20. 2019 Gibraltar Open – Stuart Bingham (9)
21. 2019 World Championship runner-up – John Higgins (10)
22. 2019 Riga Masters – Yan Bingtao (11)

23. 2019 World Cup – John Higgins
24. 2019 World Cup – Stephen Maguire (12)

25. 2019 Shoot Out – Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (13)
26. 2019 Six Red World Championship – Stephen Maguire
27. 2019 World Women’s Snooker Championship – Reanne Evans (14)
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28. 2019 World Seniors Snooker Championship – Jimmy White

The next counting event to qualify for this year’s ManBetX Champion of Champions will be the 19.com English Open, which runs from 14-20 October 2019 in Crawley, England.

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