Prize money for snooker’s Champion of Champions at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, has been increased to £370,000 by promoters Matchroom Multi Sport.
The total purse for the tournament, to take place from November 6-12, is up from £300,000 with group semi-final losers to now receive £12,500 and those defeated in the group finals to earn £17,500.
As per previous years, the winner will receive £100,000 with the runner-up to pocket £50,000 and the two defeated semi-finalists taking home £25,000.
The action gets underway on Monday, November 6. The tournament starts with a quartet of four-man groups, with one group played out on each of the first four days. Each group comprises two semi-finals played over seven frames, followed by a final in the evening played over 11 frames.
The four group winners proceed to the best of 11 semi-finals, one of which is played on the evening of Friday, November 10 with the second on Saturday evening. The final will place over 19 frames and two sessions on Sunday, November 12.
With the likes of defending champion John Higgins, UK Championship winner Mark Selby and recent World Open winner Ding Junhui already among those who have earned an invite, the tournament is set to build on its status as one of the season’s must-see events.
Broadcast throughout by ITV4 in the UK and on networks around the world, the Champion of Champions marks its fifth year in 2017 and pits tournament winners from the previous 12 months head to head for the prestigious title and the £100,000 winner’s prize.
Tickets are on sale now at www.championofchampionssnooker.co.uk priced from just £11 for group stage sessions.