With the 2015 Champion of Champions set for the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 10th to 15th November, there are 15 players so far guaranteed a place at one of snooker’s most prestigious invitational events.
There is an increased prize-fund – up from £270,000 to £300,000 – and the event features winners of all tournaments in the preceding 12 months with defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and World Champ Stuart Bingham leading the list.
Promoted by Matchroom Sport, it is the third year of snooker’s new showpiece event.
The tournament will start with a quartet of four-man groups, with the winner of each group progressing to the semi-finals. The final on Sunday November 15 will be over 19 frames.
Qualifying events take order of precedence with the 14 major tournaments on the World Snooker schedule in the first group of events. The second group comprises six Euro Tour events and the third group has three Asian Tour events. The final group is the three tournaments – Shoot Out, World Seniors and Six Reds – that fall outside the other three groups.
A full list of qualified players can be found below.
Tickets for the Champion of Champions are on sale now and available here: http://www.championofchampionssnooker.co.uk/tickets/
Champion of Champions 2015 Qualification List
**All players appear subject to contract**