WHIRLWIND TO FACE ROCKET AT MANBETX CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Jimmy White will face Ronnie O’Sullivan in the first round of the ManBetX Champion of Champions at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry next week, live on ITV4 and DAZN.

 

White is the reigning World Seniors Champion and will face O’Sullivan in the opening match of Thursday afternoon’s session. ‘The Whirlwind’ had been waiting anxiously to see if he would get the opportunity to play and with all four semi-finalists at the Yushan World Open having already qualified for the ManBetX Champion of Champions, the place in the event goes to the World Seniors Champion.

 

O’Sullivan, the defending champion, and White will battle it out over the best-of-seven frames in the Group 1 on Thursday afternoon with the winner set to face either John Higgins or Stuart Bingham in the group final that evening. A very limited number of tickets remain for Thursday’s play and can be purchased now at http://www.championofchampionssnooker.co.uk/tickets/ from just £11.

The tournament begins on Monday with Neil Robertson taking on Martin Gould before World Women’s Snooker Champion Reanne Evans faces Shaun Murphy in Group 4. Tuesday sees Group 3 action featuring Mark Selby vs. Yan Bingtao and Mark Allen vs. Matthew Selt while Group 2 takes place on Wednesday with Judd Trump up against Stephan Maguire and Kyren Wilson against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Each group consists of two best-of-seven semi-finals in the afternoon session before the winners of those matches compete in the group final over 11 frames in the evening. The group winners advance to the tournament semi-finals where they’ll be fighting for a place in Sunday’s £150,000 best-of-19 final.

MANBETX CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS DRAW & SCHEDULE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | GROUP 4
1pm
| Group Semi-Finals (best of 7)
Neil Robertson vs. Martin Gould
Shaun Murphy vs. Reanne Evans

7pm | Group Final (best of 11)
Robertson/Gould vs. Murphy/Evans

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 | GROUP 3
1pm
| Group Semi-Finals (best of 7)
Mark Selby vs. Yan Bingtao
Mark Allen vs. Matthew Selt

7pm | Group Final (best of 11)
Selby/Yan vs. Allen/Selt

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 | GROUP 2
1pm
| Group Semi-Finals (best of 7)
Judd Trump vs. Stephen Maguire
Kyren Wilson vs Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

7pm | Group Final (best of 11)
Trump/Maguire vs. Wilson/Un-Nooh

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 | GROUP 1
1pm
| Group Semi-Finals (best of 7)
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs. Jimmy White
John Higgins vs. Stuart Bingham

7pm | Group Final (best of 11)

O’Sullivan/White vs. Higgins/Bingham

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 | Semi-Final
Winner Group 1 vs. Winner Group 4

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | Semi-Final
Winner Group 2 vs. Winner Group 3

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
The Final

Tickets for the 2019 ManBetX Champion of Champions are on sale now. Prices start from just £11 per session with Premium and VIP packages also available.

Featuring tournament winners from the previous 12 months, the ManBetX Champion of Champions is broadcast live on ITV4 and has become one of snooker’s biggest tournaments since launching at Ricoh Arena in 2013. The likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy have all lifted the trophy.

The tournament starts with a quartet of four-man groups played over four days from Monday, November 4 until Thursday, November 7. The winner of each group progresses to the semi-finals, with one played on Friday, November 8 and the other on Saturday, November 9. The final on Sunday, November 10 will be over 19 frames.

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