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Here’s all the information you need to know about snooker’s next major tournament, the Coral Tour Championship

 

Snooker action continues with the second tournament, the Coral Tour Championship, since sport halted for the coronavirus lockdown. Earlier this month Luca Brecel triumphed in the snooker Championship League, a non-ranking event. It was an entertaining tournament, but the serious business of earning world ranking points now resumes at the Coral Tour.

A relatively young tournament, it was only established last season. It features the top 8 players on the one-year rankings list, but fifth seed Ding Junhui withdrew due to travel complications. He has been replaced by Stephen Maguire.

 

Coral Tour Championship Quick Fact File

Start Date: 20th June 2020

Finish Date: 26th June 2020

Session Times: 1.30 pm and 7 pm each day

Format: Ranking Event

Location: Marshall Arena (Milton Keynes)

Total Prize Money: £380,000

Winner Prize Money: £150,000

Current Champion: Ronnie O’Sullivan

 

Who’s playing?

Rank, player (nation) and total ranking points:

1) Judd Trump (England), 706,500.

2) Shaun Murphy (England), 383,000.

3) Mark Selby (England), 285,500.

4) Neil Robertson (Australia), 274,500.

5) Ding Junhui (China), 261,250. (Withdrew)

6) Yan Bingtao (China), 206,500.

7) Mark Allen (Northern Ireland), 165,500.

8) John Higgins (Scotland), 158,500.

Replacement) Stephen Maguire (Scotland), 152,000.

 

Trump, Allen, Selby and Robertson all faced early exits from the Championship League, noticeably underperforming. Ronnie ‘the rocket’ O’Sullivan fared a little better but didn’t reach the final group. Murphy, Bingtao, Higgins and Maguire have not played competitively for months, so their current form is unknown.

Live television coverage is available in a vast number of countries and regions. Extensive coverage is provided for the UK by ITV4. Broadcasts run from 1.15 pm to 5 pm then 6.50 pm to 11 pm daily.

 

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Adam is a University of Reading graduate with a degree in History and International Relations. He has competed in numerous sports incuding rugby, cricket, badminton and roller hockey. Adam has a particular interest in motorcycle racing, primarily MotoGP, World Superbikes, British Superbikes and the Isle of Man TT.

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