2015 Championship League

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Championship League
Tournament information
Dates 5 January–12 February 2015
Venue Crondon Park Golf Club
City Stock
Country England
Organisation(s) Matchroom Sport
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £180,100[1]
Winner's share £10,000
Highest break England Barry Hawkins (147)
England David Gilbert (147)
Final
Champion England Stuart Bingham
Runner-up England Mark Davis
Score 3–2
2014
2016

The 2015 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 5 January to 12 February at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.[2]

Judd Trump was the defending champion,[3] but he was eliminated at the end of group three.

Barry Hawkins made the 111th official maximum break during his league stage match against Stephen Maguire in group one. This was Hawkins second official 147 break and the sixth in the 2014/2015 season. It was also the second maximum break in the history of the tournament.[4] David Gilbert made the 114th maximum break and ninth of the season during group 7.[5]

Stuart Bingham won in the final 3–2 against Mark Davis, and earned a place at the 2015 Champion of Champions.[6]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

  • Tournament total: £180,100[1]

Group one[edit]

Group one was played on 5 and 6 January 2014. Shaun Murphy was to take part in this group, but he was replaced by Mark King due to a bacterial chest infection.[7] Barry Hawkins was the first player to qualify for the winners group.[4]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Stuart Bingham (Q) 6 5 1 15 9 +6 Qualification to Group 1 play-off
2 Neil Robertson (Q) 6 4 2 15 11 +4
3 Barry Hawkins (Q) 6 4 2 15 12 +3
4 Judd Trump (Q) 6 2 4 13 13 0
5 Marco Fu[a] (A) 6 2 4 11 15 −4 Advances into Group 2
6 Mark King (E) 6 2 4 10 14 −4 Eliminated from the competition
7 Stephen Maguire (E) 6 2 4 8 13 −5
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [8]
(A) Advances to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Fu finishes ahead of King due to winning more frames

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham 3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump 2
 
England Stuart Bingham 1
 
 
 
England Barry Hawkins 3
 
Australia Neil Robertson 1
 
 
England Barry Hawkins 3
 

Group two[edit]

Group two was played on 7 and 8 January 2015. The group was won by Matthew Selt, who was a late replacement for Neil Robertson.[9][10]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Ali Carter (Q) 6 4 2 16 10 +6 Qualification to Group 2 play-off
2 Judd Trump (Q) 6 4 2 15 8 +7
3 Marco Fu (Q) 6 4 2 14 10 +4
4 Matthew Selt (Q) 6 3 3 14 15 −1
5 Stuart Bingham (A) 6 2 4 12 16 −4 Advances into Group 3
6 Robert Milkins[a] (E) 6 2 4 10 16 −6 Eliminated from the competition
7 Michael Holt (E) 6 2 4 9 15 −6
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [11]
(A) Advances to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Milkins finishes ahead of Holt due to defeating him 3–2

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
England Ali Carter 2
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt 3
 
England Matthew Selt 3
 
 
 
England Judd Trump 2
 
England Judd Trump 3
 
 
Hong Kong Marco Fu 0
 

Group three[edit]

Group three was played on 19 and 20 January 2015. Ricky Walden was to take part this group, but he withdrew and was replaced by Peter Ebdon, who scheduled to play in group six before.[12] Ali Carter won the group.[13]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Ryan Day (Q) 6 4 2 15 11 +4 Qualification to Group 3 play-off
2 Stuart Bingham (Q) 6 4 2 14 12 +2
3 Ali Carter (Q) 6 3 3 13 13 0
4 Mark Davis[a] (Q) 6 3 3 12 11 +1
5 Peter Ebdon (A) 6 3 3 12 11 +1 Advances into Group 4
6 Judd Trump (E) 6 2 4 13 15 −2 Eliminated from the competition
7 Marco Fu (E) 6 2 4 9 15 −6
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [14]
(A) Advances to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Davis finishes ahead of Ebdon due to defeating him 3–1

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
Wales Ryan Day 1
 
 
 
England Mark Davis 3
 
England Mark Davis 1
 
 
 
England Ali Carter 3
 
England Stuart Bingham 0
 
 
England Ali Carter 3
 

Group four[edit]

Group four was played on 21 and 22 January 2015. Martin Gould was to play in this group, but he moved to group six and was replaced by David Gilbert.[15] Stuart Bingham was the fourth player to qualify for the winners group.[16]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Peter Ebdon (Q) 6 4 2 15 7 +8 Qualification to Group 4 play-off
2 Stuart Bingham (Q) 6 4 2 14 12 +2
3 Michael White (Q) 6 4 2 13 13 0
4 Mark Davis (Q) 6 3 3 13 13 0
5 David Gilbert (A) 6 2 4 11 12 −1 Advances into Group 5
6 Ryan Day (E) 6 2 4 10 14 −4 Eliminated from the competition
7 Matthew Stevens (E) 6 1 5 11 16 −5
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [17]
(A) Advances to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon 1
 
 
 
England Mark Davis 3
 
England Mark Davis 1
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham 3
 
England Stuart Bingham 3
 
 
Wales Michael White 0
 

Group five[edit]

Group five was played on 26 and 27 January 2015. This round of group play was won by Mark Davis.[18]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan (Q) 6 5 1 17 6 +11 Qualification to Group 5 play-off
2 Mark Davis (Q) 6 5 1 16 8 +8
3 David Gilbert (Q) 6 3 3 13 13 0
4 Fergal O'Brien (Q) 6 3 3 11 12 −1
5 Peter Ebdon (A) 6 2 4 11 15 −4 Advances into Group 6
6 Michael White (E) 6 2 4 9 14 −5 Eliminated from the competition
7 Liang Wenbo (E) 6 1 5 8 17 −9
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [19]
(A) Advances to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
 
 
 
England Mark Davis 3
 
England Mark Davis 3
 
 
England David Gilbert 1
 

Group six[edit]

Group six was played on 28 and 29 January 2015. Martin Gould was to take part this group, but he withdrew and was replaced by Rod Lawler.[20] Ronnie O'Sullivan withdrew from the tournament ahead of this group and was replaced by Ben Woollaston, who went on to win the group.[21]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 David Gilbert (Q) 6 5 1 14 9 +5 Qualification to Group 6 play-off
2 Dominic Dale (Q) 6 4 2 13 9 +4
3 Peter Ebdon (Q) 6 4 2 13 10 +3
4 Ben Woollaston (Q) 6 3 3 11 9 +2
5 Fergal O'Brien (A) 6 3 3 11 10 +1 Advances into Group 7
6 Rod Lawler (E) 6 2 4 8 15 −7 Eliminated from the competition
7 Kurt Maflin (E) 6 1 5 7 15 −8
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [22]
(A) Advances to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
England David Gilbert 1
 
 
 
England Ben Woollaston 3
 
England Ben Woollaston 3
 
 
 
England Peter Ebdon 0
 
Wales Dominic Dale 1
 
 
England Peter Ebdon 3
 

Group seven[edit]

Group seven was played on 9 and 10 February 2015. Xiao Guodong was the last player to qualify for the winners group.[5]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 David Gilbert (Q) 6 5 1 17 10 +7 Qualification to Group 7 play-off
2 Xiao Guodong (Q) 6 4 2 16 13 +3
3 Fergal O'Brien (Q) 6 4 2 15 11 +4
4 Mark Williams (Q) 6 3 3 13 11 +2
5 Peter Ebdon (E) 6 3 3 12 11 +1 Eliminated from the competition
6 John Higgins (E) 6 2 4 10 13 −3
7 Dominic Dale (E) 6 0 6 4 18 −14
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [23]
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 0
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong 3
 
England David Gilbert 0
 
 
 
China Xiao Guodong 3
 
England David Gilbert 3
 
 
Wales Mark Williams 1
 

Winners' group[edit]

The winners' group was played on 11 and 12 February 2015. Stuart Bingham won his first Championship League title.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Matthew Selt (Q) 6 4 2 14 10 +4 Qualification to the Winners' group play-off
2 Mark Davis (Q) 6 4 2 13 10 +3
3 Ben Woollaston (Q) 6 3 3 14 13 +1
4 Stuart Bingham (Q) 6 3 3 11 11 0
5 Barry Hawkins (E) 6 3 3 10 11 −1 Eliminated from the competition
6 Ali Carter (E) 6 2 4 11 14 −3
7 Xiao Guodong (E) 6 2 4 9 13 −4
Source: [24]
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
           
 
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt 1
 
 
 
England Stuart Bingham 3
 
England Stuart Bingham 3
 
 
 
England Mark Davis 2
 
England Mark Davis 3
 
 
England Ben Woollaston 2
 

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 79

Bold: highest break in the indicated group.[4][9][13][16][18][21][5][6][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32]

Winnings[edit]

No. Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 W TOTAL
1 England Stuart Bingham 4700 1200 2400 6200 14000 28500
2 England Mark Davis 4400 4750 6400 9100 24650
3 England Matthew Selt 6200 7200 13400
4 England Ben Woollaston 5900 6400 12300
5 England Ali Carter 3700 6100 2200 12000
6 England David Gilbert 1100 2600 2700 5100 11500
7 England Peter Ebdon 1450 2800 1100 4200 1200 10750
8 England Judd Trump 2900 5000 1550 9450
9 England Barry Hawkins 6800 2000 8800
10 China Xiao Guodong 6400 1800 8200
11 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2700 1100 2500 6300
12 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5200 5200
13 Hong Kong Marco Fu 1100 2400 900 4400
14 Wales Ryan Day 2800 1000 3800
15 Wales Michael White 2300 1400 3700
16 Wales Dominic Dale 3100 400 3500
17 Australia Neil Robertson 2800 2800
18 Wales Mark Williams 2600 2600
19 Wales Matthew Stevens 1350 1350
20 England Mark King 1000 1000
= England Robert Milkins 1000 1000
= Scotland John Higgins 1000 1000
23 England Michael Holt 900 900
24 Scotland Stephen Maguire 800 800
= China Liang Wenbo 800 800
= England Rod Lawler 800 800
27 Norway Kurt Maflin 700 700

Green: won the group. Bold: highest break in the group. All prize money in GBP.

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