ITV4 to screen Champion of Champions event

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Snooker’s new Champion of Champions tournament will be televised on ITV4 in November.

The showpiece event will run from November 19 to 24 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and will bring together many of the best snooker players on the planet.

ITV4 will provide extensive live coverage of this Matchroom Sport-promoted event which has a top prize of £100,000 on offer.

Current champions of snooker’s major tournaments, including the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson and Ding Junhui, will all be eligible to compete.

The tournament will start with a quartet of four-man groups, with the winner of each group to progress to the semi-finals.

The final is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 24, over the best of 19 frames.

Snooker returned to the ITV network for the first time in 20 years earlier this year with coverage of the Haikou World Open in China.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to welcome back ITV4 to televise the Champion of Champions.

Their coverage of the Haikou World Open was a real success and I’m delighted that ITV have reaffirmed their interest in snooker.

“There is massive support for snooker in the UK so it’s great news for the fans that they can watch this fantastic new tournament on free-to-air broadcast.

“I’m excited about this event because it will bring together the elite of the sport.

“Coventry has a huge catchment area so I’m expecting packed houses and a tremendous atmosphere.” 

Ticket details for the event as well as the full line-up of players will be announced soon.

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