Championship League
Championship League Snooker 2012 logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates9 January-
22 March 2012
VenueCrondon Park Golf Club
CityStock
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£205,000
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Mark Allen (144)
Final
ChampionChina Ding Junhui
Runner-upEngland Judd Trump
Score3–1
2011
2013

The 2012 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 9 January to 22 March 2012 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.

Matthew Stevens was the defending champion,[1] but he was eliminated in group four.

Ding Junhui won in the final 3–1 against Judd Trump and earned a place in the 2012 Premier League Snooker.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

  • Tournament total: £205,000

Group one

Group one matches were played on 9 and 10 January 2012.[3][4][5] Judd Trump was the first player to qualify for the final group.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
SEL
England
DAV
England
MUR
England
TRU
Wales
STE
England
HIG
England
CAR
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 3 3 3 3 1 3 16–11 5–1 6–5
2 Mark Davis 2 x 0 3 3 3 3 14–11 4–2 6–4
3 Shaun Murphy 2 3 x 2 3 3 2 15–12 3–3 6–3
4 Judd Trump 1 2 3 x 0 3 3 12–13 3–3 6–3
5 Matthew Stevens 1 1 2 3 x 1 3 11–12 2–4 6–2
6 Andrew Higginson 3 1 1 2 3 x 0 10–14 2–4 6–2
7 Ali Carter 2 1 3 0 0 3 x 9–14 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Mark Selby 1
4 England Judd Trump 3
4 England Judd Trump 3
3 England Shaun Murphy 2
2 England Mark Davis 1
3 England Shaun Murphy 3

Group two

Group two matches were played on 11 and 12 January 2012.[6][7][8] Shaun Murphy was the second player to qualify for the final group.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
SEL
England
MUR
England
DAV
Australia
ROB
Wales
STE
England
BIN
Wales
WIL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 3 3 3 3 3 3 18–9 6–0 6–6
2 Shaun Murphy 1 x 3 2 1 3 3 13–10 3–3 6–3
3 Mark Davis 1 0 x 2 3 3 3 12–10 3–3 6–3
4 Neil Robertson 1 3 3 x 3 0 2 12–15 3–3 6–3
5 Matthew Stevens 2 3 1 2 x 3 2 13–14 2–4 6–2
6 Stuart Bingham 2 1 0 3 1 x 3 10–12 2–4 6–2
7 Mark Williams 2 0 0 3 3 0 x 8–16 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Mark Selby 3
4 Australia Neil Robertson 1
1 England Mark Selby 0
2 England Shaun Murphy 3
2 England Shaun Murphy 3
3 England Mark Davis 0

Group three

Group three matches were played on 23 and 24 January 2012.[9][10] Neil Robertson was the third player to qualify for the final group.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
SEL
Wales
STE
Australia
ROB
England
DAV
England
COP
England
GOU
Scotland
HEN
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 1 3 3 3 2 3 15–10 4–2 6–4
2 Matthew Stevens 3 x 2 3 3 1 3 15–11 4–2 6–4
3 Neil Robertson 0 3 x 2 3 3 3 14–11 4–2 6–4
4 Mark Davis 0 2 3 x 1 3 3 12–12 3–3 6–3
5 Jamie Cope 2 0 1 3 x 3 3 12–13 3–3 6–3
6 Martin Gould 3 3 1 0 1 x 3 11–14 3–3 6–3
7 Stephen Hendry 2 2 1 1 2 2 x 10–18 0–6 6–0

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Mark Selby 3
4 England Mark Davis 2
1 England Mark Selby 2
3 Australia Neil Robertson 3
2 Wales Matthew Stevens 2
3 Australia Neil Robertson 3

Group four

Group four matches were played on 25 and 26 January 2012.[11][12] Mark Davis was the fourth player to qualify for the final group.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
SEL
England
EBD
England
DAV
Northern Ireland
ALL
England
COP
Wales
STE
England
LEE
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Selby x 3 3 3 3 3 3 18–5 6–0 6–6
2 Peter Ebdon 0 x 1 3 3 3 3 13–9 4–2 6–4
3 Mark Davis 0 3 x 0 3 3 3 12–10 4–2 6–4
4 Mark Allen 2 0 3 x 2 3 3 13–11 3–3 6–3
5 Jamie Cope 0 1 1 3 x 3 2 10–16 2–4 6–2
6 Matthew Stevens 2 0 2 1 2 x 3 10–17 1–5 6–1
7 Stephen Lee 1 2 0 1 3 2 x 9–17 1–5 6–1

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Mark Selby 3
4 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
1 England Mark Selby 1
3 England Mark Davis 3
2 England Peter Ebdon 0
3 England Mark Davis 3

Group five

Group five matches were played on 6 and 7 February 2012.[13][14][15][16] Barry Hawkins was the fifth player to qualify for the final group.

Matches

Table

Ranking Northern Ireland
ALL
England
HAW
England
EBD
England
KIN
England
COP
England
SEL
England
WAL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Allen x 3 3 2 3 3 3 17–10 5–1 6–5
2 Barry Hawkins 0 x 3 3 3 3 0 12–11 4–2 6–4
3 Peter Ebdon 1 2 x 3 2 3 3 14–12 3–3 6–3
4 Mark King 3 1 2 x 3 1 3 13–13 3–3 6–3
5 Jamie Cope 2 0 3 1 x 3 3 12–13 3–3 6–3
6 Mark Selby 2 2 1 3 2 x 3 13–13 2–4 6–2
7 Ricky Walden 2 3 0 1 0 0 x 6–15 1–5 6–1

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2
4 England Mark King 3
England Mark King 2
England Barry Hawkins 3
2 England Barry Hawkins 3
3 England Peter Ebdon 2

Group six

Group six matches were played on 8 and 9 February 2012.[17][18] Mark Allen was the sixth player to qualify for the final group.

Matches

Table

Ranking Northern Ireland
ALL
England
EBD
Wales
DAL
Scotland
CAM
England
PER
England
KIN
England
COP
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Mark Allen x 3 3 3 2 3 3 17–8 5–1 6–5
2 Peter Ebdon 0 x 3 3 3 3 3 15–10 5–1 6–5
3 Dominic Dale 2 2 x 2 3 3 3 15–13 3–3 6–3
4 Marcus Campbell 2 1 3 x 3 3 1 13–13 3–3 6–3
5 Joe Perry 3 1 1 0 x 3 3 11–14 3–3 6–3
6 Mark King 1 1 1 2 2 x 3 10–16 1–5 6–1
7 Jamie Cope 0 2 2 3 1 1 x 9–16 1–5 6–1

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
4 Scotland Marcus Campbell 1
1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
3 Wales Dominic Dale 2
2 England Peter Ebdon 2
3 Wales Dominic Dale 3

Group seven

Group seven matches were played on 19 and 20 March 2012.[19][20][21][22] Ding Junhui was the last player to qualify for the final group.

Matches

Table

Ranking England
FOR
China
DIN
Scotland
CAM
Wales
DAY
England
EBD
England
PER
Wales
DAL
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Tom Ford x 3 3 3 0 3 3 15–8 5–1 6–5
2 Ding Junhui 1 x 3 2 3 3 3 15–11 4–2 6–4
3 Marcus Campbell 2 2 x 3 3 3 1 14–11 3–3 6–3
4 Ryan Day 1 3 0 x 2 3 3 12–11 3–3 6–3
5 Peter Ebdon 3 1 1 3 x 2 1 11–14 2–4 6–2
6 Joe Perry 1 2 1 0 3 x 3 10–16 2–4 6–2
7 Dominic Dale 0 0 3 0 3 2 x 8–14 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 England Tom Ford 3
4 Wales Ryan Day 2
1 England Tom Ford 0
2 China Ding Junhui 3
2 China Ding Junhui 3
3 Scotland Marcus Campbell 0

Final group

The matches of the final group were played on 21 and 22 March 2012.[23][24][25][26] Ding Junhui has qualified for the 2012 Premier League.

Matches

Table

Ranking China
DIN
Northern Ireland
ALL
England
TRU
England
HAW
England
MUR
England
DAV
Australia
ROB
Frame
W–L
Match
W–L
Pld–Pts
1 Ding Junhui x 3 2 3 2 3 3 16–9 4–2 6–4
2 Mark Allen 2 x 3 3 3 3 1 15–11 4–2 6–4
3 Judd Trump 3 1 x 2 3 2 3 14–13 3–3 6–3
4 Barry Hawkins 0 1 3 x 3 3 2 12–12 3–3 6–3
5 Shaun Murphy 3 1 1 0 x 3 3 11–15 3–3 6–3
6 Mark Davis 1 2 3 1 2 x 3 12–15 2–4 6–2
7 Neil Robertson 0 3 1 3 2 1 x 10–15 2–4 6–2

Play-offs

Semi-finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
      
1 China Ding Junhui 3
4 England Barry Hawkins 1
1 China Ding Junhui 3
3 England Judd Trump 1
2 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 0
3 England Judd Trump 3

Century breaks

Total: 111

References

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External links

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