Following Government advice regarding large public gatherings as part of the latest national measures to combat Covid-19, the BBL has taken the decision to postpone the 2019/20 season indefinitely, until it is deemed safe to resume.
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It remains the intention that the Playoff Final at the O2 Arena will be culmination of the season.
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Due to the expected attendance at Tomorrow’s game we will have a Bar, Food Station and Tuck Shop located by the Victory Stand and an extra Tuck Shop located by the Granby Stand. The Victory and Granby Mezzanine Bars will also be open for fans to purchase both soft and alcoholic drinks throughout the game. Tickets are still available for the game, CLICK HERE to purchase yours and join us from 6PM to make the most of what we have to offer.
Mark Williams 1–3 Graeme Dott 17-64, 69-8, 45-75 (58), 54-68 (54, 68)
Semi-Finals John Higgins 1-3 Mark Williams 59-65 (Higgins 59, Williams 60), 105-4 (53, 52), 4-78 (67), 0-87 (87)
Graeme Dott 3-0 Dave Gilbert 77-10 (77), 60-34, 74-44 (66)
Graeme Dott is through to Winners’ Group of BetVictor Championship League Snooker after defeating Mark Williams 3-1 in the Group 7 final at Morningside Arena, Leicester.
Dott was playing in his third group final of the campaign and won through to the big money Winners’ Group with success over the Welshman. Dott took the opening frame but Williams responded, only to trail again after the third. Williams looked on course to level at 2-2 but broke down on a break of 54 when he missed a red with the bridge, allowing Dott to clear for the match.
Live coverage of the event is available on a host of betting websites and on zhibo.tv, one of the biggest sports streaming platforms in China.
“I have tried to get my money’s worth out of this,” joked Dott, who has now won £17,100 from this competition so far this season, more than the combined £13,000 he had won in seven previous Championship League campaigns.
“I don’t normally do very well at Championship League so I am happy to come through to Winners’ Group. It will be my first time in Winners’ Group and I’ll look forward to it.
“The table has played a bit differently this week so that could be a little advantage but that changes all the time, so we will have to see and the players coming in are that good that they will get used to it pretty quickly.”
Winners’ Group commences on Wednesday as Dott is joined by the six other group winners; Neil Robertson, Stuart Bingham, Gary Wilson, Scott Donaldson, Anthony McGill and Judd Trump.
In the semi-finals, Dott had beaten Dave Gilbert 3-0 while Williams had prevailed 3-1 against John Higgins. It was Higgins who had earlier topped the round-robin group table and also took home the group high break prize of £500 for his 130 against Williams on Monday.
BetVictor Championship League Snooker is a venture between Matchroom Sport and Perform where 25 of the game’s elite players compete for their share of a total prize pot of up to £205,000. RASSON BILLIARDS provide the official tables of the tournament.
Each of the seven players faces each other once in the round-robin group stage, after which the top four players in the league table progress to the play-offs. The eventual group champion advances to Winners’ Group, which will begin on Wednesday as all seven group winners return to compete for the 2020 BetVictor Championship League title. All matches are best of five.