Date: 28 Apr 2015


Ronnie O’Sullivan will be aiming to become the Champion of Champions winner for the third successive year when the tournament returns to the Ricoh Arena this year.

Once again, the five-times world champion will be joining the game’s other top players to grace the green baize in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at snooker’s newest showpiece event.

Tickets are on sale today (April 28) for Champion of Champions, which is promoted by Matchroom Sport, and takes place from Tuesday, November 10 to Sunday, November 15.

General tickets are priced from £10 a session, from £20 for a day ticket and £60 for a weekend ticket plus transaction fee and premium and VIP tickets are also available

Current champions of snooker’s major tournaments including reigning number one Mark Selby, 2011 UK Championship winner Judd Trump, 2010 World Champion Neil Robertson and 2014 World Open winner Shaun Murphy as well as Ronnie O’Sullivan will be eligible to compete for the top prize of £100,000.

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

The final will be staged on Sunday, November 15 over 19 frames while the tournament will also receive extensive coverage on ITV4.

Liz Cooper, marketing director at the Ricoh Arena, said the Champion of Champions had proved to be a popular tournament with players and fans alike.

“This will be the third Champion of Champions and it has quickly established itself as a firm favourite on the snooker tournament,” she said.

“We have been lucky to witness one of the game’s greatest ever players in action by watching Ronnie O’Sullivan being crowned the winner for the first two years of the competition.

“But I am sure his rivals will be determined to lift the trophy and £100,000 first prize at the Ricoh Arena.

“This is always the time of year which snooker fans love as the action continues at the 2015 Betfred World Snooker Championships in Sheffield and we would encourage spectators who want to watch the game’s top players in action to buy their tickets as soon as possible.

“Spectators are really close to the table in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall and the atmosphere is fantastic especially as we reach the latter stages of the Champion of Champions.

“It is great that champions from the last 12 months of tournaments as well as those who are high in the player rankings will be invited to compete once again and this is a great opportunity to showcase the sport in the Midlands.”