With the weekend sessions for this year’s Champion of Champions sold out, promoters Matchroom Sport have extended the seating capacity to release additional tickets ahead of the tournament, to be staged at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena this November 10-15.
The additional tickets are now on sale from The Ticket Factory priced from just £10 with tickets for the showpiece final available from as little as £25.
The tournament will start with a quartet of four-man groups, with the winner of each group progressing to Saturday’s semi-finals. The final on Sunday November 15 will be over 19 frames.
World Champion Stuart Bingham, the beaten finalist in the inaugural Champion of Champions in 2013, will play the opening match on Tuesday, November 10 against an unseeded player to be drawn into Group 3 once the field is complete, with Judd Trump also in action in the same group.
Joe Perry will play in Group 1 on Wednesday, November 11. Thursday, November 12 sees Neil Robertson and Crucible runner-up Shaun Murphy both in Group 4 action while World No.1 Mark Selby begins his Champion of Champions campaign on Friday, November 13 where he is joined in Group 2 by Barry Hawkins.
Each seeded player will play an unseeded opponent in a best-of-seven group match in the afternoon session with the two winners clashing over 11 frames in the evening.
Fifteen players have already received an invite to the 16-man tournament with the winner of the International Championship in Daqing, China to join the field. If no player who hasn’t already qualified wins one of the Euro Tour or Asian Tour events prior to the Champion of Champions then Six Reds World Champion Thepchaiya Un-Nooh will join the field.
The tournament will be broadcast live throughout on ITV4 in the UK.
Tuesday November 10, Group 3 (first match at 1pm)
Stuart Bingham (3) v To Be Drawn
Judd Trump (6) v To Be Drawn
Wednesday, November 11, Group 1 (first match at 1pm)
TBC v To Be Drawn
Joe Perry (8) v To Be Drawn
Thursday, November 12, Group 4 (first match at 1pm)
Neil Robertson (4) v To Be Drawn
Shaun Murphy (5) v To Be Drawn
Friday, November 13, Group 2 (first match at 1pm)
Mark Selby (2) v To Be Drawn
Barry Hawkins (7) v To Be Drawn