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2020 Coral Players Championship

  • Waterfront, The Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ



Southport will host a snooker world ranking event for the first time early next year when the Coral Players Championship comes to the town.



The Coral Players Championship features the leading 16 players on snooker’s one-year ranking list. Ronnie O’Sullivan won the title last season, beating Neil Robertson in the final. The match had a memorable finish as O’Sullivan made the 1,000th century break of his career in the last frame.

Other top stars in the field last season, when the event was staged in Preston, included Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Mark Allen, Neil Robertson and Mark Williams.

The one-year ranking list started at the Riga Masters last July, and the cut-off point for the Coral Players Championship is the Shoot Out which finishes on February 23rd. The top 16 on the list at that point go through to Southport.

The 16 players will start in a seeded draw, with a knockout format. All matches will be best of 11 frames, until the final which is best of 19.

It’s the second of three events in the Coral Series, preceded by the 32-man Coral World Grand Prix in Cheltenham (February 3-9) and followed by the eight-man Coral Tour Championship in Llandudno (March 17-22). The player earning the most money across the series will receive the Coral Cup and a £100,000 bonus. All three events are televised live by ITV.

Total prize money in Southport will be £385,000 with the winner to receive £125,000.


Dates: 24 February – 1 March 2020
Venue: The Waterfront, The Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ


Monday 24 Feb,  7PM: Mark Selby v Mark Williams and Ding Junhui v Stephen Maguire

Tuesday 25 Feb, 1PM: Neil Robertson v Joe Perry and John Higgins v Graeme Dott

Tuesday 25 Feb, 7PM: Judd Trump v Michael Holt and Yan Bingtao v Kyren Wilson

Wednesday 26 Feb, 1PM Shaun Murphy v David Gilbert and Mark Allen v Thepchaiya UnNooh


Limited amount of tickets available in venues box office



HOSPITALITY: VIP packages available! Enjoy meal in our restaurant before the session, exclusive bar during the interval,  best seats in the house and your essentials pack: Official event programme and commentary radio

PRIORITY PASS Introducing priority pass for unreserved days! Be the first one at the arena to pick your best seats in front rows. For £5 per session skip the queue on entrance, get fast track bar service and free bet from Coral (T&C apply, over 18 only).

EVENT PASS Limited supply available, discounted price when purchasing a ticket for every session. Don’t miss a shot !

CONCESSION Concessions will be students (with valid student ID) Over 65

Children under 16 – (must also be accompanied by an adult)

Senior Citizens – 60+

GROUP BOOKING 10% discount for groups of 10 or more/ valid on all sessions except the final, full price tickets only

WHEELCHAIR SEATING Registered disabled visitors. Wheelchairs will be positioned front of the seating

Pricing as follows:
Wheelchair + Carer                    Carer FOC only
Registered disabled + carer       Carer FOC only

In some cases if two carers are essential to permit the individual to attend, we would allow 2 carers FOC.

To book wheelchair and carer seating please call the See Tickets booking line on 0 33 33 44 5000*

*Standard charges apply. Box Office is open Mon-Fri 11am-4pm

BLISS Hotel is offering  rate of £100 B&B for Sun-Fri and £120 Sat when booking tickets – contact Box Office for details


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