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BetVictor Championship League Stage One

  • Location

    Milton Keynes
  • Venue

    Marshall Arena
  • Start Date

    04 Jan 2021
  • Finish Date

    09 Jan 2021
  • Total Prize Money

    £205,000
  • Format

    Invitation event
  • Winner Prize Money

    £29,300
  • Current Champion(s)

    Kyren Wilson

Kyren Wilson won the 2021 BetVictor Championship League, beating Mark Williams 3-2 in the final of the Winners’ Group. Click here for the final match report.

Held at at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, BetVictor Championship League Snooker, promoted by Matchroom Multi Sport, saw seven groups staged between January and March. The seven Group Champions returned for Winners’ Group on April 1-2.

BetVictor Championship League Snooker was shown live on betting websites around the world, as well as on global OTT platforms and Matchroom.Live.

On announcing the event, Emily Frazer, Managing Director of Matchroom Multi Sport, said: “We are excited to open 2021 with the return of BetVictor Championship League Snooker’s invitational event.

“The unique format has always been a hit with the players, who are competing for a share of the £205,000 prize fund and a place in the Champion of Champions.

“With the introduction of live streaming at Matchroom.Live throughout, and TV broadcasters for Winners’ Group, this year we’ll be making sure BetVictor Championship League Snooker is available for all snooker fans to watch and enjoy.

“We’re pleased to be working alongside BetVictor once again and we’re working hard to ensure fans will see increased production and staging levels compared to previous invitational Championship League events.

“Championship League has evolved dramatically over 2020 with many event formats pioneering the return of professional sport after the Covid-19 shutdown. We are keen to consistently push the CLS brand with both this Invitational Event and we hope that the Ranking Event edition will return later in 2021, offering all 128 WST Tour card holders the chance to participate.”

The BetVictor Championship League Snooker is a venture between Matchroom Multi Sport and Perform which began in 2008, where 25 of the game’s elite players compete with matches being broadcasted on the biggest sports streaming platforms.

Each group features seven players and is played across two days with two tables in operation. All matches are a best-of-five and each group is played to a round-robin format. The top four in each group contest the play-offs, with the eventual winner advancing to Winners’ Group. The three play-off players who don’t advance will move into the next group, where they are joined by the player who finished fifth in the table and three new players. Those finishing sixth and seventh in each group are eliminated from the competition.

In its 12-year history, the BetVictor Championship League Snooker has paid out over £2,000,000 in prize money.