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Michael Taylor 3rd Mar 2009 - 22:49

Championship League Snooker – Group Five

Championship League snooker resumes on Monday and with three former world champions in the mix the action should be hotter than ever.

Group Five sees John Higgins, Mark J Williams and Ken Doherty all battle for the chance to play Premier League Snooker, while double Crucible losing finalist Matthew Stevens will be hoping to usurp his more successful rivals.

The other stars competing in this round are Group Four returners Jamie Cope and Barry Hawkins, and new addition Mark King.

Group Four saw something of a shock as Stuart Bingham booked his place in the winners' group with an impressive 3-1 victory over John Higgins as Dave Harold and, rather surprisingly, in-form Neil Robertson departed after enduring a fruitless couple of days of group play.

Bingham joins the past three group winners Mark Selby, Mark Allen and Joe Perry safe in the knowledge that he potentially has a ticket to Premier League action.

All of the players are of course chasing the lucrative prize of a place in next year's Premier League which awaits the winner of the winners' group.

Held at Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex, each group is played over two days of fast and furious snooker, with each match the best of four frames - which, interestingly, brings the draw into play. Each player will play the others once; the top four in the table will go into the best-of-five semi-finals, where the eventual winner progresses to the winners' group, to be held 25-26 March. The losing finalist, two losing semi-finalists and the player ranked fifth all get another chance in the next group, where they're joined by three new professionals.

Order of play - Monday 2 March
Table 1 Score Table 2 Score
John Higgins v Jamie Cope
1-3
Barry Hawkins v Mark J Williams
1-3
Mark King v Matthew Stevens
2-2 Ken Doherty v John Higgins
1-3
Jamie Cope v Barry Hawkins
2-2
Mark J Williams v Mark King
1-3
Matthew Stevens v Ken Doherty
1-3
John Higgins v Barry Hawkins
1-3
Jamie Cope v Mark J Williams
3-1
Mark King v Ken Doherty
2-2
Barry Hawkins v Ken Doherty
0-4
Matt Stevens v Mark J Williams
3-1

 

Order of play - Tuesday 3 March
Table 1 Score Table 2 Score
John Higgins v Matthew Stevens
2-2 Jamie Cope v Mark King
2-2
Mark J Williams v Ken Doherty
2-2 Barry Hawkins v Matthew Stevens
3-1
John Higgins v Mark King
3-1 Jamie Cope v Ken Doherty
2-2
Jamie Cope v Matthew Stevens
2-2 Barry Hawkins v Mark King
1-3
.
. John Higgins v Mark J Williams
3-1
.
. . .
Play-off: J Cope v M King
0-3
Play-off: K Doherty v J Higgins
3-2
Final: M King v K Doherty
3-1 .
.

 

Group Five (four-frame matches) - 2-3 March
Pos Player Pld Won Drawn Lost FW
FL
Money Points
1
Jamie Cope
6
2
4
0 14
10
£1400 8
2
Ken Doherty
6
2
3
1 14
10
£1400 7
3
John Higgins
6
3
1
2
13
11
£1300 7
4
Mark King
6
2
3
1
13
11
£1300 7
5
Matthew Stevens
6
1
3
2
11
13
£1100 5
6
Barry Hawkins
6
2 1
3
10
14
£1000 5
7
Mark J Williams
6
1
1
4
9
15
£900 3
Group Five play-offs (five-frame matches) - 3 March
Play-off 1st v 4th Play-off final Play-off 2nd v 3rd
J Cope
0-3
M King
K Doherty
3-2 J Higgins
M King
3-1
K Doherty


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