November 2nd, 2023

The draw for the 2023 Champion of Champions is complete where UK Champion and World Grand Prix winner Mark Allen is set to open the event against World Senior’s champion Jimmy White, live on ITV 4 and broadcasters worldwide from the Bolton Stadium Hotel, University of Bolton Stadium.


Ronnie O’Sullivan will begin his title defence of the Champion of Champions on Wednesday 15th November in the opening match of Group One against either the winner of the International Championship, or Six-Red world champion Ding Junhui if the International winner has already qualified for the event. Four-time world champion John Higgins faces Snooker Shoot Out winner and recent Northern Ireland Open runner-up Chris Wakelin in the other match in Group One.

World champion Luca Brecel’s Champion of Champions campaign begins on Tuesday 14th November against the European Masters winner Barry Hawkins. After qualifying with victory in the British Open last month, Mark Williams will face Welsh Open champion Robert Milkins in the second match in Group Two.

Judd Trump will be looking to continue his recent hot streak in Bolton, after snapping off the English Open, Wuhan Open and Northern Ireland Open in October. The Ace in the Pack takes to the green baize on Thursday 16th November against the World Women’s champion Baipat Siripaporn. Meanwhile Championship League Snooker Ranking winner Shaun Murphy lines up against Scottish Open winner Gary Wilson.

Following the tournament opener between Mark Allen and Jimmy White, World Championship runner-up and WST Classic winner Mark Selby faces German Masters champion Ali Carter to round out the first afternoon session.

The top four seeds, defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, world champion Luca Brecel, Masters champion Judd Trump and UK champion Mark Allen were all drawn into individual groups. The following four seeds were then assigned to the corresponding groups, i.e. Seed 1 and Seed 8, Seed 2 and Seed 7, and so on.

The remainder of the field were drawn randomly to complete the draw for the 2023 Champion of Champions.

Tickets start from £15 a session with fans also offered the opportunity to experience one of snooker’s finest spectacles in VIP from £110. VIP includes front two row seats, a two course meal, free programme on arrival, drinks vouchers, access to the practice table viewing area and much more. Secure your ticket here.

Action is live from 12:45pm daily on ITV 4 in the UK with fans in China able to watch on Rigour. You can find full details of all international broadcasters and how to watch in your territory here.

Draw and Match Schedule

Monday 13th November | Group Four | 1pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)

Mark Allen vs Jimmy White

Mark Selby vs Ali Carter

7pm – Group Final (Best of 11)


Tuesday 14th November | Group Two | 1pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)

Luca Brecel v Barry Hawkins

Mark Williams v Robert Milkins

7pm – Group Final (Best of 11)


Wednesday 15th November | Group One | 1pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)


Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ding Junhui or International Championship winner

John Higgins vs Chris Wakelin

7pm – Group Final (Best of 11)


Thursday 16th November | Group Three | 1pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)


Judd Trump vs Baipat Siripaporn

Shaun Murphy vs Gary Wilson

7pm – Group Final (Best of 11)


Friday 17th November | 7pm | Semi-Final (Best of 11)

Group Two Winner vs Group Three Winner


Saturday 18th November | 7pm | Semi-Final (Best of 11)

Group One Winner vs Group Four Winner


Sunday 19th November | 1 pm (Afternoon Session), 7pm (Evening Session) | Champion of Champions final (Best of 19)


Please be aware that the schedule is subject to change following the International Championship.

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