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Yes folks, its that time of year again when I am routinely unfollowed on Twitter for making use of the best hashtag snooker has to offer. The Ricoh Arena in Coventry once again plays host to the Champion of Champions event featuring 1. The qualifying criteria for this is a thing of great mystery, the list doesnt really appear to make a great deal of sense in terms of a pecking order, with the UK Championship and The Masters higher than the World Championship and the Championship League ahead of other more high profile events such as the International Championship and the Home Nations events. Indeed the runner up in Sheffield is afforded the mantle of a champion anyway ahead of a few other events and even the winner of the Shootout gets in. It truly is back of a fag packet stuff at its finest. As there are players who could have qualified for this more than once, the likes of Selby, Higgins, Trump, Ding and Ronnie, they often have the reach right down to arse end of the tour to make up the field. Game Snooker World Championship' title='Game Snooker World Championship' />This time Neil Robertson gets in by the skin of his teeth by virtue of a win in Hong Kong that nobody watched, while 6 Reds Champion Mark Williams misses out. Dell Emc Visio Templates here. Robbo didnt just benefit from Selby winning in China yesterday and keeping Mark Allen out but also from Stuart Binghams suspension, so you might say Lady Luck has already smiled on the Aussie, though he does face OSullivan in his first round match so that kinda might even things out a bit. OK, so the lowdown is that The Champion of Champions features 1. The four group winners proceed to the best of 1. Group One winner facing the Group Four winner on Friday, November 1. Groups Two and Three up against each other on the evening of Saturday, November 1. The 1. 9 frame final will be played over two sessions on Sunday, November 1. I quite like this event. Though I do feel there are a couple of players missing who would have made it even better, in particular Allen, who seems to be coming into form. Other notable absentees are of course Williams, Ali Carter and Kyren Wilson, but the field still screams quality and the ITV coverage adds to the whole package. Its a tournament that Ill probably get to see a lot of this week, unlike some of the more recent samey type events. So lets take a look at the draw Eyes are immediately drawn to Wednesday and Thursdays groups. The tournament is arguably tailor made this year for OSullivan, who could in theory play two matches on Thursday, one evening session job on Friday, promote his new book and do some cooking on Saturday, before picking up the trophy on Sunday. But the same could of course be said for his main rival in the group, the holder John Higgins. Group One for me looks to be a decent draw for Ding Junhui. Barry Hawkins hasnt been playing too well so far this season, Anthony Hamilton has been rarely seen and rumours continue of his crippling back problems so Id say Ryan Day is the main threat to Ding progressing to the weekend. Group Twos favourite has to be Shaun Murphy, Marco Fu is another who isnt quite producing yet at this point in the season but it wouldnt be beyond the realms of possibility for either Michael White or Mark King to produce a semi shock there, but Ill stick with Murphy I think. Group Three is an absolute corker, Selby should have had time to recover and is on his way home as I write, but the mouthwatering clash between Judd and Luca will produce a tough evening opponent for him assuming he takes care of Liang Wenbo in the afternoon. Finally, lets face it, we all want to see Ronnie v John on Thursday night over the best of 1. Robbo continues to struggle with his form but Mc. Gill could put his little fly in the ointment given he has a decent record against his fellow Scot, for that reason alone Id take OSullivan for this group given that the format suits him to the inch. Overall, Ill stick with Ronnie to win it but the permutations for this are so multiple and a final involving him or Ding, Murphy, Selby, Judd or even Luca is well on the cards. Ill stick with trebles and an acca on the groups I think for now as it could still be a coin toss when the semi finals are decided anyway so no real point going in on the outrights until then. Recommended Bet Trebles and an Accumulator on Group Winners Ding, Murphy, Selby and OSullivan Accumulator pays over 2. Match Double Day to beat Hawkins and White to beat Fu pays 92. Ding to beat Hamilton 4 0 at 1. As well as the ITV coverage this is also live on Facebook and a number of TV channels around the globe. Full details here. World Snooker Championship 2. Why Ronnie OSullivan and Shaun Murphy HATE each other Other Sport. Matches involving Ronnie OSullivan are rarely dull and after just one round of the World Snooker Championship the talented Englishman was making headlines with accusations of bullying levelled against World Snooker supremo Barry Hearn. His comments split the players with some claiming he should grow up and shut up while others recognised his importance to the game as a whole. One man who was not interested in Ronnies complaints was Murphy, busy preparing for their second round clash after dispatching Yan Bingtao 1. GETTYRonnie OSullivan and Shaun Murphy have been feuding on and off the World Snooker Championship table. Murphy made three centuries along the way and after his 4 1 was cut to just a frame, he stretched out again and never let his Chinese opponent get that close again. It meant he arrived at the OSullivan match full of confidence and desperately keen to avoid the drubbing he received at the Crucible back in 2. And the Essex born 3. OSullivans fiery character during that match. When he beat me 1. I just got too involved in some of the stuff that goes on when you play Ronnie OSullivan, Murphy said ahead of their clash at the Worlds. Of course there is always a big build up. It is a bit of a circus. But you have got to go through that rubbish when you play our snooker celebrity. GETTYRonnie OSullivan has accused chairman of World Snooker Barry Hearn of bullying him. Murphy also admitted in the same interview that OSullivan is the most intimidating player on tour to play even more so than Neil Robertson or Mark Selby. But his frustration at OSullivan is clear. While no one can deny Ronnies importance in snooker, the world No 5 and 2. It does not seem like bitterness but exasperation that the sports leading figure insists on dragging it through the mud time and again. OSullivan selectively plays tournaments, complaining that the schedule is too much to handle and that the massive fields make some early rounds against near amateurs completely pointless. He is fortunate to have enough money and talent that his living is still feasible even if he only plays the very biggest tournaments. But for players like Murphy, who spends 1. OSullivan then complains about the way he is treated. It is not about favourites, or where you are ranked, but airing your dirty linen in public isnt good for anyone, Murphy said. We are all trying to promote the game and, the last thing we want, is a public slanging match between Ronnie and the chairman of World Snooker. The feeling is clearly mutual too. Related articles. Last year, OSullivan flatly named Murphy as a player he did not like at a literary event. We dont relate, OSullivan said in typically enigmatic fashion. He will be delighted then to approach the second session of the match leading 6 2. Murphy has only beaten OSullivan once at a ranking event at the 2. German Masters and never over more than nine frames. Tekken 4 Pc Utorrent. He still has not surpassed that 2. Given the war of words so far this week, it will smart double for Murphy if the feat is repeated this year. Related articles.