2022 Champion of Champions – Draw and Schedule

WST has published the draw and schedule for the Champion of Champions next week.

Cazoo Champion of Champions Draw

The draw for 2022 Cazoo Champion of Champions is complete with four-time world champion Mark Selby set to meet World Seniors champion Lee Walker in the opening match live on ITV and broadcasters worldwide from the Bolton Stadium Hotel, University of Bolton Stadium.

Defending champion Judd Trump will get his campaign to retain the crown underway on Wednesday, 2 November against Scottish Open winner Luca Brecel in Group 1 with Northern Ireland Open champion Mark Allen taking on Joe Perry in the same session.

World number one and three-time Champion of Champions winner Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his bid for number four in Group 2 on Thursday, 3 November with a tie against Robert Milkins in the offing who will make his debut. Group 2 also sees Zhao Xintong take on Mink Nutcharut who claimed the Women’s World Championship title earlier this year.

Neil Robertson comes into the tournament as one of the favourites qualifying after winning the Cazoo Masters, Players Championship, and Tour Championship. The Thunder from Down Under is in Group 3 on Tuesday, 1 October against Fan Zhengyi before Kyren Wilson meets British Open champion Ryan Day.

Draw and Match Schedule

MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER | Group 4 | 1 pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)

Mark Selby vs Lee Walker

John Higgins vs Hossein Vafaei

7 pm – Group Final (Best of 11)

Winner vs Winner

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER | Group 3 | 1pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)

Neil Robertson vs Fan Zhengyi

Kyren Wilson vs Ryan Day

7 pm – Group Final (Best of 11)

Winner vs Winner

WEDNESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER | Group 1 | 1pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)

Judd Trump vs Luca Brecel

Mark Allen vs Joe Perry

7 pm – Group Final (Best of 11)

Winner vs Winner

THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER | Group 2 | 1 pm – Group Semi-Finals (Best of 7)

Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Robert Milkins

Zhao Xintong vs Mink Nutcharut

7 pm – Group Final (Best of 11)

Winner vs Winner

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 7pm | Semi-Final (best of 11)
Group 1 Winner v Group 4 Winner

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 | 7pm | Semi-Final (best of 11)
Group 2 Winner v Group 3 Winner

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 | The Final (Best of 19)

The only player in there who hasn’t won an event is Mark Selby actually.

The event is broadcasted by ITV, hence the unusual schedule. Their coverage is excellent but, unless you use a VPN, not available outside UK, which is a shame. Where I am, for instance, the only possibility is matchroom.live. I hope that their streaming will be better than it was last season because that was actually terrible and if they were honest they would offer a refund to their customers. It was unwatchable at (many) times.