Selby Wins Championship League Group 5

Mark Selby won Group 5 of the Championship League on Tuesday at Crondon Park.

Mark Selby German Masters
Selby was a finalist in 2008 and 2009 – photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.

The world no.1 dominated proceedings from the get-go, winning five out of his six round-robin matches to comfortably reach the last four.

In the semi-finals he easily saw off Michael Holt with the help of two tons and he scored a group high 131 in his 3-1 final victory over Kyren Wilson.

It was a case of third-time lucky for the former runner-up, following defeats in the finals of Group 3 and Group 4.

Selby’s victory ensures his qualification for the Winners’ Group in March, in what is increasingly looking like it is going to be one of the most high-quality fields assembled for the title.

Selby joins Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Stephen Maguire and Mark Williams with just two spots remaining.

Holt, Wilson, Mark Davis and Graeme Dott have another chance in Group 6 which takes places today and tomorrow.

They will be joined by Martin Gould, Ali Carter and Fergal O’Brien, as David Gilbert and Ricky Walden have both been eliminated.

Click here to follow Group 6’s updates.

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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the World Snooker Championship – won by Mark Selby.

1. Judd Trump
2. Mark Selby
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Shaun Murphy
6. Kyren Wilson
7. John Higgins
8. Ding Junhui
9. Stephen Maguire
10. Yan Bingtao
11. Mark Williams
12. Mark Allen
13. Barry Hawkins
14. Jack Lisowski
15. Stuart Bingham
16. Anthony McGill

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