Championship League Group Two

Jack Lisowski Wins Championship League Group Two

Jack Lisowski triumphed in Championship League Group Two on Friday with a 3-0 victory over Luca Brecel in Coventry.

Championship League Group Two
Lisowski has risen to no.16 in the world rankings. Photo credit: World Snooker

The Englishman topped the round-robin phase with five wins from his six encounters.

In the last four, Lisowski edged Jimmy Robertson – who was the only player to beat the 27 year-old in the league – in a decider.

The “Dude” enjoyed a much more comfortable time of it in the final when he compiled breaks of 94 and 92 in seeing off Belgium’s Brecel.

By claiming Championship League Group Two, Lisowski pocketed a £3,000 bonus on top of the £3,400 he accumulated for the 22 frames he won during the event.

Lisowski will duly advance to the Winners’ Group in March, which already features Neil Robertson following his success in Group One earlier this week.

Robertson denied Lisowski in Wednesday’s opening final but the latter was not to be denied for a second time.

Brecel, Jimmy Robertson, and other beaten semi-finalist Kyren Wilson will have another bite at the cherry in Group Three next week.

Three-time Championship League winner Judd Trump also survived after winning his last two round-robin fixtures to finish fifth.

The quartet will be joined by newcomers Mark Selby, Barry Hawkins, and Stuart Bingham.

English pair Ricky Walden and Anthony Hamilton were eliminated by propping up the bottom of Championship League Group Two.

In total, there are seven preliminary groups to be played at the Ricoh Arena with the seven winners fighting it out in a final Winners’ Group for the title.

The Championship League is played behind closed doors but it’s a good opportunity for the players to gain some match sharpness ahead of a busy section of the season.

Triumphing in the tournament will also guarantee a place in the lucrative Champion of Champions later in 2019.

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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Snooker Shoot Out – won by Hossein Vafaei.

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

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