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Gary Wilson Wins Championship League Group 3

Gary Wilson emerged victorious from Championship League Group 3 after a 3-0 victory over namesake Kyren Wilson in the final on Tuesday.

The Englishman had qualified for the semi-finals stages after winning five out of his six round-robin encounters across the two-day event in Leicester.

Wilson proceeded to beat Matthew Selt in the last four before breaks of 93 and 67 helped him to become the last man standing.

The World Championship semi-finalist will advance to the Winners’ Group in March, when the seven remaining competitors will battle it out for the top prize in the annual invitational tournament.

A place in next season’s Champion of Champions will also be up for grabs, with Neil Robertson and Stuart Bingham having already sealed their berths.

Tom Ford also reached the last four in Championship League Group 3, meaning this season’s maximum man, Kyren Wilson, Selt, and fifth placed Graeme Dott will get another crack in Group 4 on Wednesday and Thursday.

After finishing in the bottom two positions with only four wins between them, Xiao Guodong and Ben Woollaston exit the competition and will play no further part in proceedings this year.

The returning quartet will thus be joined by newcomers Ali Carter, Joe Perry, and Scott Donaldson.

The Championship League is making its return to the calendar for a 13th season, beginning three months earlier than its usual starting slot of January.

The format remains the same as usual, with seven groups comprising seven players in each battling it out to become group winners.

Those winners will subsequently contest a final group to determine who is the overall champion.

The event is played behind closed doors and is aimed primarily at the betting market, but does provide the players who participate in it with useful match practice, some extra dosh, and a possible ticket through to the Champion of Champions.

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