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Kyren Wilson Wins Championship League Again

It’s the second edition of the competition he has emerged victoriously from this season.

Kyren Wilson made it a Championship League double as he came from behind to deny Mark Williams in the final of the Winners’ Group on Friday.

A COVID-hit calendar has seen the Championship League become a more familiar fixture on the schedule over the course of the last twelve months, and the Kettering cueist has taken advantage by claiming the last two titles.



Late in 2020, Wilson triumphed the first time the Championship League was staged as a ranking tournament and there was the same outcome on this occasion even though it reverted back to its traditional invitational guise.

In the Winners’ Group, the 29 year-old only narrowly managed to scrape his way into the last four after winning just three out of his six round-robin fixtures.

Wilson came from 2-0 behind in his last group encounter with Zhou Yuelong to deny the young Chinese competitor in a decider and duly repeated the trick twice in the knockout stages.

Breaks of 135, 142, and 66 saw him overturn a 2-0 deficit against two-time former champion John Higgins, who had lost only one match to top the league standings.

In the final, Wilson produced another turnaround to overcome Williams and deny the Welshman titles in successive months on the Main Tour.

Wilson’s superb 143 total clearance in the fourth frame en route to the success represented his 23rd century break of the 2021 Championship League – a new record for most tons made in a single tournament.

As well as the £10,000 champion’s cheque and various other cash bonuses won throughout the event, Wilson is now guaranteed a spot in the lucrative Champion of Champions invitational next season.

Despite the short format, last year’s World Snooker Championship runner-up will certainly now head to the Crucible Theatre later in April with a spring in his step and more silverware added to his cabinet.

Featured photo credit: CLSnooker



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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Tour Championship – won by Neil Robertson.

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

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