London/Gibraltar, 3rd October 2019 – Matchroom Multi Sport today announced that BetVictor, a leading online gambling company, will be the title sponsor of the 2019/20 BetVictor Championship League Snooker, which breaks off at Morningside Arena, Leicester on Monday, 7th October.
The BetVictor Championship League Snooker, which continues with four weeks of play throughout the season, concluding with the Winners’ Group in March 2020, is a venture between Matchroom Sport and Perform, where 25 of the game’s elite players compete with matches broadcast on the biggest sports streaming platforms.
Each group is played across two days with Groups 1 and 2 from 7th-10th October. Groups 3 and 4 will be staged from 21st-24th October, while Groups 5 and 6 will take place between 6th-9th January. Group 7 between 2nd-3rd March with the big-money Winners’ Group taking place from 4th-5th March. Group 1 will feature big names including the likes of Mark Selby, Mark Williams and Neil Robertson.
A total of up to £205,000 prize money is available with players earning £100 per frame won, with significant bonuses for their final group position and increased prize money in the Winners’ Group. In its 11-year history, the Championship League Snooker has paid out over £2,000,000 in prize money.
Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with BetVictor once again. We have a strong, well-established relationship with BetVictor having worked with them across a number of Matchroom Multi Sport events, and this new agreement builds upon their support of snooker following the recent announcement of the exciting new BetVictor European Series with World Snooker.”
Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor Matt Scarrott said: “We’re excited to further demonstrate our support for the sport with the BetVictor Championship League Snooker. The number of Matchroom Multi Sport tournaments we’ve sponsored over the years speaks volumes, and we’re pleased to continuously build on our relationship with Matchroom.
“Barry and the team are doing a fantastic job at growing the sport, which is clear to see by the increasing number of players entering the competitions and the spectators following the sport,” added Scarrott.