All seven winners of the Championship League Snooker groups returned to Crondon Park, Essex, to contest the big money final group, and it was China's Ding Junhui, a winner at the Dafabet PTC Grand Finals at the weekend, who continued his run of good form to take a solid lead with a day remaining.

 

Today's schedule

 

He maintains a point lead over the pack with wins over Mark Allen, John Higgins and Marco Fu, although any of the six other players can still make the top four and the lucrative play-offs.

 

The Championship League Snooker event is a venture between Matchroom Sport and Perform where 25 of the game's finest players compete with all matches broadcast on a host of betting websites.

 

Each of the seven groups featured seven players with each man playing the other six once in a round-robin basis. At the end of the league phase the top four advanced to that group's semi-finals where the two winners meet in the final.

 

Results

 

John Higgins 1-3 Ali Carter
63-68 (Higgins 48), 16-82 (Carter 60), 65-55 (Higgins 36), 7-59 (Carter 56)

 

Ding Junhui 3-1 Mark Allen
96-15 (Ding 44, 48), 34-63, 134-0 (Ding 134), 120-16 (Ding 120)

 

Martin Gould 2-3 Barry Hawkins
30-71 (Hawkins 36), 40-55 (Gould 30), 76-0 (Gould 64), 82-19 (Gould 76), 0-130 (Hawkins 119)

 

Marco Fu 0-3 John Higgins
139-0 (Higgins 38, 97), 25-80, 0-78 (Higgins 77)

Ali Carter 3-1 Ding Junhui
95-12 (Carter 67), 0-139 (Ding 139), 84-1, 75-37 (Carter 30, 38)

 

Mark Allen 0-3 Martin Gould
43-57 (Allen 41, Gould 53), 51-59 (Gould 38), 0-65 (Gould 64)

 

Barry Hawkins 0-3 Marco Fu
1-135 (Fu 103), 43-62 (Fu 34), 22-65 (Fu 40)

John Higgins 1-3 Ding Junhui
0-141 (Ding 141), 75-0 (Higgins 75), 53-69 (Higgins 52, Ding 30), 10-76 (Ding 72)

Martin Gould 2-3 Marco Fu
139-0 (Gould 139), 0-131 (Fu 130), 70-30 (Gould 54), 10-74 (Fu 74), 1-72 (Fu 56)

 

Ali Carter 2-3 Mark Allen
50-59 (Carter 31, Allen 34), 89-7 (Carter 84), 70-22 (Carter 49), 19-89 (Allen 58), 49-67 (Carter 41, Allen 48)

 

Ding Junhui 3-2 Marco Fu
31-81 (Fu 33, 32), 93-43 (Ding 93, Fu 43), 30-95 (Ding 30, Fu 45, 49), 74-34 (Ding 30, 43), 78-25 (Ding 64)

Barry Hawkins 1-3 Mark Allen
0-132 (Allen 113), 30-69 (Allen 57), 65-1 (Hawkins 42), 4-61 (Allen 55)

 

Century breaks

 

141 - Ding Junhui v John Higgins
139 - Ding Junhui v Ali Carter
139 - Martin Gould v Marco Fu
134 - Ding Junhui v Mark Allen
130 - Marco Fu v Martin Gould
120 - Ding Junhui v Mark Allen
119 - Barry Hawkins v Martin Gould
103 - Marco Fu v Barry Hawkins


 

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