World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn today announced a new Champion of Champions tournament next season with a 100,000 pound top prize.


The event will run from November 19 to 24 and will be staged at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. It will be contested by the winners of major tournaments and televised on a free-to-air channel.


It will be contested by 16 players, split into four groups of four, with the four winners to go through to the semi-finals. More details will be announced soon.