🎱 Players Championship Snooker Stats, Tips and Betting Guide

Updated: 75 Snooker

Mark Allen won the 2024 Players Championship beating Zhang Anda 10-8 in the final. Allen has won the event once before in 2016.

🎱 Players Championship Snooker Stats, Tips and Betting Guide
Darren Brett Tipster Competition Manager

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Players Championship: Draw and Results

Mark Allen added his eleventh ranking event victory when taking the Players Championship in a hard-fought victory over Zhang Anda, 10-8.

Allen is up to number three on the world rankings and was winning his seventh major event in the last three seasons.

The full draw and results from the Players Championship are listed below:

Final - Best of nineteen frames:

Mark Allen v Zhang Anda 10-8

Semi-Finals - Best of eleven frames:

Mark Allen v Ali Carter 6-3

Mark Selby v Zhang Anda 5-6

Quarter Finals - Best of eleven frames:

Judd Trump v Ali Carter 4-6

Mark Allen v Gary Wilson 6-4

Zhang Anda v John Higgins 6-4

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Mark Selby 0-6

First Round - Best of eleven frames:

Judd Trump v Chris Wakelin 6-2

Tom Ford v Ali Carter 2-6

Mark Williams v Mark Allen 3-6

Gary Wilson v Hossein Vafaei 6-4

Zhang Anda v Noppon Saengkham

Ding Junhui v John Higgins 4-6

Barry Hawkins v Mark Selby

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Zhou Yuelong 6-2

Players Championship 2024: Format and Prize Fund

The Players Championship will be played at the Telford International Centre between the 19th and 25th of February.

The event is the second leg of the bonus Players Series which features the top players on the one-year ranking list. The other two tournaments in this series are the World Grand Prix (won this season by Ronnie O'Sullivan) and the Tour Championship, which was won last season by Shaun Murphy.

The Players Championship will feature the top sixteen players in the one-year ranking list after the Welsh Open.

The first three rounds of the event are played over eleven frames. The final is played over two sessions and consists of seventeen frames.

The Players Championship has a total prize fund of £385,000:

  • Winner: £125,000
  • Runner-up: £50,000
  • Semi-final: £30,000
  • Quarter-final: £15,000
  • Last sixteen: £10,000
  • Highest break: £10,000


OLBG's expert snooker tipsters will have tips on all the matches at The Players Championship.

Players Championship: Previous Winners

The Players Championship has yet to establish a permanent home with ten different venues used in the event’s fourteen-year history.

There have been ten different winners of the Players Championship with Shaun Murphy, Judd Trump and Ronnie O’Sullivan all winning the event twice. Murphy won the first renewal of this event in 2011 and also won the latest version in 2023 but has failed to qualify for 2024.

Details of all the previous winners, runners-up, final score and venue can be found below:

YearWinner Runner-upScoreVenue
2024
Mark Allen
Zhang Anda
10-8
Telford International Centre
2023Shaun MurphyAli Carter10-4Aldersley Leisure Village
Wolverhampton
2022Neil RobertsonBarry Hawkins10-5Aldersley Leisure Village
Wolverhampton
2021John HigginsRonnie O'Sullivan10-3Marshall Arena
Milton Keynes
2020Judd TrumpYan Bingtao10-4Southport Theatre
2019Ronnie O'SullivanNeil Robertson10-4Preston Guild Hall
2018Ronnie O'SullivanShaun Murphy10-4Venue Cymru
Llandudno
2017Judd TrumpMarco Fu10-8Venue Cymru
Llandudno
2016Mark AllenRicky Walden10-6Event City
Manchester
2015Joe PerryMark Williams4-3Montien Riverside Hotel
Bangkok
2014Barry HawkinsGerard Greene4-0Preston Guild Hall
2013Ding JunhuiNeil Robertson4-3Bailey Allen Hall
Galway
2012Stephen LeeNeil Robertson4-0Bailey Allen Hall
Galway
2011Shaun MurphyMartin Gould4-0The Helix
Dublin

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Players Championship: One-year ranking list

The Players Championship features the top sixteen players on the one-year ranking list. 

Players receive points based on their performance in the previous events in the 23/23 season.

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Below is the final one-year points list after the completion of the Welsh Open.

Current RatingPlayerPoints this season
1.Judd Trump526,000
2.Ronnie O'Sullivan406,500
3. Zhang Anda279,000
4.
Gary Wilson
196,500
5.
Mark Williams193,000
6.
Ding Junhui173,000
7.
Barry Hawkins172,000
8.
Tom Ford162,000
9.
Ali Carter135,500
10.
Mark Selby129,000
11.John Higgins122,500
12.Mark Allen114,500
13.Hossein Vafaei104,000
14. Noppon Saengkham99,500
15.Zhou Yuelong93,000
16.Chris Wakelin90,000

Players Championship: Highest Break winners

Below is a table outlining the high break winners from all of the Players Championship events where the final was played over nineteen frames:

Year
Player
High Break
2024
Mark Allen
146
2023
Shaun Murphy
145
2022
Kyren Wilson
141
2021
Ronnie O'Sullivan
144
2020
Neil Robertson
140
2019
Neil Robertson
140
2018
Ronnie O'Sullivan
143
2017
Judd Trump
136
2016
Ding Junhui
143

The players in bold also won the tournament.

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