Tour Championship Snooker Preview, Stats, Draw and Results

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Mark Williams won his 26th ranking title when defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-5 in the 2024 Tour Championship

Tour Championship Snooker Preview, Stats, Draw and Results

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Tour Championship 2024: Format Change and Qualification Criteria

The Tour Championship 2024 was played at Manchester Central between the 1st and 7th of April and involved a format change on previous years with the field extended from eight players to twelve.

The top twelve players in the one-year ranking list after the World Open participated in Manchester. 

Below is the one-year standings that has been used for this event. All stats are correct prior to the start of the Tour Championship:

Current
Ranking
Name
Current 1 year
points
Wins/Games
1 year win %
Tournament
Wins
Losing
Finalist
Season
Centuries
1
Judd Trump
711,000
62/76
82%
5
3
76
2
Ronnie O'Sullivan
435,500
39/50
78%
5
0
52
3
Zhang Anda
334,000
33/50
66%
1
2
30
4
Ding Junhui
256,000
33/48
69%
0
2
43
5
Mark Allen
244,500
38/53
72%
3
0
39
6
Gary Wilson
211,500
34/62
55%
2
0
26
7
Barry Hawkins
203,500
44/65
68%
1
0
37
8
Mark Williams
203,000
32/50
64%
1
1
33
9
Tom Ford
177,000
32/51
63%
0
1
23
10
Ali Carter
174,500
43/66
65%
0
2
35
11
Mark Selby
173,000
48/71
68%
1
1
46
12
John Higgins
142,500
58/84
69%
0
0
52


Tour Championship: Draw and Results

Mark Williams defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-5 to win his second ranking event of the season.

Williams was in superb form all week defeating Tom Ford, Judd Trump, Mark Allen and O'Sullivan to lift the trophy.


The 2024 Tour Championship sees the field extended to twelve players for the first time with the top four seeds moving straight through to the quarter-finals.

All matches are played over nineteen frames.

Final

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Mark Williams 5-10

Semi-Finals

Mark Allen v Mark Williams 5-10

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Gary Wilson 10-7

Quarter-finals:

Judd Trump v Mark Williams 4-10

Ding Junhui v Mark Allen 8-10

Zhang Anda v Gary Wilson 8-10

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Ali Carter 10-2

Round One:

Mark Williams v Tom Ford 10-9

Mark Allen v John Higgins 10-7

Gary Wilson v Mark Selby 10-8

Barry Hawkins v Ali Carter 8-10

Tour Championship 2024: Season Tournament Winners

The Tour Championship focuses on the top twelve players of the season but who has been winning events on the tour so far in 2023/24?

Below is a table of all the tournament winners and ruuners-up for this season:

Tournament
Winner
Runner-up
Championship League June/July
Shaun Murphy
Mark Williams
European Masters
Barry Hawkins
Judd Trump
Shanghai Masters
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Luca Brecel
British Open
Mark Williams
Mark Selby
English Open
Judd Trump
Zhang Anda
Wuhan Open
Judd Trump
Ali Carter
Northern Ireland Open
Judd Trump
Chris Wakelin
International Championship
Zhang Anda
Tom Ford
Champion of Champions
Mark Allen
Judd Trump
UK Championship
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ding Junhui
Shoot Out
Mark Allen
Cao Yupeng
Scottish Open
Gary Wilson
Noppon Saengkham
Masters
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ali Carter
World Grand Prix
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Judd Trump
German Masters
Judd Trump
Si Jiahui
Welsh Open
Gary Wilson
Martin O'Donnel
Players Championship
Mark Allen
Zhang Anda
World Masters
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Luca Brecel
Championship League March
Mark Selby
Joe O'Connor
World Open
Judd Trump
Ding Junhui
Tour Championship
Mark Williams
Ronnie O'Sullivan

Tour Championship 2024: Previous Winners

The Tour Championship was introduced in 2019 and is the only event, other than the World Championship, where all matches are played over two sessions. Neil Robertson is the only player to have won the Tour Championship more than once with his back-to-back victories in 2021 and 2022:

Year
Winner
Runner-up
Final Score
Venue
2024
Mark Williams
Ronnie O'Sullivan
10-5
Manchester Central, Manchester
2023
Shaun Murphy
Kyren Wilson
10-7
Bonus Arena, Hull
2022
Neil Robertson
John Higgins
10-9
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
2021
Neil Robertson
Ronnie O'Sullivan
10-4
Celtic Manor, Newport
2020
Stephen Maguire
Mark Allen
10-6
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
2019
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Neil Robertson
13-11
Venue Cymru, Llandudno

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