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Wanderers Delighted To Host Snooker

World’s top 16 snooker players heading back to University of Bolton Stadium

28 July 2022

Bolton Wanderers are proud to again be hosting the Cazoo Champion of Champions as the world’s best snooker players battle it out at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Former world champion and world number-one Judd Trump lifted the title last year as he beat legendary Scot John Higgins in the final as Wanderers and the Bolton Stadium Hotel staged the tournament in the Premier Suite for the first time.

With winners of tournaments from the previous 12 months making up the 16-strong field, the Cazoo Champion of Champions – promoted by Matchroom and screened live on ITV – is one of the most prestigious events on the snooker calendar.

Among those already booking their places at the University of Bolton Stadium for the 2022 tournament – which runs from Monday, 31 October to Sunday, 6 November – are record-equalling seven-time world champion and three-time event winner Ronnie O’Sullivan, Cazoo Masters champion Neil Robertson and Cazoo UK Championship winner Zhao Xintong.

The players will compete in a group format over the opening four days with the winner of each group progressing to the semi-finals on Friday, 4 November and Saturday, 5 November ahead of the 19-frame final on Sunday, 6 November.

Matchroom Multi Sport Managing Director Emily Frazer said: “Bolton proved to be a fantastic opportunity last year for us to deliver snooker up in the North West and it brought an amazing tournament and great crowds throughout the week.

“So much so, that we’ve expanded our capacity this year to even more seats as we continue to create a unique spectacle for fans. We’re excited to further develop our arena and fan experience ahead of November.”

Bolton Wanderers are delighted to be the home of the Cazoo Champion of Champions as part of a long-term agreement with Matchroom as the University of Bolton Stadium continues to be recognised as a leading venue for top-class sport.

“We are looking forward to continuing to host the Cazoo Champion of Champions as one of the flagship events of the snooker season,” said Bolton Wanderers CEO Neil Hart.

“To be having the world’s best players performing in the superb facilities offered by the stadium – in conjunction with the Bolton Stadium Hotel – is a major highlight for the town and the region and we look forward to welcoming spectators to such a major sporting even here in Bolton.”.

Tickets for the Cazoo Champion of Champions – starting from just £15 – are now on sale, along with the option of as a special VIP package, with all details HERE.


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