Ronnie O’Sullivan will return to the table at Championship League Snooker in Milton Keynes in a high-profile field including world champion Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson.
Snooker returns behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on 1 June and plenty of the biggest names in the sport will be involved.
The event has been added to the calendar to get players back in action as quickly as possible after the coronavirus hiatus, and will be the first tournament since the Gibraltar Open in March, ahead of the Tour Championship and then World Championship in July.
64 players are involved across 16 groups in Milton Keynes and the Rocket will be among the field, drawn in a group alongside Chris Wakelin, Michael Georgiou and Kishan Hirani.
O’Sullivan has not played since his second round exit at the Snooker Shoot Out in February, and not been involved in a long-format event since the Welsh Open earlier in the same month.
The winners of the 16 groups then play in four more groups, before those winners playing out a final group, with a champion crowned on 11 June and claiming the £30,000 top prize.
The whole event will be broadcast live on ITV4 beginning at 3pm each day, apart from Friday 5 June when it gets underway at 4pm.
Championship League Groups
Group 1 – Saturday 6 June
Group 2 – Monday 1 June
Group 3 – Tuesday 2 June
Group 4 – Wednesday 3 June
Group 5 – Wednesday 4 June
Group 6 – Monday 8 June
Group 7 – Sunday 7 June
Group 8 – Saturday 6 June
Group 9 – Tuesday 2 June
Group 10 – Friday 5 June
Group 11 – Monday 8 June
Group 12 – Wednesday 3 June
Group 13 – Monday 1 June
Group 14 – Wednesday 4 June
Group 15 – Friday 5 June
Group 16 – Sunday 7 June
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