Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump favourites for snooker season’s curtain-raiser

Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump favourites for snooker season's curtain-raiser

Betfred World Snooker Championship 2022 - Day 16

Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump are both playing in Championship League Snooker (Picture: Getty Images)

The new snooker season is underway and bit names are involved in the very first event, with Judd Trump and Ronnie O’Sullivan the bookmakers’ favourites for the Championship League.

The first tournament of the campaign is a lengthy one, with the Championship League played over three group stages before a final on 29 July.

Dave Gilbert is the defending champion and the short format matches are liable to create unpredictable winners, but it is obviously the sport’s biggest stars who are shortest priced with the bookies.

The men who contested the World Championship final in May have the very shortest prices, although it is runner-up Trump who is favoured ahead of world champ O’Sullivan.

Not every top player is involved, with the likes of Neil Robertson and John Higgins not playing, but Mark Selby, Zhao Xintong and Mark Williams also fancied to do well.

Free Sports will be showing the event live on TV in the UK, with streaming available on Matchroom.Live and Table 2 coverage on Matchroom Multi Sport’s YouTube.

Championship League Snooker odds

Judd Trump 11/2
Ronnie O’Sullivan 13/2
Mark Selby 10/1
Kyren Wilson 14/1
Zhao Xintong 16/1
Mark Williams 16/1
Mark Allen 18/1
Stuart Bingham 22/1
David Gilbert 28/1

David Gilbert

Dave Gilbert is defending champion this year (Picture: Matchroom)

Shaun Murphy 28/1
Ricky Walden 28/1
Luca Brecel 28/1
Jack Lisowski 28/1
Barry Hawkins 28/1
Joe Perry 40/1
Ali Carter 40/1
Zhou Yuelong 50/1
Ryan Day 66/1
Graeme Dott 66/1
Hossein Vafaei 66/1
Stephen Maguire 66/1
Matthew Selt 66/1
Tom Ford 66/1
Jamie Jones 125/1
Noppon Saengkham 125/1
Jimmy Robertson 125/1
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 125/1
Robert Milkins 125/1
Cao Yupeng 125/1
Jordan Brown 125/1
Scott Donaldson 125/1

Lu Ning 150/1
Matthew Stevens 150/1
Marco Fu 175/1
Michael White 175/1
Lyu Haotian 175/1
Jackson Page 175/1
Zhang Anda 175/1
Chris Wakelin 175/1
Liam Highfield 175/1
Jak Jones 175/1
Gary Wilson 175/1
Li Hang 200/1
Xiao Guodong 200/1
Tian Pengfei 200/1
Yuan Sijun 200/1
Ben Woollaston 200/1
Kurt Maflin 200/1
Sam Craigie 200/1
Joe O’Connor 250/1
Pang Junxu 250/1
Oliver Lines 250/1
Mark Davis 250/1
Elliot Slessor 250/1
Robbie Williams 250/1
David Grace 300/1
Ashley Hugill 300/1
Si Jiahui 300/1
Wu Yize 300/1
Mark King 300/1
Dominic Dale 300/1
Michael Holt 300/1

Michael Holt is back in the Championship League despite falling off tour at the end of last season (Picture: Getty Images)

Stuart Carrington 300/1
Anthony Hamilton 300/1
Alexander Ursenbacher 300/1
Chang Bingyu 300/1
Mark Joyce 300/1
James Cahill 300/1
Jamie Clarke 300/1
Steven Hallworth 300/1
Fergal O’Brien 500/1
Xu Si 500/1
Ken Doherty 500/1
Daniel Wells 500/1
Duane Jones 500/1
Louis Heathcote 500/1
Craig Steadman 500/1
Allan Taylor 500/1
Lei Peifan 500/1
Zhao Jianbo 500/1
Lukas Kleckers 1000/1
Ian Burns 1000/1
Aaron Hill 1000/1
Julien Leclercq 1000/1
Farakh Ajaib 1000/1
David Lilley 1000/1
Sean O’Sullivan 1000/1
Andrew Pagett 1000/1
Mitchell Mann 1000/1
Himanshu Dinesh Jain 1000/1
Barry Pinches 1000/1
Fraser Patrick 1000/1
Zhang Jiankang 1000/1
Zak Surety 1000/1
Ross Muir 1000/1
Reanne Evans 1000/1
Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 1000/1
Ben Mertens 1000/1
Hammad Miah 1000/1
Peter Lines 1000/1
Adam Duffy 1000/1
Jenson Kendrick 1000/1
Nutcharut Wongharuthai 1000/1
Dechawat Poomjaeng 1000/1
Sanderson Lam 1000/1
Muhammad Asif 1000/1
Chen Zifan 1000/1
Anton Kazakov 1000/1
Ryan Thomerson 1000/1
John Astley 1000/1
Andy Lee 1000/1
Gerard Greene 1000/1
Rebecca Kenna 1000/1
Dylan Emery 1000/1
Rod Lawler 1000/1
Ian Martin 1000/1
Jimmy White 1000/1
Oliver Brown 1000/1
Andy Hicks 1000/1
Alfie Burden 1000/1
Michael Judge 1000/1
Yisong Peng 1000/1
On Yee Ng 1000/1
Haydon Pinhey 1000/1
Ben Hancorn 1000/1

Pre-tournament odds courtesy of Betfair

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