Higgins and O'Sullivan to clash in Champion of Champions final

Higgins and O'Sullivan to clash in Champion of Champions final
By Eurosport

11/11/2016 at 20:02Updated 11/11/2016 at 21:02

John Higgins will meet Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final of the Champion of Champions.

Higgins beat Ding Junhui 6-5 in the semi-final.

The pair were equally matched throughout, with neither taking a decisive advantage.

Ding made an impressive break of 135 in the second frame followed by 107 two frames later, but Higgins continually pegged him back.

Then in the final and deciding frame, Higgins's experience told as he pushed through to seal a place in the final.

He will face O'Sullivan, who beat Mark Allen 6-2 in the second semi-final, during which he recorded three century breaks.

The winner of the tournament on Saturday night will earn a cheque for £100,000.

Champion of Champions results/schedule

Monday, November 7

Afternoon session

Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-2 Robin Hull

Martin Gould 4-3 Mark Davis

Evening session

Group 3 Final (best of 11 frames)

Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-2 Martin Gould

Tuesday, November 8

Group 1 semi-finals (best of 7 frames)

Afternoon session

Neil Robertson 2-4 Stuart Bingham

Ding Junhui 4-2 Ali Carter

Evening session

Group 1 Final (best of 11 frames)

Stuart Bingham 4-6 Ding Junhui

Wednesday, November 9

Group 2 semi-finals (best of 7 frames)

Afternoon session

Mark Selby 4-0 Liang Wenbo

Mark Allen 4-2 Joe Perry

Evening session

Group 2 Final (best of 11 frames)

Mark Selby 5-6 Mark Allen

Thursday, November 10

Group 4 Semi-Finals (best of 7 frames)

Shaun Murphy 2-4 John Higgins

Judd Trump 4-3 Anthony McGill

Evening session

Group 4 Final (best of 11 frames)

John Higgins 6-4 Judd Trump

Friday, November 11


Semi-Finals (best of 11 frames)

Ding Junhui 5-6 John Higgins


Semi-Finals (best of 11 frames)

Mark Allen 2-6 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Saturday, November 12

Final (best of 19 frames)