Championship League Snooker 2023 – Day 8 Tips and Betting Preview

We have another day of action in the Championship League Snooker tournament on Wednesday when once again two more groups of the event will be played out inside the Morningside Arena in Leicester.

That means that another eight players will get their season up and running. Wednesday is a day without a top 16 player on show so there should be some really competitive snooker for us to enjoy over the two sessions of play.

Group 17


Zhou Yuelong vs Chris Totten

Ashley Hugill vs Oliver Brown

Zhou Yuelong vs Oliver Brown

Ashley Hugill vs Chris Totten

Oliver Brown vs Chris Totten

Zhou Yuelong vs Ashley Hugill


Group 17 will occupy the main table action on Wednesday where the Chinese player Zhou Yuelong will be the leading seed in the section. You don’t want to think there will be any extra scrutiny on Chinese players in the opening period of the season but after the last few months there is inevitably going to be so it will be interesting to see how Zhou deals with that. He does look to have a decent group though. Ashley Hugill is a hard worker and always gives his all but is fairly limited for a second seed while Oliver Brown is yet to do anything to suggest he can cope at this level. Chris Totten is a late entry as an amateur.

Group 26


Jak Jones vs Dean Young

Jamie Jones vs Rebecca Kenna

Jak Jones vs Rebecca Kenna

Jamie Jones vs Dean Young

Rebecca Kenna vs Dean Young

Jak Jones vs Jamie Jones


It is a group for the Jones’ in Group 26 over on Table Two on Wednesday. The immediate attention will be on Jak Jones to see how he backs up what was an extremely creditable run at the World Championship at the start of what feels like a big campaign for him. His chief adversary in this group will be his namesake Jamie Jones, who tailed off a bit towards the end of the season and will be eager to get back among it here. Our first woman to take part in the event does so on Wednesday when Rebecca Kenna makes up the third seed in this group while Dean Young returns to the tour looking to do more than make up the numbers in a competitive looking section.

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Group Betting

The group on the main table is not really a betting proposition for me. Zhou Yuelong looks to have landed himself in a great spot because I don’t really see anyone with the consistency over the course of a day like this to trouble him. He is a cut above the other three and the format shouldn’t disadvantage him in any way either. I expect the Chinese player to be pretty short here but we can’t bet on the group anyway because there has been a late addition to it and the markets haven’t reacted to that.

The other group is priced up though but as expected it is even money the two Welsh players. I don’t really have an issue with that because Rebecca Kenna is another who I don’t see troubling the others over three matches and Dean Young needs to establish himself again at this level. So for me this section is between Jak Jones and Jamie Jones. Jak had a really good World Championship but this is the complete opposite of that tournament in every way. It is short format without a crowd and as such I think the better player in Jamie can get the job done here. The key match could be the one between the two and the fact that Jak Jones has never beaten Jamie Jones makes me think the latter is the bet here.

Match Betting

Once again I am looking at the matches to see if we can get an outsider to get the better of a favourite early on in the day before the results of the first few matches skew the rest of it. There isn’t really a lot to get stuck into in truth. In the group on the main table I considered taking Oliver Brown to get the better of Ashley Hugill but there isn’t really any sign that is a good bet and I can’t really find a genuine reason to do it.

I guess if we were going to bet on the opening matches on Table Two we would be looking at Dean Young to get the better of Jak Jones. That might be a goer but to be fair Jones has just had the best season of his career and if he kicks on from there then I would expect him to have too much for Young. I don’t see Rebecca Kenny getting anything out of Jamie Jones so rather than risk something I don’t really like I’ll just stick with the group bet on Wednesday.


Back Jamie Jones to win Group 26 for a 3/10 stake at 2.10 with Coral

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