The 2017 snooker year kicks off with the Championship League in Coventry and every match is available to watch exclusively live on desktop or mobile devices.
Staged by Matchroom Sport, the invitational event will be played behind closed doors at the Ricoh Arena for the first time this year following its switch from Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex.
There is a lucrative prize fund on offer of between £100-£300 per frame won and a further £10,000 to the winner, as well as a place in the Champion of Champions event later in the year.
Seven groups of seven players will produce seven winners, who will then face off in one further group to determine the winner of the 2017 Championship League.
In each group, every player will play each other once over the best of five frames, following which the top four players will contest in the play offs – Semi-Finals and Final – over the same distance.
Players will be awarded one point for each match won, then most frames won and the least frames lost in the league series will determine their position in the league table. Dead frames will not be played in either the league or knockout stages.
The play-off winner will progress to the Winners’ Group of Championship League Snooker, while the players coming sixth and seventh in the group will be relegated and will not feature in any further group matches.
Therefore, after the group has played its total of 24 matches (21 league matches plus the semi-finals and final) three players will leave and be replaced by a further three players for the next group.
Among the notable names in action include defending champion Judd Trump and world champion Mark Selby, along with the likes of John Higgins, Shaun Murphy and Neil Robertson, as well as former winners Stuart Bingham, Joe Perry and Martin Gould.