Championship of Champions VIII
Championship of Champions VIII ran from 30 September to 8 October 1996, and was won by Chris Rogers. This Championship of Champions also acted as "Group 0" for the Supreme Championship, in that its winner was granted automatic entry into the latter championship's quarter-finals.
This was the first Championship of Champions in which neither of the grand final's contestants were past series winners: Kenneth Michie and Chris Rogers had been beaten in their series grand finals by David Acton and Darren Shacklady respectively.
|Alan Sinclair (32) vs Chris Rogers (29)||Chris Rogers vs David Acton|| Chris Rogers |
|David Acton (31) vs Dennis Fearon (32)|
|Chris Colsmann (30) vs Kenneth Michie (31)||Kenneth Michie vs Darren Shacklady|
|Darren Shacklady (29) vs Satbir Gupta (32)|
The numbers refer to the series in which each contestant originally played in the finals.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1848||30/09/1996||CQF||Alan Sinclair||32 – 60||Chris Rogers||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||83|
|1849||1/10/1996||CQF||David Acton||61 – 13||Dennis Fearon||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||81|
|1850||2/10/1996||CQF||Chris Colsmann||40 – 59||Kenneth Michie||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||72|
|1851||3/10/1996||CQF||Darren Shacklady||45 – 34||Satbir Gupta||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||69|
|1852||4/10/1996||CSF||Chris Rogers||47 – 41||David Acton||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||83|
|1853||7/10/1996||CSF||Kenneth Michie||46 – 40||Darren Shacklady||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||66|
|1854||8/10/1996||CGF||Kenneth Michie||49 – 71||Chris Rogers||Nigel Rees||Susie Dent||111|