John Higgins will play Mark Williams in the first match of the 2011 Championship League, which begins on January 3.
Higgins recovered from 9-5 down to beat Williams 10-9 in the final of the 12bet.com UK Championship last Sunday.
Their match at Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex will be over a shorter distance - five frames.
Higgins and Williams are part of a high quality line-up for group one, which also includes Ali Carter, Stephen Maguire, Graeme Dott, Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy.
The top four in the group will contest the play-offs with the winner through to the final winners' group in March.
The bottom two players will be relegated while the remaining four players go into group two on January 5 and 6, where they will be joined by Neil Robertson, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jamie Cope.
Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui, Mark Allen, Peter Ebdon and Marco Fu are among the well known names who will play in later groups.
The seven group winners contest the final group, the winner of which receives an invite into the Premier League.
The Championship League, now in its fourth year, is shown live on the internet on various betting websites.
Players receive £100 for every frame won, plus bonuses in the play-offs and a £10,000 eventual first prize.