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World Championship Snooker bringt den Spieler in einen lokalen Club der Qualifying League, wo er gegen jüngere und unbekanntere Spieler antritt, weiter . Die Liste der Weltmeister im Snooker verzeichnet alle Gewinner der Snookerweltmeisterschaft und deren Finalgegner seit der ersten Austragung Die Weltmeisterschaften werden seit von der World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA) ausgerichtet, Professional Matchplay Championship. World Championship Snooker Alles Gewinnen: Alles Gewinnen.

Davis then won the remaining 14 dead frames, to win 28 frames in succession. Lindrum led 17—13 at the half-way stage, [33] but Davis recovered to win the match 32— Horace Lindrum chose not to enter in and Joe Davis won easily, beating Sidney Smith in the final.

In his semi-final Davis made breaks of and 96 in successive frames [36] and finished the winning frame in the final with a 98 clearance.

Joe won but Fred had the satisfaction of making a clearance, a new record break for the championship, [38] Joe met Sidney Smith in the final for the second successive year.

Joe again won comfortably, taking a winning 37—25 early on the final day. Joe and Fred Davis met in the final.

Joe led 15—10 but then Fred won 11 frames in succession to lead 21— The spectators cheered for nearly a minute when Joe made his century.

The championship resumed in and Joe Davis met Horace Lindrum in the final, a repeat of and The final was organised on a much larger scale than anything previously.

The Royal Horticultural Hall in London was converted to a snooker venue, seating 1, He did not, in any other sense, retire from snooker, continuing to play in other tournaments and exhibition matches for many years.

There were a record 20 entries for the championship. The semi-finals were completed by the middle of March but the two finalists, Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson , agreed to delay the final until the autumn so that it could be played at the rebuilt Thurston's Hall, now renamed Leicester Square Hall.

Donaldson got off to a good start, leading 44—28 after the first week [50] and eventually taking a winning 73—49 lead early on the 11th day.

Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson again reached the final. This time it was Davis who got off to a good start, leading 45—27 after the first week.

Donaldson led 39—33 after the first week [54] but Davis pulled ahead on the second week and eventually took a winning 73—58 lead.

After three finals at Leicester Square Hall the final moved to Blackpool Tower Circus , moving out of London for the first time since The final was reduced to 97 frames over 8 days.

Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson met, yet again, in the final. The score was level at 18—18 after three days but Donaldson pulled ahead to lead 45—39 at the start of the last day.

Davis led 44—28 after six days and, although Donaldson won 8 of the 12 frames on the seventh day, Davis won comfortably early on the final day.

Both players were well past their best. Although Lindrum did not play in the News of the World Tournament, he had been receiving more generous starts in recent handicap tournaments and had even withdrawn from a tournament in , complaining about his overly generous handicap which gave the public the wrong impression about his ability.

The entries did not include Joe Davis , who chose not to enter the new tournament. Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson were given byes to the semi-final stage.

They both reached the final again, although Donaldson had a close match against Albert Brown. The final was over 73 frames and was held at Blackpool Tower Circus.

Davis had the best of the first four days and led 29— The frame final and was the last held at Leicester Square Hall before its closure in The match was tied at 33—33 at the start of the final session but Davis was again successful.

The final was the most one-sided of the eight finals, Davis taking a winning 36—15 lead early on the fifth day. After his heavy defeat in Walter Donaldson chose not to enter in Davis got off to a good start and held on to win his seventh championship.

Fred Davis and John Pulman met again in the final, played again in Blackpool. The match was again close but Davis won for the eighth time.

The championship attracted only four entries and was held over two weeks in Jersey. Fred Davis, the reigning champion, could not afford to travel such a distance and did not enter.

In the recent News of the World Tournament Pulman had been handicapped as the fourth strongest player. None of the three higher-handicapped players Joe Davis , Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson played in the championship and, with little interest in the event, there was no championship in No world championship, official or unofficial, was held between and but in , with the approval of the BACC, the championship was revived on a challenge basis.

Pulman won the frame match 19—16 to become the official world champion. Pulman won 25 of the 47 matches to retain the title.

Williams set a new championship record with a break of in the 24th match. There were 7 separate matches played in Liverpool.

Pulman won 4 of the first 6 matches to retain the title. After April there were no more contests until Australian Eddie Charlton challenged John Pulman and the pair met in a frame match in Bolton , played in March The first match, played in late saw the end of John Pulman 's reign as champion, beaten by one of the new professionals, John Spencer.

Spencer led 24—18 after the final afternoon session and clinched the match by winning the first frame in the evening with a 97 break.

Spencer won the frame final 37— Spencer lost to Ray Reardon at the semi-final stage of the Championship. Reardon went on to win the final against John Pulman to win his first title.

The next world championship was held in Australia in late For the only time there was a group stage with 9 players, the top 4 moving on to a knock-out stage.

Ray Reardon and John Spencer met in one semi-final with Spencer winning easily. Simpson caused a major upset by beating Charlton. The Championship marked a change in format, with the tournament played over two weeks at a single venue rather than over an extended period.

In the 5-day final Charlton led 7—0 after the opening session [84] but Reardon led 17—13 after two days.

The match continued to be close but Reardon pulled ahead on the final day to win 38—32, for his second title. The Championship followed a similar format but with somewhat shorter matches and event reduced to 10 days.

Reardon met Graham Miles in the 3-day final. Reardon led 17—11 after two days and won comfortably 22— The Championship was held in Australia.

Twenty-seven players competed including 8 from Australia, 16 from the United Kingdom, two from Canada and one from South Africa. The final was held near Melbourne but matches were held in many locations, the semi-finals having been held in Canberra and Brisbane.

In the final Reardon won 10 of the 12 frames on the second day to lead 16—8 [86] but Charlton won the first 9 frames on day 3 to lead. However Reardon then won 7 frames in a row to lead again and, although Charlton levelled the match at 30—30, Reardon won the deciding frame.

The World Snooker Championship was held at two venues; half the draw was held in Middlesbrough and half in Manchester , which also hosted the final.

Alex Higgins won three close matches to reach the final, where he met Ray Reardon. Reardon led 24—15 at the start of the last day and, winning 3 of the first 4 frames, took the title 27—16, his fourth successive title.

In the championship was played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield where it has remained ever since. John Spencer beat defending champion Ray Reardon 13—6 in the quarter-finals.

The final was close with the score being 9—9 after the first day and 18—18 after two days. Defending champion John Spencer lost to Perrie Mans in the first round of the championship.

Eddie Charlton beat Cliff Thorburn 13—12 in the quarter-finals, winning the last 5 frames, [94] but lost to Ray Reardon in the semi-finals.

Charlton led 12—9 after three sessions but Reardon won all 7 frames in the fourth session and eventually won 18— Ray Reardon won the final 25—18 to win the championship for the sixth time.

It was forty years until another player in their 40s would win the title, when Mark Williams achieved the feat in The championship was won by Terry Griffiths.

Griffiths had only been a professional for 7 months and played two qualifying matches to reach the Crucible. The championship was extended to 24 players.

Players seeded 9 to 16 met a qualifier in the first round, the winner meeting one of the top 8 seeds in the second round.

A number of changes were made to accommodate the extra matches, including reducing the final to 35 frames. In the final Cliff Thorburn met Alex Higgins.

The match was level at 9—9 after the first day and level again at 13—13 after the final afternoon session. During the evening session the scores was tied at 16—16 before Thorburn made a clearance in frame 33 and a break of 51 in frame 34 to win the championship.

Despite being the number 13 seed, Steve Davis was the favourite for the championship. Davis won the first six frames of the final but only led 10—8 at the end of the first day.

Davis led 14—12 at the start of the final evening session and won the first four frames to win 18— Doug Mountjoy set a new championship record of during his semi-final match against Ray Reardon.

The championship was extended to 32 players with 16 seeded players and 16 qualifiers. There was a surprise in the first round when Tony Knowles beat defending champion Steve Davis 10—1.

In the semi-finals Jimmy White led 15—14 and 59—0 before missing an easy red with the rest. Higgins then made a 69 clearance and then won the deciding frame to reach the final.

The score was 15—15 before Higgins won three frames in a row to win the championship, finishing with a clearance of , thereby denying Reardon the chance to win a seventh world title.

Cliff Thorburn made the first maximum break in the world championship in during his second round match against Terry Griffiths. The importance of this achievement at the time is demonstrated by the fact that play was stopped on the other table.

This was the break that gave the World Championship one of its most iconic words of commentary, "oh, good luck mate" on the final black, courtesy of Jack Karnehm.

Thorburn beat Griffiths in a final frame decider, a match that finished at Thorburn then also won his quarter-final and semi-final matches in the deciding frame.

Exhausted and deflated by the news that his wife had suffered a miscarriage [] meant that the final against Steve Davis was one-sided with Davis winning 18—6.

The final was between Steve Davis and Jimmy White , in his first final. Davis led 12—4 after the first day but White won 7 of the 8 frames on the final afternoon.

Davis led 16—12 at the evening interval and, despite a comeback from White, Davis won 18— In the final , Dennis Taylor beat Steve Davis 18—17 on the final ball of the final frame, in one of the most closely contested matches of all time.

It finished at With an audience of Johnson led 13—11 at the start of the evening session and won 5 of the first 6 frames to win 18— Joe Johnson and Steve Davis met again in the final although, on this occasion, Davis was the winner by a score of 18— Steve Davis and Terry Griffiths met in the final.

The score was 8—8 after the first day but Davis pulled ahead on the final day and won 18— Davis led 13—3 after the first day and won the first five frames on the final day to win 18—3.

In Steve Davis failed to reach the final for the first time since , losing in the semi-finals 16—14 to Jimmy White. In Hendry, the number 1 seed, lost in the quarter-finals to Steve James.

In Jimmy White became the second player to make a maximum break in the world championship, during his 10—4 first round win over Tony Drago.

Stephen Hendry met Jimmy White in the final. White led 14—8 but Hendry won 10 frames in a row frame to win 18— In , James Wattana , from Thailand, became the first Asian player to reach the semi-finals, where he lost to Jimmy White.

The final was one-sided, with Stephen Hendry beating White 18—5. In Jimmy White reached his sixth final, meeting Stephen Hendry for the fourth time in the final.

Hendry led 5—1 but White won 6 frames in a row to lead 7—5. Thereafter the match was always close and the match went to a final frame.

White missed a black off the spot, after which Hendry made a break of 58 to clinch the title. Fergal O'Brien made a century in his first frame at the Crucible, the only player to do so.

In Hendry and White met in the semi-finals, where Hendry won again, making a maximum break during the match. In the other semi-final Nigel Bond beat unseeded Andy Hicks.

The final was initially close until Hendry won 9 frames in a row to take the score from 5—5 to 14—5. Hendry eventually won 18—9.

Hendry made a record 12 century breaks during the tournament. He met Stephen Hendry in the final. Ebdon led 4—2 in the early stages but Hendry eventually won 18—12 to win his fifth successive title.

There were 48 century breaks during the final stages, a new record. In the first round of championship Ronnie O'Sullivan made the fastest maximum break in snooker history, taking just 5 minutes and 20 seconds.

Doherty led 15—7 before Hendry won 5 frames in a row. Doherty then won the next three frames to win 18—12, ending Hendry's winning run of 29 consecutive matches.

Stephen Hendry lost to Jimmy White in the first round of the championship. Doherty reached the final again meeting year-old John Higgins.

Higgins won 18—12, making 5 centuries in the final. There were 59 centuries during the tournament of which Higgins made 14, both records.

The following year, Stephen Hendry won his seventh and final world title, the most in the modern era.

In the final he beat Mark Williams 18— In the semi-final between Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan each player made 4 century breaks, the 8 centuries being a record for a world championship match.

The period from to was dominated by three players, all born in and all turning professional in Higgins had also won in , and Williams would go on to win in In his semi-final Mark Williams trailed 11—15 to John Higgins but took 6 frames in a row to win 17— In the final Williams met fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens.

Stevens led 13—7 but Williams made another comeback to win 18—16, becoming the first left-handed champion. Ronnie O'Sullivan won his first world championship in , defeating John Higgins 18—14 in the final.

O'Sullivan led 14—7 before Higgins won four frames in a row. O'Sullivan looked likely to win the title in the 31st frame as he led 17—13 and 69—6.

However he missed a red in the middle pocket and Higgins won the frame with a break of Higgins made a break of 45 in frame 32 but O'Sullivan made an 80 break to take the title.

Stephen Hendry beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 17—13 in the semi-final of the Championship , Hendry reaching his ninth final. Peter Ebdon beat Matthew Stevens 17—16 in the other semi-final.

Stevens led 16—14 but Ebdon won the last 3 frames. The final went to the deciding frame where Ebdon made a break of 59 and clinched the title.

There were a record 68 centuries in the tournament including a record 16 by Stephen Hendry who made 5 in the semi-final and a further 4 in the final.

Mark Williams won his second World title in by defeating Ken Doherty 18—16 in the final. Ronnie O'Sullivan made the fifth maximum break in the World Championship, becoming the first player to score two s in the event.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his second world title in by defeating Graeme Dott 18—8 in the final, despite Dott having led 5—0.

Shaun Murphy won the championship by defeating Matthew Stevens 18—16 in the final. Murphy was only the second qualifier to win the World Championship, after Terry Griffiths in Murphy won 2 qualifying matches and then 5 matches at the Crucible to take the title.

Graeme Dott beat Peter Ebdon 18—14 in the final. The match finished at This was the first Championship sponsored by a betting company after the banning of tobacco sponsorship.

In the last round of the qualifying competition Robert Milkins had the first break made during qualifying for the championship.

Shaun Murphy came back from 7—12 down to win his quarter-final match against Matthew Stevens , [] but lost in the deciding frame of his semi-final to Mark Selby.

Both O'Sullivan and Carter had made maximum breaks earlier in the tournament, the first time there had been two breaks in the same World Championship.

It was O'Sullivan's third maximum in the Championship. John Higgins won his third world title in , beating Shaun Murphy 18—9 in the final.

Michaela Tabb refereed the final, becoming the first woman to do so in a World Championship final. Stephen Hendry won his th frame at the Crucible Theatre , the first player to do so.

John Higgins won his fourth world title in , beating Judd Trump 18—15 in the final. Trump had beaten David Gilbert in the qualifying competition and then defeated defending champion Neil Robertson in the first round.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his fourth world title in , defeating Ali Carter 18—11 in the final. On the opening day Hendry made his third maximum break at the Crucible, equalling Ronnie O'Sullivan 's record.

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan retained the title in despite having played only one competitive match all season.

He broke Hendry's record of career Crucible centuries, finishing the tournament with He also became the first player to make six century breaks in a Crucible final.

Arguably this era could be seen as extending into and beyond the Selby years when considering final appearances - 15 of the 21 finals between and have featured at least one class of '92 player.

Mark Selby won the world title in by beating defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 18—14 in the final, having trailed 5— Stuart Bingham won the title, defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 13—9 in the quarter-finals, Judd Trump 17—16 in the semi-finals, and Shaun Murphy 18—15 in the final to win the first world title of his year professional career.

Defending champion Stuart Bingham lost 9—10 against Ali Carter in the first round of the Championship. Mark Selby defeated Ding Junhui 18—14 in the final to claim his second world title.

Ding was the first Asian player to reach a World Championship final. There were 86 century breaks made during the Championship, equalling the record set in A new record of 10 centuries in a professional match was set in the semi-final between Ding Junhui and Alan McManus , with Ding also setting a new record of seven centuries by one player in a World Championship match.

Mark Selby and Marco Fu set a new record for the longest frame of snooker ever played at the Crucible, 76 minutes 11 seconds. In a high-quality and tightly contested semi-final, defending champion Mark Selby beat Ding Junhui 17—15 in a repeat of the previous year's final.

Higgins won the next three frames but Selby took the title 18—15, becoming champion for the third time in four years, joining Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, and Ronnie O'Sullivan as the only men to have successfully defended the title since its move to the Crucible.

Barry Hearn has stated on a number of occasions that he wishes for the tournament to remain at the Crucible forever, providing it continues to draw large numbers of visitors and revenue to the city of Sheffield.

It was announced live on television, in front of the audience of the final session, that the Crucible would continue to host the event until The format for the World Championship has been largely unchanged since It has a knock-out format with 32 players, contested over 17 days ending on the first Monday in May, which is a public holiday in the United Kingdom.

The reigning world champion receives a direct entry and is the number 1 seed. The remaining direct entries are based on the latest world rankings , players being seeded based on these world rankings.

Two time champion Mark Williams defeated Ali Carter, 13—8. In the final match of the quarterfinals, John Higgins played Judd Trump in a repeat of the final.

Trump gained an early lead in the second session at 7—3, but Higgins won the next five frames, and the pair finished the session at 8—8.

Trump won the next two frames taking a two frame lead at 11—9, before Higgins won the next three frames to take a lead at 11— The semifinals were played over four sessions, with matches played as best of 33 frames in a single table setup.

John Higgins took an early lead in the opening session leading Kyren Wilson 5—3, and retained this lead into the next two sessions, at 9—7, and 13— The pair shared the next four frames to leave the match at 15—13, before Higgins won the final two frames to win 17— The second semifinal saw Barry Hawkins take a similar lead over Mark Williams.

Hawkins took 5—3, 9—7 and 13—11 leads before going into the final session. Williams made a comeback, drawing level at 14 frames a piece, and then again at 15 all.

Williams took the lead for the first time in the match at 16—15 before winning it 17— The final was played as a best of 35 frames over four sessions, between John Higgins and Mark Williams.

The first session of the match saw Williams take an early lead, winning the first four frames. Higgins won the second mini-session 3—1, and so the first session ended with a 5—3 lead for Williams.

In the second session, Williams took the next two frames, to lead 7—3 before Higgins scored four frames to level the score at 7—7. Williams pulled away once again winning the final 3 frames to take a 10—7 lead overnight.

In the second of those frames, Higgins won with a 72 counter-clearance after Williams missed on a break of In the following frame Higgins started on a maximum break , which had never been achieved in a World Championship final.

He potted ten reds with blacks but could not complete the clearance. Nevertheless, the break of 80 secured his third successive frame and reduced the deficit to 10— Williams won the final frame of the afternoon, winning the session 5—3 and taking a 15—10 lead into the final session of the championship.

Higgins responded by winning the first five frames of the final session to level the match at 15—15, including three clearances and a match highest break of Williams then won his first frame of the evening and followed up with a break to take the score to 17— In the 33rd frame, Williams missed a pink that would have clinched the title when on a break of 63; Higgins cleared to pull the score to 16— In the 34th frame, Williams held his nerve to make a match-winning break of 69, clinching the match 18—16 and winning his third world title.

Williams' win came 15 years after his last world title in —the longest span between two successive wins in the history of the tournament.

He became, at the age of 43, only the third player to win at the Crucible in their 40s, joining Ray Reardon who was 45 in and John Spencer who was 41 in The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below: There were three qualifying rounds, with the sixteen winners of the third round matches progressing to the main stages of the tournament at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Qualifying took place between 11—18 April at the English Institute of Sport , also in Sheffield, in a table set-up. All matches were best of 19 frames.

Among the World Snooker Tour players , only Boonyarit Keattikun and Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn both from Thailand were not participating in qualifying rounds.

The following 15 amateur players were invited to compete in qualifying: Players ranked 17—80 in the world rankings were seeded in qualifying.

The rest of the tour players plus the invited amateurs were drawn randomly. Winners advanced to the main draw.

Players and spectators the tournament's first-round draw's two hour delay due to "technical issues". Following his first-round loss to Jack Lisowski, world champion Stuart Bingham stated he was going to take a leave of absence from the game.

Bingham said he wanted to "spend some time with the family and put my cue down for a while". The pair had brushed shoulders, in an incident the Independent described as a "barge".

After winning the championship Mark Williams said that, "The turnaround in the past 12 months is something I cannot work out", after not appearing in the competition in the previous season.

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The success of the championship resulted in a record 13 entries for Joe Davis and Horace Lindrum won all their matches easily and met in the final.

Davis had won one of his matches 29—2 after taking a winning 16—0 lead. However Davis won the last ten frames in a row to win 34—27, having won the match 31— Qualifying was introduced for the first time in and, with 9 entries, two players were chosen to play a qualification match to reduce the field to 8.

Withers won the match 17—14, [30] a defeat that Fred put down to ignoring his worsening eyesight. Davis won the first two frames before Withers won the third, doubling the final black to win the frame.

This was to be Withers last frame as Davis won the next 14 to win the match 16—1. Davis then won the remaining 14 dead frames, to win 28 frames in succession.

Lindrum led 17—13 at the half-way stage, [33] but Davis recovered to win the match 32— Horace Lindrum chose not to enter in and Joe Davis won easily, beating Sidney Smith in the final.

In his semi-final Davis made breaks of and 96 in successive frames [36] and finished the winning frame in the final with a 98 clearance.

Joe won but Fred had the satisfaction of making a clearance, a new record break for the championship, [38] Joe met Sidney Smith in the final for the second successive year.

Joe again won comfortably, taking a winning 37—25 early on the final day. Joe and Fred Davis met in the final. Joe led 15—10 but then Fred won 11 frames in succession to lead 21— The spectators cheered for nearly a minute when Joe made his century.

The championship resumed in and Joe Davis met Horace Lindrum in the final, a repeat of and The final was organised on a much larger scale than anything previously.

The Royal Horticultural Hall in London was converted to a snooker venue, seating 1, He did not, in any other sense, retire from snooker, continuing to play in other tournaments and exhibition matches for many years.

There were a record 20 entries for the championship. The semi-finals were completed by the middle of March but the two finalists, Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson , agreed to delay the final until the autumn so that it could be played at the rebuilt Thurston's Hall, now renamed Leicester Square Hall.

Donaldson got off to a good start, leading 44—28 after the first week [50] and eventually taking a winning 73—49 lead early on the 11th day.

Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson again reached the final. This time it was Davis who got off to a good start, leading 45—27 after the first week.

Donaldson led 39—33 after the first week [54] but Davis pulled ahead on the second week and eventually took a winning 73—58 lead.

After three finals at Leicester Square Hall the final moved to Blackpool Tower Circus , moving out of London for the first time since The final was reduced to 97 frames over 8 days.

Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson met, yet again, in the final. The score was level at 18—18 after three days but Donaldson pulled ahead to lead 45—39 at the start of the last day.

Davis led 44—28 after six days and, although Donaldson won 8 of the 12 frames on the seventh day, Davis won comfortably early on the final day.

Both players were well past their best. Although Lindrum did not play in the News of the World Tournament, he had been receiving more generous starts in recent handicap tournaments and had even withdrawn from a tournament in , complaining about his overly generous handicap which gave the public the wrong impression about his ability.

The entries did not include Joe Davis , who chose not to enter the new tournament. Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson were given byes to the semi-final stage.

They both reached the final again, although Donaldson had a close match against Albert Brown. The final was over 73 frames and was held at Blackpool Tower Circus.

Davis had the best of the first four days and led 29— The frame final and was the last held at Leicester Square Hall before its closure in The match was tied at 33—33 at the start of the final session but Davis was again successful.

The final was the most one-sided of the eight finals, Davis taking a winning 36—15 lead early on the fifth day.

After his heavy defeat in Walter Donaldson chose not to enter in Davis got off to a good start and held on to win his seventh championship. Fred Davis and John Pulman met again in the final, played again in Blackpool.

The match was again close but Davis won for the eighth time. The championship attracted only four entries and was held over two weeks in Jersey.

Fred Davis, the reigning champion, could not afford to travel such a distance and did not enter. In the recent News of the World Tournament Pulman had been handicapped as the fourth strongest player.

None of the three higher-handicapped players Joe Davis , Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson played in the championship and, with little interest in the event, there was no championship in No world championship, official or unofficial, was held between and but in , with the approval of the BACC, the championship was revived on a challenge basis.

Pulman won the frame match 19—16 to become the official world champion. Pulman won 25 of the 47 matches to retain the title.

Williams set a new championship record with a break of in the 24th match. There were 7 separate matches played in Liverpool.

Pulman won 4 of the first 6 matches to retain the title. After April there were no more contests until Australian Eddie Charlton challenged John Pulman and the pair met in a frame match in Bolton , played in March The first match, played in late saw the end of John Pulman 's reign as champion, beaten by one of the new professionals, John Spencer.

Spencer led 24—18 after the final afternoon session and clinched the match by winning the first frame in the evening with a 97 break.

Spencer won the frame final 37— Spencer lost to Ray Reardon at the semi-final stage of the Championship. Reardon went on to win the final against John Pulman to win his first title.

The next world championship was held in Australia in late For the only time there was a group stage with 9 players, the top 4 moving on to a knock-out stage.

Ray Reardon and John Spencer met in one semi-final with Spencer winning easily. Simpson caused a major upset by beating Charlton.

The Championship marked a change in format, with the tournament played over two weeks at a single venue rather than over an extended period.

In the 5-day final Charlton led 7—0 after the opening session [84] but Reardon led 17—13 after two days. The match continued to be close but Reardon pulled ahead on the final day to win 38—32, for his second title.

The Championship followed a similar format but with somewhat shorter matches and event reduced to 10 days. Reardon met Graham Miles in the 3-day final.

Reardon led 17—11 after two days and won comfortably 22— The Championship was held in Australia. Twenty-seven players competed including 8 from Australia, 16 from the United Kingdom, two from Canada and one from South Africa.

The final was held near Melbourne but matches were held in many locations, the semi-finals having been held in Canberra and Brisbane.

In the final Reardon won 10 of the 12 frames on the second day to lead 16—8 [86] but Charlton won the first 9 frames on day 3 to lead.

However Reardon then won 7 frames in a row to lead again and, although Charlton levelled the match at 30—30, Reardon won the deciding frame.

The World Snooker Championship was held at two venues; half the draw was held in Middlesbrough and half in Manchester , which also hosted the final.

Alex Higgins won three close matches to reach the final, where he met Ray Reardon. Reardon led 24—15 at the start of the last day and, winning 3 of the first 4 frames, took the title 27—16, his fourth successive title.

In the championship was played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield where it has remained ever since.

John Spencer beat defending champion Ray Reardon 13—6 in the quarter-finals. The final was close with the score being 9—9 after the first day and 18—18 after two days.

Defending champion John Spencer lost to Perrie Mans in the first round of the championship. Eddie Charlton beat Cliff Thorburn 13—12 in the quarter-finals, winning the last 5 frames, [94] but lost to Ray Reardon in the semi-finals.

Charlton led 12—9 after three sessions but Reardon won all 7 frames in the fourth session and eventually won 18— Ray Reardon won the final 25—18 to win the championship for the sixth time.

It was forty years until another player in their 40s would win the title, when Mark Williams achieved the feat in The championship was won by Terry Griffiths.

Griffiths had only been a professional for 7 months and played two qualifying matches to reach the Crucible. The championship was extended to 24 players.

Players seeded 9 to 16 met a qualifier in the first round, the winner meeting one of the top 8 seeds in the second round. A number of changes were made to accommodate the extra matches, including reducing the final to 35 frames.

In the final Cliff Thorburn met Alex Higgins. The match was level at 9—9 after the first day and level again at 13—13 after the final afternoon session.

During the evening session the scores was tied at 16—16 before Thorburn made a clearance in frame 33 and a break of 51 in frame 34 to win the championship.

Despite being the number 13 seed, Steve Davis was the favourite for the championship. Davis won the first six frames of the final but only led 10—8 at the end of the first day.

Davis led 14—12 at the start of the final evening session and won the first four frames to win 18— Doug Mountjoy set a new championship record of during his semi-final match against Ray Reardon.

The championship was extended to 32 players with 16 seeded players and 16 qualifiers. There was a surprise in the first round when Tony Knowles beat defending champion Steve Davis 10—1.

In the semi-finals Jimmy White led 15—14 and 59—0 before missing an easy red with the rest. Higgins then made a 69 clearance and then won the deciding frame to reach the final.

The score was 15—15 before Higgins won three frames in a row to win the championship, finishing with a clearance of , thereby denying Reardon the chance to win a seventh world title.

Cliff Thorburn made the first maximum break in the world championship in during his second round match against Terry Griffiths.

The importance of this achievement at the time is demonstrated by the fact that play was stopped on the other table.

This was the break that gave the World Championship one of its most iconic words of commentary, "oh, good luck mate" on the final black, courtesy of Jack Karnehm.

Thorburn beat Griffiths in a final frame decider, a match that finished at Thorburn then also won his quarter-final and semi-final matches in the deciding frame.

Exhausted and deflated by the news that his wife had suffered a miscarriage [] meant that the final against Steve Davis was one-sided with Davis winning 18—6.

The final was between Steve Davis and Jimmy White , in his first final. Davis led 12—4 after the first day but White won 7 of the 8 frames on the final afternoon.

Davis led 16—12 at the evening interval and, despite a comeback from White, Davis won 18— In the final , Dennis Taylor beat Steve Davis 18—17 on the final ball of the final frame, in one of the most closely contested matches of all time.

It finished at With an audience of Johnson led 13—11 at the start of the evening session and won 5 of the first 6 frames to win 18— Joe Johnson and Steve Davis met again in the final although, on this occasion, Davis was the winner by a score of 18— Steve Davis and Terry Griffiths met in the final.

The score was 8—8 after the first day but Davis pulled ahead on the final day and won 18— Davis led 13—3 after the first day and won the first five frames on the final day to win 18—3.

In Steve Davis failed to reach the final for the first time since , losing in the semi-finals 16—14 to Jimmy White. In Hendry, the number 1 seed, lost in the quarter-finals to Steve James.

In Jimmy White became the second player to make a maximum break in the world championship, during his 10—4 first round win over Tony Drago.

Stephen Hendry met Jimmy White in the final. White led 14—8 but Hendry won 10 frames in a row frame to win 18— In , James Wattana , from Thailand, became the first Asian player to reach the semi-finals, where he lost to Jimmy White.

The final was one-sided, with Stephen Hendry beating White 18—5. In Jimmy White reached his sixth final, meeting Stephen Hendry for the fourth time in the final.

Hendry led 5—1 but White won 6 frames in a row to lead 7—5. Thereafter the match was always close and the match went to a final frame.

White missed a black off the spot, after which Hendry made a break of 58 to clinch the title. Fergal O'Brien made a century in his first frame at the Crucible, the only player to do so.

In Hendry and White met in the semi-finals, where Hendry won again, making a maximum break during the match. In the other semi-final Nigel Bond beat unseeded Andy Hicks.

The final was initially close until Hendry won 9 frames in a row to take the score from 5—5 to 14—5.

Hendry eventually won 18—9. Hendry made a record 12 century breaks during the tournament. He met Stephen Hendry in the final.

Ebdon led 4—2 in the early stages but Hendry eventually won 18—12 to win his fifth successive title. There were 48 century breaks during the final stages, a new record.

In the first round of championship Ronnie O'Sullivan made the fastest maximum break in snooker history, taking just 5 minutes and 20 seconds.

Doherty led 15—7 before Hendry won 5 frames in a row. Doherty then won the next three frames to win 18—12, ending Hendry's winning run of 29 consecutive matches.

Stephen Hendry lost to Jimmy White in the first round of the championship. Doherty reached the final again meeting year-old John Higgins.

Higgins won 18—12, making 5 centuries in the final. There were 59 centuries during the tournament of which Higgins made 14, both records. The following year, Stephen Hendry won his seventh and final world title, the most in the modern era.

In the final he beat Mark Williams 18— In the semi-final between Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan each player made 4 century breaks, the 8 centuries being a record for a world championship match.

The period from to was dominated by three players, all born in and all turning professional in Higgins had also won in , and Williams would go on to win in In his semi-final Mark Williams trailed 11—15 to John Higgins but took 6 frames in a row to win 17— In the final Williams met fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens.

Stevens led 13—7 but Williams made another comeback to win 18—16, becoming the first left-handed champion. Ronnie O'Sullivan won his first world championship in , defeating John Higgins 18—14 in the final.

O'Sullivan led 14—7 before Higgins won four frames in a row. O'Sullivan looked likely to win the title in the 31st frame as he led 17—13 and 69—6.

However he missed a red in the middle pocket and Higgins won the frame with a break of Higgins made a break of 45 in frame 32 but O'Sullivan made an 80 break to take the title.

Stephen Hendry beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 17—13 in the semi-final of the Championship , Hendry reaching his ninth final.

Peter Ebdon beat Matthew Stevens 17—16 in the other semi-final. Stevens led 16—14 but Ebdon won the last 3 frames. The final went to the deciding frame where Ebdon made a break of 59 and clinched the title.

There were a record 68 centuries in the tournament including a record 16 by Stephen Hendry who made 5 in the semi-final and a further 4 in the final.

Mark Williams won his second World title in by defeating Ken Doherty 18—16 in the final. Ronnie O'Sullivan made the fifth maximum break in the World Championship, becoming the first player to score two s in the event.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his second world title in by defeating Graeme Dott 18—8 in the final, despite Dott having led 5—0.

Shaun Murphy won the championship by defeating Matthew Stevens 18—16 in the final. Murphy was only the second qualifier to win the World Championship, after Terry Griffiths in Murphy won 2 qualifying matches and then 5 matches at the Crucible to take the title.

Graeme Dott beat Peter Ebdon 18—14 in the final. The match finished at This was the first Championship sponsored by a betting company after the banning of tobacco sponsorship.

In the last round of the qualifying competition Robert Milkins had the first break made during qualifying for the championship.

Shaun Murphy came back from 7—12 down to win his quarter-final match against Matthew Stevens , [] but lost in the deciding frame of his semi-final to Mark Selby.

Both O'Sullivan and Carter had made maximum breaks earlier in the tournament, the first time there had been two breaks in the same World Championship.

It was O'Sullivan's third maximum in the Championship. John Higgins won his third world title in , beating Shaun Murphy 18—9 in the final.

Michaela Tabb refereed the final, becoming the first woman to do so in a World Championship final. Stephen Hendry won his th frame at the Crucible Theatre , the first player to do so.

John Higgins won his fourth world title in , beating Judd Trump 18—15 in the final. Trump had beaten David Gilbert in the qualifying competition and then defeated defending champion Neil Robertson in the first round.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his fourth world title in , defeating Ali Carter 18—11 in the final. On the opening day Hendry made his third maximum break at the Crucible, equalling Ronnie O'Sullivan 's record.

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan retained the title in despite having played only one competitive match all season. He broke Hendry's record of career Crucible centuries, finishing the tournament with He also became the first player to make six century breaks in a Crucible final.

Arguably this era could be seen as extending into and beyond the Selby years when considering final appearances - 15 of the 21 finals between and have featured at least one class of '92 player.

Mark Selby won the world title in by beating defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 18—14 in the final, having trailed 5— Stuart Bingham won the title, defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 13—9 in the quarter-finals, Judd Trump 17—16 in the semi-finals, and Shaun Murphy 18—15 in the final to win the first world title of his year professional career.

Defending champion Stuart Bingham lost 9—10 against Ali Carter in the first round of the Championship. Mark Selby defeated Ding Junhui 18—14 in the final to claim his second world title.

Ding was the first Asian player to reach a World Championship final. There were 86 century breaks made during the Championship, equalling the record set in A new record of 10 centuries in a professional match was set in the semi-final between Ding Junhui and Alan McManus , with Ding also setting a new record of seven centuries by one player in a World Championship match.

Mark Selby and Marco Fu set a new record for the longest frame of snooker ever played at the Crucible, 76 minutes 11 seconds. Neither player scored a century, however there were two breaks by Highfield.

The game was tight, with the scores being level at various stages until Jones defeated Murphy 10—9. For the second successive year, Ding Junhui faced a fellow Chinese player in the first round of the World Championship.

Having defeated Zhou Yuelong in , he faced Xiao Guodong in Ding came out as a comfortable 10—3 winner, despite losing the opening two frames of the match.

Two more qualifiers won their first round matches. Ricky Walden defeated Luca Brecel 10—6. Walden was originally five frames ahead at 8—3; Brecel won the next three frames, to leave the game at 8—6, before Walden won the final two frames of the game.

Two-time champion Mark Williams defeated Jimmy Robertson in his first round match 10—5. Williams led 7—2 after the initial session. In the 13th frame, he hit a tournament highest break at that point of , to go 9—4 ahead, before winning the deciding frame in the 15th frame.

In the final session, Un-Nooh scored 14 reds and blacks, before missing the final 15th red on in the 12th frame on course for his second maximum.

Anthony McGill defeated Ryan Day, despite being 5—8 behind. He won the final five frames of the match to win 10—8. McGill said he could not believe he won; [32] the BBC referred to his win as an "unbelievable comeback.

The two took the match to a decider at nine a piece, before Trump took the final frame. Out of eight former world champions playing in the tournament main stage, three made it through to the second round.

The three former champions to progress were Ronnie O'Sullivan five-time champion , John Higgins four-time champion and Mark Williams two-time champion , all professionals since The second round of the tournament saw matches being played as best of 25 frames 13 frames needed to win , played over three sessions.

Current Masters champion, Mark Allen and Joe Perry , who defeated the defending world champion in the first round, shared the spoils through the first two sessions of their second round match.

In the third session, however, Allen won all five frames to go through to the quarter-finals with a 13—8 win. Barry Hawkins entered the quarter-finals for the sixth consecutive year after beating Lyu Haotian 13— Hawkins and Lyu were level at 10 frames all before Hawkins won the final three frames of the match.

Having only defeated O'Sullivan on one occasion from seventeen attempts in the group stage at the non-ranking Championship League , Carter won 13—9 to advance to the quarter-finals.

Kyren Wilson entered the quarter-finals by defeating Jamie Jones 13—5, winning the last six frames of the match. In the penultimate frame, during a clearance, Wilson played a screw shot, jumping the cueball off the table.

During the shot, he damaged the head of his cue tip. Two frames later, Higgins scored a break of , one shy of the maximum.

It was Higgins' highest break at the Crucible and the highest anyone scored in the tournament. The quarterfinals were also played as best of 25 frame matches over three sessions.

The quarter-finalists were all top sixteen players, with Masters Champion Mark Allen as the lowest ranked player left in the competition. Masters runner-up Wilson, won 13—6, after leading Allen 11—5 overnight.

Two time champion Mark Williams defeated Ali Carter, 13—8. In the final match of the quarterfinals, John Higgins played Judd Trump in a repeat of the final.

Trump gained an early lead in the second session at 7—3, but Higgins won the next five frames, and the pair finished the session at 8—8.

Trump won the next two frames taking a two frame lead at 11—9, before Higgins won the next three frames to take a lead at 11— The semifinals were played over four sessions, with matches played as best of 33 frames in a single table setup.

John Higgins took an early lead in the opening session leading Kyren Wilson 5—3, and retained this lead into the next two sessions, at 9—7, and 13— The pair shared the next four frames to leave the match at 15—13, before Higgins won the final two frames to win 17— The second semifinal saw Barry Hawkins take a similar lead over Mark Williams.

Hawkins took 5—3, 9—7 and 13—11 leads before going into the final session. Williams made a comeback, drawing level at 14 frames a piece, and then again at 15 all.

Williams took the lead for the first time in the match at 16—15 before winning it 17— The final was played as a best of 35 frames over four sessions, between John Higgins and Mark Williams.

The first session of the match saw Williams take an early lead, winning the first four frames. Higgins won the second mini-session 3—1, and so the first session ended with a 5—3 lead for Williams.

In the second session, Williams took the next two frames, to lead 7—3 before Higgins scored four frames to level the score at 7—7. Williams pulled away once again winning the final 3 frames to take a 10—7 lead overnight.

In the second of those frames, Higgins won with a 72 counter-clearance after Williams missed on a break of In the following frame Higgins started on a maximum break , which had never been achieved in a World Championship final.

He potted ten reds with blacks but could not complete the clearance. Nevertheless, the break of 80 secured his third successive frame and reduced the deficit to 10— Williams won the final frame of the afternoon, winning the session 5—3 and taking a 15—10 lead into the final session of the championship.

Higgins responded by winning the first five frames of the final session to level the match at 15—15, including three clearances and a match highest break of Williams then won his first frame of the evening and followed up with a break to take the score to 17— In the 33rd frame, Williams missed a pink that would have clinched the title when on a break of 63; Higgins cleared to pull the score to 16— In the 34th frame, Williams held his nerve to make a match-winning break of 69, clinching the match 18—16 and winning his third world title.

Williams' win came 15 years after his last world title in —the longest span between two successive wins in the history of the tournament. He became, at the age of 43, only the third player to win at the Crucible in their 40s, joining Ray Reardon who was 45 in and John Spencer who was 41 in The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below: There were three qualifying rounds, with the sixteen winners of the third round matches progressing to the main stages of the tournament at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Qualifying took place between 11—18 April at the English Institute of Sport , also in Sheffield, in a table set-up. All matches were best of 19 frames.

Among the World Snooker Tour players , only Boonyarit Keattikun and Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn both from Thailand were not participating in qualifying rounds.

The following 15 amateur players were invited to compete in qualifying: Players ranked 17—80 in the world rankings were seeded in qualifying.

The rest of the tour players plus the invited amateurs were drawn randomly. Winners advanced to the main draw.

Players and spectators the tournament's first-round draw's two hour delay due to "technical issues". Following his first-round loss to Jack Lisowski, world champion Stuart Bingham stated he was going to take a leave of absence from the game.

Bingham said he wanted to "spend some time with the family and put my cue down for a while". The pair had brushed shoulders, in an incident the Independent described as a "barge".

After winning the championship Mark Williams said that, "The turnaround in the past 12 months is something I cannot work out", after not appearing in the competition in the previous season.

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