2014 Warld Snooker Championship

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2014 Dafabet Warld Snooker Championship
Logo Snooker-WM 2014.jpg
Tournament information
Dates19 April – 5 May 2014
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
KintraEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRankin event
Total prize fund£1,214,000
Winner's share£300,000
Highest break Neil Robertson (AUS) (140)
Final
Champion Mark Selby (ENG)
Runner-up Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)
Score18–14
2013
2015

The 2014 Warld Snooker Championship wis a professional snooker toornament, that teuk place frae 19 Apryle tae 5 May 2014 a the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It wis the 38th consecutive year that the Warld Snooker Championship haed been held a the Crucible and wis the last rankin event o the 2013-14 snooker saison. The event wis sponsored bi Dafabet for the first time.

Ronnie O'Sullivan wis the defendin champion, havin won the 2013 event defeatin Barry Hawkins in the feenal. Mark Selby won the event tae captur his first Warld title bi defeatin O'Sullivan 18–14 in the feenal. This wis Selby's fowert rankin title, an aw completin the Triple Crown o Warld Championship, UK Championship, and Masters titles. Neil Robertson secured the heichest brak o the toornament, a 140. Robertson scored his 100th century brak o the saison in his quarter-feenal win ower Judd Trump. The event featurit a prize fund o £1,214,000 wi the winner receivin £300,000.

Prize fund[eedit | eedit soorce]

The tot prize money fae the 2014 Warld Snooker Championship wis raised tae £1,214,000 frae the previous year's £1,111,000. The winner received £300,000, an increase o £50,000 ower the previous year. The brakdoun o prize money for the 2014 event is shawn ablo:[1]

  • Winner: £300,000
  • Runner-up: £125,000
  • Semi-final: £55,000
  • Quarter-final: £25,000
  • Last 16: £16,000
  • Last 32: £12,000
  • Last 48: £8,500
  • Last 64: £5,000
  • Last 96: £1,000
  • Non-televised heichest brak: £1,000
  • Televised heichest brak: £10,000
  • Tot: £1,214,000

Main draw[eedit | eedit soorce]

The draw for the first roond teuk place on 17 Apryle 2014, ane day efter the qualifyin, an wis broadcast live on Warld Snooker's YouTube channel at 12 pm BST.[2][3] The nummers in parentheses beside some o the players are thair seeding ranks, whilst players in bold denote match winners. Below is the full results frae the event.[4][5][6]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
19 April            
  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (1)  10
24, 25 & 26 April
  Robin Hull (FIN)  4  
 Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
20 & 21 April
   Ingland Joe Perry (16)  11  
  Joe Perry (ENG) (16)  10
29 & 30 April
  Jamie Burnett (SCO)  7  
 Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
19 & 20 April
   Ingland Shaun Murphy (9)  3  
  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (9)  10
27 & 28 April
  Jamie Cope (ENG)  9  
 Ingland Shaun Murphy (9)  13
22 & 23 April
   Hong Kong Marco Fu (8)  8  
  Marco Fu (HKG) (8)  10
1 & 2 May
  Martin Gould (ENG)  7  
 Ingland Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  17
22 & 23 April
   Ingland Barry Hawkins (5)  7
  Barry Hawkins (ENG) (5)  10
25 & 26 April
  David Gilbert (ENG)  4  
 Ingland Barry Hawkins (5)  13
21 & 22 April
   Ingland Ricky Walden (12)  11  
  Ricky Walden (ENG) (12)  10
29 & 30 April
  Kyren Wilson (ENG)  7  
 Ingland Barry Hawkins (5)  13
23 & 24 April
   Wales Dominic Dale  12  
  Mark Davis (ENG) (13)  5
26, 27 & 28 April
  Dominic Dale (WAL)  10  
 Wales Dominic Dale  13
20 & 21 April
   Ingland Michael Wasley  4  
  Ding Junhui (CHN) (4)  9
  Michael Wasley (ENG)  10  
21 April            
  Mark Selby (ENG) (3)  10
24 & 25 April
  Michael White (WAL)  9  
 Ingland Mark Selby (3)  13
19 & 20 April
   Ingland Ali Carter (14)  9  
  Ali Carter (ENG) (14)  10
29 & 30 April
  Xiao Guodong (CHN)  8  
 Ingland Mark Selby (3)  13
21 & 22 April
   Scotland Alan McManus  5  
  John Higgins (SCO) (11)  7
25 & 26 April
  Alan McManus (SCO)  10  
 Scotland Alan McManus  13
19 & 20 April
   Republic o Ireland Ken Doherty  8  
  Stuart Bingham (ENG) (6)  5
1, 2 & 3 May
  Ken Doherty (IRL)  10  
 Ingland Mark Selby (3)  17
22 & 23 April
   Australie Neil Robertson (2)  15
  Judd Trump (ENG) (7)  10
26, 27 & 28 April
  Tom Ford (ENG)  8  
 Ingland Judd Trump (7)  13
19 & 20 April
   Wales Ryan Day  7  
  Stephen Maguire (SCO) (10)  9
29 & 30 April
  Ryan Day (WAL)  10  
 Ingland Judd Trump (7)  11
22 & 23 April
   Australie Neil Robertson (2)  13  
  Mark Allen (NIR) (15)  10
27 & 28 April
  Michael Holt (ENG)  4  
 Northren Ireland Mark Allen (15)  7
23 & 24 April
   Australie Neil Robertson (2)  13  
  Neil Robertson (AUS) (2)  10
  Robbie Williams (ENG)  2  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 4 & 5 May. Referee: Brendan Moore.[7][8]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
England Ingland
14–18 Mark Selby (3)
 Ingland
77–0, 64–26, 102–0, 28–69, 47–68, 80–8, 36–72, 66–54, 99–24, 70–47, 67–27, 25–82, 45–96, 131–0, 85–0, 10–84, 9–78, 35–81, 23–77, 7–84, 29–89, 76–38, 67–70, 100–0, 24–67, 39–64, 4–90, 79–0, 66–47, 0–131, 14–87, 56–62 Match time: 11:12:43 (HH:MM:SS)
Average frame time: 21:01 (MM:SS)
Century breaks: 4 (O'Sullivan 3, Selby 1)
Highest break by O'Sullivan: 131
Highest break by Selby: 127
77–0, 64–26, 102–0, 28–69, 47–68, 80–8, 36–72, 66–54, 99–24, 70–47, 67–27, 25–82, 45–96, 131–0, 85–0, 10–84, 9–78, 35–81, 23–77, 7–84, 29–89, 76–38, 67–70, 100–0, 24–67, 39–64, 4–90, 79–0, 66–47, 0–131, 14–87, 56–62
Ingland Mark Selby wins the 2014 Dafabet Warld Snooker Championship

Century breaks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Televised stage centuries[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare war 58 century braks in the televised stage o the Warld Championship.[9] For every century brak made during the main toornament, Dafabet, donated £100 tae the Bluebell Wid Childer's Hospice.[10] Neil Robertson made the heichest brak o the event, a 140.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  9. "Dafabet Warld Championship: century breaks". Warldsnookerdata.com. Warld Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived frae the original on 5 Mey 2014. Retrieved 5 Mey 2014.
  10. "Dafabet To Donate For Centuries". Warldsnooker.com. Warld Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 18 Apryle 2014. Archived frae the original on 20 Apryle 2014. Retrieved 26 Apryle 2014.