Warld Snooker Championship

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Warld Snooker Championship
Tournament information
VenueCrucible Theatre
LocationSheffield
KintraEngland
Established1927
Organisation(s)Warld Snooker Association
FormatRankin event
Tot prize fundUK £2,231,000
Recent edeetion2019
Current champion(s)Ingland Judd Trump

The Warld Snooker Championship (Inglis: World Snooker Championship) is the leadin snooker toornament baith in terms o prestige an prize money.

Winners[eedit | eedit soorce]

Format Organiser
Knockout toornament BACC
Challenge event with defendin champion receivin a bye to the feenal † BACC
Warld Professional Match-play Championship ◊ PBPA
Challenge matches ‡ BACC
Knockout toornament (modern era) WPBSA

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

notes
  1. Due to Warld War II
  2. Due to a disagreemen with the Billiards Association and Control Club an the Professional Billiards Players' Association (PBPA), Lindrum an McConachy wae the only players to compete, with most professional players playing in the Warld Professional Match-play Championship instead. As a result, Lindrum's title win i sometimes ignored, with Cliff Thorburn (Canada), Ken Doherty (Republic of Ireland) and Neil Robertson (Australia) usually regartat a the only non-United Kingdom Warld Champions.[4]
  3. Due to lack o interes there was no championship organised between 1957 and 1964. It wis agreed between the Professional Billiard Players Association and the BACC that the championship would be contested by having the reignin champion play in challenge matches. This wis the case until the 1969 Championship.[6] The agreement in 1964 wis that there should be a minimum sidestake of £50 involved, that matches could be of any duration agreed by both participants, an that the challenger would be responsible for finding a suitable venue.[7]
  4. The title was decided over a series of matches rather than frames.[8]
  5. The title was decided over a series of matches rather than frames.[8]
references
  1. Turner, Chris. "Warld Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived frae the oreeginal on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  2. "Warld Championship – Roll of Honour". Global Snooker. Archived frae the oreeginal on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. "Hall of Fame". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "History of the Warld Snooker Championship". Warldsnooker.com. Warld Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  5. "Embassy Warld Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived frae the oreeginal on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  6. Everton, Clive (1985). Guinness Snooker: The Records. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 55–56. ISBN 0851124488.
  7. "Professional Snooker". Billiards and Snooker. No. January 1964. the Billiards Association and Control Council. p. 13.)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Everton, Clive (1981). Guinness Book of Snooker. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives. p. 65. ISBN 0-85112-230-2.