Triple Crown (snooker)

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Logo o the Triple Crown Series

The Triple Crown in snooker is winnin the three maist prestigious toornaments; the Warld Snooker Championship, th' UK Championship, an the invitational Masters. Thir three evens thegither mak up the Triple Crown Series wit each individual toornament referred tae as a Triple Crown event. The individual evens are deemed tae be the maist reputable, despite nae ayeweys bein worth the maist rankin pynts or prize fund. Players who win aw three toornaments are said tae hae "won th Triple Crown", aither ower thair career, or in ane season alone. The Triple Crown dates back tae the 1969 Warld Snooker Championship, when the event changed reverted tae a knockout format frae the prior "challenge" basis.

As o 2020, 11 players hae won aw three evens, wi baith Stephen Hendry an Ronnie O'Sullivan winnin each event five times or mair. O'Sullivan haes the maist titles, haein won 19 individual toornaments. Three players hae won aw three in the space o a season, wi Mark Williams, Steve Davis each an Hendry haein done sae on twa occasions. Shortly afore the stairt o the Masters toornament in Januar 2020, the name wis creautit as pairt o a "Triple Crown series", wi ony player who haed won the Triple Crown in the past bein able tae adorn thair waistcoat wi a crown symbolising thair achievemens.

Tournament winners[eedit | eedit soorce]

By season[eedit | eedit soorce]

A leet o aw winners o the three Triple Crown events is shawn ablo bi season:

Season UK Championship[1][2] The Masters[3][4] Warld Championship[5][6] Ref.
1968–69 stairtit in 1977/1978 stairtit in 1974/1975  John Spencer (ENG) (1/4) [7]
1969–70  Ray Reardon (WAL) (1/7) [7]
1970–71  John Spencer (ENG) (2/4) [7]
1971–72  Alex Higgins (NIR) (1/5) [7]
1972–73  Ray Reardon (WAL) (2/7) [7]
1973–74  Ray Reardon (WAL) (3/7) [7]
1974–75  John Spencer (ENG) (3/4)  Ray Reardon (WAL) (4/7) [7][8]
1975–76  Ray Reardon (WAL)dagger (5/7)  Ray Reardon (WAL)dagger (6/7) [7][8]
1976–77  Doug Mountjoy (WAL) (1/3)  John Spencer (ENG) (4/4) [7][8]
1977–78  Patsy Fagan (IRL)  Alex Higgins (NIR) (2/5)  Ray Reardon (WAL) (7/7) [7][8]
1978–79  Doug Mountjoy (WAL) (2/3)  Perrie Mans (RSA)  Terry Griffiths (WAL) (1/3) [7][8]
1979–80  John Virgo (ENG)  Terry Griffiths (WAL) (2/3)  Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (1/4) [7][8][9]
1980–81  Steve Davis (ENG)dagger (1/15)  Alex Higgins (NIR) (3/5)  Steve Davis (ENG)dagger (2/15) [7][8][9]
1981–82  Steve Davis (ENG)dagger (3/15)  Steve Davis (ENG)dagger (4/15)  Alex Higgins (NIR) (4/5) [7][8][9]
1982–83  Terry Griffiths (WAL) (3/3)  Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (2/4)  Steve Davis (ENG) (5/15) [7][8][9]
1983–84  Alex Higgins (NIR) (5/5)  Jimmy White (ENG) (1/2)  Steve Davis (ENG) (6/15) [7][8][9]
1984–85  Steve Davis (ENG) (7/15)  Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (3/4)  Dennis Taylor (NIR) (1/2) [7][8][9]
1985–86  Steve Davis (ENG) (8/15)  Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (4/4)  Joe Johnson (ENG) [7][8][9]
1986–87  Steve Davis (ENG)dagger (9/15)  Dennis Taylor (NIR) (2/2)  Steve Davis (ENG)dagger (10/15) [7][8][9]
1987–88  Steve Davis (ENG)double-dagger (11/15)  Steve Davis (ENG)double-dagger (12/15)  Steve Davis (ENG)double-dagger (13/15) [7][8][9]
1988–89  Doug Mountjoy (WAL) (3/3)  Stephen Hendry (SCO) (1/18)  Steve Davis (ENG) (14/15) [7][8][9]
1989–90  Stephen Hendry (SCO)double-dagger (2/18)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)double-dagger (3/18)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)double-dagger (4/18) [7][8][9]
1990–91  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (5/18)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (6/18)  John Parrott (ENG) (1/2) [7][8][9]
1991–92  John Parrott (ENG) (2/2)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (7/18)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (8/18) [7][8][9]
1992–93  Jimmy White (ENG) (2/2)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (9/18)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (10/18) [7][8][9]
1993–94  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (1/19)  Alan McManus (SCO)  Stephen Hendry (SCO) (11/18) [7][8][9]
1994–95  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (12/18)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (2/19)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)dagger (13/18) [7][8][9]
1995–96  Stephen Hendry (SCO)double-dagger (14/18)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)double-dagger (15/18)  Stephen Hendry (SCO)double-dagger (16/18) [7][8][9]
1996–97  Stephen Hendry (SCO) (17/18)  Steve Davis (ENG) (15/15)  Ken Doherty (IRL) [7][8][9]
1997–98  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3/19)  Mark Williams (WAL) (1/7)  John Higgins (SCO) (1/9) [7][8][9]
1998–99  John Higgins (SCO)dagger (2/9)  John Higgins (SCO)dagger (3/9)  Stephen Hendry (SCO) (18/18) [7][8][9]
1999–2000  Mark Williams (WAL)dagger (2/7)  Matthew Stevens (WAL) (1/2)  Mark Williams (WAL)dagger (3/7) [7][8][9]
2000–01  John Higgins (SCO) (4/9)  Paul Hunter (ENG) (1/3)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (4/19) [7][8][9]
2001–02  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (5/19)  Paul Hunter (ENG) (2/3)  Peter Ebdon (ENG) (1/2) [7][8][9]
2002–03  Mark Williams (WAL)double-dagger (4/7)  Mark Williams (WAL)double-dagger (5/7)  Mark Williams (WAL)double-dagger (6/7) [7][8][9]
2003–04  Matthew Stevens (WAL) (2/2)  Paul Hunter (ENG) (3/3)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (6/19) [7][8][9]
2004–05  Stephen Maguire (SCO)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (7/19)  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (1/3) [7][8][9]
2005–06  Ding Junhui (CHN) (1/4)  John Higgins (SCO) (5/9)  Graeme Dott (SCO) [7][8][9]
2006–07  Peter Ebdon (ENG) (2/2)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (8/19)  John Higgins (SCO) (6/9) [7][8][9]
2007–08  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)dagger (9/19)  Mark Selby (ENG) (1/8)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)dagger (10/19) [7][8][9]
2008–09  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (2/3)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (11/19)  John Higgins (SCO) (7/9) [7][8][9]
2009–10  Ding Junhui (CHN) (2/4)  Mark Selby (ENG) (2/8)  Neil Robertson (AUS) (1/4) [7][8][9]
2010–11  John Higgins (SCO)dagger (8/9)  Ding Junhui (CHN) (3/4)  John Higgins (SCO)dagger (9/9) [7][8][9]
2011–12  Judd Trump (ENG) (1/3)  Neil Robertson (AUS) (2/4)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (12/19) [10][11][12]
2012–13  Mark Selby (ENG) (3/8)  Mark Selby (ENG) (4/8)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (13/19) [13][14][15]
2013–14  Neil Robertson (AUS) (3/4)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (14/19)  Mark Selby (ENG) (5/8) [16][17][18]
2014–15  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (15/19)  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (3/3)  Stuart Bingham (ENG) (1/2) [19][20][21]
2015–16  Neil Robertson (AUS) (4/4)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (16/19)  Mark Selby (ENG) (6/8) [22][23][24]
2016–17  Mark Selby (ENG)dagger (7/8)  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (17/19)  Mark Selby (ENG)dagger (8/8) [25][26][27]
2017–18  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (18/19)  Mark Allen (NIR)  Mark Williams (WAL) (7/7) [28][29][30]
2018–19  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (19/19)  Judd Trump (ENG)dagger (2/3)  Judd Trump (ENG)dagger (3/3) [31][32][33]
2019–20  Ding Junhui (CHN) (4/4)  Stuart Bingham (ENG) (2/2) [34][35]
Legend
Player won aw three Triple Crown tournaments in the same season double-dagger
Player won twa Triple Crown tournaments in the same season dagger

Multiple Triple Crown event winners[eedit | eedit soorce]

Player Tot Warld Championship[7] UK Championship[9] Masters[8] Winnin span
Ingland O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivandaggerdouble-dagger 19 5 7 7 1993–2018
Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendrydouble-dagger 18 7 5 6 1989–1999
Ingland Davis, SteveSteve Davisdouble-dagger 15 6 6 3 1980–1997
Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higginsdaggerdouble-dagger 9 4 3 2 1998–2011
Ingland Selby, MarkMark Selbydaggerdouble-dagger 8 3 2 3 2008–2017
Wales Reardon, RayRay Reardon 7 6 0 1 1970–1978
Wales Williams, MarkMark Williamsdaggerdouble-dagger 7 3 2 2 1998–2018
Northren Ireland Higgins, AlexAlex Higginsdouble-dagger 5 2 1 2 1972–1983
Ingland Spencer, JohnJohn Spencer 4 3 0 1 1969–1977
Australie Robertson, NeilNeil Robertsondaggerdouble-dagger 4 1 2 1 2010–2015
Canadae Thorburn, CliffCliff Thorburn 4 1 0 3 1980–1986
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Ding Junhuidagger 4 0 3 1 2005–2019
Wales Griffiths, TerryTerry Griffithsdouble-dagger 3 1 1 1 1979–1982
Ingland Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphydaggerdouble-dagger 3 1 1 1 2005–2015
Ingland Trump, JuddJudd Trumpdaggerdouble-dagger 3 1 1 1 2011–2019
Wales Mountjoy, DougDoug Mountjoy 3 0 2 1 1977–1988
Ingland Hunter, PaulPaul Hunter 3 0 0 3 2001–2004
Ingland Ebdon, PeterPeter Ebdon 2 1 1 0 2002–2006
Ingland Parrott, JohnJohn Parrott 2 1 1 0 1991–1991
Ingland Bingham, StuartStuart Binghamdagger 2 1 0 1 2015–2020
Northren Ireland Taylor, DennisDennis Taylor 2 1 0 1 1985–1987
Wales Stevens, MatthewMatthew Stevensdagger 2 0 1 1 2000–2003
Ingland White, JimmyJimmy Whitedagger 2 0 1 1 1984–1992
Legend
Player haes won aw Triple Crown events at least ance double-dagger
The names o active players are merked in bold dagger

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