World Championship Snooker 2009

World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The change in format proved a great success and Thurston's Hall became the primary venue for professional snooker matches. The World Snooker Championship is the leading snooker tournament both in terms of prestige and prize money. Spencer lost to Ray Reardon at the semi-final stage of the Championship.

The tournament began with defending champion Mark Williams seeded one drawing Martin Gould. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Six-red Snooker International. For the first time in the history of the world championship, an amateur player appeared at the main stage of the event.

World Snooker Association. The overall championship would increase from to players, english songs and mp3 music sites 100 with the additional places made available to former world champions and players from emerging countries.

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

List of snooker tournaments ranking minor-ranking List of ranking title winners List of withdrawn tournaments. List of world sports championships. The final was organised on a much larger scale than anything previously. The deciding frame was won by Higgins, after Gilbert missed the black ball from the spot. The Sydney Morning Herald.

Shown below are the results for each round. Winners advanced to the main draw. The final was played over four sessions, as a best-offrames match.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph. In the championship was revived on a challenge basis and in the championship became a knock-out event again.

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The final was held near Melbourne but matches were held in many locations, the semi-finals having been held in Canberra and Brisbane. Because of the importance of gate receipts, dead frames were played out, whatever the state of the game.

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Fred Davis, the reigning champion, could not afford to travel such a distance and did not enter. With minimal prize money, players mainly made money from their share of the gate receipts. The match was held partly in Nottingham before finishing in Kettering. Horace Lindrum chose not to enter in and Joe Davis won easily, beating Sidney Smith in the final.

The Championship marked a change in format, with the tournament played over two weeks at a single venue rather than over an extended period. Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the Crucible.

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Ray Reardon and John Spencer met in one semi-final with Spencer winning easily. The first championship was held in and was won by Joe Davis. He also became the first player to make six century breaks in a Crucible final. Joe and Fred Davis met in the final. Defending champion John Spencer lost to Perrie Mans in the first round of the championship.

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Michaela Tabb refereed the final, becoming the first woman to do so in a World Championship final. It was O'Sullivan's third maximum in the Championship. There were five entries in Championship.

Thereafter the match was always close and the match went to a final frame. They both reached the final again, although Donaldson had a close match against Albert Brown. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligence.

Trump had beaten David Gilbert in the qualifying competition and then defeated defending champion Neil Robertson in the first round. He met Stephen Hendry in the final. This had often been the case in the early championships but now became universal. The snooker was played as an added extra to the main event, a billiards match played over two weeks. Both players were well past their best.

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Since all championships have been sponsored by betting companies. In the championship was played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield where it has remained ever since. Active professional snooker tournaments. The tournament saw century breaks, the most recorded at any official snooker event.

In each of these years the tournament started on a Friday. Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson again reached the final. In Jimmy White reached his sixth final, meeting Stephen Hendry for the fourth time in the final. This is complete list of century breaks scored in both the qualifying and the televised stages.

Doug Mountjoy set a new championship record with a highest break of during his semi-final match against Ray Reardon. The match was played at Davis's own snooker hall in Chesterfield. The first championship was held in and was called the Professional Snooker Championship. Simpson caused a major upset by beating Charlton.