Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Snooker World Championship
150 - 1. Joe was the winner in 1986 and went on to make the final the next year, losing out to Steve Davis.
|After his victory in 1981, who, in keeping with The Crucible tradition knocked Steve Davis out the following year? ||Embassy World Championships
Tony Knowles. Alex Higgins eventually claimed his second, and last title in that year.
£3,500. It was won by Ray Reardon who took his fifth title. Incidentally the winner of the 2002 final claimed £250,000.
|When Ronnie was on for a 147 in the 1999 World Championship semi - final he missed when he was well over a hundred. What colour did he miss?||Embassy World Championships
pink. Even Hendry showed disappointment at the miss. The amazing match was poised at 12-12, but the miss turned the match and Hendry pulled away to win and go on to take the championship.
Nigel Bond. Nigel Bond beat the surprise package of the tournament Andy Hicks in a dramatic semi-final encounter.
Dennis Taylor. He won it at his first attempt, having been a plumber until he turned professional.
18 - 3. It was the largest ever defeat in the World Championship. Parrott was exhausted having put all his efforts into reaching the final. He won it two years later.
Yes. John Spencer claimed much of the winnings out of a total prize fund of £17,000.
|On the subject of 147s, when Cliff Thorburn made his 147 in 1983 (against Terry Griffiths) which fellow Canadian stopped his match to watch?||Embassy World Championships
Bill Werbinik. The match on the adjoining table was stopped and the curtain raised to allow the crowd on the other side could see. Sadly Cliff found out shortly after that his wife had lost their child.
Mick Price. Ronnie completed the maximum without chalking his cue once.
|The final was between Shaun Murphy and Matthew Stevens and will be remembered for the sheer quality it brought out of both players. What was the final score?||Embassy World Championship 2005
18-16 Shaun Murphy. Shaun had played superbly throughout the tournament and deserved his success. One of the great aspects about Shaun's game which shown was his long potting. He just didnt miss!
|Which player claimed they didn't deserve to advance through to the semi-finals, claiming that they had played poorly in the first round, poorly in the second round, and except for four frames poorly in the quarterfinals in an x-rated aftermatch interview?||Embassy World Championship 2005
Steven Hendry. The seven-time world champion, clearly not happy with his performance.
5. Ronnie O'Sullivan, Peter Ebdon, Shaun Murphy, Ian McCullough, and Steve Davis.
25. First to 13 of course played over three sessions of eight with the odd frame played at the end of the third session if needed.
|Fans of Ronnie O'Sullivan were faced with quite a shock when he and opponent Ali Carter emerged for the second session of their second round match as Ronnie had shaved all his hair off. Which player did Ronnie cruelly say had inspired the chop?||Embassy World Championship 2005
Michael Holt. I quote from Ronnie: "I was looking like Michael Holt and it frightened me."
Mark Williams. The other three players to make a 147- Cliff Thorban, Jimmy White and Ronnie O'sullivan (twice).
Fergal O'Brian. People were saying that maybe this could be his year.
Michael Holt. Paul Hunter may have had other things on his mind after being diagnosed with cancer.
|Day one saw the champion Ronnie O'Sullivan defending his title against the in form Stephen McGuire. Things began well for Ronnie leading 5-3 after the first session, but what was the final score in this match?||Embassy World Championship 2005
10-9 Ronnie O'Sullivan. In this epic first round match, Ronnie came from 9-7 down to take the match in the deciding frame. Afterwards Ronnie insisted he 'wouldn't have been bothered if he lost'.
David Gray. He beat Jimmy White in his first round match. Andy Hicks was beaten by Steve Davis in Round 1, and Shaun Murphy was beaten by Ebdon in the quarters.
Joe Perry. The Welsh Wizard, Ryan Day played Joe Perry in his first round match. Joe Perry suffered a heavy 10-3 defecit at the hands of young Ryan Day, who then was beaten 13-10 by Rocket Ronnie O'Sullivan.
The Nugget. The Nugget is one of the most feared strategests on the green baize. He can play some good safety shots. This statement was said by Dennis Taylor in Round 2, when there was a little safety play involved in the match.
Quarterfinals. He made it through to the Quarterfinals where he faced. He had previously beaten James Wattana 10-4 in the first round, and beat Steve Davis 13-7.
John Higgins. Player of the Season and 1998 Embassy World Champion, John Higgins suffered a 10-4 defecit at the hands of The Young Leicester Potter Mark Selby, who himself was knocked out in the second round by Mark Williams 13-8. Peter Ebdon knocked Shaun Murphy out in the quarterfinals.
Stephen Hendry. Stephen Hendry was beaten 10-9 on a respotted black by 1995 runner-up Nigel Bond. Sadly, repercussions of the 1995 final were not to be. John Parrott was put out in the first round, but it was not a shock exit!
Barry Hawkins. Crucible debutant Barry Hawkins, suffered a 10-1 deficit at the hands of the fabulous Irish player, having been 1-0 up at the beginning.
140. Ronnie O'Sullivan made a 140, highest break of the tournament. He also made a 139 break.
Peter Ebdon. He was beaten in his previous final by Stephen Hendry in 1996, 18-12. He nearly didn't make it through to the final, having suffered a fightback from Marco Fu in the semi-finals, but won 17-16.
Graeme Dott. The Pocket Dynamo, Graeme Dott won the championship, beating Peter Ebdon in the final 18-14, having been 15-7 up. Dott previously appeared in the 2004 World Championship, but suffered an 18-8 defecit at the hands of the Rocket, Ronnie O'Sullivan.
John Higgins. Higgins beat Selby 18 - 13 in 07 finals. Higgins knocked out O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals. Murphy knocked out Stevens in the quarter-finals. Selby knocked out Murphy in the semi-finals. All this info was found on www.worldsnooker.com. Hope you enjoyed the quiz.
Joe Davis. Joe Davis won the first world championship in 1927 beating Tom Dennis 20 - 11. He beat Fred Lawrence in 1928 16 - 13 and beat Clark McConachy 30 - 19 in 1932. He continued winning until 1940, winning the first 14 world championships 1927 - 1940 in succession!