1927 World Snooker Championship
|Final venue||Camkin's Hall|
|Organisation(s)||Billiards Association and Control Council|
|Winner's share||£6.10 shillings|
The 1927 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at various venues throughout the season. The final took place at the Camkin's Hall in Birmingham, England. This was the inaugural edition of the tournament and was organised by Joe Davis and Bill Camkin. The highest break of the tournament was 60, made by Albert Cope.
Background and summary
Joe Davis drafted the conditions under which a world championship could take place, after a conversation with Bill Camkin, and sent it to the Billiards Association and Control Council (BACC). The BACC gave their consent. The players had to arrange their own venues, with the final being held at the Camkin's Hall in Birmingham. The entry fee was five guineas per player, with a five-guineas sidestake. It was planned that the half of the entry fees would be split up between the winner and runner-up, with the winner becoming sixty percent, and half of the BACC gate receipts after expenses equally shared out between the players.
However, Joe Davis, the eventual champion, won the £6 and 10 shillings from gate receipts, and the BACC used the player's part of the fees towards purchasing the trophy. In one frame of the final, Davis compiled breaks of 32, 34, and 35, in consecutive visits, and also made the highest break of the final, with 57. The final was refereed by Bill Camkin.
Best of 15 frames
Best of 15 frames
Best of 23 frames
Best of 31 frames
|Tom Carpenter||8||Tom Carpenter||10|
|Nat Butler||3||Tom Carpenter||8|
|Melbourne Inman||8||Melbourne Inman||3|
|Tom Newman||5||Tom Dennis||11|
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