1936 World Snooker Championship

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World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Venue Thurston's Hall
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) Billiards Association and Control Council
Highest break 101
Final
Champion England Joe Davis
Runner-up Australia Horace Lindrum
Score 34–27
1935
1937

The 1936 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Thurston's Hall in London, England.[1] Horace Lindrum became the first Australian to compete at the World Championship,[2] and made the highest break of the tournament with 101 in his semi-final match against Stanley Newman.[3]

The final was played between debutant Lindrum and defending champion Joe Davis. Lindrum led 6–4 and 11–9,[4][5] before Davis won four out of the next five frames with top breaks of 75 and 78 to lead 13–12.[2] However Lindrum leveled the match at 15-15,[6][7] before winning six out of ten frames to lead 21–19,[8][9] and led at the conclusion of the penultimate day 26–24. He then won the first frame of the final day, before Davis won the last ten frames in a row to win 34–27, although he won the match already at 31–27.[2] This was Davis' tenth World title in row.[1] The final signaled that snooker became a major game, with the Daily Mail Gold Cup switching from English billiards to snooker and The Billiard Player changing its name to Billiards and Snooker in October 1936.[2]

Main draw[edit]

[10][11][12]

Round 1
Best of 31 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 31 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 31 frames
Final
Best of 61 frames
England  Joe Davis 29  
England  Tom Newman 2     England  Joe Davis 22  
England  Willie Smith 16     England  Willie Smith 9  
England  Sidney Smith 15       England  Joe Davis 21  
Canada  Conrad Stanbury 22       England  Alec Brown 10  
England  Alec Mann 9     Canada  Conrad Stanbury 15  
         England  Alec Brown 16  
           England  Joe Davis 34
           Australia  Horace Lindrum 27
         England  Stanley Newman[13] w/o  
         England  Tom Dennis w/d  
           England  Stanley Newman 2  
Australia  Horace Lindrum 20       Australia  Horace Lindrum 29  
England  Harold Terry 11     Australia  Horace Lindrum 19       
Canada  Clare O'Donnell 16     Canada  Clare O'Donnell[a] 6       
England  Sydney Lee 15  

Notes[edit]

  • a Clare O'Donnell didn't appear for the final session of the match, and didn't enter again.[2]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e Kumar, Ashok (1999). Snooker and Billiards. New Delhi: Discovery Publishing House. p. 10. ISBN 978-81-7141-475-8. 
  3. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "H. Lindrum leading in final". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 April 1936. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lindrum Still Leading". The Mercury. 30 April 1936. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Davis catches Lindrum in snooker final". The Advertiser. 1 May 1936. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Davis improves in Snooker Championship". The Courier-Mail. 1 May 1936. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lindrum again leading". The Mercury. 2 May 1936. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lindrum leads Davis". The Courier-Mail. 2 May 1936. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "World Snooker Championship 1936". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 143. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 
  13. ^ The Times. 6 April 1936.