1937 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 103
Final
Champion England Joe Davis
Runner-up Australia Horace Lindrum
Score 32–29
1936
1938

The 1937 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Thurston's Hall in London, England.[1]

Joe Davis won his eleventh World title by defeating Horace Lindrum 32–29 in the final,[2] despite trailing 13–17 and 19–21 at one point of the match.[3][4] The highest break of the tournament was 103 made by Joe Davis.[5] It was also the World Championship debut for Fred Davis, the younger brother of Joe.[6]

Main draw[edit]

[7][8][9]

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 30  
England  Fred Davis 14     Wales  William Withers 1  
Wales  William Withers 17       England  Joe Davis 18  
           England  Sidney Smith 13  
         England  Sidney Smith 18  
         England  Alec Brown 13  
           England  Joe Davis 32
           Australia  Horace Lindrum 29
         Australia  Horace Lindrum 20  
         England  Sydney Lee 11  
           Australia  Horace Lindrum 20  
           England  Willie Smith 11  
         England  Willie Smith 16       
         England  Tom Newman 15       
      

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Davis wins snooker title". The Canberra Times. 22 March 1937. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Snooker Championship". The Courier-Mail. 19 March 1937. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Snooker Championship". The Courier-Mail. 20 March 1937. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". globalsnookercentre.co.uk. Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Kumar, Ashok (1999). Snooker and Billiards. Discovery Publishing House. p. 12. ISBN 8-17141-475-3. 
  7. ^ "World Championship 1937". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 143. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.