1947 World Snooker Championship

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World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Venue Leicester Square Hall
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) Billiards Association and Control Council
Highest break 135
Final
Champion Scotland Walter Donaldson
Runner-up England Fred Davis
Score 82–63
1946
1948

The 1947 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Leicester Square Hall in London, England.[1]

Walter Donaldson won his first World title by defeating Fred Davis 82–63 in the final,[1] although he already reached the winning margin at 73–49,[2] and became the first Scottish world champion.[3] Davis made the highest break of the tournament with 135.[4] John Pulman made his first appearance at this tournament and later he became eight-time champion between 1957 and 1968.

Main draw[edit]

[5][6][7]

Quarter-finals
Best of 71/73 frames
  Semi-finals
Best of 71 frames
  Final
Best of 145 frames
England  Fred Davis 53  
New Zealand  Clark McConachy 20     England  Fred Davis 39  
England  Sidney Smith 43   England  Sidney Smith 32  
England  Alec Brown 28       England  Fred Davis 63
Scotland  Walter Donaldson 46       Scotland  Walter Donaldson 82
England  Stanley Newman 25     Scotland  Walter Donaldson 39
Australia  Horace Lindrum 39   Australia  Horace Lindrum 32  
England  Albert Brown 34  

Qualifying[edit]

[5][6][7]

Round 1
Best of 35 frames
Round 2
Best of 35 frames
Round 3
Best of 35 frames
Round 4
Best of 35 frames
England  Albert Brown 21  
England  John Pulman 14     England  Albert Brown 28  
England  Eric Newman w/o     England  Eric Newman 7  
England  Herbert Holt w/d       England  Albert Brown 24  
           England  John Barrie 11  
         England  John Barrie 25  
         England  Fred Lawrence 10  
           England  Albert Brown 21
England  Kingsley Kennerley 23       England  Kingsley Kennerley 14
Canada  Conrad Stanbury 12     England  Kingsley Kennerley 23  
         England  Alec Mann 12  
           England  Kingsley Kennerley 21  
England  Jim Lees 16       England  Willie Leigh 14  
England  Sydney Lee 19     England  Sydney Lee 10       
England  Willie Leigh 19     England  Willie Leigh 25       
England  H. F. Francis 16  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "New snooker champion". The Mercury. 27 October 1947. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Weir, Stuart. "World Snooker: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the Crucible". Sunday Mail on HighBeam Research. Retrieved 23 May 2012.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "World Championship 1947". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 144. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.