1948 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 109
Final
Champion England Fred Davis
Runner-up Scotland Walter Donaldson
Score 84–61
1947
1949

The 1948 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Leicester Square Hall in London, England.[1]

For the second year running the final was contested by Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson. Davis won his first World title by defeating Donaldson 81–64 in the final,[1] although he reached the winning margin already at 73–52.[2] Davis also made the highest break of the tournament with 109.[3]

Main draw[edit]

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Quarter-finals
Best of 71 frames
  Semi-finals
Best of 71 frames
  Final
Best of 145 frames
Scotland  Walter Donaldson 46  
England  Kingsley Kennerley 25     Scotland  Walter Donaldson 40  
England  Sidney Smith 35   England  Albert Brown 31  
England  Albert Brown 36       Scotland  Walter Donaldson 61
England  Fred Davis 43       England  Fred Davis 84
England  Alec Brown 28     England  Fred Davis 43
New Zealand  Clark McConachy 42   New Zealand  Clark McConachy 28  
England  John Pulman 29  

Qualifying[edit]

[4][5][6]

Round 1
Best of 35 frames
  Round 2
Best of 35 frames
  Round 3
Best of 35 frames
England  John Pulman w/o  
England  Sydney Lee w/d     England  John Pulman 19  
Canada  Conrad Stanbury 26   Canada  Conrad Stanbury 16  
England  Eric Newman 9       England  John Pulman 18
England  H. F. Francis 16       England  Willie Leigh 17
England  John Barrie 19     England  John Barrie 14
England  Willie Leigh 18   England  Willie Leigh 21  
England  Herbert Holt 17  

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. ^ "Snooker Champ.". Sunday Times. 2 May 1948. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "World Championship 1948". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 143–144. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.