1949 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 115
Final
Champion England Fred Davis
Runner-up Scotland Walter Donaldson
Score 80–65
1948
1950

The 1949 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Leicester Square Hall in London, England.[1]

For the third year running the final was contested by Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson. Davis became the second player to defend his first world title after Joe Davis in 1928 by defeating Donaldson 80–65 in the final.[1] Donaldson made the highest break of the tournament with 115.[2]

Main draw[edit]

[3][4][5]

Quarter-finals
Best of 71 frames
  Semi-finals
Best of 71 frames
  Final
Best of 145 frames
England  Fred Davis 50  
England  Kingsley Kennerley 21     England  Fred Davis 42  
England  Sidney Smith 41   England  Sidney Smith 29  
England  Alec Brown 30       England  Fred Davis 80
Scotland  Walter Donaldson 58       Scotland  Walter Donaldson 65
Canada  Conrad Stanbury 13     Scotland  Walter Donaldson 49
England  Albert Brown 29   England  John Pulman 22  
England  John Pulman 42  

Qualifying[edit]

[3][4][5]

  Round 1
Best of 35 frames
  Round 2
Best of 35 frames
  Round 3
Best of 35 frames
Canada  Conrad Stanbury 18   Northern Ireland  Jackie Rea 17   England  Herbert Holt 17
England  H. F. Francis 17   Canada  Conrad Stanbury 18   Canada  Conrad Stanbury 18

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. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "World Championship 1949". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 143. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.