1953 Professional Matchplay Championship

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Professional Matchplay Championship
Tournament information
Venue Leicester Square Hall
City London
Country England
Highest break 133
Final
Champion England Fred Davis
Runner-up Scotland Walter Donaldson
Score 37–34
1952
1954

The 1953 Professional Matchplay Championship snooker tournament was held at the Leicester Square Hall, London, England.[1]

Fred Davis won his fifth World title by defeating Walter Donaldson 37–34 in the final.[1] The highest break of 133 was made by John Pulman.[2]

Main draw[edit]

[3][4][5]

Quarter-finals
Best of 61 frames
  Semi-finals
Best of 61 frames
  Final
Best of 71 frames
England  Fred Davis 32  
England  John Barrie 29     England  Fred Davis 36  
England  John Pulman 36   England  John Pulman 25  
Northern Ireland  Jackie Rea 25       England  Fred Davis 37
Scotland  Walter Donaldson 42       Scotland  Walter Donaldson 34
England  Kingsley Kennerley 19     Scotland  Walter Donaldson 31
England  Albert Brown 35   England  Albert Brown 28  
England  Alec Brown 26  

Qualifying[edit]

[3][4][5]

Round 1
Best of 35/37 frames
Round 2
Best of 71 frames
England  Willie Smith 21  
England  Jim Lees 14     England  Willie Smith 29
England  Kingsley Kennerley 25     England  Kingsley Kennerley 42
England  Rex Williams 12  

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 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "World Championship 1953". Global Snooker. Retrieved 14 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. 144. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.