1995 World Snooker Championship

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Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 14–30 April 1995
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,132,000
Winner's share £190,000
Highest break 147
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-up England Nigel Bond
Score 18–9
1994
1996

The 1995 Embassy World Snooker Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14–30 April 1995 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Before the first round match between Jimmy White and Peter Francisco, there were unusual gambling patterns on a 10–2 win for White and betting was suspended shortly before the match.[1] A betting investigation was held and Francisco was banned for five years.[2]

Stephen Hendry won his fifth world title beating Nigel Bond 18–9.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[3][4]

  • Winner: £190,000
  • Runner-up: £115,000
  • Semi-final: £57,000
  • Quarter-final: £29,000
  • Last 16: £15,500
  • Last 32: £8,750
  • Highest break: £16,000
  • Maximum break: £147,000
  • Total: £1,132,000

Main draw[edit]

Shown below are the results for each round. The numbers in parentheses beside some of the players are their seeding ranks (each championship has 16 seeds and 16 qualifiers).[3][5][6][7]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 31 frames
                           
14 April            
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (1)  10
19, 20 & 21 April
 England Stefan Mazrocis  3  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (1)  13
14 & 15 April
   Malta Tony Drago (16)  6  
 Malta Tony Drago (16)  10
24 & 25 April
 England Paul Cavney  2  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (1)  13
15 & 16 April
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan (9)  8  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (9)  10
20 & 21 April
 England Dave Harold  3  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (9)  13
17 April
   Wales Darren Morgan (8)  8  
 Wales Darren Morgan (8)  10
26, 27 & 28 April
 Wales Anthony Davies  3  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (1)  16
18 April
   England Jimmy White (4)  12
 England John Parrott (5)  10
21, 22 & 23 April
 England Brian Morgan  5  
 England John Parrott (5)  13
18 & 19 April
   Northern Ireland Joe Swail (12)  11  
 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (12)  10
24 & 25 April
 England Nigel Gilbert  8  
 England John Parrott (5)  11
16 & 17 April
   England Jimmy White (4)  13  
 England David Roe (13)  10
22 & 23 April
 Scotland Billy Snaddon  6  
 England David Roe (13)  7
15 & 16 April
   England Jimmy White (4)  13  
 England Jimmy White (4)  10
 South Africa Peter Francisco  2  
14 & 15 April            
 Thailand James Wattana (3)  8
20 & 21 April
 England Gary Wilkinson  10  
 England Gary Wilkinson  13
16 April
   Wales Terry Griffiths (14)  9  
 Wales Terry Griffiths (14)  10
24 & 25 April
 Canada Alain Robidoux  6  
 England Gary Wilkinson  7
18 & 19 April
   England Nigel Bond (11)  13  
 England Nigel Bond (11)  10
22 & 23 April
 England Stephen Lee  8  
 England Nigel Bond (11)  13
16 & 17 April
   Scotland Alan McManus (6)  10  
 Scotland Alan McManus (6)  10
26, 27 & 28 April
 Scotland John Higgins  3  
 England Nigel Bond (11)  16
14 & 15 April
   England Andy Hicks  11
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (7)  7
19 & 20 April
 England Mark Davis  10  
 England Mark Davis  7
14 & 15 April
   England Peter Ebdon (10)  13  
 England Peter Ebdon (10)  10
24 & 25 April
 England Rod Lawler  2  
 England Peter Ebdon (10)  8
17 & 18 April
   England Andy Hicks  13  
 England Willie Thorne (15)  10
21, 22 & 23 April
 Thailand Tai Pichit  6  
 England Willie Thorne (15)  7
17 & 18 April
   England Andy Hicks  13  
 England Steve Davis (2)  7
 England Andy Hicks  10  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 29 & 30 April 1995. Referee: John Street[8]
Stephen Hendry (1)
 Scotland
18–9 Nigel Bond (11)
 England
68–20, 42–87, 29–74, 0–81, 72–8, 4–76, 105–0, 77–7, 1–85, 65–32, 90–1, 70–31, 74–13, 124–1, 70–25, 84–0, 75–9, 115–9, 74–41, 14–63, 59–73, 44–67, 76–19, 83–0, 92–36, 0–135, 103–28 Century breaks: 4 (Hendry 3, Bond 1)

Highest break by Hendry: 124
Highest break by Bond: 111

68–20, 42–87, 29–74, 0–81, 72–8, 4–76, 105–0, 77–7, 1–85, 65–32, 90–1, 70–31, 74–13, 124–1, 70–25, 84–0, 75–9, 115–9, 74–41, 14–63, 59–73, 44–67, 76–19, 83–0, 92–36, 0–135, 103–28
Scotland Stephen Hendry wins the 1995 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaks[edit]

There were 30 centuries in the 1995 Embassy World Championship.[3][9][10] Stephen Hendry made the third maximum break in the championship's history and became the first to go on to win the title after making a 147 break.[11] Hendry's 12 centuries in the tournament beat the record of 10 set by Joe Davis in 1946 and equalled his own record for a ranking event, set at the 1994 UK Championship.[12]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Anstead, Mike. "Top 10 bad boys of snooker". The Sun. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Snooker 'match fixing' probe into Scots duo Stephen Maguire & Jamie Burnett dropped". Daily Record. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "1995 Embassy World Championship". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 130. 
  5. ^ "1995 Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. pp. 40–41. 
  8. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143. 
  9. ^ "Crucible Centuries". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 148. 
  11. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  12. ^ Eric, Hayton (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker: The Complete Record & History. London: Rose Villa Publications. ISBN 978-0-9548549-0-4.