2000 World Snooker Championship

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Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 15 April–1 May 2000
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,460,000
Winner's share £240,000
Highest break 143
Final
Champion Wales Mark Williams
Runner-up Wales Matthew Stevens
Score 18–16
1999
2001

The 2000 Embassy World Snooker Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 15 April and 1 May 2000 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Stephen Hendry was the defending champion, but he lost in the first round 7–10 against Stuart Bingham.

Mark Williams won his first World title by defeating fellow Welsh player Matthew Stevens 18–16 in the final.[1]

Tournament summary[edit]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[12][13]

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).[12][14][15][16][17]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
15 April            
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (1)  7
21 & 22 April
 England Stuart Bingham  10  
 England Stuart Bingham  9
19 & 20 April
   England Jimmy White (16)  13  
 England Jimmy White (16)  10
25 & 26 April
 Scotland Billy Snaddon  7  
 England Jimmy White (16)  7
17 & 18 April
   Wales Matthew Stevens (9)  13  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (9)  10
23 & 24 April
 Malta Tony Drago  2  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (9)  13
19 April
   Scotland Alan McManus (8)  4  
 Scotland Alan McManus (8)  10
27, 28 & 29 April
 England Nigel Bond  7  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (9)  17
18 April
   Northern Ireland Joe Swail  12
 England John Parrott (5)  10
22, 23 & 24 April
 England Gary Wilkinson  9  
 England John Parrott (5)  12
15 & 16 April
   Northern Ireland Joe Swail  13  
 England Paul Hunter (12)  6
25 & 26 April
 Northern Ireland Joe Swail  10  
 Northern Ireland Joe Swail  13
16 & 17 April
   Wales Dominic Dale  9  
 England Peter Ebdon (13)  6
20 & 21 April
 Wales Dominic Dale  10  
 Wales Dominic Dale  13
16 & 17 April
   England David Gray  1  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4)  9
 England David Gray  10  
15 & 16 April            
 Wales Mark Williams (3)  10
20 & 21 April
 England John Read  4  
 Wales Mark Williams (3)  13
15 & 16 April
   Scotland Drew Henry  9  
 England Mark King (14)  8
25 & 26 April
 Scotland Drew Henry  10  
 Wales Mark Williams (3)  13
15 & 16 April
   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien (11)  5  
 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien (11)  10
21 & 22 April
 Scotland Chris Small  8  
 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien (11)  13
18 & 19 April
   England Stephen Lee (6)  8  
 England Stephen Lee (6)  10
27, 28 & 29 April
 Iceland Kristjan Helgason  3  
 Wales Mark Williams (3)  17
17 & 18 April
   Scotland John Higgins (2)  15
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (7)  10
22, 23 & 24 April
 Wales Darren Morgan  3  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (7)  12
17 April
   England Anthony Hamilton (10)  13  
 England Anthony Hamilton (10)  10
25 & 26 April
 Hong Kong Marco Fu  4  
 England Anthony Hamilton (10)  3
18 & 19 April
   Scotland John Higgins (2)  13  
 England Steve Davis (15)  10
23 & 24 April
 Scotland Graeme Dott  6  
 England Steve Davis (15)  11
19 & 20 April
   Scotland John Higgins (2)  13  
 Scotland John Higgins (2)  10
 England Dave Harold  8  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 30 April & 1 May 2000. Referee: John Newton[18]
Matthew Stevens (9)
 Wales
16–18 Mark Williams (3)
 Wales
62–50, 84–28, 33–56, 103–23, 18–65, 61–76, 0–123, 75–35, 64–24, 91–37, 59–21, 117–0, 114–7, 6–79, 73–22, 0–68, 133–0, 66–48, 0–106, 55–54, 0–81, 34–79, 46–71, 37–79, 33–77, 67–0, 6–75, 0–74, 120–16, 13–61, 66–70, 60–29, 8–76, 21–73 Century breaks: 7 (Stevens 5, Williams 2)

Highest break by Stevens: 120
Highest break by Williams: 123

62–50, 84–28, 33–56, 103–23, 18–65, 61–76, 0–123, 75–35, 64–24, 91–37, 59–21, 117–0, 114–7, 6–79, 73–22, 0–68, 133–0, 66–48, 0–106, 55–54, 0–81, 34–79, 46–71, 37–79, 33–77, 67–0, 6–75, 0–74, 120–16, 13–61, 66–70, 60–29, 8–76, 21–73
Wales Mark Williams wins the 2000 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaks[edit]

There were 54 centuries in the Championship.[19][20] The highest breaks were 143 made by Matthew Stevens in the televised stage and Nick Dyson in the qualifying stage.[12]

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