2005 World Snooker Championship

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Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16 April–2 May 2005
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,121,800
Winner's share £250,000
Highest break 147
Final
Champion England Shaun Murphy
Runner-up Wales Matthew Stevens
Score 18–16
2004
2006

The 2005 Embassy World Snooker Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16 April and 2 May 2005 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, but he lost in the quarter-finals 11–13 against Peter Ebdon.

Shaun Murphy won his first ranking title by defeating Matthew Stevens 18–16 in the final.

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).[14][15][16]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
16 April[17]            
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  10
21, 22 & 23 April[18]
 Scotland Stephen Maguire  9  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
19 April[19]
   England Ali Carter  7  
 Hong Kong Marco Fu (16)  4
26 & 27 April[20]
 England Ali Carter  10  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  11
20 & 21 April[21]
   England Peter Ebdon (8)  13  
 England Stephen Lee (9)  10
24 & 25 April[22]
 Malta Tony Drago  5  
 England Stephen Lee (9)  9
20 April[23]
   England Peter Ebdon (8)  13  
 England Peter Ebdon (8)  10
28, 29 & 30 April[24]
 Australia Quinten Hann  2  
 England Peter Ebdon (8)  12
18 & 19 April[25]
   England Shaun Murphy  17
 Scotland John Higgins (5)  10
23, 24 & 25 April[26]
 England Mark Selby  5  
 Scotland John Higgins (5)  8
17 & 18 April[27]
   England Shaun Murphy  13  
 Scotland Chris Small (12)  5
26 & 27 April[28]
 England Shaun Murphy  10  
 England Shaun Murphy  13
16 & 17 April[29]
   England Steve Davis (13)  4  
 England Steve Davis (13)  10
22 & 23 April[30]
 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene  9  
 England Steve Davis (13)  13
17 & 18 April[7]
   England Michael Holt  10  
 England Paul Hunter (4)  8
 England Michael Holt  10  
19 & 20 April[31]            
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (3)  10
21 & 22 April[32]
 Australia Neil Robertson  7  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (3)  13
16 & 17 April[33]
   England Anthony Hamilton  3  
 England David Gray (14)  8
26 & 27 April[34]
 England Anthony Hamilton  10  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (3)  11
18 & 19 April[35]
   Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  13  
 England Jimmy White (11)  10
23, 24 & 25 April[36]
 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien  5  
 England Jimmy White (11)  5
16 & 17 April[37]
   Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  13  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  10
28, 29 & 30 April[38]
 England Andy Hicks  5  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  17
18 April[39]
   England Ian McCulloch  14
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (7)  10
22 & 23 April[40]
 England Barry Pinches  5  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (7)  11
16 & 17 April[41]
   Scotland Alan McManus (10)  13  
 Scotland Alan McManus (10)  10
26 & 27 April[42]
 Scotland Drew Henry  9  
 Scotland Alan McManus (10)  8
20 & 21 April[43]
   England Ian McCulloch  13  
 Scotland Graeme Dott (15)  9
24 & 25 April[44]
 England Ian McCulloch  10  
 England Ian McCulloch  13
19 & 20 April[45]
   Wales Mark Williams (2)  12  
 Wales Mark Williams (2)  10
 England Robert Milkins  1  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 1 & 2 May 2005.[1] Referee: Eirian Williams.[46]
Shaun Murphy
 England
18–16 Matthew Stevens (6)
 Wales
67–30, 0–98, 20–103, 68–55, 29–65, 22–61, 76–34, 46-56, 53–58, 38–70, 125–0, 79–6, 24–105, 5–86, 103–9, 58–68, 78–22, 84–11, 5–64, 80–60, 137–0, 64–57, 20–88, 131–1, 72–35, 0–95, 81–4, 68–37, 1–83, 85–35, 0–124, 1–71, 97–0, 83–28 Century breaks: 4 (Murphy 3, Stevens 1)

Highest break by Murphy: 137
Highest break by Stevens: 124

67–30, 0–98, 20–103, 68–55, 29–61, 22–65, 76–34, 46–56, 53–58, 38–70, 125–0, 79–6, 24–105, 5–86, 103–9, 58–68, 78–22, 84–11, 5–64, 80–60, 137–0, 64–57, 20–88, 131–1, 72–35, 0–95, 81–4, 68–37, 1–83, 85–35, 0–124, 1–71, 97–0, 83–28
England Shaun Murphy wins the 2005 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying rounds 1–4 for the tournament took place between 13 February and 1 March 2005 at the at Pontin's, Prestatyn Sandys.[47] The final round of qualifying took place between 23 and 24 May 2005 at the same venue.[5][48]

Round 1

Stuart Mann 10–8 Liu Song

Justin Astley 10–9 Steve James

Hugh Abernethy 10–6 Matthew Selt

Ben Woollaston 10–6 Mark Joyce

Lee Spick 10–5 David Gilbert

Craig Steadman 10–9 Kurt Maflin

Round 2–5
Round 2
(Best of 19 frames)
Round 3
(Best of 19 frames)
Round 4
(Best of 19 frames)
Round 5
(Best of 19 frames)
Joe Delaney 10–8 David McDonnell Joe Delaney 10–2 Sean Storey Fergal O'Brien 10–3 Joe Delaney Fergal O'Brien 10–8 John Parrott
Adam Davies 10–5 Mike Hallett Rod Lawler 10–5 Adam Davies Nigel Bond 10–7 Rod Lawler Tony Drago 10–4 Nigel Bond
Stuart Mann w/o–w/d Craig Butler Neil Robertson 10–6 Stuart Mann Neil Robertson 10–8 Nick Dyson Neil Robertson 10–9 Mark King
Alfie Burden 10–3 Jin Long Alfie Burden 10–3 Jimmy Michie Dave Harold 10–5 Alfie Burden Barry Pinches 10–6 Dave Harold
Paul Wykes 10–9 Stefan Mazrocis Paul Wykes 10–9 Gary Wilkinson Paul Wykes 10–9 Robin Hull Drew Henry 10–6 Paul Wykes
Tom Ford 10–6 Justin Astley Mike Dunn 10–6 Tom Ford Mark Selby 10–2 Mike Dunn Mark Selby 10–2 Joe Perry
Shokat Ali 10–6 Hugh Abernethy Shokat Ali 10–6 David Roe Shokat Ali 10–7 Michael Judge Quinten Hann 10–5 Shokat Ali
Scott MacKenzie 10–3 Joe Jogia Scott MacKenzie 10–7 Anthony Davies Ryan Day 10–5 Scott MacKenzie Stephen Maguire 10–5 Ryan Day
Leo Fernandez 10–7 Paul Davison Rory McLeod 10–7 Leo Fernandez James Wattana 10–8 Rory McLeod Ali Carter 10–0 James Wattana
Darren Morgan 10–9 Ben Woollaston Darren Morgan 10–5 Jamie Burnett Darren Morgan 10–6 Patrick Wallace Anthony Hamilton 10–2 Darren Morgan
Lee Spick 10–7 Ding Junhui Lee Spick 10–7 Bjorn Haneveer Stuart Bingham 10–2 Lee Spick Michael Holt 10–8 Stuart Bingham
Paul Davies 10–1 Sean O'Neil Paul Davies 10–5 Nick Walker Paul Davies 10–8 Brian Morgan Gerard Greene 10–5 Paul Davies
Andrew Norman 10–4 Craig Steadman Marcus Campbell 10–7 Andrew Norman Shaun Murphy 10–3 Marcus Campbell Shaun Murphy 10–8 Joe Swail
Brian Salmon wo-w/d David Hall Adrian Gunnell 10–3 Brian Salmon Adrian Gunnell 10–4 Stuart Pettman Robert Milkins 10–3 Adrian Gunnell
Simon Bedford 10–2 Rodney Goggins Andy Hicks 10–7 Simon Bedford Andy Hicks 10–5 Mark Davis Andy Hicks 10–5 Dominic Dale
Ricky Walden 10–7 Gary Wilson Ricky Walden 10–0 Lee Walker Ricky Walden 10–9 Barry Hawkins Ian McCulloch 10–9 Ricky Walden

Century breaks[edit]

There were 63 centuries in the 2005 World Snooker Championship.[14][49]

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