2013 World Snooker Championship

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World Snooker Championship
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Tournament information
Dates 20 April–6 May 2013
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,111,000
Winner's share £250,000
Highest break 143
Final
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up England Barry Hawkins
Score 18–12
2012
2014

The 2013 Betfair World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker tournament that took place from 20 April to 6 May 2013 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It was the 76th edition of the event and the last ranking event of the 2012/2013 season.[1] The event was sponsored by Betfair for the first time.[2]

Despite having played only one competitive match all season, defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan did not lose a session in the tournament.[3] He defeated Barry Hawkins 18–12 in the final to become a five-time World Champion, joining Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry as the only players ever to defend their titles successfully at the Crucible. He broke Hendry's record of 127 career Crucible centuries, finishing the tournament with 131. He also became the first player to make six century breaks in a World Championship final.[4]

On 26 April 2013, the first Ladies' Day was held at the Crucible, with events designed to promote the sport to girls and women.[5]

Tournament summary[edit]

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

  • Dott's second round defeat to Shaun Murphy meant there were no Scottish players in the last eight for the first time since 1988.[18]
  • White reached his first ranking event quarter-final by defeating Poomjaeng 13–3 with a session to spare.[19] Poomjaeng lost the fourth frame of the match after three failed attempts to hit visible red balls whilst using the spider to bridge over the blue.[20]
  • O'Sullivan became the first defending champion since Murphy in 2006 to reach the quarter-finals when he defeated Ali Carter, his opponent in the 2008 and 2012 World Championship finals, by 13 frames to 8.[21]
  • Ricky Walden reached his first Crucible quarter-final by defeating Robert Milkins 13–11.[22] Milkins trailed 3–9, but fought back to 10–11 and 11–12, before Walden won the frame he needed for victory.[23]
  • Barry Hawkins also reached his first Crucible quarter-final after defeating world number one Mark Selby 13–10.[24]

Quarter-finals[edit]

  • In the quarter-finals, O'Sullivan took 12 of the first 13 frames against Stuart Bingham and won the match 13–4.[25]
  • Judd Trump battled back from 3–8 behind against Murphy to win 13–12 after a dramatic 53-minute deciding frame.[26][27]
  • Walden beat Welsh player White 13–6 and Hawkins defeated China's Ding Junhui 13–7 to put the two remaining non-English competitors out of the tournament.[28]

Semi-finals[edit]

  • This was only the third time in the modern history of snooker that all four World Championship semi-finalists were English. The other two times were when Joe Johnson played Neal Foulds and Jimmy White played Steve Davis in 1987 and when Steve James played White and John Parrott played Davis in 1991.[29]
  • In the 23rd frame of his semi-final against Trump, O'Sullivan received a reprimand from referee Michaela Tabb for allegedly making an obscene gesture with his cue. A World Snooker spokesman later stated that eyewitnesses had also observed O'Sullivan making an inappropriate gesture, although it was not captured on camera.[30]
  • O'Sullivan defeated Trump 17–11,[28] and became the first defending champion to reach the final since Ken Doherty in 1998.[31]
  • Hawkins fought back from 8–12 behind against Walden to win 17–14.[32]

Final[edit]

  • O'Sullivan led the final 5–3 after the first session. Although Hawkins drew level at 7–7 in the second session, O'Sullivan won the last three frames of the day to take a 10–7 overnight lead.[33]
  • O'Sullivan's break of 103 in the 15th frame was his 128th century break at the Crucible Theatre, breaking Stephen Hendry's record of 127 Crucible centuries.[34] During the final he extended the record to 131 century breaks.[35]
  • O'Sullivan led 15–10 after the third session,[36] and went on to win the final 18–12 to take his fifth world title.[4] He became the first defending champion to retain his title since Hendry in 1996,[37] and the first player to score six century breaks in a World Championship final.[4]
  • The final had a total of eight century breaks, which equalled the record set in the 2002 final between Hendry and Ebdon.[38]
  • At the age of 37, O'Sullivan became the oldest World Snooker Champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon in 1978.[39]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[40]

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).[28][41][42] The draw for the first round took place on 15 April 2013, one day after the qualifying, and was broadcast live by Talksport at 1.30 pm  BST.[43]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
20 April            
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  10
27, 28 & 29 April
 Scotland Marcus Campbell  4  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
22 & 23 April
   England Ali Carter (16)  8  
 England Ali Carter (16)  10
30 April & 1 May
 England Ben Woollaston  4  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
24 & 25 April
   England Stuart Bingham (9)  4  
 England Stuart Bingham (9)  10
28 & 29 April
 England Sam Baird  2  
 England Stuart Bingham (9)  13
21 & 22 April
   England Mark Davis  10  
 Scotland John Higgins (8)  6
2, 3 & 4 May
 England Mark Davis  10  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  17
20 & 21 April
   England Judd Trump (4)  11
 England Shaun Murphy (5)  10
25 & 26 April
 England Martin Gould  5  
 England Shaun Murphy (5)  13
21 & 22 April
   Scotland Graeme Dott (12)  11  
 Scotland Graeme Dott (12)  10
30 April & 1 May
 England Peter Ebdon  6  
 England Shaun Murphy (5)  12
23 & 24 April
   England Judd Trump (4)  13  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (13)  7
26 & 27 April
 Hong Kong Marco Fu  10  
 Hong Kong Marco Fu  7
23 & 24 April
   England Judd Trump (4)  13  
 England Judd Trump (4)  10
 Wales Dominic Dale  5  
24 & 25 April            
 Australia Neil Robertson (3)  8
28 & 29 April
 England Robert Milkins  10  
 England Robert Milkins  11
20 & 21 April
   England Ricky Walden (14)  13  
 England Ricky Walden (14)  10
30 April & 1 May
 England Michael Holt  1  
 England Ricky Walden (14)  13
20 & 21 April
   Wales Michael White  6  
 Wales Mark Williams (11)  6
25 & 26 April
 Wales Michael White  10  
 Wales Michael White  13
22 & 23 April
   Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng  3  
 Scotland Stephen Maguire (6)  9
2, 3 & 4 May
 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng  10  
 England Ricky Walden (14)  14
22 April
   England Barry Hawkins (15)  17
 Northern Ireland Mark Allen (7)  8
27, 28 & 29 April
 England Mark King  10  
 England Mark King  9
23 & 24 April
   China Ding Junhui (10)  13  
 China Ding Junhui (10)  10
30 April & 1 May
 Scotland Alan McManus  5  
 China Ding Junhui (10)  7
20 & 21 April
   England Barry Hawkins (15)  13  
 England Barry Hawkins (15)  10
26 & 27 April
 England Jack Lisowski  3  
 England Barry Hawkins (15)  13
23 & 24 April
   England Mark Selby (2)  10  
 England Mark Selby (2)  10
 England Matthew Selt  4  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 5 & 6 May. Referee: Jan Verhaas.[44]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
 England
18–12 Barry Hawkins (15)
 England
87–4, 92–10, 0–98, 0–81, 13–101, 76–7, 113–0, 104–0, 0–73, 83–37, 9–61, 75–0, 0–91, 4–133, 103–0, 117–5, 69–62, 36–71, 134–0, 57–56, 0–90, 133–0, 75–49, 38–87, 124–7, 0–131, 18–76, 77–25, 89–8, 89–1 Century breaks: 8 (O'Sullivan 6, Hawkins 2)
Highest break by O'Sullivan: 133
Highest break by Hawkins: 133
4–87, 10–92, 98–0, 81–0, 101–13, 7–76, 0–113, 0–104, 73–0, 37–83, 61–9, 0–75, 91–0, 133–4, 0–103, 5–117, 62–69, 71–36, 0–134, 56–57, 90–0, 0–133, 49–75, 87–38, 7–124, 131–0, 76–18, 25–77, 8–89, 1–89
England Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the 2013 Betfair World Snooker Championship

Preliminary qualifying[edit]

The preliminary qualifying rounds for the tournament were for WPBSA members not on the Main Tour and took place on 4 and 5 April 2013 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[45][46][47][48]

Round 1
England Ali Bassiri 0–5 England Surinder Gill
England Del Smith 4–5 England Ian Barry Stark
England Paul Wykes 5–2 Finland Robin Hull
England Stephen Ormerod 5–0 Republic of Ireland Bill Kelly
Round 2
England Andrew Norman 5–1 England Philip Minchin
England Les Dodd 5–4 England Surinder Gill
Republic of Ireland David Morris 1–5 Northern Ireland Joe Swail
England Stephen Rowlings 5–4 England Ian Barry Stark
England Justin Astley 5–2 England Tony Knowles
India Lucky Vatnani 3–5 England Paul Wykes
India David Singh 2–5 Wales Tony Chappel
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5–0 England Stephen Ormerod
Round 3
England Andrew Norman 1–5 England Les Dodd
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5–2 England Stephen Rowlings
England Justin Astley 5–2 England Paul Wykes
Wales Tony Chappel 1–5 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace
Round 4
England Les Dodd 1–5 Northern Ireland Joe Swail
England Justin Astley 5–2 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying rounds 1–3 for the tournament took place between 6 and 11 April 2013 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, England. The final round of qualifying took place between 13 and 14 April 2013 at the same venue.[46][48][49]

  Round 1
Best of 19 frames
  Round 2
Best of 19 frames
  Round 3
Best of 19 frames
  Round 4
Best of 19 frames
                               
Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 4   England  Ben Woollaston 10   Wales  Ryan Day 9
Scotland  Scott Donaldson 6   Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10   Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3   England  Ben Woollaston 10
China  Zhang Anda 10   China  Cao Yupeng 7   Wales  Michael White 10   England  Andrew Higginson 4
Thailand  Passakorn Suwannawat 6   China  Zhang Anda 10   China  Zhang Anda 5   Wales  Michael White 10
Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 10   England  Mike Dunn 6   England  Matthew Selt 10   Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 9
England  Jamie O'Neill 8   Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 10   Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 8   England  Matthew Selt 10
England  Michael Wasley 10   Thailand  James Wattana 10   England  Jack Lisowski 10   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 4
England  Sean O'Sullivan 6   England  Michael Wasley 7   Thailand  James Wattana 4   England  Jack Lisowski 10
Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 10   China  Liu Chuang 9   England  Anthony Hamilton 4   England  Jamie Cope 3
Scotland  Michael Leslie 4   Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 10   Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 10   Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 10
India  Pankaj Advani 8   England  Adam Duffy 6   England  Mark Joyce 10   England  Michael Holt 10
Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 10   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 10   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 7   England  Mark Joyce 7
Malta  Tony Drago 10   England  Andy Hicks 7   England  David Gilbert 10   Hong Kong  Marco Fu 10
Egypt  Mohamed Khairy 3   Malta  Tony Drago 10   Malta  Tony Drago 8   England  David Gilbert 6
India  Aditya Mehta 10   Scotland  Alan McManus 10   England  Nigel Bond 8   England  Tom Ford 5
Wales  Daniel Wells 7   India  Aditya Mehta 9   Scotland  Alan McManus 10   Scotland  Alan McManus 10
Belgium  Luca Brecel 6   England  Rod Lawler 10   Scotland  Anthony McGill 9   England  Martin Gould 10
Scotland  Fraser Patrick 10   Scotland  Fraser Patrick 5   England  Rod Lawler 10   England  Rod Lawler 7
England  Robbie Williams 7   England  Jimmy Robertson 10   China  Liang Wenbo 10   England  Mark Davis 10
China  Li Yan 10   China  Li Yan 2   England  Jimmy Robertson 3   China  Liang Wenbo 6
England  Ian Burns 10   China  Yu Delu 10   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 6   England  Mark King 10
England  Joel Walker 8   England  Ian Burns 2   China  Yu Delu 10   China  Yu Delu 9
England  Liam Highfield 10   England  Barry Pinches 9   Wales  Jamie Jones 9   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 10
England  Simon Bedford 6   England  Liam Highfield 10   England  Liam Highfield 10   England  Liam Highfield 4
China  Chen Zhe 7   England  Peter Lines 9   England  Rory McLeod 9   England  Joe Perry 3
England  Sam Baird 10   England  Sam Baird 10   England  Sam Baird 10   England  Sam Baird 10
England  Paul Davison 10   England  Alfie Burden 10   England  Dave Harold 9   Wales  Dominic Dale 10
England  Justin Astley 8   England  Paul Davison 7   England  Alfie Burden 10   England  Alfie Burden 5
England  Craig Steadman 10   Norway  Kurt Maflin 10   England  Steve Davis 7   England  Peter Ebdon 10
England  David Grace 9   England  Craig Steadman 6   Norway  Kurt Maflin 10   Norway  Kurt Maflin 8
China  Tian Pengfei 10   England  Jimmy White 10   China  Xiao Guodong 4   England  Robert Milkins 10
England  Martin O'Donnell 5   China  Tian Pengfei 7   England  Jimmy White 10   England  Jimmy White 5

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

There were 63 century breaks in the qualifying stage of the World Championship:[50][51]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

There were 55 century breaks in the televised stage of the World Championship.[52][53][54] Neil Robertson, the player who compiled the highest break of the tournament, received a Golden Cue.[55]

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