2014 World Snooker Championship

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Dafabet
World Snooker Championship
2014 World Snooker Championship logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 19 April–5 May 2014
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,214,000
Winner's share £300,000
Defending champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
2013

The 2014 Dafabet World Snooker Championship professional ranking snooker tournament will take place from 19 April to 5 May 2014 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It will be the 77th edition of the event and the last ranking event of the 2013/2014 season.[1] It will be the first time that Dafabet sponsors the event.[2]

Ronnie O'Sullivan is the defending champion.[3]

Tournament summary[edit]

First round[edit]

Prize fund[edit]

The total prize money of the event was raised to £1,214,000 from the previous year's £1,111,000. The winner prize money was raised to £300,000, which is the highest winner's prize in the history of snooker.[8] The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9]

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).[10][11][12][13] The draw for the first round took place on 17 April 2014, one day after the qualifying, and was broadcast live on World Snooker's Youtube channel at 12 pm  BST.[14]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
19 April            
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  
24, 25 & 26 April
 Finland Robin Hull    
   
20 & 21 April
       
 England Joe Perry (16)  
29 & 30 April
 Scotland Jamie Burnett    
   
19 & 20 April
       
 England Shaun Murphy (9)  
27 & 28 April
 England Jamie Cope    
 England  
22 & 23 April
       
 Hong Kong Marco Fu (8)  
1, 2 & 3 May
 England Martin Gould    
   
22 & 23 April
     
 England Barry Hawkins (5)  
25 & 26 April
 England David Gilbert    
 England  
21 & 22 April
   England    
 England Ricky Walden (12)  
29 & 30 April
 England Kyren Wilson    
 England  
23 & 24 April
       
 England Mark Davis (13)  
26, 27 & 28 April
 Wales Dominic Dale    
   
20 & 21 April
       
 China Ding Junhui (4)  
 England Michael Wasley    
21 April            
 England Mark Selby (3)  
24 & 25 April
 Wales Michael White    
   
19 & 20 April
       
 England Ali Carter (14)  
29 & 30 April
 China Xiao Guodong    
   
21 & 22 April
       
 Scotland John Higgins (11)  
25 & 26 April
 Scotland Alan McManus    
 Scotland  
19 & 20 April
       
 England Stuart Bingham (6)  
1, 2 & 3 May
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty    
   
22 & 23 April
     
 England Judd Trump (7)  
26, 27 & 28 April
 England Tom Ford    
 England  
19 & 20 April
       
 Scotland Stephen Maguire (10)  
29 & 30 April
 Wales Ryan Day    
   
22 & 23 April
       
 Northern Ireland Mark Allen (15)  
27 & 28 April
 England Michael Holt    
   
23 & 24 April
       
 Australia Neil Robertson (2)  
 England Robbie Williams    
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 4 & 5 May. Referee: Brendan Moore.[15]
Finalist 1
 
Finalist 2
 
Century breaks:
Highest break by Finalist 1:
Highest break by Finalist 2:
TBD wins the 2014 Dafabet World Snooker Championship

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying rounds 1–3 for the tournament took place between 8 and 13 April 2014 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England. The final round of qualifying took place on 15 and 16 April 2014 at the same venue.[16][17][18] The qualifying stage of the World Championship was the first snooker event held at the venue.[19]

  Round 1
Best of 19 frames
Round 2
Best of 19 frames
Round 3
Best of 19 frames
Round 4
Best of 19 frames
                                     
China  Zhang Anda 10   Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 10
Wales  Andrew Pagett 2   China  Zhang Anda 8     Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 10     Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 10
England  Craig Steadman 10   England  Steve Davis 8   England  Craig Steadman 6     Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 5
Wales  Jak Jones 7   England  Craig Steadman 10
England  Liam Highfield 10   England  Jimmy Robertson 10
Libya  Khalid Belaied 2   England  Liam Highfield 7     England  Jimmy Robertson 10     England  David Gilbert 10
Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 10   Scotland  Anthony McGill 10   Scotland  Anthony McGill 9     England  Jimmy Robertson 6
England  Sanderson Lam 8   Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 7
England  Barry Pinches 10   England  Alfie Burden 10
England  Hammad Miah 3   England  Barry Pinches 4     England  Alfie Burden 3     Scotland  Graeme Dott 7
England  Kyren Wilson 10   England  Rod Lawler 3   England  Kyren Wilson 10     England  Kyren Wilson 10
England  Chris Norbury 6   England  Kyren Wilson 10
England  Martin O'Donnell 10   England  Andrew Higginson 10
England  Shane Castle 1   England  Martin O'Donnell 5     England  Andrew Higginson 10     Wales  Dominic Dale 10
Wales  Daniel Wells 10   Norway  Kurt Maflin 10   Norway  Kurt Maflin 3     England  Andrew Higginson 6
England  Ryan Clark 9   Wales  Daniel Wells 7
England  Jamie O'Neill 9   England  Peter Lines 10
China  Cao Xinlong 10   China  Cao Xinlong 9     England  Peter Lines 8     Wales  Mark Williams 8
England  Paul Davison 10   Scotland  Alan McManus 10   Scotland  Alan McManus 10     Scotland  Alan McManus 10
England  Chris Wakelin 9   England  Paul Davison 2
Scotland  Michael Leslie 6   India  Aditya Mehta 10
England  Christopher Keogan 10   England  Christopher Keogan 4     India  Aditya Mehta 5     England  Michael Holt 10
England  Joel Walker 10   Wales  Jamie Jones 10   Wales  Jamie Jones 10     Wales  Jamie Jones 6
England  Allan Taylor 8   England  Joel Walker 9
Thailand  James Wattana 9   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 4
Malta  Alex Borg 10   Malta  Alex Borg 10     Malta  Alex Borg 7     England  Mark King 7
England  Sam Baird 9   England  Jamie Cope 10   England  Jamie Cope 10     England  Jamie Cope 10
England  John Astley 10   England  John Astley 2
England  Gary Wilson 4   England  Tom Ford 10
England  James Cahill 10   England  James Cahill 6     England  Tom Ford 10     Wales  Matthew Stevens 8
Belgium  Luca Brecel 10   China  Yu Delu 7   Belgium  Luca Brecel 1     England  Tom Ford 10
England  Lee Page 8   Belgium  Luca Brecel 10
China  Chen Zhe 10   England  Mark Joyce 10
England  Antony Parsons 8   China  Chen Zhe 8     England  Mark Joyce 6     England  Robert Milkins 9
England  Michael Wasley 10   England  Rory McLeod 6   England  Michael Wasley 10     England  Michael Wasley 10
England  Sydney Wilson 9   England  Michael Wasley 10
England  Robbie Williams 10   China  Liu Chuang 5
China  Lu Haotian 8   England  Robbie Williams 10     England  Robbie Williams 10     Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 9
China  Li Hang 10   India  Pankaj Advani 10   India  Pankaj Advani 7     England  Robbie Williams 10
Thailand  Ratchayothin Yotharuck 5   China  Li Hang 9
Malta  Tony Drago 3   China  Tian Pengfei 6
Finland  Robin Hull 10   Finland  Robin Hull 10     Finland  Robin Hull 10     England  Peter Ebdon 8
England  Ian Burns 10   England  Jimmy White 4   England  Ian Burns 4     Finland  Robin Hull 10
Scotland  Fraser Patrick 6   England  Ian Burns 10
England  Sean O'Sullivan 9   England  Martin Gould 10
England  Mitchell Travis 10   England  Mitchell Travis 1     England  Martin Gould 10     China  Liang Wenbo 7
England  Adam Duffy 4   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 8   Brazil  Igor Figueiredo 1     England  Martin Gould 10
Brazil  Igor Figueiredo 10   Brazil  Igor Figueiredo 10
Thailand  Noppon Saengkham 9   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 10
Australia  Vinnie Calabrese 10   Australia  Vinnie Calabrese 4     Scotland  Jamie Burnett 10     England  Ben Woollaston 8
Scotland  Scott Donaldson 10   China  Cao Yupeng 10   China  Cao Yupeng 8     Scotland  Jamie Burnett 10
Qatar  Ahmed Saif 6   Scotland  Scott Donaldson 5
England  Stuart Carrington 10   England  Jack Lisowski 7
England  Andrew Norman 5   England  Stuart Carrington 10     England  Stuart Carrington 10     Wales  Ryan Day 10
England  David Grace 6   England  Nigel Bond 10   England  Nigel Bond 5     England  Stuart Carrington 5
Scotland  Ross Muir 10   Scotland  Ross Muir 5
England  Mike Dunn 2   England  Matthew Selt 10
Scotland  Rhys Clark 10   Scotland  Rhys Clark 6     England  Matthew Selt 10     Wales  Michael White 10
Republic of Ireland  David Morris 7   Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10   Thailand  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2     England  Matthew Selt 7
Switzerland  Alexander Ursenbacher 10   Switzerland  Alexander Ursenbacher 5
England  Alex Davies 7   England  Anthony Hamilton 7
Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 10   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 10     Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 8     China  Xiao Guodong 10
China  Li Yan 10   England  Dave Harold 3   China  Li Yan 10     China  Li Yan 1
England  Elliot Slessor 5   China  Li Yan 10

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

There were 69 century breaks in the qualifying stage of the World Championship:[20]

References[edit]

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