1983 World Snooker Championship

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Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16 April–2 May 1983
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £135,000
Winner's share £30,000
Highest break 147
Final
Champion England Steve Davis
Runner-up Canada Cliff Thorburn
Score 18–6
1982
1984

The 1983 Embassy World Snooker Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16 April – 2 May 1983 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Steve Davis won in the final 18–6 against Cliff Thorburn.

Tournament summary[edit]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7][8]

  • Winner: £30,000
  • Runner up: £15,000
  • Semi-finals: £8,400
  • Quarter-finals: £4,450
  • Last 16: £2,950
  • Last 32: £1,500
  • Total: £135,000

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).[7][9][10]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 31 frames
                           
16 April            
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (1)  10
21 & 22 April
 England Dean Reynolds  4  
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (1)  13
16 & 17 April
   England Willie Thorne (16)  8  
 England Willie Thorne (16)  10
25, 26 & 27 April
 England John Virgo  3  
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (1)  13
16 & 17 April
   Canada Bill Werbeniuk (9)  11  
 Canada Bill Werbeniuk (9)  10
22 & 23 April
 England Dave Martin  4  
 Canada Bill Werbeniuk (9)  13
16 & 17 April
   England David Taylor (8)  10  
 England David Taylor (8)  10
28 & 29 April
 England Jim Meadowcroft  2  
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (1)  5
16 & 18 April
   England Steve Davis (4)  16
 Australia Eddie Charlton (5)  10
23 & 24 April
 England Les Dodd  7  
 Australia Eddie Charlton (5)  13
16 & 17 April
   England John Spencer (12)  11  
 England John Spencer (12)  10
25, 26 & 27 April
 England Mike Hallett  7  
 England Steve Davis (4)  13
17 & 18 April
   Australia Eddie Charlton (5)  5  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (13)  10
22 & 23 April
 South Africa Silvino Francisco  9  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (13)  11
18 & 19 April
   England Steve Davis (4)  13  
 England Steve Davis (4)  10
 England Rex Williams  4  
19 & 20 April            
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (3)  10
23 & 24 April
 Australia John Campbell  5  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (3)  13
18 & 19 April
   Wales Terry Griffiths (14)  12  
 Wales Terry Griffiths (14)  10
26 & 27 April
 England Mark Wildman  8  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (3)  13
19 & 20 April
   Canada Kirk Stevens (6)  12  
 South Africa Perrie Mans (11)  10
24 April
 Scotland Ian Black  3  
 South Africa Perrie Mans (11)  3
20 & 21 April
   Canada Kirk Stevens (6)  13  
 Canada Kirk Stevens (6)  10
28, 29 & 30 April
 England Mick Fisher  2  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (3)  16
20 & 21 April
   England Tony Knowles (15)  15
 Wales Doug Mountjoy (7)  10
25 & 26 April
 Wales Cliff Wilson  2  
 Wales Doug Mountjoy (7)  11
20 & 21 April
   England Tony Meo  13  
 England Jimmy White (10)  8
26 & 27 April
 England Tony Meo  10  
 England Tony Meo  9
21 & 22 April
   England Tony Knowles (15)  13  
 England Tony Knowles (15)  10
24, 25 & 26 April
 England Graham Miles  3  
 England Tony Knowles (15)  13
20 & 21 April
   Wales Ray Reardon (2)  12  
 Wales Ray Reardon (2)  10
 Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes  7  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 1 & 2 May 1983. Referee: Len Ganley[11]
Steve Davis (4)
 England
18–6 Cliff Thorburn (3)
 Canada
82–20, 11–112, 83–39, 36–80, 80–34, 65–34, 81–44, 75–26, 82–6, 73–0, 81–48, 41–67, 25–71, 100–8, 15–68, 96–2, 76–47, 58–53, 75–28, 62–47, 67–62, 131–0, 24–62, 77–70 Century breaks: 1 (Davis 1)

Highest break by Davis: 131
Highest break by Thorburn: 55

82–20, 11–112, 83–39, 36–80, 80–34, 65–34, 81–44, 75–26, 82–6, 73–0, 81–48, 41–67, 25–71, 100–8, 15–68, 96–2, 76–47, 58–53, 75–28, 62–47, 67–62, 131–0, 24–62, 77–70
England Steve Davis wins the 1983 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaks[edit]

There were eighteen century breaks during the championship, a record which stood until 1986. The highest break of the event was 147 by Cliff Thorburn.[12][13][14] With this record he earned a £5,000 bonus.[8]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. pp. 16–17. 
  11. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143. 
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