1932 World Snooker Championship

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World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 14–30 April 1932
Final venue Thurston's Hall
Final city London
Country England
Organisation(s) BACC
Highest break England Joe Davis (99)
Final
Champion England Joe Davis
Runner-up New Zealand Clark McConachy
Score 25–18
1931
1933

The 1932 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament, the final being held at the Thurston's Hall in London, England.[1] Joe Davis won his sixth World title by defeating New Zealander Clark McConachy 30–19 in the final. "Dead" frames were played, the score when Davis won the match was 25–18. Davis set a new Championship record break of 99 in the final.

Schedule[edit]

Match Dates Venue, city
Clark McConachy v Tom Dennis 14–16 April 1932 Skegness
Joe Davis v Clark McConachy 25–30 April 1932 Thurston's Hall, London

Detail[edit]

Only three players entered, Joe Davis, Tom Dennis and Clark McConachy. Dennis and McConachy played a semi-final, the winner meeting Davis in the final.

McConachy and Dennis played their match from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 April in Skegness over 25 frames. There were eight frames played each day with four frames in the afternoon and four in the evening (five on the final day). Both sessions on the first day ended level, leaving the score 4–4 overnight.[2] The players were again level after the second day, Dennis winning three frames in the afternoon and McConachy three in the evening.[3] McConachy won three frames on the final afternoon to lead 11–9. In frame 19, with all the reds of the table, McConachy made a break of 72 with 9 reds and 9 blacks, winning the frame 92–32. In the evening session Dennis won two of the first three frames to trail 12–11. In frame 24 McConachy made an early break of 47 and won the frame 93–36 to win the match 13–11.[4]

The final played from Monday 25 April to Saturday 30 April and was over 49 frames. There were eight frames played each day with four frames in the afternoon and four in the evening (five on the final afternoon). The match was held at Thurston's Hall, Leicester Square in London. The first day ended 4–4 with both sessions level. McConachy had the best break of the day with a 67 in the 8th frame, Davis making a 51 break in the 5th frame.[5] Davis won both sessions 3–1 to lead 10–6 after the second day. Davis made a 57 break in frame 14.[6] On the third day, Davis again won both sessions 3–1 to extend his lead to 16–8. Davis made an 80 break in frame 19.[7] McConachy won the first three frames on the fourth day but Davis won the next four and the day ended with Davis 20–12 ahead.[8] On the fifth day Davis won three frames in the afternoon to lead 23–13, needing just 2 more frames for victory. In frame 36, Davis set another Championship record break. McConachy took the first red but Davis then had a break of 99 including 12 reds. On 99 he snookered himself and fouled the blue. McConachy won all four frames in the evening to reduce Davis's lead to 23–17. McConachy made a 51 break in frame 39.[9] Davis won two of the first three frames in the final afternoon session to lead 25–18 and retain the Championship. The remaining 6 dead frames were played, the two in the afternoon were shared while Davis won all four in the evening.[10]

Main draw[edit]

Sources:[4][10]

  Round 1
Best of 25 frames
    Final
Best of 49 frames
                 
    England  Joe Davis 25
  New Zealand  Clark McConachy 13     New Zealand  Clark McConachy 18
  England  Tom Dennis 11  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 49 frames.
Thurston's Hall, Leicester Square in London, England, 25–30 April 1932.[5][6][7][8][9][10]
Joe Davis
 England
25–18 Clark McConachy
 New Zealand
Day 1: 93–19, 21–82, 80–19, 44–79, 54–66 (Davis 51), 70–43, 103–15, 26–87 (67)
Day 2: 69–31, 60–36, 46–58, 101–36, 99–16, 98–36 (57), 21–62, 53–46
Day 3: 85–30, 70–58, 111–8 (80), 33–73, 71–46, 80–49, 23–71, 92–30
Day 4: 46–65, 21–83, 31–78, 88–18, 56–44, 82–25, 58–42, 32–60
Day 5: 75–24, 79–38, 23–85, 119–8 (99), 51–71, 19–63, 40–88 (51), 62–74
Day 6: 46–56, 60–59, 78–39, 61–29, 2–104, 62–38, 78–32, 86–28, 65–52
"Dead" frames were played, the final score being 30–19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Snooker Championship – McConachy and Dennis win four games each". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 15 April 1932. Retrieved 18 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Snooker title – Dennis and McConachy again level". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 16 April 1932. Retrieved 18 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b "McConachy wins semi-final – After thrilling fight at Skegness". Lincolnshire Echo. 18 April 1932. Retrieved 18 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b "Snooker Pool – The Championship Final". The Times. 26 April 1932. p. 7. 
  6. ^ a b "Snooker Pool – The Championship Final". The Times. 27 April 1932. p. 6. 
  7. ^ a b "Snooker Pool – The Championship Final". The Times. 28 April 1932. p. 6. 
  8. ^ a b "Snooker Pool – The Championship Final". The Times. 29 April 1932. p. 6. 
  9. ^ a b "Snooker Pool – The Championship Final". The Times. 30 April 1932. p. 5. 
  10. ^ a b c "Snooker Pool – Davis retains the Championship". The Times. 2 May 1932. p. 6.