1934 World Snooker Championship

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World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 2–6 April 1934
Venue Lounge Hall / unknown
City Nottingham / Kettering
Country England
Organisation(s) BACC
Highest break England Joe Davis (70)
Final
Champion England Joe Davis
Runner-up England Tom Newman
Score 25–22
1933
1935

The 1934 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held partly at the Lounge Hall in Nottingham and then in Kettering.[1][2] Joe Davis won his eighth World title by defeating Tom Newman 25–22.[3] At one stage Newman led 14–13 but Davis then pulled ahead to lead 24–18 and, although Newman won the next four frames, Davis won the 47th frame to win the Championship.

Detail[edit]

Entries were required by 19 February. The heats would be over 25 frames with the final over 49 frames.[4] Only two players entered, Joe Davis and Tom Newman and so only the final was played.[5] The match was played from Monday 2 April to Friday 6 April and was over 49 frames. There were ten frames played each day with five frames in the afternoon and five in the evening (four on the final day). The first three days were held at The Lounge, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham with the final two days being in Kettering.

After the first day the score was level at five frames each. Davis made a break of 70 in the third frame but Newman ended the session 3–2 ahead. Newman won the next two frames to lead 5–2 but Davis took the last three to level the scores, winning the eighth frame 112–0.[6] On the second day Newman won the afternoon session 3–2 and took the first frame in the evening. Davis then won the last four frames to lead 11–9.[7] For the third day in a row Newman won the afternoon session 3–2 and then took the first two in the evening to take the lead 14–13. Davis again finished well, winning the final three frames to lead 16–14 overnight.[8]

On the fourth day Davis won both sessions 3–2 to increase his lead to 22–18.[9] On the final day he took the first two frames to lead 24–18, needing just one frame for victory. Newman, however, took the last three in the afternoon and the first in the evening before Davis won the 47th frame 72–55 to win the championship 25–22.[10]

Main draw[edit]

Source:[10]

Final
Best of 49 frames
     
England Joe Davis 25
England Tom Newman 22

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 49 frames.
Lounge Hall in Nottingham and then in Kettering, England, 2–6 April 1934.[6][7][8][9][10]
Joe Davis
 England
25–22 Tom Newman
 England
Day 1: 74–40, 45–53, 91–25 (70), 51–64, 64–70, 33–67, 26–80, 112–0, 63–31, 85–18
Day 2: 60–63, 33–84, 67–37, 57–58, 77–45, 31–110, 66–52, 120–1, 74–58, 96–29
Day 3: 56–45, 61–67, 44–68, 60–39, 18–89, 58–69, 21–87, 83–60, 80–29, 102–31
Day 4: 43–64, 70–45, 96–37, 59–33, 43–53, 52–53, 90–30, 51–72, 83–26, 50–39
Day 5: 54–40, 58–49, 37–87, 39–76, 54–61, 34–84, 72–55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snooker Champion Final – Joe Davis and Tom Newman – Playing today at The Lounge, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham (advert)". Nottingham Evening Post. 3 April 1934. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Billiards – the professional snooker championship". The Glasgow Herald. 6 April 1934. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "Davis wins snooker championship – Newman defeated by three games". The Glasgow Herald. 7 April 1934. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "Billiards – Professional Championship". The Times. 11 January 1934. p. 5. 
  5. ^ "Billiards – The Professional Championships". The Times. 21 February 1934. p. 6. 
  6. ^ a b "Snooker title". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 3 April 1934. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b "Davis ahead in snooker final". Dundee Courier. 4 April 1934. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ a b "Davis keeps his lead". Dundee Courier. 5 April 1934. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ a b "Davis increases his lead". Dundee Courier. 6 April 1934. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ a b c "Davis keeps snooker title – Newman beaten by 25 games to 22". Dundee Courier. 7 April 1934. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).