1950 World Snooker Championship

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World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 12 December 1949–18 March 1950
Final venue Tower Circus
Final city Blackpool
Country England
Organisation(s) Billiards Association and Control Council
Final
Champion Scotland Walter Donaldson
Runner-up England Fred Davis
Score 51–46
1949
1951

The 1950 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Tower Circus in Blackpool, England.[1]

For the fourth year running the final was contested by Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson. Donaldson defeated Davis 51–46 to win his second and last world title.[1] Donaldson won the 7th frame of the final day to lead 49–42 with only 6 frames to play.[2] Davis made a break of 101 in frame 46 of his semi-final match against George Chenier.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Source:[4]

Match Dates Venue, city
Albert Brown v John Pulman 12–17 December 1949 Bradford
George Chenier v Peter Mans 2–7 January 1950 Bluebell Hotel, Scunthorpe
Walter Donaldson v Kingsley Kennerley 9–14 January 1950 Bolton
Fred Davis v Alec Brown 16–21 January 1950 Accrington
Walter Donaldson v Albert Brown 6–11 February 1950 Newcastle
Fred Davis v George Chenier 6–11 February 1950 Oldham
Fred Davis v Walter Donaldson 10–11, 13–18 March 1950 Tower Circus, Blackpool

Main draw[edit]

Sources:[5][6][7]

Quarter-finals
71 frames
Semi-finals
71 frames
Final
97 frames
England Fred Davis 44
England Alec Brown 27 England Fred Davis 43
Canada George Chenier 37 Canada George Chenier 28
South Africa Peter Mans 34 England Fred Davis 46
Scotland Walter Donaldson 42 Scotland Walter Donaldson 51
England Kingsley Kennerley 29 Scotland Walter Donaldson 37
England John Pulman 34 England Albert Brown 34
England Albert Brown 37

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying contest was held at an 18-table hall in Battersea, London from 17 October to 12 November 1949.[8] Kingsley Kennerley met John Barrie in the first match. Kennerley won the first five frames[8] and led 15–9 after two days. He won the first three frames on the final day to take a winning 18–9 lead, eventually winning 21–14.[9] Willie Smith met Bill Withers in the second match of the week. Willie Smith led 10–2 after the first day and took an 18–4 lead on the second day.[10] The final score was 28–7.[11] After a 3-day break Sydney Lee met Conrad Stanbury. Lee led 15–9 after two days[12] and won 20–15. Herbert Holt met Dickie Laws in the last quarter-final match. Holt led 17–7 after two days and eventually won 26–9.[13] Kennerley met Willie Smith in the first semi-final and led 16–8 after two days.[14] Kennerley won 22–13.[15] Sydney Lee and Herbert Holt met in the second semi-final. Lee led 7–5 after the first day and 16–8 after the second day. Holt then got influenza and conceded the match.[16] Kennerley met Lee in the final. Lee took a 4–2 lead but Kennerley led 7–5 overnight.[17] Kennerley then extended his lead to 14–10.[18]

Round 1
35 frames
Round 2
35 frames
Round 3
35 frames
England Sydney Lee 20
Canada Conrad Stanbury 15 England Sydney Lee w/o
England Herbert Holt 26 England Herbert Holt w/d
England Dickie Laws 9 England Sydney Lee 14
England Willie Smith 28 England Kingsley Kennerley 21
Wales Bill Withers 7 England Willie Smith 13
England John Barrie 14 England Kingsley Kennerley 22
England Kingsley Kennerley 21

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Donaldson snooker champion". Sunday Post. 19 March 1950. Retrieved 21 March 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Chenier makes best break". Western Morning News. 10 February 1950. Retrieved 19 March 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "World snooker championship". The Times. 5 November 1949. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "World Championship 1950". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 144. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 
  8. ^ a b "Kennerley's good start". Western Morning News. 18 October 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Kennerley's big snooker win". Western Morning News. 20 October 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "'Come-back' success for Willie Smith". Western Morning News. 22 October 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 24 October 1949. p. 2. 
  12. ^ "Lee goes ahead". Western Morning News. 29 October 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ "Holt wins through". Aberdeen Journal. 3 November 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  14. ^ "Setback for Wilie Smith". Dundee Courier. 5 November 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 7 November 1949. p. 7. 
  16. ^ "Holt scratched". Western Morning News. 10 November 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  17. ^ "Kennerley gives over 100 pts in penalties". Western Morning News. 11 November 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  18. ^ "Kennerley further ahead". Western Morning News. 12 November 1949. Retrieved 11 January 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).