1952 World Professional Match-play Championship

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World Professional Match-play Championship
Tournament information
Dates 12 November 1951–15 March 1952
Final venue Tower Circus
Final city Blackpool
Country England
Highest break Fred Davis (140)
Final
Champion England Fred Davis
Runner-up Scotland Walter Donaldson
Score 38–35
1952
1953

The 1952 World Professional Match-play Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Tower Circus in Blackpool, England.[1]

The event was created following a dispute between the Professional Billiards Players' Association (PBPA) and the Billiards Association and Control Council (BACC).[2] The BACC thought the championship is primarily about honour, and financial consideration should come at second place.[3] The PBPA established an alternative 'world championship' called the PBPA Snooker Championship.

Fred Davis won his fourth World title by defeating Walter Donaldson 38–35 in the final.[1] Davis also compiled the highest break of tournament with 140.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Match Dates Venue, city
Jackie Rea v Jim Lees 12–17 November 1951 Wellington, Shropshire
Albert Brown v John Pulman 27 November–1 December 1951 Slough
Alec Brown v Rex Williams 17–22 December 1951 Darlaston, Staffordshire
Jackie Rea v Kingsley Kennerley 7–11 January 1952 South Shields
Albert Brown v Alec Brown 14–18 January 1952 Derby
Walter Donaldson v Albert Brown 21–25 January 1952 Scunthorpe
Fred Davis v Jackie Rea 4–9 February 1952 Wellington, Shropshire
Fred Davis v Walter Donaldson 10–15 March 1952 Tower Circus, Blackpool

Main draw[edit]

Sources:[5][6][7]

Round 1
61 frames
Round 2
61 frames
Semi-finals
61 frames
Final
73 frames
      
               
               
           England  Fred Davis 38  
Northern Ireland  Jackie Rea 33       Northern Ireland  Jackie Rea 23  
England  Jim Lees 28     Northern Ireland  Jackie Rea 35  
         England  Kingsley Kennerley 26  
           England  Fred Davis 38
           Scotland  Walter Donaldson 35
               
               
           Scotland  Walter Donaldson 31  
England  Albert Brown 32       England  Albert Brown 30  
England  John Pulman 27     England  Albert Brown 36       
England  Alec Brown 39     England  Alec Brown 25       
England  Rex Williams 22  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "World Snooker Title". The Glasgow Herald. 19 February 1952. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Everton, Clive (30 April 2009). "Neil Robertson set to rewrite history as first genuine Australian world champion". London: guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "World Championship 1952". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 19 November 1951. p. 4.