1952 World Professional Match-play Championship
|Dates||12 November 1951–15 March 1952|
|Final venue||Tower Circus|
|Highest break||Fred Davis (140)|
The event was created following a dispute between the Professional Billiards Players' Association (PBPA) and the Billiards Association and Control Council (BACC). The BACC thought the championship is primarily about honour, and financial consideration should come at second place. The PBPA established an alternative 'world championship' called the PBPA Snooker Championship.
|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|
Ten players entered the event. The two finalists in the 1951 World Snooker Championship, Fred Davis and Walter Donaldson were given byes to the semi-final stage in opposite halves of the draw. The remaining eight played two rounds to determine the other two semi-finalists.
|Jackie Rea||33||Jackie Rea||23|
|Jim Lees||28||Jackie Rea||35|
|Kingsley Kennerley||w/o||Kingsley Kennerley||26|
|Sydney Lee||w/d||Fred Davis||38|
|Albert Brown||32||Walter Donaldson||35|
|John Pulman||27||Albert Brown||36|
|Alec Brown||39||Alec Brown||25|
|Rex Williams||22||Albert Brown||30|
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