1989 World Snooker Championship

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Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 15 April–1 May 1989
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £525,000
Winner's share £105,000
Highest break Scotland Stephen Hendry (141)
Final
Champion England Steve Davis
Runner-up England John Parrott
Score 18–3
1988
1990

The 1989 World Snooker Championship (also referred to as the 1989 Embassy World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 15 April–1 May 1989 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Steve Davis won in the final 18–3 against John Parrott. This was Davis' sixth and last world title. The tournament was sponsored by cigarette manufacturer Embassy.

Tournament summary[edit]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6][7]

Main draw[edit]

Shown below are the results for each round. The numbers in parentheses beside some of the players are their seeding ranks (each championship has 16 seeds and 16 qualifiers).[6][8][9][10]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 31 frames
                           
15 April            
 England Steve Davis (1)  10
20 & 21 April
 Wales Steve Newbury  5  
 England Steve Davis (1)  13
15 & 16 April
   England Steve Duggan  3  
 Wales Cliff Wilson (16)  1
25 April
 England Steve Duggan  10  
 England Steve Davis (1)  13
16 & 17 April
   England Mike Hallett (9)  3  
 England Mike Hallett (9)  10
21 & 22 April
 Wales Doug Mountjoy  7  
 England Mike Hallett (9)  13
16 & 17 April
   England David Roe  12  
 England Tony Knowles (8)  6
27, 28 & 29 April
 England David Roe  10  
 England Steve Davis (1)  16
17 & 18 April
   Scotland Stephen Hendry (4)  9
 Wales Terry Griffiths (5)  10
22, 24 & 25 April
 Canada Bob Chaperon  6  
 Wales Terry Griffiths (5)  13
18 & 19 April
   South Africa Silvino Francisco  9  
 South Africa Silvino Francisco (12)  10
25 & 26 April
 Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye  6  
 Wales Terry Griffiths (5)  5
18 & 19 April
   Scotland Stephen Hendry (4)  13  
 England Willie Thorne (13)  10
23 & 24 April
 Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne  5  
 England Willie Thorne (13)  4
19 & 20 April
   Scotland Stephen Hendry (4)  13  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (4)  10
 England Gary Wilkinson  9  
19 & 20 April            
 England Neal Foulds (3)  9
23 & 24 April
 Wales Wayne Jones  10  
 Wales Wayne Jones  3
19 April
   England Dean Reynolds  13  
 South Africa Peter Francisco (14)  7
25 & 26 April
 England Dean Reynolds  10  
 England Dean Reynolds  9
18 April
   England Tony Meo  13  
 England Joe Johnson (11)  5
22, 23 & 24 April
 England Tony Meo  10  
 England Tony Meo  13
17 & 18 April
   Australia Eddie Charlton  8  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (6)  9
27, 28 & 29 April
 Australia Eddie Charlton  10  
 England Tony Meo  7
16 & 17 April
   England John Parrott (7)  16
 England John Parrott (7)  10
21 & 22 April
 England Steve James  9  
 England John Parrott (7)  13
16 & 17 April
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (10)  10  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (10)  10
25 & 26 April
 Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes  3  
 England John Parrott (7)  13
15 & 16 April
   England Jimmy White (2)  7  
 England John Virgo (15)  10
20, 21 & 22 April
 Wales Darren Morgan  4  
 England John Virgo (15)  12
15 April
   England Jimmy White (2)  13  
 England Jimmy White (2)  10
 New Zealand Dene O'Kane  7  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 30 April & 1 May 1989. Referee: John Street[11]
Steve Davis (1)
 England
18–3 John Parrott (7)
 England
86–20, 65–28, 20–90, 66–5, 109–16, 78–11, 43–72, 100–6, 72–9, 113–0, 71–0, 74–58, 88–23, 32–68, 115–0, 68–1, 62–47, 56–44, 71–31, 68–6, 70–40 Century breaks: 1 (Davis 1)

Highest break by Davis: 112
Highest break by Parrott: 68

86–20, 65–28, 20–90, 66–5, 109–16, 78–11, 43–72, 100–6, 72–9, 113–0, 71–0, 74–58, 88–23, 32–68, 115–0, 68–1, 62–47, 56–44, 71–31, 68–6, 70–40
England Steve Davis wins the 1989 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaks[edit]

There were 19 century breaks in the 1989 World Snooker Championship. The highest break of the event was 141 made by Stephen Hendry.[12] The highest break of the qualifying stage was 143 made by Darren Morgan.[6][13]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 132. 
  4. ^ "Alex Higgins at the World Championships". Snooker Database. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Darren Morgan Player Profile". Sporting Life. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "World Championship 1989". Global Snooker. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 130. 
  8. ^ "1989 World Championships Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. pp. 28–29. 
  11. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143. 
  12. ^ Kastner, Hugo. "Snooker – Spieler, Regeln & Rekorde (May 2011 update)" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 147.