2020 World Snooker Championship

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2020 Betfred World Snooker Championship
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Tournament information
Dates31 July – 16 August 2020
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, World Snooker Tour
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£2,395,000
Winner's share£500,000
Highest break John Higgins (SCO) (147)
Defending champion Judd Trump (ENG)
2019

The 2020 World Snooker Championship (also referred to as the 2020 Betfred World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) is a professional snooker tournament taking place from 31 July to 16 August 2020 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It is the 44th consecutive year that the World Snooker Championship is held at the Crucible, and it is the final ranking event of the 2019–20 snooker season. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 18 April to 4 May 2020, but the qualifying stage and televised rounds were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was one of the first to allow live audiences since the outbreak of the pandemic, but during the first day it was announced the event would be played behind closed doors for subsequent days.

Qualifying for the tournament was due to be held between 8 and 15 April 2020 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, but this was also postponed. Qualifying instead took place from 21 to 28 July at the originally planned venue. There were 128 participants in the qualifying rounds, with a mix of professional and invited amateur players; 16 players reached the main stage of the tournament where they will play the top 16 players in the snooker world rankings. The event is sponsored by sports betting company Betfred.

The tournament is organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and the World Snooker Tour, and will be broadcast by the BBC, Eurosport and Matchroom Sport. The event has a total prize fund of £2,395,000, with the winner receiving £500,000. Judd Trump is the defending champion, having won his maiden world title at the previous year's event, defeating John Higgins 18–9 in the final.

The highest break of the tournament is a maximum break, made by John Higgins in the 12th frame of his second-round loss to Kurt Maflin. It was Higgins' tenth career maximum break, his first at the world championships.

Background[edit]

The world championship sees 32 professional players compete in one-on-one snooker matches in a single elimination format, each played over several frames. The 32 players for the event are selected through a mix of the world snooker rankings and a pre-tournament qualification round.[1] The first world championship in 1927, held in Camkin's Hall, Birmingham, England, was won by Joe Davis.[2][3] Since 1977, the event has been held in the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.[4] The event's most successful player in the modern era is Stephen Hendry, who has won the championship seven times.[5] The previous year's championship was won by England's Judd Trump, who won the event defeating Scotland's John Higgins in the final 18–9. The champion of the 2020 event will win prize money of £500,000, from a total pool of £2,395,000.[6]

Format[edit]

The Crucible Theatre from outside
The main draw of the tournament will be played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

The 2020 World Snooker Championship was scheduled to take place between 18 April and 4 May 2020 in Sheffield, England, but was postponed until Friday 31 July to Sunday 16 August as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[7][8] The event features a 32-player main draw to be contested at the Crucible Theatre as well as a 128-player qualifying draw played at the English Institute of Sport; qualifying was originally due to take place from 8 to 15 April but was also delayed, eventually taking place from 21 to 28 July 2020 and finishing three days prior to the start of the main draw.[9][10] In May 2019, World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn announced the event's qualifying format would be changed from the previous year, with seeding given to players with a higher ranking, and played over four rounds instead of three.[11] The tournament is the last of 17 ranking events in the 2019–20 season on the World Snooker Tour.[12] This is the 44th consecutive year that the tournament has been held at the Crucible, and the 52nd successive world championship to be contested through the modern knockout format.[6][11] The tournament is sponsored by sports betting company Betfred, as it has been since 2009.[13]

The top 16 players in the latest 2019–20 snooker world rankings automatically qualified for the main draw as seeded players. Defending champion Judd Trump was automatically seeded first overall.[1][14] The remaining 15 seeds were allocated based on the latest world rankings, released after the 2020 Tour Championship which was the penultimate event of the season.[14] Matches in the first round of the main draw are played as best of 19 frames, second-round matches and quarter-finals will be played as best of 25 frames, and the semi-finals will be played over a maximum of 33 frames. The final will be played over two days as a best-of-35-frames match.[1]

Coverage[edit]

The tournament is being broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Television and BBC Online, as well as Eurosport.[15][16][17] Internationally, the event is broadcast by Eurosport in Europe and Australia,[16] Superstars Online, Zhibo.tv, Youku and CCTV in China, NowTV in Hong Kong and DAZN in Canada, USA and Brazil.[15] In other countries, Matchroom Sport broadcast the tournament, as well as the qualifying.[18]

The World Snooker Championship was intended to be one of the first sporting events to allow spectators after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A reduced audience was to be admitted to allow for social distancing.[19][20] The event, along with the Glorious Goodwood Festival and two county cricket matches, was being used as a trial for live audiences by the UK government, ahead of restrictions being lifted in October.[19][21] During the first day of the event, Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, announced that the sporting pilots were being ended, and fans would no longer be allowed inside the venue. The World Snooker Tour announced an hour later that fans would be allowed in the venue for the rest of the first day, but matches were to be played behind closed doors for the remainder of the tournament.[22]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for the event is shown below.[6]

  • Winner: £500,000
  • Runner-up: £200,000
  • Semi-finalists: £100,000
  • Quarter-finalists: £50,000
  • Last 16: £30,000
  • Last 32: £20,000
  • Last 48: £15,000
  • Last 80: £10,000
  • Last 112: £5,000
  • Highest break (qualifying stage included): £15,000
  • Total: £2,395,000
  • Maximum break in the main event: £40,000
  • Maximum break at the qualifying stage: £10,000

Tournament summary[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Allan Taylor playing a shot
Allan Taylor made the highest break in qualifying, a 145.

Qualifying for the event was held over four rounds, between 21 and 28 July 2020 with 16 players progressing.[23] James Cahill, who defeated five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan in the main stage in 2019, lost in the opening round to amateur player Ben Mertens.[24] Mertens, aged 15, became the youngest player to win a match at the event.[24] Mertens lost in the second round to Sam Baird.[25][26] Allan Taylor won the Challenge Tour play-off to gain a two-year professional tour card prior to qualifying, and won both of his first two matches 6–1. In these matches he scored four century breaks, including a career-high 145 – the highest break in qualifying.[27][28] Six-time runner-up Jimmy White won his first two qualifying matches, including a 6–4 win over Michael Georgiou, but lost in the third round to Robert Milkins.[27][29] Gary Wilson, who reached the semi-finals in the 2019 event, lost in the third round of qualifying to Swiss player Alexander Ursenbacher 3–6.[30] Two-time runner-up Ali Carter started in round three, but lost his opening match to Louis Heathcote.[31] This was the first time in 17 years that Carter did not play in the main stage of the event.[29]

Anthony Hamilton playing a shot
Anthony Hamilton qualified for the event but withdrew before the first round.

The final round of qualifying was played on 27 and 28 July, with matches played as the best-of-19 frames over two sessions. Alexander Ursenbacher is the first Swiss player to play the mainstages of the tournament, after defeating Andrew Higginson 10–8.[32][33] Ursenbacher led 6–2 after the first session, but the lead was cut to 9–8 before he won frame 18.[33] Alan McManus qualified for the main stage for the first time since reaching the semi-finals in 2016 after defeating Louis Heathcote 10–5.[32][34] Elliot Slessor won the final nine frames of the match to defeat Martin O'Donnell 10–3.[35] Slessor had promised to plan a wedding with his girlfriend if he made it through the qualifying rounds.[32][35] Liang Wenbo led Fergal O'Brien 5–2, but won just two frames of the next eight to trail 7–8. The match went to a deciding frame at 9–9 which Liang won with a break of 141.[36] Anthony McGill lost only one frame in his win over Sam Baird,[37] whilst Norwegian player Kurt Maflin defeated Matthew Selt by the same scoreline 10–1, to qualify for the first time since 2015.[38]

Slessor and Ursenbacher are making their debuts in the main draw. Other debutants in the main draw are Jamie Clarke, Ashley Carty and Jordan Brown.[39] Anthony Hamilton qualified for the main draw of the World Championship for the first time since 2008, but withdrew because of health concerns over the coronavirus.[40] As an asthmatic, he had criticised the decision to allow a limited number of spectators into the Crucible. Defending champion Judd Trump said Hamilton should have made his decision earlier, as by participating in the qualifiers despite knowing there would be spectators in the final stages he had denied a place to another player.[41][42]

First round[edit]

The first round was played from 31 July to 5 August. Matches were played as the best-of-19 frames held over two sessions. Defending champion Judd Trump played Tom Ford in the opening match. Ford won the first frame, and attempted a maximum break but missed the pot on the 13th black ball.[43] Ford won the second and third frame as well, before Trump won the next two. Ford won the following two frames, including a break of 140 to lead 5–2, but lost the last two to lead 5–4 after the first session.[43] Ford won the opening frame on the resumption of play, but Trump won the next three frames to take the lead for the first time in the match.[44] Ford won frame 14, before Trump made a break of 131 in the next – his 100th century break of the season.[44] Trump also won the next frame to lead 9–7. Ford won frame 17, but Trump won the match in the next 10–8.[45] Trump's 100th century was only the second time a player had made that many breaks in a season, after Neil Robertson in the 2013–14 snooker season.[45][46]

Stuart Bingham playing a shot
Stuart Bingham, the 2015 winner defeated Ashley Carty 10–7

The 2015 winner Stuart Bingham met qualifier Ashley Carty and led 5–4 after the first session.[44] Bingham then won the next four frames, including a maximum attempt that fell apart on 12 black balls, and a 109 to lead 9–4. Carty then won the next three frames, before Bingham won frame 17 with a break of 82 to win 10–7.[47][48] The 2019 UK Championship winner Ding Junhui played Mark King. Ding had not played in any tournaments since the COVID-19 pandemic, but took a 5–4 lead after the first session.[49][50] The pair were tied at 5–5 to 7–7 before Ding won two frames to lead 9–7. Two 50-minute frames were won by King, leading to a deciding frame.[51] Ding won the frame after potting a mid-range red ball to win 10–9.[48][52][53]

The three-time champion Mark Williams was drawn against Alan McManus. After the first session of play, McManus led 5–4, despite losing the first two frames.[54] In the second session, Williams won six straight frames to win the match 10–5.[55][56] After the performance, Williams said "he outplayed me and I was happy to be 5–4 down because it could have been 7–2" after the first session, and in the second session he "put pressure on [McManus], then he got frustrated and I knew I had him as long as I didn’t make silly mistakes".[57] Four-time champion John Higgins met two-time finalist Matthew Stevens, and held a 6–3 lead after the first session.[58] Stevens won frame 10 with a break of 138, before Higgins won the next two frames to lead 8–4.[59] Stevens won frame 13 before Higgins won the next frame despite requiring foul shots and then frame 15 to win 10–5.[59] The 2010 World Snooker Championship winner Neil Robertson met Liang Wenbo, and led 5–4 after the first session after breaks of 140, 123 and 87.[60] Liang won the opening frame of the second session to tie the match at 5–5, before Robertson won the next five frames to win the match 10–5.[61]

The previous year's semi-finalist David Gilbert played Kurt Maflin, who had not qualified since the 2015 event.[62] Maflin led 3–1 and later 5–4 after the first session.[63] Both players made a break of 102 in frames 10 and 11, with four century breaks in a row. Maflin attempted a maximum break, scoring 105 in frame 16 to tie the match at 8–8. After running out of position for the 14th black, he gave the finger to the table, and received a warning from referee Tatiana Woollaston.[64][65] Maflin then won the next two frames to win 10–8.[61] Five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan averaged less than 14 seconds per shot as he opened a 8–1 lead in the first session against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.[59] In the second session, O'Sullivan clinched the next two frames in less than half an hour. With a match time of 108 minutes, his victory set a new record for the fastest match in a best-of-19. This was 41 minutes faster than the previous record by Shaun Murphy in his 10–0 victory over Luo Honghao in 2019.[66] Yan Bingtao played debutant Elliot Slessor, and led 8–1 after the first session. Yan also led 9–2, before Slessor won five frames in a row. Yan won the match 10–7.[67] Anthony McGill took a 5–4 lead after the first session over Jack Lisowski.[68] McGill led 9–6 before Lisowski won three frames to force a deciding frame. The frame was fought over the final blue ball, which was potted by McGill to win 10–9.[69] The 2005 champion Shaun Murphy was defeated by Noppon Saengkham 10–4 in a match Murphy described as "the worst two days of my snooker years".[70]

Three-time winner Mark Selby struggled for form as he defeated Jordan Brown 10–6.[71][72] In his match against Jamie Clarke, Mark Allen scored two century breaks in the first two frames,[73] and made three other century breaks but lost the match 8–10.[74] Alexander Ursenbacher won the first frame in his match against Barry Hawkins, but won only one other frame and lost 2–10.[75][76][77] The final match of the first round was held between Stephen Maguire and Martin Gould. Maguire had won the preceding event at the Tour Championship.[78] Gould made three breaks of 103 and a break of 100 to open a 7–2 lead after the first session, and eventually won the match 10–3.[79]

Second round[edit]

The second round was played from 5 to 9 August as the best-of-25 frames held over three sessions.[80] Kurt Maflin took on John Higgins, with Higgins taking the first two frames. Maflin responded by winning the next four frames in a row, before Higgins won frame 7 with a break of 101.[81] The final frame of the session was won by Maflin with a break of 81 to lead 5–3.[81] Higgins won frame nine, but Maflin won the next two frames to take a 7–4 lead. In frame 12, Higgins made the highest break of the tournament, a maximum break of 147.[82] This was the first time since Stephen Hendry in 2012 that there was a maximum at the event. Maflin won the next two frames, however, Higgins won the next two frames to tie the match at 8–8.[83]

Mark Williams won the first frame in the match againt Stuart Bingham, with Bingham winning the next two frames. In frame four, Bingham was seven points ahead, but missed potting the black ball off the spot. Williams potted the black, and also the respotted black to win the frame.[84] Williams then took the next three frames, and lead 5–3 after the first session.[85] Williams took frame nine, before Bingham won four straight frames to lead 7–6.[86] Williams won the next two frames, but missed a green ball in frame 16 allowing Bingham to tie the match at 8–8.[87]

World number one Judd Trump won the first frame against Yan Bingtao, but Yan scored a break of 133 in frame two, but Trump won frame three.[88] Yan then won the next four frames to lead 5–2.[89][87] Yan missed the final brown ball in frame eight, allowing Trump to make a clearance and finish the session 3–5 behind.[86]

Main draw[edit]

Numbers given in brackets after players' names show the seedings for the top 16 players in the competition. Players in bold denote match winners.[90][91][92]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
31 July            
  Judd Trump (ENG) (1)  10
6 & 7 August
  Tom Ford (ENG)  8  
 England Judd Trump (1)  3
2 & 3 August
   China Yan Bingtao (16)  5  
  Yan Bingtao (CHN) (16)  10
10 & 11 August
  Elliot Slessor (ENG)  7  
   
4 & 5 August
   England    
  Stephen Maguire (SCO) (9)  3
8 & 9 August
  Martin Gould (ENG)  10  
 England Martin Gould  
31 July & 1 August
   England Kyren Wilson (8)    
  Kyren Wilson (ENG) (8)  w/o
12, 13 & 14 August
  Anthony Hamilton (ENG)  w/d  
   
1 & 2 August
     
  John Higgins (SCO) (5)  10
5 & 6 August
  Matthew Stevens (WAL)  5  
 Scotland John Higgins (5)  11
1 & 2 August
   Norway Kurt Maflin  13  
  David Gilbert (ENG) (12)  8
10 & 11 August
  Kurt Maflin (NOR)  10  
 Norway Kurt Maflin  
3 August
       
  Jack Lisowski (ENG) (13)  9
7, 8 & 9 August
  Anthony McGill (SCO)  10  
 Scotland Anthony McGill  
4 August
   Wales Jamie Clarke    
  Mark Allen (NIR) (4)  8
  Jamie Clarke (WAL)  10  
31 July & 1 August            
  Mark Williams (WAL) (3)  10
5, 6 & 7 August
  Alan McManus (SCO)  5  
 Wales Mark Williams (3)  8
31 July & 1 August
   England Stuart Bingham (14)  8  
  Stuart Bingham (ENG) (14)  10
10 & 11 August
  Ashley Carty (ENG)  7  
   
31 July & 1 August
       
  Ding Junhui (CHN) (11)  10
7, 8 & 9 August
  Mark King (ENG)  9  
 China Ding Junhui (11)  
2 & 3 August
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan (6)    
  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (6)  10
12, 13 & 14 August
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA)  1  
   
3 & 4 August
     
  Mark Selby (ENG) (7)  10
6 & 7 August
  Jordan Brown (NIR)  6  
 England Mark Selby (7)  8
3 & 4 August
   Thailand Noppon Saengkham  8  
  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (10)  4
10 & 11 August
  Noppon Saengkham (THA)  10  
   
4 & 5 August
       
  Barry Hawkins (ENG) (15)  10
8 & 9 August
  Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)  2  
 England Barry Hawkins (15)  
2 August
   Australia Neil Robertson (2)    
  Neil Robertson (AUS) (2)  10
  Liang Wenbo (CHN)  5  
Final: (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 15 & 16 August.
Referee: Marcel Eckardt[93]
Players Session 1:
Frame 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Players Session 2:
Frame 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
N/A
N/A
Players Session 3:
Frame 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Players Session 4:
Frame 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Highest break
Century breaks
50+ breaks

dagger = Winner of frame

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying rounds were played at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

Qualifying for the 2020 World Snooker Championship took place from 21 to 28 July 2020 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, using an eight-table set-up.[94][95] Starting with a pool of 128 players, the qualifying competition consisted of four knock-out rounds. Originally organized for all matches to be best of 19 frames, the first three rounds were played as best of 11 frames, with only the final round being played as best of 19.[96] The 16 winners of the fourth-round matches progressed to the main stage of the tournament at the Crucible Theatre.[97][98] The 128 qualifiers included 94 tour players ranked outside of the top 16, who were joined by 34 wildcard amateur players.[99][100] The amateur players were selected as follows:[99]

A total of 17 professional players – 13 from mainland China – chose not to participate at the event due to COVID-19 safety concerns: Zhou Yuelong, Xiao Guodong, Zhao Xintong, Li Hang, Yuan Sijun, Marco Fu, Mei Xiwen, Zhang Anda, James Wattana, Zhang Jiankang, Chang Bingyu, Andy Lee, Chen Zifan, Xu Si, Bai Langning, Lei Peifan and Steve Mifsud.[101] The 2002 champion Peter Ebdon vacated his qualifying position after retiring in April 2020.[102] Also, two invited players from the World Women's Snooker Tour, Ng On-yee and Nutcharut Wongharuthai, declined to participate due to COVID-19 safety concerns.[103]

The qualifying draw was released on 10 July 2020.[94] The first qualifying round consisted of 64 players. Professional tour players ranked 81–112 were seeded 65–96, with the remaining tour players and invited amateurs being unseeded. The second qualifying round consisted of players seeded 33–64 against first round winners. The third qualifying round consisted of players seeded 1–32 against second round winners. The fourth qualifying round were played out between the 32 third round winners.[98]

Qualifying draw[edit]

The results from qualifying is shown below. Players in bold denote match winners.[92]

  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
Round 2
Best of 11 frames
Round 3
Best of 11 frames
Round 4
Best of 19 frames
                                     
65  Mitchell Mann (ENG) 6   64  Jamie Clarke (WAL) 6   1  Joe Perry (ENG) 4
 Paul Davison (ENG) 2   65  Mitchell Mann (ENG) 1   64  Jamie Clarke (WAL) 6     64  Jamie Clarke (WAL) 10
96  Lukas Kleckers (GER) w/o   33  Sunny Akani (THA) 6   32  Tian Pengfei (CHN) 3   33  Sunny Akani (THA) 7
 Sydney Wilson (ENG) w/d   96  Lukas Kleckers (GER) 2   33  Sunny Akani (THA) 6
80  Billy Joe Castle (ENG) 5   49  Jordan Brown (NIR) 6   16  Hossein Vafaei (IRN) 5
 Rory McLeod (ENG) 6    Rory McLeod (ENG) 1   49  Jordan Brown (NIR) 6     49  Jordan Brown (NIR) 10
81  Barry Pinches (ENG) 6   48  Craig Steadman (ENG) 5   17  Ryan Day (WAL) 6   17  Ryan Day (WAL) 6
 Dean Young (SCO) 0   81  Barry Pinches (ENG) 6   81  Barry Pinches (ENG) 4
88  Peter Lines (ENG) 6   41  Luo Honghao (CHN) 6   24  Stuart Carrington (ENG) 6
 Connor Benzey (ENG) 1   88  Peter Lines (ENG) 5   41  Luo Honghao (CHN) 4     24  Stuart Carrington (ENG) 8
73  Gerard Greene (NIR) 6   56  Oliver Lines (ENG) 2   9  Tom Ford (ENG) 6   9  Tom Ford (ENG) 10
 Brian Ochoiski (FRA) 1   73  Gerard Greene (NIR) 6   73  Gerard Greene (NIR) 3
89  Fraser Patrick (SCO) 6   40  Ken Doherty (IRL) 6   25  Mark King (ENG) 6
 Sean Maddocks (ENG) 1   89  Fraser Patrick (SCO) 4   40  Ken Doherty (IRL) 3     25  Mark King (ENG) 10
72  Thor Chuan Leong (MAS) 6   57  Ian Burns (ENG) 6   8  Michael Holt (ENG) 3   57  Ian Burns (ENG) 6
 Iulian Boiko (UKR) 3   72  Thor Chuan Leong (MAS) 2   57  Ian Burns (ENG) 6
69  Hammad Miah (ENG) 6   60  David Grace (ENG) 6   5  Graeme Dott (SCO) 6
 Florian Nüßle (AUT) 5   69  Hammad Miah (ENG) 1   60  David Grace (ENG) 0     5  Graeme Dott (SCO) 6
92  Amine Amiri (MAR) w/o   37  Martin Gould (ENG) 6   28  Chris Wakelin (ENG) 4   37  Martin Gould (ENG) 10
 Hamza Akbar (PAK) w/d   92  Amine Amiri (MAR) 0   37  Martin Gould (ENG) 6
76  Igor Figueiredo (BRA) 5   53  John Astley (ENG) 5   12  Matthew Stevens (WAL) 6
 Ian Preece (WAL) 6    Ian Preece (WAL) 6    Ian Preece (WAL) 4     12  Matthew Stevens (WAL) 10
85  Simon Lichtenberg (GER) 6   44  Mark Joyce (ENG) 6   21  Ricky Walden (ENG) 6   21  Ricky Walden (ENG) 5
 Adam Duffy (ENG) 2   85  Simon Lichtenberg (GER) 3   44  Mark Joyce (ENG) 3
84  Brandon Sargeant (ENG) 2   45  Jak Jones (WAL) 6   20  Anthony McGill (SCO) 6
 Jake Nicholson (ENG) 6    Jake Nicholson (ENG) 2   45  Jak Jones (WAL) 1     20  Anthony McGill (SCO) 10
77  James Cahill (ENG) 2   52  Sam Baird (ENG) 6   13  Mark Davis (ENG) 4   52  Sam Baird (ENG) 1
 Ben Mertens (BEL) 6    Ben Mertens (BEL) 4   52  Sam Baird (ENG) 6
93  Alex Borg (MLT) 6   36  Liam Highfield (ENG) 6   29  Lu Ning (CHN) 5
 Patrick Whelan (ENG) 4   93  Alex Borg (MLT) 1   36  Liam Highfield (ENG) 6     36  Liam Highfield (ENG) 7
68  Fan Zhengyi (CHN) 6   61  Dominic Dale (WAL) 6   4  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) 6   4  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) 10
 Dylan Emery (WAL) 4   68  Fan Zhengyi (CHN) 4   61  Dominic Dale (WAL) 1
67  Chen Feilong (CHN) 6   62  Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI) 6   3  Gary Wilson (ENG) 3
 Aaron Hill (IRL) 2   67  Chen Feilong (CHN) 1   62  Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI) 6     62  Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI) 10
94  Riley Parsons (ENG) 1   35  Andrew Higginson (ENG) 6   30  Daniel Wells (WAL) 5   35  Andrew Higginson (ENG) 8
 Hayden Staniland (ENG) 6    Hayden Staniland (ENG) 0   35  Andrew Higginson (ENG) 6
78  Kacper Filipiak (POL) 6   51  Mike Dunn (ENG) 6   14  Martin O'Donnell (ENG) 6
 Andrew Pagett (WAL) 3   78  Kacper Filipiak (POL) 5   51  Mike Dunn (ENG) 4     14  Martin O'Donnell (ENG) 3
83  David Lilley (ENG) 4   46  Elliot Slessor (ENG) 6   19  Ben Woollaston (ENG) 1   46  Elliot Slessor (ENG) 10
 Antoni Kowalski (POL) 6    Antoni Kowalski (POL) 2   46  Elliot Slessor (ENG) 6
86  Jamie O'Neill (ENG) 6   43  Michael White (WAL) 6   22  Noppon Saengkham (THA) 6
 Oliver Brown (ENG) 5   86  Jamie O'Neill (ENG) 5   43  Michael White (WAL) 4     22  Noppon Saengkham (THA) 10
75  Eden Sharav (ISR) 6   54  Nigel Bond (ENG) 3   11  Lyu Haotian (CHN) 2   75  Eden Sharav (ISR) 2
 Daniel Womersley (ENG) 3   75  Eden Sharav (ISR) 6   75  Eden Sharav (ISR) 6
91  Andy Hicks (ENG) 6   38  Sam Craigie (ENG) 6   27  Anthony Hamilton (ENG) 6
 Reanne Evans (ENG) 3   91  Andy Hicks (ENG) 0   38  Sam Craigie (ENG) 3     27  Anthony Hamilton (ENG) 10
70  Jackson Page (WAL) 6   59  Harvey Chandler (ENG) 2   6  Scott Donaldson (SCO) 6   6  Scott Donaldson (SCO) 5
 Chae Ross (ENG) 3   70  Jackson Page (WAL) 6   70  Jackson Page (WAL) 3
71  Si Jiahui (CHN) 2   58  Ashley Carty (ENG) 6   7  Jimmy Robertson (ENG) 4
 Ross Muir (SCO) 6    Ross Muir (SCO) 4   58  Ashley Carty (ENG) 6     58  Ashley Carty (ENG) 10
90  Jimmy White (ENG) 6   39  Michael Georgiou (CYP) 4   26  Robert Milkins (ENG) 6   26  Robert Milkins (ENG) 8
 Ivan Kakovskii (RUS) 3   90  Jimmy White (ENG) 6   90  Jimmy White (ENG) 1
74  Soheil Vahedi (IRN) 1   55  Lee Walker (WAL) 1   10  Matthew Selt (ENG) 6
 Allan Taylor (ENG) 6    Allan Taylor (ENG) 6    Allan Taylor (ENG) 3     10  Matthew Selt (ENG) 1
87  Duane Jones (WAL) 6   42  Joe O'Connor (ENG) 6   23  Kurt Maflin (NOR) 6   23  Kurt Maflin (NOR) 10
 Christopher Keogan (ENG) 1   87  Duane Jones (WAL) 3   42  Joe O'Connor (ENG) 5
82  Rod Lawler (ENG) 6   47  Fergal O'Brien (IRL) 6   18  Luca Brecel (BEL) 5
 Ross Bulman (IRL) 5   82  Rod Lawler (ENG) 3   47  Fergal O'Brien (IRL) 6     47  Fergal O'Brien (IRL) 9
79  Adam Stefanow (POL) 5   50  Alfie Burden (ENG) 6   15  Liang Wenbo (CHN) 6   15  Liang Wenbo (CHN) 10
 Tyler Rees (WAL) 6    Tyler Rees (WAL) 3   50  Alfie Burden (ENG) 2
95  Ashley Hugill (ENG) 4   34  Robbie Williams (ENG) 4   31  Alan McManus (SCO) 6
 Wu Yize (CHN) 6    Wu Yize (CHN) 6    Wu Yize (CHN) 3     31  Alan McManus (SCO) 10
66  Kishan Hirani (WAL) 6   63  Louis Heathcote (ENG) 6   2  Ali Carter (ENG) 3   63  Louis Heathcote (ENG) 5
 Robin Hull (FIN) 5   66  Kishan Hirani (WAL) 3   63  Louis Heathcote (ENG) 6

Century breaks[edit]

Main stage centuries[edit]

A total of 46 century breaks have been made by 23 players during the main stage of the World Championship.[104]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

A total of 53 century breaks were made by 33 players during the qualifying stage of the World Championship.[28]

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