2005 World Snooker Championship

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Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16 April–2 May 2005
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,121,800
Winner's share £250,000
Highest break Wales Mark Williams (147)
Final
Champion England Shaun Murphy
Runner-up Wales Matthew Stevens
Score 18–16
2004
2006

The 2005 World Snooker Championship (also referred to as the 2005 Embassy World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16 April and 2 May 2005 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, but he lost in the quarter-finals 11–13 against Peter Ebdon.

Shaun Murphy won his first ranking title by defeating Matthew Stevens 18–16 in the final. 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:[12][13]

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).[14][15][16]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
16 April[17]            
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  10
21, 22 & 23 April[18]
 Scotland Stephen Maguire  9  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
19 April[19]
   England Ali Carter  7  
 Hong Kong Marco Fu (16)  4
26 & 27 April[20]
 England Ali Carter  10  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  11
20 & 21 April[21]
   England Peter Ebdon (8)  13  
 England Stephen Lee (9)  10
24 & 25 April[22]
 Malta Tony Drago  5  
 England Stephen Lee (9)  9
20 April[23]
   England Peter Ebdon (8)  13  
 England Peter Ebdon (8)  10
28, 29 & 30 April[24]
 Australia Quinten Hann  2  
 England Peter Ebdon (8)  12
18 & 19 April[25]
   England Shaun Murphy  17
 Scotland John Higgins (5)  10
23, 24 & 25 April[26]
 England Mark Selby  5  
 Scotland John Higgins (5)  8
17 & 18 April[27]
   England Shaun Murphy  13  
 Scotland Chris Small (12)  5
26 & 27 April[28]
 England Shaun Murphy  10  
 England Shaun Murphy  13
16 & 17 April[29]
   England Steve Davis (13)  4  
 England Steve Davis (13)  10
22 & 23 April[30]
 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene  9  
 England Steve Davis (13)  13
17 & 18 April[7]
   England Michael Holt  10  
 England Paul Hunter (4)  8
 England Michael Holt  10  
19 & 20 April[31]            
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (3)  10
21 & 22 April[32]
 Australia Neil Robertson  7  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (3)  13
16 & 17 April[33]
   England Anthony Hamilton  3  
 England David Gray (14)  8
26 & 27 April[34]
 England Anthony Hamilton  10  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (3)  11
18 & 19 April[35]
   Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  13  
 England Jimmy White (11)  10
23, 24 & 25 April[36]
 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien  5  
 England Jimmy White (11)  5
16 & 17 April[37]
   Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  13  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  10
28, 29 & 30 April[38]
 England Andy Hicks  5  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  17
18 April[39]
   England Ian McCulloch  14
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (7)  10
22 & 23 April[40]
 England Barry Pinches  5  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (7)  11
16 & 17 April[41]
   Scotland Alan McManus (10)  13  
 Scotland Alan McManus (10)  10
26 & 27 April[42]
 Scotland Drew Henry  9  
 Scotland Alan McManus (10)  8
20 & 21 April[43]
   England Ian McCulloch  13  
 Scotland Graeme Dott (15)  9
24 & 25 April[44]
 England Ian McCulloch  10  
 England Ian McCulloch  13
19 & 20 April[45]
   Wales Mark Williams (2)  12  
 Wales Mark Williams (2)  10
 England Robert Milkins  1  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 1 & 2 May 2005.[1] Referee: Eirian Williams.[46]
Shaun Murphy
 England
18–16 Matthew Stevens (6)
 Wales
67–30, 0–98, 20–103, 68–55, 29–65, 22–61, 76–34, 46-56, 53–58, 38–70, 125–0, 79–6, 24–105, 5–86, 103–9, 58–68, 78–22, 84–11, 5–64, 80–60, 137–0, 64–57, 20–88, 131–1, 72–35, 0–95, 81–4, 68–37, 1–83, 85–35, 0–124, 1–71, 97–0, 83–28 Century breaks: 4 (Murphy 3, Stevens 1)

Highest break by Murphy: 137
Highest break by Stevens: 124

67–30, 0–98, 20–103, 68–55, 29–61, 22–65, 76–34, 46–56, 53–58, 38–70, 125–0, 79–6, 24–105, 5–86, 103–9, 58–68, 78–22, 84–11, 5–64, 80–60, 137–0, 64–57, 20–88, 131–1, 72–35, 0–95, 81–4, 68–37, 1–83, 85–35, 0–124, 1–71, 97–0, 83–28
England Shaun Murphy wins the 2005 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Qualifying[edit]

The qualifying rounds 1–4 for the tournament took place between 13 February and 1 March 2005 at the at Pontin's, Prestatyn Sandys.[47] The final round of qualifying took place between 23 and 24 May 2005 at the same venue.[5][48]

Round 1

England Stuart Mann 10–8 China Liu Song

England Justin Astley 10–9 England Steve James

Scotland Hugh Abernethy 10–6 England Matthew Selt

England Ben Woollaston 10–6 England Mark Joyce

England Lee Spick 10–5 England David Gilbert

England Craig Steadman 10–9 Norway Kurt Maflin

Rounds 2–5

Round 2
(Best of 19 frames)
Round 3
(Best of 19 frames)
Round 4
(Best of 19 frames)
Round 5
(Best of 19 frames)
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 10–8 Republic of Ireland David McDonnell Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 10–2 England Sean Storey Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 10–3 Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 10–8 England John Parrott
England Adam Davies 10–5 England Mike Hallett England Rod Lawler 10–5 England Adam Davies England Nigel Bond 10–7 England Rod Lawler Malta Tony Drago 10–4 England Nigel Bond
England Stuart Mann w/o–w/d England Craig Butler Australia Neil Robertson 10–6 England Stuart Mann Australia Neil Robertson 10–8 England Nick Dyson Australia Neil Robertson 10–9 England Mark King
England Alfie Burden 10–3 China Jin Long England Alfie Burden 10–3 England Jimmy Michie England Dave Harold 10–5 England Alfie Burden England Barry Pinches 10–6 England Dave Harold
England Paul Wykes 10–9 Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis England Paul Wykes 10–9 England Gary Wilkinson England Paul Wykes 10–9 Finland Robin Hull Scotland Drew Henry 10–6 England Paul Wykes
England Tom Ford 10–6 England Justin Astley England Mike Dunn 10–6 England Tom Ford England Mark Selby 10–2 England Mike Dunn England Mark Selby 10–2 England Joe Perry
Pakistan Shokat Ali 10–6 Scotland Hugh Abernethy Pakistan Shokat Ali 10–6 England David Roe Pakistan Shokat Ali 10–7 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge Australia Quinten Hann 10–5 Pakistan Shokat Ali
Scotland Scott MacKenzie 10–3 England Joe Jogia Scotland Scott MacKenzie 10–7 Wales Anthony Davies Wales Ryan Day 10–5 Scotland Scott MacKenzie Scotland Stephen Maguire 10–5 Wales Ryan Day
Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 10–7 England Paul Davison England Rory McLeod 10–7 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez Thailand James Wattana 10–8 England Rory McLeod England Ali Carter 10–0 Thailand James Wattana
Wales Darren Morgan 10–9 England Ben Woollaston Wales Darren Morgan 10–5 Scotland Jamie Burnett Wales Darren Morgan 10–6 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace England Anthony Hamilton 10–2 Wales Darren Morgan
England Lee Spick 10–7 China Ding Junhui England Lee Spick 10–7 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer England Stuart Bingham 10–2 England Lee Spick England Michael Holt 10–8 England Stuart Bingham
England Paul Davies 10–1 Northern Ireland Sean O'Neill England Paul Davies 10–5 England Nick Walker England Paul Davies 10–8 England Brian Morgan Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 10–5 England Paul Davies
England Andrew Norman 10–4 England Craig Steadman Scotland Marcus Campbell 10–7 England Andrew Norman England Shaun Murphy 10–3 Scotland Marcus Campbell England Shaun Murphy 10–8 Northern Ireland Joe Swail
England Brian Salmon wo-w/d England David Hall England Adrian Gunnell 10–3 England Brian Salmon England Adrian Gunnell 10–4 England Stuart Pettman England Robert Milkins 10–3 England Adrian Gunnell
EnglandSimon Bedford 10–2 Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins England Andy Hicks 10–7 England Simon Bedford England Andy Hicks 10–5 England Mark Davis England Andy Hicks 10–5 Wales Dominic Dale
England Ricky Walden 10–7 England Gary Wilson England Ricky Walden 10–0 Wales Lee Walker England Ricky Walden 10–9 England Barry Hawkins England Ian McCulloch 10–9 England Ricky Walden

Century breaks[edit]

There were 63 centuries in the 2005 World Snooker Championship.[14][49]

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