World Snooker Championship Day One Tips
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Markets offered on the World Snooker Championship Typically, the top bookmakers for snooker in general, including Betfred , William Hill and Coral are the go-to firms for placing bets on the World Snooker Championship. A two-way market for the total number of frames is a sensible bet if the contest appears too close to call on paper and is not reliant on either player to win.
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Jamie Shaw in Snooker 20 Apr The top 15 players on the world ranking pose for a group photo credit: Perry is the sixth highest ranked non-automatic qualifier Selby has won seven of the 12 previous meetings Selby warmed up for this event in style by winning the China Open, while Perry came through three qualifying games and will be match sharp. John Higgins took an early lead in the opening session leading Kyren Wilson 5—3, and retained this lead into the next two sessions, at 9—7, and 13— The pair shared the next four frames to leave the match at 15—13, before Higgins won the final two frames to win 17— The second semifinal saw Barry Hawkins take a similar lead over Mark Williams.
Hawkins took 5—3, 9—7 and 13—11 leads before going into the final session. Williams made a comeback, drawing level at 14 frames a piece, and then again at 15 all. Williams took the lead for the first time in the match at 16—15 before winning it 17— The final was played as a best of 35 frames over four sessions, between John Higgins and Mark Williams. The first session of the match saw Williams take an early lead, winning the first four frames. Higgins won the second mini-session 3—1, and so the first session ended with a 5—3 lead for Williams.
In the second session, Williams took the next two frames, to lead 7—3 before Higgins scored four frames to level the score at 7—7. Williams pulled away once again winning the final 3 frames to take a 10—7 lead overnight. In the second of those frames, Higgins won with a 72 counter-clearance after Williams missed on a break of In the following frame Higgins started on a maximum break , which had never been achieved in a World Championship final. He potted ten reds with blacks but could not complete the clearance.
Nevertheless, the break of 80 secured his third successive frame and reduced the deficit to 10— Williams won the final frame of the afternoon, winning the session 5—3 and taking a 15—10 lead into the final session of the championship. Higgins responded by winning the first five frames of the final session to level the match at 15—15, including three clearances and a match highest break of Williams then won his first frame of the evening and followed up with a break to take the score to 17— In the 33rd frame, Williams missed a pink that would have clinched the title when on a break of 63; Higgins cleared to pull the score to 16— In the 34th frame, Williams held his nerve to make a match-winning break of 69, clinching the match 18—16 and winning his third world title.
Williams' win came 15 years after his last world title in —the longest span between two successive wins in the history of the tournament. He became, at the age of 43, only the third player to win at the Crucible in their 40s, joining Ray Reardon who was 45 in and John Spencer who was 41 in The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below: There were three qualifying rounds, with the sixteen winners of the third round matches progressing to the main stages of the tournament at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Qualifying took place between 11—18 April at the English Institute of Sport , also in Sheffield, in a table set-up.
All matches were best of 19 frames. Among the World Snooker Tour players , only Boonyarit Keattikun and Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn both from Thailand were not participating in qualifying rounds.
The following 15 amateur players were invited to compete in qualifying: Players ranked 17—80 in the world rankings were seeded in qualifying. The rest of the tour players plus the invited amateurs were drawn randomly. Winners advanced to the main draw.
Players and spectators the tournament's first-round draw's two hour delay due to "technical issues". Following his first-round loss to Jack Lisowski, world champion Stuart Bingham stated he was going to take a leave of absence from the game.
Bingham said he wanted to "spend some time with the family and put my cue down for a while". The pair had brushed shoulders, in an incident the Independent described as a "barge". After winning the championship Mark Williams said that, "The turnaround in the past 12 months is something I cannot work out", after not appearing in the competition in the previous season.
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