World Snooker Championship 2002


World Snooker Championship 2002

The 2002 Embassy World Snooker Championship took place between 20 April and 6 May 2002 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England. Ronnie O'Sullivan looked to defend his world title which he won in 2001, but the final winner was Peter Ebdon, beating 7 time World Champion Stephen Hendry by 18 frames to 17 in the final to win his first World Championship.

Notable Moments

Notable moments from the championship include:

* Steve Davis failed to qualify for the championship for the second year in a row. He lost to Robin Hull 10-8 at Newport.

* Stuart Bingham narrowly missed out on a 147 break in his first (and only) match, making it to the final pink.

* Matthew Stevens's 145 break was the second in the championship's history. Only Doug Mountjoy achieved that before in 1981 and the break at the time was the joint 7th highest of all time in the championship along with the six 147s.

* Stephen Hendry made a record 9th final at the Crucible (ahead of Steve Davis' eight).

* John Williams refereed his 10th World Final. He retired from the game soon afterwards.

* There were 68 centuries in the 2002 World Championship - a new record beating 1998's 59. That record would be equalled in 2007.

Highest Break

145

Matthew Stevens

Prize Money

Total £1,594,170

Results

World Snooker Championship Rounds
|flagicon|England Ronnie O'Sullivan |10|flagicon|Scotland Drew Henry|5
|flagicon|England Robert Milkins|10|flagicon|Ireland Fergal O'Brien|8
|flagicon|Australia Quinten Hann|10|flagicon|England Paul Hunter|9
|flagicon|England Stephen Lee|10|flagicon|Scotland Chris Small|7
|flagicon|Scotland Stephen Hendry |10|flagicon|England Shaun Murphy|4
|flagicon|Wales Anthony Davies |10|flagicon|Scotland Alan McManus |7
|flagicon|England Mark King|10|flagicon|England David Gray|5
|flagicon|Ireland Ken Doherty|10|flagicon|England Stuart Bingham|8
|flagicon|Scotland John Higgins |10|flagicon|Thailand James Wattana|1
|flagicon|Scotland Graeme Dott|10|flagicon|Finland Robin Hull|6
|flagicon|England Jimmy White|10|flagicon|Wales Dominic Dale|2
|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|10|flagicon|England Mike Dunn|6
|flagicon|England Peter Ebdon|10|flagicon|Ireland Michael Judge|4
|flagicon|England Joe Perry|10|flagicon|Northern Ireland Joe Swail|6
|flagicon|England Anthony Hamilton |10|flagicon|England Dave Harold|6
|flagicon|Wales Mark Williams|10|flagicon|England John Parrott |7
|flagicon|England Ronnie O'Sullivan|13|flagicon|England Robert Milkins|2
|flagicon|Australia Quinten Hann|3|flagicon|England Stephen Lee|13
|flagicon|Scotland Stephen Hendry|13|flagicon|Wales Anthony Davies|3
|flagicon|England Mark King|12|flagicon|Ireland Ken Doherty|13
|flagicon|Scotland John Higgins |13|flagicon|Scotland Graeme Dott|2
|flagicon|England Jimmy White|3|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|13
|flagicon|England Peter Ebdon|13|flagicon|England Joe Perry|7
|flagicon|England Anthony Hamilton|13|flagicon|WalesMark Williams|9
|flagicon|England Ronnie O'Sullivan|13|flagicon|England Stephen Lee|10
|flagicon|Scotland Stephen Hendry|13|flagicon|Ireland Ken Doherty|12
|flagicon|Scotland John Higgins|7|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|13
|flagicon|England Peter Ebdon|13|flagicon|England Anthony Hamilton|6
|flagicon|England Ronnie O'Sullivan|13|flagicon|Scotland Stephen Hendry|17
|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|16|flagicon|England Peter Ebdon|17
("Best of 35 frames") Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. 5 May and 6 May. Referee: John Williams
flagicon|England Peter Ebdon
18 - 17
flagicon|Scotland Stephen Hendry
94-0 (65) 140-0 (100) 73-13 71-16 0-126 (126) 40-73 4-119 (116) 36-65 134-0 (134) 56-67 (PE 56) 68-9 (52) 70-68 (SH 68) 77-14 69-13 (56) 4-70 89-33 (89) 69-32 (68) 0-126 (104) 0-108 (108) 21-66 36-89 (68) 67-43 0-110 0-97 (93) 1-127 (63,55) 58-65 103-22 (103) 62-26 30-74 (58) 73-21 (73) 111-0 (111) 39-78 (67) 85-4 (85) 52-62 (PE 51) 72-14 (59)
8 Century Breaks: 4 (Stephen Hendry) & 4 (Peter Ebdon)Highest break: 134 - Peter Ebdon
Highest break by Stephen Hendry - 126
94-0 (65) 140-0 (100) 73-13 71-16 0-126 (126) 40-73 4-119 (116) 36-65 134-0 (134) 56-67 (PE 56) 68-9 (52) 70-68 (SH 68) 77-14 69-13 (56) 4-70 89-33 (89) 69-32 (68) 0-126 (104) 0-108 (108) 21-66 36-89 (68) 67-43 0-110 0-97 (93) 1-127 (63,55) 58-65 103-22 (103) 62-26 30-74 (58) 73-21 (73) 111-0 (111) 39-78 (67) 85-4 (85) 52-62 (PE 51) 72-14 (59)
flagicon|England Peter Ebdon wins 2002 Embassy World Snooker Championship
"Best of 19 frames"
"Best of 25 frames"
"Best of 25 frames"
"Best of 33 frames"

Highest Break

145

Matthew Stevens

There were 68 centuries in the 2002 World Championship, A new record beating 1998's 59. That record would be equaled in 2007.

External links

*BBC page [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/snooker/world_champs_2002/default.stm]


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