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1989 World Snooker Championship

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.

Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates15 April–1 May 1989
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£525,000
Winner's share£105,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (141)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland John Parrott
Score18–3
1988
1990

Steve Davis won in the final 18–3 against John Parrott, which remains the biggest margin of defeat in the sport's modern era. This was Davis' sixth and last world title, and also his last appearance in a World Championship final.[1] The tournament was sponsored by cigarette manufacturer Embassy.

Tournament summaryEdit

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7][8]

Main drawEdit

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).[7][9][10][11]

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            
   Steve Davis (1)  10
20 & 21 April
   Steve Newbury  5  
   Steve Davis (1)  13
15 & 16 April
     Steve Duggan  3  
   Cliff Wilson (16)  1
25 April
   Steve Duggan  10  
   Steve Davis (1)  13
16 & 17 April
     Mike Hallett (9)  3  
   Mike Hallett (9)  10
21 & 22 April
   Doug Mountjoy  7  
   Mike Hallett (9)  13
16 & 17 April
     David Roe  12  
   Tony Knowles (8)  6
27, 28 & 29 April
   David Roe  10  
   Steve Davis (1)  16
17 & 18 April
     Stephen Hendry (4)  9
   Terry Griffiths (5)  10
22, 24 & 25 April
   Bob Chaperon  6  
   Terry Griffiths (5)  13
18 & 19 April
     Silvino Francisco (12)  9  
   Silvino Francisco (12)  10
25 & 26 April
   Joe O'Boye  6  
   Terry Griffiths (5)  5
18 & 19 April
     Stephen Hendry (4)  13  
   Willie Thorne (13)  10
23 & 24 April
   Paddy Browne  5  
   Willie Thorne (13)  4
19 & 20 April
     Stephen Hendry (4)  13  
   Stephen Hendry (4)  10
   Gary Wilkinson  9  
19 & 20 April            
   Neal Foulds (3)  9
23 & 24 April
   Wayne Jones  10  
   Wayne Jones  3
19 April
     Dean Reynolds  13  
   Peter Francisco (14)  7
25 & 26 April
   Dean Reynolds  10  
   Dean Reynolds  9
18 April
     Tony Meo  13  
   Joe Johnson (11)  5
22, 23 & 24 April
   Tony Meo  10  
   Tony Meo  13
17 & 18 April
     Eddie Charlton  8  
   Cliff Thorburn (6)  9
27, 28 & 29 April
   Eddie Charlton  10  
   Tony Meo  7
16 & 17 April
     John Parrott (7)  16
   John Parrott (7)  10
21 & 22 April
   Steve James  9  
   John Parrott (7)  13
16 & 17 April
     Dennis Taylor (10)  10  
   Dennis Taylor (10)  10
25 & 26 April
   Eugene Hughes  3  
   John Parrott (7)  13
15 & 16 April
     Jimmy White (2)  7  
   John Virgo (15)  10
20, 21 & 22 April
   Darren Morgan  4  
   John Virgo (15)  12
15 April
     Jimmy White (2)  13  
   Jimmy White (2)  10
   Dene O'Kane  7  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 30 April & 1 May 1989. Referee: John Street[12]
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
  Steve Davis wins the 1989 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaksEdit

There were 19 century breaks in the 1989 World Snooker Championship. The highest break of the event was 141 made by Stephen Hendry.[13] The highest break of the qualifying stage was 143 made by Darren Morgan.[7][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pye, Steven (17 April 2015). "How Steve Davis won his sixth and final World Snooker Championship in 1989". theguardian.com. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "1989: Davis makes it six". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  4. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 132.
  5. ^ "Alex Higgins at the World Championships". Snooker Database. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Darren Morgan Player Profile". Sporting Life. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "World Championship 1989". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  8. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 130.
  9. ^ "1989 World Championships Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  10. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  11. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. pp. 28–29.
  12. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143.
  13. ^ Kastner, Hugo. "Snooker – Spieler, Regeln & Rekorde (May 2011 update)" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  14. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 147.