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The 1992 World Snooker Championship (also referred to as the 1992 Embassy World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 18 April and 4 May 1992 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates18 April–4 May 1992
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£850,000
Winner's share£150,000
Highest breakEngland Jimmy White (147)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upEngland Jimmy White
Score18–14
1991
1993

John Parrott was the defending champion but he lost 12–13 to Alan McManus in the quarter final and fell to the Crucible curse, becoming another champion unable to defend his first world title.

Stephen Hendry was the eventual winner, after defeating Jimmy White 18–14 in the final. At one point White led by 14–8, but Hendry then won 10 successive frames to secure his second World Championship title.[1] The tournament was sponsored by cigarette manufacturer Embassy.

Contents

Tournament summaryEdit

  • Debutants at the Crucible this year were Peter Ebdon,[2] Mark Johnston-Allen,[3] Mick Price,[4] Chris Small,[5] Stephen Murphy,[6] Nigel Bond[7] and James Wattana.[8] Ebdon, Price, Small and Wattana reached the second round.[9]
  • Jimmy White became only the second player ever to compile a maximum break at the Crucible, during his 10–4 first round win over Tony Drago, nine years after Cliff Thorburn's maximum in 1983.[10] The highest break of the qualifying stage was 141 made by Joe Johnson.[9]
  • Hendry secured a record in the semi-final, when he beat Terry Griffiths 16–4. This was the biggest semi-final victory at the World Championship, until it was superseded in 2004 by Ronnie O'Sullivan, who defeated Hendry 17–4.[11]
  • Steve Davis' 4–10 defeat to qualifier Ebdon was his first defeat in the opening round since 1982. It also ended his nine-year streak of reaching at least the semi-finals of the tournament.[12]
  • The 10–0 win by defending champion John Parrott over Eddie Charlton was the first ever whitewash in the history of the Crucible.[1][13] There would not be another whitewash until Shaun Murphy defeated Luo Honghao in 2019.[14]
  • Eight of the sixteen seeded players exited the tournament in the first round. This did not happen again until 2012.[15]
  • The final was notable for Hendry producing a massive comeback to overturn a sizable deficit against White: Hendry trailed 8–14 during the third session, before winning ten consecutive frames to take his third world title with a 18-14 victory.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9][16]

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).[9][17][18][19]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 31 frames
                           
18 April            
   John Parrott (1)  10
23, 24 & 25 April
   Eddie Charlton  0  
   John Parrott (1)  13
18 & 19 April
     Tony Knowles (16)  4  
   Tony Knowles (16)  10
28 & 29 April
   Mark Johnston-Allen  4  
   John Parrott (1)  12
20 & 21 April
     Alan McManus  13  
   Dennis Taylor (9)  6
24 & 25 April
   Mick Price  10  
   Mick Price  10
19 & 20 April
     Alan McManus  13  
   Mike Hallett (8)  8
30 April, 1 & 2 May
   Alan McManus  10  
   Alan McManus  7
21 April
     Jimmy White (4)  16
   Gary Wilkinson (5)  6
26 & 27 April
   Willie Thorne  10  
   Willie Thorne  6
19 & 20 April
     Jim Wych  13  
   Dean Reynolds (12)  7
28 & 29 April
   Jim Wych  10  
   Jim Wych  9
22 & 23 April
     Jimmy White (4)  13  
   Alain Robidoux (13)  10
25, 26 & 27 April
   Nigel Bond  7  
   Alain Robidoux (13)  11
22 April
     Jimmy White (4)  13  
   Jimmy White (4)  10
   Tony Drago  4  
19 April            
   Steve Davis (3)  4
23 & 24 April
   Peter Ebdon  10  
   Peter Ebdon  13
18 April
     Martin Clark (14)  4  
   Martin Clark (14)  10
28 & 29 April
   Peter Francisco  7  
   Peter Ebdon  7
21 & 22 April
     Terry Griffiths (11)  13  
   Terry Griffiths (11)  10
24 & 25 April
   Bob Chaperon  8  
   Terry Griffiths (11)  13
20 & 21 April
     Neal Foulds (6)  7  
   Neal Foulds (6)  10
30 April & 1 May
   Jason Ferguson  8  
   Terry Griffiths (11)  4
21 & 22 April
     Stephen Hendry (2)  16
   Steve James (7)  9
26 & 27 April
   Dene O'Kane  10  
   Dene O'Kane  13
22 & 23 April
     Chris Small  10  
   Doug Mountjoy (10)  7
28 & 29 April
   Chris Small  10  
   Dene O'Kane  6
20 April
     Stephen Hendry (2)  13  
   Tony Jones (15)  5
25, 26 & 27 April
   James Wattana  10  
   James Wattana  10
18 & 19 April
     Stephen Hendry (2)  13  
   Stephen Hendry (2)  10
   Stephen Murphy  3  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 3 and 4 May 1992. Referee: John Street.[20]
Jimmy White (4)
  England
14–18 Stephen Hendry (2)
  Scotland
0–107, 117–16, 57–70, 101–15, 69–54, 8–76, 68–53, 67–65, 29–75, 92–9, 47–63, 62–54, 128–6, 71–8, 11–70, 83–28, 90–0, 134–0, 0–86, 7–76, 76–8, 86–52, 35–77, 53–62, 61–63, 56–70, 19–70, 0–128, 30–59, 26–81, 0–134, 5–112 Century breaks: 6 (White 2, Hendry 4)

Highest break by White: 134
Highest break by Hendry: 134

0–107, 117–16, 57–70, 101–15, 69–54, 8–76, 68–53, 67–65, 29–75, 92–9, 47–63, 62–54, 128–6, 71–8, 11–70, 83–28, 90–0, 134–0, 0–86, 7–76, 76–8, 86–52, 35–77, 53–62, 61–63, 56–70, 19–70, 0–128, 30–59, 26–81, 0–134, 5–112
  Stephen Hendry wins the 1992 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaksEdit

There were 25 century breaks in the championship.[21][22]

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "Chris Small at the World Championship". Snooker Database. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
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  14. ^ "World Championship 2019: Shaun Murphy records 10-0 win at Crucible". BBC.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  15. ^ "World Snooker Championship 2012: Ken Doherty Q&A". BBC Sport. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
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  18. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
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  20. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143.
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