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2014 World Snooker Championship

The 2014 World Snooker Championship (also referred to as the 2014 Dafabet World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that took place from 19 April to 5 May 2014 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It was the 38th consecutive year that the World Snooker Championship had been held at the Crucible and was the last ranking event of the 2013/2014 season.[1] The event was sponsored by Dafabet for the first time.[2]

Dafabet
World Snooker Championship
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Tournament information
Dates19 April–5 May 2014
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£1,214,000
Winner's share£300,000
Highest breakAustralia Neil Robertson (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score18–14
2013
2015

Mark Selby won his first world title by defeating defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 18–14. This was Selby's fourth ranking title and made him the ninth player to complete snooker's Triple Crown of World Championship, UK Championship, and Masters titles.[3]

Tournament summaryEdit

QualifyingEdit

Former world champions Steve Davis,[4] Mark Williams,[5] Graeme Dott,[6] and Peter Ebdon[7] lost in the qualifying rounds, as did six-time runner-up Jimmy White[8] and two-time runner-up Matthew Stevens.[9] Ebdon's 8–10 loss to Robin Hull meant that he failed to play at the Crucible for the first time since his debut in 1992,[10] ending his consecutive appearances at 22.[11] Williams' 8–10 defeat by Alan McManus meant that he missed the Crucible for the first time since 1996,[12] while Dott's 7–10 defeat by Kyren Wilson meant that he did not reach the Crucible for the first time since 1999.[6]

For the first time, no Welsh player automatically qualified to play at the Crucible.[9] Three Welshmen, Dominic Dale, Michael White, and Ryan Day, won places in the first round through qualification.[13] At the age of 44, 1997 champion Ken Doherty defeated Dechawat Poomjaeng 10–5 in qualifying to become the oldest player to reach the Crucible that year.[14][15]

First roundEdit

First round debutants at the Crucible were Kyren Wilson,[16] Michael Wasley,[17] Xiao Guodong,[18] and Robbie Williams.[19] Wilson, Xiao, and Williams lost in the first round, but Wasley reached the second round by defeating world number three Ding Junhui 10–9 in a win that was described as "one of the biggest shocks in Crucible history".[20][21] Ding's first-round loss meant that he could not surpass Stephen Hendry's record of winning five ranking titles in a single season.[22]

Ken Doherty took the last seven frames of his match against Stuart Bingham to win 10–5, recording his first victory at the Crucible since 2006.[23] Alan McManus achieved his first Crucible win since 2005 by defeating John Higgins 10–7,[24][deprecated source] while Dominic Dale won his first Crucible match since 2000 by defeating Mark Davis 10–5.[25]

The final frame of Ricky Walden's first-round match against Kyren Wilson lasted 73 minutes 13 seconds,[26] just under two minutes short of the Crucible record of 74 minutes 58 seconds that Stephen Maguire and Mark King set in 2009.[27] Walden won the frame to clinch a 10–7 victory.[28]

Having already broken Judd Trump's record of 63 century breaks in a single professional season, world number one Neil Robertson arrived at the Crucible with 93 centuries,[29] and was aiming to become the first player to reach 100 competitive centuries in one season.[30] In his 10–2 win over Robbie Williams, he compiled breaks of 132, 103, 140, and 102 to take his season total to 97.[31][32]

Ladies' DayEdit

On 26 April 2014, the second annual Ladies' Day at the Crucible featured events designed to encourage greater female participation in the sport. The day was also used to raise money for the World Snooker’s official charity – Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.[33] The first Ladies' Day was held in 2013.[34]

Second roundEdit

Although he was never ahead in the first two sessions, defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Joe Perry 13–11 in the second round to reach the 16th World Championship quarter-final of his professional career.[35] O'Sullivan described the encounter with Perry as "probably my most exciting match ever at the Crucible."[36] Alan McManus defeated Doherty 13–8 to qualify for only his fourth quarter-final at the World Championship.[37] This was McManus' first quarter-final appearance since 2005, when he also beat Doherty in the second round.[38]

Dominic Dale defeated Wasley 13–4 to reach his first World Championship quarter-final since 2000.[39] In defeating Mark Allen 13–7, Robertson added two more century breaks to bring his season total to 99. In the last two frames he made breaks of 94 and 92, narrowly missing his 100th century of the season.[40] Barry Hawkins met Ricky Walden in a repeat of the previous year's semi-final.[41] Hawkins defeated Walden again, this time 13–11, to reach his second Crucible quarter-final.[42] Mark Selby defeated two-time runner-up Ali Carter 13–9.[43]

Quarter-finalsEdit

Selby won eight of the second session's nine frames against Alan McManus,[44][deprecated source] after they could only finish seven frames in the first session,[45] and went on to win the match 13–5.[46]

Having trailed 2-0 and needing three snookers in the third frame, O'Sullivan won 13 of the last 14 frames to defeat Shaun Murphy 13–3,[47] and end the match with a session to spare.[48][deprecated source]

Hawkins opened up a 6–2 lead over Dominic Dale in the first session,[49] and extended his lead to 11–5 overnight.[50] In the final session, Dale fought back to win seven frames in a row and take the lead at 12–11, but Hawkins captured the last two frames to win the match 13–12.[51]

Robertson trailed Judd Trump 2–6 after the first session, and 6–9 after the second, before he won seven of the last nine frames (including the last five frames) to win the match 13–11.[52][53] In the 22nd frame of his quarter-final, Robertson compiled his 100th century break of the 2013/2014 season, becoming the first player in the history of snooker to achieve this feat.[54]

Semi-finalsEdit

In the first semi-final, Ronnie O'Sullivan met Barry Hawkins in a repeat of the previous year's final,[55] and won 17–7 to reach his sixth World Championship final.[56] O'Sullivan became the first player in ten years to win both his quarter-final and semi-final match with a session to spare.[57] In 2004, he achieved this feat by defeating Anthony Hamilton 13–3 and Stephen Hendry 17–4.[58]

In the second semi-final, a match that lasted 12 hours 4 minutes,[59] Mark Selby defeated Neil Robertson 17–15 to reach his second World Championship final.[60] Selby had previously reached the final in 2007, when he lost to John Higgins.[61] During the match, Robertson extended his century break record to 103,[62] but his defeat meant that he lost his world number one position.[63]

FinalEdit

The two-day final between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Selby was refereed by Brendan Moore. This was the first time that Moore took charge of a World Championship final.[64] In the first session on Sunday afternoon, O'Sullivan took a 5–3 lead, which he extended in the evening session to 8–3 and 10–5, before Selby took the last two frames of the day to leave O'Sullivan with a 10–7 overnight lead.[65] O'Sullivan's highest break on the first day was 131 in the 14th frame, while Selby's highest break of the day was just 62.[66] The third session on Monday afternoon concluded after just six of the scheduled eight frames,[67] but Selby won five of them to go into the final session with a 12–11 lead.[68][deprecated source] Selby then won three of the first four frames of the evening session, extending his lead to 15–12 at the mid-session interval, before going on to win the final 18–14 and capture his first world title.[67] In all, Selby won 13 of the last 17 frames, and his two highest breaks of the match - 127 and 87 - came consecutively to move from 15–14 to 17–14.[69] The victory made Selby the tenth player to win all three Triple Crown events,[70] and reinstated him as the world number one.[71] This was O'Sullivan's first ever defeat in a World Championship final.[72][deprecated source]

O'Sullivan said "I want to congratulate Mark on a fantastic tournament. He's been the best player over 17 days, that was tough he had me in all sorts of trouble. In the end I was numb as he was too strong and tough."[73] To date, this is the last occasion on which O'Sullivan has appeared in a World Championship final.

Selby dedicated the title to his late father, who died two months before he turned professional.[74]

Prize fundEdit

The total prize money of the event was raised to £1,214,000 from the previous year's £1,111,000. The winner prize money was raised to £300,000 the highest prize money given to a winner a of snooker event, until the 2019 World Snooker Championship.[75][deprecated source] The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[76]

  • Winner: £300,000
  • Runner-up: £125,000
  • Semi-final: £55,000
  • Quarter-final: £25,000
  • Last 16: £16,000
  • Last 32: £12,000
  • Last 48: £8,500
  • Last 64: £5,000
  • Last 96: £1,000
  • Non-televised highest break: £1,000
  • Televised highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £1,214,000

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).[77][78][79][80] The draw for the first round took place on 17 April 2014, one day after the qualifying, and was broadcast live on World Snooker's YouTube channel at 12 pm BST.[81]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
19 April            
   Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  10
24, 25 & 26 April
   Robin Hull  4  
   Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
20 & 21 April
     Joe Perry (16)  11  
   Joe Perry (16)  10
29 & 30 April
   Jamie Burnett  7  
   Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
19 & 20 April
     Shaun Murphy (9)  3  
   Shaun Murphy (9)  10
27 & 28 April
   Jamie Cope  9  
   Shaun Murphy (9)  13
22 & 23 April
     Marco Fu (8)  8  
   Marco Fu (8)  10
1 & 2 May
   Martin Gould  7  
   Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  17
22 & 23 April
     Barry Hawkins (5)  7
   Barry Hawkins (5)  10
25 & 26 April
   David Gilbert  4  
   Barry Hawkins (5)  13
21 & 22 April
     Ricky Walden (12)  11  
   Ricky Walden (12)  10
29 & 30 April
   Kyren Wilson  7  
   Barry Hawkins (5)  13
23 & 24 April
     Dominic Dale  12  
   Mark Davis (13)  5
26, 27 & 28 April
   Dominic Dale  10  
   Dominic Dale  13
20 & 21 April
     Michael Wasley  4  
   Ding Junhui (4)  9
   Michael Wasley  10  
21 April            
   Mark Selby (3)  10
24 & 25 April
   Michael White  9  
   Mark Selby (3)  13
19 & 20 April
     Ali Carter (14)  9  
   Ali Carter (14)  10
29 & 30 April
   Xiao Guodong  8  
   Mark Selby (3)  13
21 & 22 April
     Alan McManus  5  
   John Higgins (11)  7
25 & 26 April
   Alan McManus  10  
   Alan McManus  13
19 & 20 April
     Ken Doherty  8  
   Stuart Bingham (6)  5
1, 2 & 3 May
   Ken Doherty  10  
   Mark Selby (3)  17
22 & 23 April
     Neil Robertson (2)  15
   Judd Trump (7)  10
26, 27 & 28 April
   Tom Ford  8  
   Judd Trump (7)  13
19 & 20 April
     Ryan Day  7  
   Stephen Maguire (10)  9
29 & 30 April
   Ryan Day  10  
   Judd Trump (7)  11
22 & 23 April
     Neil Robertson (2)  13  
   Mark Allen (15)  10
27 & 28 April
   Michael Holt  4  
   Mark Allen (15)  7
23 & 24 April
     Neil Robertson (2)  13  
   Neil Robertson (2)  10
   Robbie Williams  2  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 4 & 5 May. Referee: Brendan Moore.[82][83]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
England  
14–18 Mark Selby (3)
  England
77–0, 64–26, 102–0, 28–69, 47–68, 80–8, 36–72, 66–54, 99–24, 70–47, 67–27, 25–82, 45–96, 131–0, 85–0, 10–84, 9–78, 35–81, 23–77, 7–84, 29–89, 76–38, 67–70, 100–0, 24–67, 39–64, 4–90, 79–0, 66–47, 0–131, 14–87, 56–62 Match time: 11:12:43 (HH:MM:SS)
Average frame time: 21:01 (MM:SS)
Century breaks: 4 (O'Sullivan 3, Selby 1)
Highest break by O'Sullivan: 131
Highest break by Selby: 127
77–0, 64–26, 102–0, 28–69, 47–68, 80–8, 36–72, 66–54, 99–24, 70–47, 67–27, 25–82, 45–96, 131–0, 85–0, 10–84, 9–78, 35–81, 23–77, 7–84, 29–89, 76–38, 67–70, 100–0, 24–67, 39–64, 4–90, 79–0, 66–47, 0–131, 14–87, 56–62
  Mark Selby wins the 2014 Dafabet World Snooker Championship

QualifyingEdit

The qualifying rounds 1–3 for the tournament took place between 8 and 13 April 2014 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England. The final round of qualifying took place on 15 and 16 April 2014 at the same venue.[84][85][86] The qualifying stage of the World Championship was the first snooker event held at the venue.[87]

  Round 1
Best of 19 frames
Round 2
Best of 19 frames
Round 3
Best of 19 frames
Round 4
Best of 19 frames
                                     
  Zhang Anda 10     Dechawat Poomjaeng 10
  Andrew Pagett 2     Zhang Anda 8       Dechawat Poomjaeng 10       Ken Doherty 10
  Craig Steadman 10     Steve Davis 8     Craig Steadman 6       Dechawat Poomjaeng 5
  Jak Jones 7     Craig Steadman 10
  Liam Highfield 10     Jimmy Robertson 10
  Khaled Belaid Abumdas 2     Liam Highfield 7       Jimmy Robertson 10       David Gilbert 10
  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 10     Anthony McGill 10     Anthony McGill 9       Jimmy Robertson 6
  Sanderson Lam 8     Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 7
  Barry Pinches 10     Alfie Burden 10
  Hammad Miah 3     Barry Pinches 4       Alfie Burden 3       Graeme Dott 7
  Kyren Wilson 10     Rod Lawler 3     Kyren Wilson 10       Kyren Wilson 10
  Chris Norbury 6     Kyren Wilson 10
  Martin O'Donnell 10     Andrew Higginson 10
  Shane Castle 1     Martin O'Donnell 5       Andrew Higginson 10       Dominic Dale 10
  Daniel Wells 10     Kurt Maflin 10     Kurt Maflin 3       Andrew Higginson 6
  Ryan Clark 9     Daniel Wells 7
  Jamie O'Neill 9     Peter Lines 10
  Cao Xinlong 10     Cao Xinlong 9       Peter Lines 8       Mark Williams 8
  Paul Davison 10     Alan McManus 10     Alan McManus 10       Alan McManus 10
  Chris Wakelin 9     Paul Davison 2
  Michael Leslie 6     Aditya Mehta 10
  Christopher Keogan 10     Christopher Keogan 4       Aditya Mehta 5       Michael Holt 10
  Joel Walker 10     Jamie Jones 10     Jamie Jones 10       Jamie Jones 6
  Allan Taylor 8     Joel Walker 9
  James Wattana 9     Marcus Campbell 4
  Alex Borg 10     Alex Borg 10       Alex Borg 7       Mark King 7
  Sam Baird 9     Jamie Cope 10     Jamie Cope 10       Jamie Cope 10
  John Astley 10     John Astley 2
  Gary Wilson 4     Tom Ford 10
  James Cahill 10     James Cahill 6       Tom Ford 10       Matthew Stevens 8
  Luca Brecel 10     Yu Delu 7     Luca Brecel 1       Tom Ford 10
  Lee Page 8     Luca Brecel 10
  Chen Zhe 10     Mark Joyce 10
  Antony Parsons 8     Chen Zhe 8       Mark Joyce 6       Robert Milkins 9
  Michael Wasley 10     Rory McLeod 6     Michael Wasley 10       Michael Wasley 10
  Sydney Wilson 9     Michael Wasley 10
  Robbie Williams 10     Liu Chuang 5
  Lyu Haotian 8     Robbie Williams 10       Robbie Williams 10       Fergal O'Brien 9
  Li Hang 10     Pankaj Advani 10     Pankaj Advani 7       Robbie Williams 10
  Ratchayothin Yotharuck 5     Li Hang 9
  Tony Drago 3     Tian Pengfei 6
  Robin Hull 10     Robin Hull 10       Robin Hull 10       Peter Ebdon 8
  Ian Burns 10     Jimmy White 4     Ian Burns 4       Robin Hull 10
  Fraser Patrick 6     Ian Burns 10
  Sean O'Sullivan 9     Martin Gould 10
  Mitchell Travis 10     Mitchell Travis 1       Martin Gould 10       Liang Wenbo 7
  Adam Duffy 4     Gerard Greene 8     Igor Figueiredo 1       Martin Gould 10
  Igor Figueiredo 10     Igor Figueiredo 10
  Noppon Saengkham 9     Jamie Burnett 10
  Vinnie Calabrese 10     Vinnie Calabrese 4       Jamie Burnett 10       Ben Woollaston 8
  Scott Donaldson 10     Cao Yupeng 10     Cao Yupeng 8       Jamie Burnett 10
  Ahmed Saif 6     Scott Donaldson 5
  Stuart Carrington 10     Jack Lisowski 7
  Andrew Norman 5     Stuart Carrington 10       Stuart Carrington 10       Ryan Day 10
  David Grace 6     Nigel Bond 10     Nigel Bond 5       Stuart Carrington 5
  Ross Muir 10     Ross Muir 5
  Mike Dunn 2     Matthew Selt 10
  Rhys Clark 10     Rhys Clark 6       Matthew Selt 10       Michael White 10
  David Morris 7     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 2       Matthew Selt 7
  Alexander Ursenbacher 10     Alexander Ursenbacher 5
  Alex Davies 7     Anthony Hamilton 7
  Joe Swail 10     Joe Swail 10       Joe Swail 8       Xiao Guodong 10
  Li Yan 10     Dave Harold 3     Li Yan 10       Li Yan 1
  Elliot Slessor 5     Li Yan 10

Century breaksEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

There were 58 century breaks in the televised stage of the World Championship.[88] For every century break made during the 17-day championship in Sheffield, the title sponsor, Dafabet, donated £100 to World Snooker’s official charity, the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.[89]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

There were 69 century breaks in the qualifying stage of the World Championship:[90]

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