World Snooker Champions

World Snooker Champions

The World Snooker Championship is an annual snooker tournament created in 1927 and now (since 1977) played at the Crucible in Sheffield, England. The tournament is played during seventeen days in late April and early May, and is chronologically the third of the three Triple Crown events of the season since 1977/1978, when the UK Championship was first held. The event was not held from 1941 to 1945 because of World War II and 1958 to 1963 due to declining interest.

The governing body that currently organises this event is the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Prior to the WPBSA assuming control of the professional game in 1968, the world championship was organised by the Billiards Association and Control Council (BACC), except for a few years when the players staged their own event, the Professional Matchplay Championship, following a dispute with the organisation.

The most successful player at the World Snooker Championship was Joe Davis, who won fifteen titles between 1927 and 1946 and with this also holds the most consecutive titles won. The record in the modern era is held by Stephen Hendry, who won the title between 1990 and 1999 seven times. The current champion is Ronnie O'Sullivan, who has won the title five times.

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World Snooker Champions - Notes
... usually regarded as the only non-British World Champions ... c Stephen Hendry became the youngest World Champion at the final on 29 April 1990, aged 21 years, 106 days ... d The Guinness Book of World Records does not acknowledge the Professional Matchplay Championship results in its records, so accordingly only lists Fred Davis as having won the World Championship three ...

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