World Snooker Championship 2000


World Snooker Championship 2000

The 2000 Embassy World Snooker Championship took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between 15 April and 1 May 2000. It was won by Mark Williams, who beat fellow Welsh player Matthew Stevens in the final by 18 frames to 16.

Notable Moments

Notable moments from the championship include:

* Mark Williams became only the third Welsh snooker player to win the world title after Ray Reardon and Terry Griffiths and the first since 1979. Trailing 13-7 against fellow countryman Matthew Stevens in the final, Williams recorded a famous comeback to pip Stevens 18-14 and win the title.

* Joe Swail returned to the Top 16 in the snooker world rankings after reaching the semi-final against Matthew Stevens. He got a special award after dropping out of the 16, then out of the Top 32 and climbing back the 16 again.

* Swail's place in the Top 16 ended Steve Davis' long run in the elite - he had been in since 1980 including hold the World No 1 spot from 1983 to 1990. Davis lost 11-13 to John Higgins in the second round. He later returned in 2003 which he still remains as of the 2007/2008 list.

* Referee John Newton refereed his first and only World final and he retired from refereeing after the match.

* The two pre-tournament favourites, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan, were both eliminated in the first round - Hendry by crucible debutant Stuart Bingham (10-7) and O'Sullivan by David Gray (10-9).

Results

World Snooker Championship Rounds
|flagicon|England Stuart Bingham|10|flagicon|Scotland Stephen Hendry|7
|flagicon|England Jimmy White|10|flagicon|Scotland Billy Snaddon|7
|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|10|flagicon|Malta Tony Drago|2
|flagicon|Scotland Alan McManus|10|flagicon|England Nigel Bond|7
|flagicon|England John Parrott|10|flagicon|England Gary Wilkinson|9
|flagicon|Northern Ireland Joe Swail|10|flagicon|England Paul Hunter|6
|flagicon|Wales Dominic Dale|10|flagicon|England Peter Ebdon|6
|flagicon|England David Gray|10|flagicon|England Ronnie O'Sullivan|9
|flagicon|Wales Mark Williams|10|flagicon|England John Read|4
|flagicon|Scotland Drew Henry|10|flagicon|England Mark King|8
|flagicon|Ireland Fergal O'Brien|10|flagicon|Scotland Chris Small|8
|flagicon|England Stephen Lee|10|flagicon|Iceland Kristjan Helgason|3
|flagicon|Ireland Ken Doherty|10|flagicon|Wales Darren Morgan|3
|flagicon|England Anthony Hamilton|10|flagicon|Hong Kong Marco Fu|4
|flagicon|England Steve Davis|10|flagicon|Scotland Graeme Dott|6
|flagicon|Scotland John Higgins|10|flagicon|England Dave Harold|8
|flagicon|England Stuart Bingham|9|flagicon|England Jimmy White|13
|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|13|flagicon|Scotland Alan McManus|4
|flagicon|England John Parrott|12|flagicon|Northern Ireland Joe Swail|13
|flagicon|Wales Dominic Dale|13|flagicon|England David Gray|1
|flagicon|Wales Mark Williams|13|flagicon|Scotland Drew Henry|9
|flagicon|Ireland Fergal O'Brien|13|flagicon|England Stephen Lee|8
|flagicon|Ireland Ken Doherty|12|flagicon|England Anthony Hamilton|13
|flagicon|England Steve Davis|11|flagicon|Scotland John Higgins|13
|flagicon|England Jimmy White|7|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|13
|flagicon|Northern Ireland Joe Swail|13|flagicon|Wales Dominic Dale|9
|flagicon|Wales Mark Williams|13|flagicon|Ireland Fergal O'Brien|5
|flagicon|EnglandAnthony Hamilton|3|flagicon|Scotland John Higgins|13
|flagicon|Wales Matthew Stevens|17|flagicon|Northern Ireland Joe Swail|12
|flagicon|Wales Mark Williams|17|flagicon|Scotland John Higgins|15
("Best of 35 frames") Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 30 April & 1 May 2000. Referee: John Newton
flagicon|Wales Mark Williams
18-16
Matthew Stevens flagicon|Wales
50-62, 28-84, 56-33, 23-103, 65-18, 76-61, 123-0, 35-75, 24-64, 37-91, 21-59, 0-117, 7-114, 79-6, 22-73, 68-0, 0-133, 48-66, 106-0, 54-55, 81-0, 79-34, 71-46, 79-37, 77-33, 0-67, 75-6, 74-0, 16-120, 61-13, 70-66, 29-60, 76-8, 73-21 |
50-62, 28-84, 56-33, 23-103, 65-18, 76-61, 123-0, 35-75, 24-64, 37-91, 21-59, 0-117, 7-114, 79-6, 22-73, 68-0, 0-133, 48-66, 106-0, 54-55, 81-0, 79-34, 71-46, 79-37, 77-33, 0-67, 75-6, 74-0, 16-120, 61-13, 70-66, 29-60, 76-8, 73-21
flagicon|Wales Mark Williams wins the 2000 Embassy World Snooker Championship
"Best of 19 frames"
"Best of 25 frames"
"Best of 25 frames"
"Best of 33 frames"

Highest Break

143

Matthew Stevens

There were 54 centuries in the 2000 World Championship

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sport/732666.stm BBC News: Williams wins epic snooker final]


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