- World Snooker Championship 1927
The 1927 World Snooker Championship was the inaugural World Championship and was organised by the
snookerplayer Joe Davis, who also won the title and went on to dominate this event until after the Second World War. It was hosted at Thurston's Hall, and ten people participated in it. The highest break of the tournament was 60, made by Albert Cope, which today would be considered very modest.
The entry fee was five guineas per player with a five guineas sidestake. [cite book |last= Everton |first= Clive |authorlink=Clive Everton |title=Guinness Book of Snooker |year=1981 |publisher=Guinness Superlatives Ltd |location=London |isbn=0-85112-230-2] The entry fees were split between the prize fund and the
Billiards Association and Control Council(BA & CC) who used their part of the fees towards purchasing the trophy which cost £19.
Joe Davis, the eventual champion, won the £6 10 shillings, roughly equivalent to £280 today.
RD1= Round 1
best of 15 frames
RD2= Quarter finals
best of 15 frames
RD3= Semi finals
best of 23 frames
best of 31 frames
*All of the frames possible were played in Joe Davis' games. Usually in a best of 15 game, Davis would reach 8 and play would end. But in his best of 15 game, all 15 frames were played. The same applies to his Semi-Final and Final results.
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