World Snooker Championship 1927


World Snooker Championship 1927

The 1927 World Snooker Championship was the inaugural World Championship and was organised by the snooker player 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.

Prize Money

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.

Results

4RoundBracket-Byes
RD1= Round 1
best of 15 frames
RD2= Quarter finals
best of 15 frames
RD3= Semi finals
best of 23 frames
RD4= Final
best of 31 frames

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=Tom Carpenter
RD1-score05=8
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=Nat Butler
RD1-score06=3

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=Melbourne Inman
RD1-score07=8
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Tom Newman
RD1-score08=5

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Tom Dennis
RD2-score01=8
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=Fred Lawrence
RD2-score02=7

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=Tom Carpenter
RD2-score03=8
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=Melbourne Inman
RD2-score04=3

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=Albert Cope
RD2-score05=8
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=Alec Mann
RD2-score06=6

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=Joe Brady
RD2-score07=5
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=Joe Davis
RD2-score08=10

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=Tom Dennis
RD3-score01=12
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=Tom Carpenter
RD3-score02=10

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Albert Cope
RD3-score03=7
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=Joe Davis
RD3-score04=16

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=Tom Dennis
RD4-score01=11
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=Joe Davis
RD4-score02=20

*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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