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1991 World Snooker Championship

Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 20 April–6 May 1991
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £750,000
Winner's share £135,000
Highest break Jimmy White (140)
Final
Champion John Parrott
Runner-up Jimmy White
Score 18–11
1990
1992

The 1991 Embassy World Snooker Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 20 April and 6 May 1991 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

John Parrott won his first and only World Championship title by defeating Jimmy White 18–11 in the final. It was the third time that White had lost in the final after 1984 and 1990.[1][2]

Contents

  • Tournament summary 1
  • Prize fund 2
  • Main draw 3
  • Qualifying rounds 4
    • 1st qualifying round 4.1
    • 2nd qualifying round 4.2
    • 3rd qualifying round 4.3
    • 4th qualifying round 4.4
    • 5th qualifying round 4.5
  • Century breaks 5
  • References 6

Tournament summary

  • Future champion Ken Doherty made his Crucible debut losing to Steve Davis 8–10,[3] whilst former champion Joe Johnson qualified for the last time losing to Dennis Taylor 6–10.[4] Both matches were played in the first round.
  • Cliff Thorburn failed to qualify for the first time after playing in every championship since 1973.[5]
  • Defending champion Stephen Hendry lost to Steve James 11–13 in the quarter-final. Hendry would not suffer defeat at the Crucible again until the 1997 final against Doherty.[6]
  • Steve Davis made his 9th semi-final in a row, which is still a record,[7][8] but lost 10–16 against John Parrott.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[9][10]

  • Winner: £135,000
  • Runner-up: £80,000
  • Semi-final: £42,000
  • Quarter-final: £20,000
  • Last 16: £11,000
  • Last 32: £6,500
  • Total: £750,000

Main draw

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).[9][11][12][13]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 31 frames
                           
20 April            
  Stephen Hendry (1)  10
25, 26 & 27 April
  Warren King  4  
  Stephen Hendry (1)  13
20 & 21 April
    Alain Robidoux (16)  8  
  Alain Robidoux (16)  10
30 April & 1 May
  Steve Newbury  5  
  Stephen Hendry (1)  11
21 & 22 April
    Steve James (9)  13  
  Steve James (9)  10
28 & 29 April
  Ian Graham  3  
  Steve James (9)  13
24 & 25 April
    Dean Reynolds (8)  12  
  Dean Reynolds (8)  10
2, 3 & 4 May
  Robert Marshall  8  
  Steve James (9)  9
22 & 23 April
    Jimmy White (4)  16
  Doug Mountjoy (5)  2
26 & 27 April
  Gary Wilkinson  10  
  Gary Wilkinson  13
23 April
    Martin Clark (12)  9  
  Martin Clark (12)  10
30 April
  Mark Bennett  6  
  Gary Wilkinson  3
21 & 22 April
    Jimmy White (4)  13  
  Neal Foulds (13)  10
27, 28 & 29 April
  Eddie Charlton  7  
  Neal Foulds (13)  12
24 April
    Jimmy White (4)  13  
  Jimmy White (4)  10
  Nick Dyson  3  
23 & 24 April            
  John Parrott (3)  10
27 & 28 April
  Nigel Gilbert  6  
  John Parrott (3)  13
21 April
    Tony Knowles  1  
  John Virgo (14)  8
30 April & 1 May
  Tony Knowles  10  
  John Parrott (3)  13
23 & 24 April
    Terry Griffiths (6)  10  
  Willie Thorne (11)  8
26 & 27 April
  Alan McManus  10  
  Alan McManus  12
22 & 23 April
    Terry Griffiths (6)  13  
  Terry Griffiths (6)  10
2, 3 & 4 May
  Barry Pinches  3  
  John Parrott (3)  16
24 & 25 April
    Steve Davis (2)  10
  Mike Hallett (7)  4
28 & 29 April
  Tony Jones  10  
  Tony Jones  8
22 April
    Dennis Taylor (10)  13  
  Dennis Taylor (10)  10
30 April & 1 May
  Joe Johnson  6  
  Dennis Taylor (10)  7
20 April
    Steve Davis (2)  13  
  Tony Meo (15)  10
25 & 26 April
  Craig Edwards  7  
  Tony Meo (15)  6
20 & 21 April
    Steve Davis (2)  13  
  Steve Davis (2)  10
  Ken Doherty  8  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 5 & 6 May 1991 Referee: John Williams[14]
Jimmy White (4)
 England
11 – 18 John Parrott (3)
 England
0–97, 34–96, 0–82, 24–75, 6–88, 16–79, 0–117, 87–26, 67–32, 0–77, 63–77, 28–88, 69–49, 82–2, 64–6, 8–120, 136–0, 70–60, 50–51, 75–8, 55–58, 4–59, 68–55, 8–91, 8–112, 103–0, 13–74, 89–42, 24–76 Century breaks: 3 (Parrott 3)

Highest break by White: 92
Highest break by Parrott: 117

0–97, 34–96, 0–82, 24–75, 6–88, 16–79, 0–117, 87–26, 67–32, 0–77, 63–77, 28–88, 69–49, 82–2, 64–6, 8–120, 136–0, 70–60, 50–51, 75–8, 55–58, 4–59, 68–55, 8–91, 8–112, 103–0, 13–74, 89–42, 24–76
John Parrott wins the 1991 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Qualifying rounds

Century breaks

There were 31 century breaks in the championship. The highest break of the tournament was 140 made by Jimmy White.[15][16]

References

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ken Doherty at the World Championships". Snooker Database. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Joe Johnson at the World Championships". Snooker Database. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cliff Thorburne at the World Championships". Snooker Database. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stephen Hendry profile".  
  7. ^ "Steve Davis at the World Championships". Snooker Database. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 119. 
  9. ^ a b "World Championship 1991". Global Snooker. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 130. 
  11. ^ "1991 World Championships Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. pp. 32–33. 
  14. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143. 
  15. ^ "Crucible Centuries". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  16. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 147. 
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