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Betfred World Championship Pencil

Date: 16 Apr - 2 May 2016; Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Stuart Bingham; Twitter: #SnookerWorldChamps; Notes: See also results (143)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £330,000; Runner-up: £137,500)
England Mark Selby [2] 18-14 China Ding Junhui [17] Head to head Details  Pencil

First session:
125-8 (91), 70-68 (DJ 52), 101-43 (76), 124-0 (120)
100-0 (70), 77-38, 47-68, 14-107

Second session:
73-22, 30-92 (76), 1-103 (103), 49-93 (89)
71-1, 0-86 (86), 52-82 (55), 86-25, 67-27

Third session:
7-121 (89), 56-61, 126-11 (126), 0-103 (103)
75-43 (52), 118-9 (68), 1-69 (52), 75-11 (55)

Fourth session:
103-0 (57), 67-60 (DJ 60), 0-87 (73), 0-108 (70)
0-103 (103), 59-11, 74-0 (74)

Referee: Paul Collier

Selby became the 13th player to win the World Championship at least twice.

He also ended the season as No.1 in the rankings for the fifth year in a row.

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(Losers receive £66,000)
China Ding Junhui [17] 17-11 Scotland Alan McManus [29] Head to head Details  Pencil

First session:
113-0 (100), 118-8 (84), 131-0 (131), 107-31 (62)
100-8 (100), 27-73, 8-74, 128-0 (128)

Second session:
138-0 (138), 16-107 (107), 91-43 (90), 97-5 (97)
1-70, 0-136 (136), 63-87 (AM 55), 0-125 (125)

Third session:
44-58, 108-17 (80), 59-17, 113-0 (113)
17-115 (59), 0-81 (81), 67-17 (60), 61-53

Fourth session:
69-26, 44-60, 123-1 (123), 67-8


Ding is the first player from Asia to reach the final of the World Championship.

There was a total of 10 centuries in the match, which is a new record. Ding made seven of them which is a new record for a single player at the Crucible. It ties Stephen Hendry for most tons in any match.

Ding missed the 15th black for a 147 in frame 20.

England Mark Selby [2] 17-15 Hong Kong Marco Fu [14] Head to head Details  Pencil

First session:
65-25, 76-5 (56), 76-0 (63), 0-73 (72)
37-60, 59-9, 23-90 (89), 73-0 (69)

Second session:
52-65 (MS 52), 67-54 (55), 64-55, 0-135 (135)
8-67, 19-114 (114), 5-81 (81), 81-34

Third session:
66-12, 125-0 (125), 55-59, 8-109 (108)
65-43, 0-80 (71), 0-77 (77), 73-43

Fourth session:
64-15, 1-116 (98), 75-7 (63), 5-100 (100)
101-0 (101), 0-147 (50,73), 79-4, 94-53

Fu's tip fell off in the 15th frame.

Frame 24 took 76 minutes and 11 seconds, which is the longest in Crucible history.

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £33,000)
Scotland Alan McManus [29] 13-11 Scotland John Higgins [8] Head to head  
McManus came back from 9-11 down
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China Ding Junhui [17] 13-3 Wales Mark J Williams [13] Head to head  
Ding won with a session to spare
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Hong Kong Marco Fu [14] 13-11 England Barry Hawkins [11] Head to head  
Hawkins was 9-1 down
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England Mark Selby [2] 13-8 England Kyren Wilson [19] Head to head   Pencil

Wilson made a 143 in the 20th frame, the highest break of the tournament. Watch on YouTube.

Round 2 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £22,000)
1 Scotland Alan McManus [29] 13-11 England Allister Carter [31] Head to head  
McManus reached 73 in a max attempt in frame 18
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2 Scotland John Higgins [8] 13-8 England Ricky Walden [9] Head to head   Pencil
3 China Ding Junhui [17] 13-10 England Judd Trump [5] Head to head   Pencil
4 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 13-8 England Michael Holt [28] Head to head   Pencil
5 Hong Kong Marco Fu [14] 13-9 Scotland Anthony McGill [30] Head to head   Pencil
6 England Barry Hawkins [11] 13-12 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [6] Head to head  
In the 23rd frame O'Sullivan missed the 12th red with a 147 on
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7 England Kyren Wilson [19] 13-9 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [7] Head to head   Pencil
8 England Mark Selby [2] 13-11 England Sam Baird [59] Head to head  
From 11-7 down Sam Baird levelled the match at 11-11
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Round 1 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £13,250 / £0)
1 England Allister Carter [31] 10-9 England Stuart Bingham [1] Head to head  
Bingham became the 17th player who couldn't defend his first world title at the Crucible Theatre
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2 Scotland Alan McManus [29] 10-7 Scotland Stephen Maguire [16] Head to head   Pencil
3 England Ricky Walden [9] 10-8 England Robbie Williams [57] Head to head   Pencil
4 Scotland John Higgins [8] 10-3 Wales Ryan Day [20] Head to head   Pencil
5 England Judd Trump [5] 10-8 China Liang Wenbo [18] Head to head   Pencil
6 China Ding Junhui [17] 10-8 England Martin Gould [12] Head to head  
From needing three snookers Gould took frame 14 to lead 8-6
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7 Wales Mark J Williams [13] 10-4 Scotland Graeme Dott [24] Head to head   Pencil
8 England Michael Holt [28] 10-6 Australia Neil Robertson [4] Head to head   Pencil
9 Scotland Anthony McGill [30] 10-8 England Shaun Murphy [3] Head to head  
There was a 50+ break in 16 of the 18 frames and in each of the last 13
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10 Hong Kong Marco Fu [14] 10-2 England Peter Ebdon [32] Head to head  
Fu's 111 in frame four was the first century in this year's World Championship. It was also Fu's 400th competitive century.
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11 England Barry Hawkins [11] 10-5 China Zhang Anda [71] Head to head   Pencil
12 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [6] 10-7 England David B Gilbert [22] Head to head   Pencil
13 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [7] 10-3 England Mitchell Mann [74] Head to head   Pencil
14 England Kyren Wilson [19] 10-9 England Joe Perry [10] Head to head  
Wilson reached 89 in a max attempt in frame 8.

in frame 16 Wilson produced a fantastic clearance of 58 to the blue to level the match at 8-8 from 53-15 down.
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15 England Sam Baird [59] 10-7 Wales Michael White [15] Head to head   Pencil
16 England Mark Selby [2] 10-6 England Robert Milkins [21] Head to head   Pencil

Betfred World Championship Qualifiers Pencil

Date: 6-13 Apr 2016; Venue: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, England; View on separate page; Twitter: #SnookerWorldChamps; Notes: See also results (112)
Qual Round 3 Pencil
(Last 48; Losers receive £9,900)
1 China Ding Junhui [17] 10-2 England Nigel Bond [94]     Pencil
2 England Peter Ebdon [32] 10-2 England Ian Burns [64] Head to head  
The fourth frame lasted 69 minutes.
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3 England Robbie Williams [57] 10-9 England Anthony Hamilton [72]     Pencil
4 Scotland Graeme Dott [24] 10-7 England Mike Dunn [41] Head to head   Pencil
5 England Robert Milkins [21] 10-7 Norway Kurt Maflin [53] Head to head   Pencil
6 England Michael Holt [28] 10-8 England Mark King [37] Head to head  
In frame 18 King needed 2 snookers. He got both only to miss the blue and hand victory to Holt.
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7 Scotland Alan McManus [29] 10-2 England Jimmy Robertson [36]     Pencil
8 Wales Ryan Day [20] 10-6 Ireland Ken Doherty [52] Head to head   Pencil
9 England Kyren Wilson [19] 10-6 Wales Matthew Stevens [46] Head to head   Pencil
10 Scotland Anthony McGill [30] 10-7 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [35] Head to head   Pencil

Un-Nooh missed the final black of a 147 in frame 4. Watch the shot on Vine.

Incredibly he did the same in the UK Championship earlier this season.

In frame 8 he came back to make a new tournament-high break of 144.

11 England Sam Baird [59] 10-9 England Liam Highfield [70] Head to head   Pencil
12 England David B Gilbert [22] 10-7 England Jack Lisowski [43] Head to head   Pencil
13 England Mitchell Mann [74] 10-9 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [42]     Pencil
14 China Zhang Anda [71] 10-7 China Zhou Yuelong [58] Head to head  
Zhou made his 25th career century in this match, at just 18 years old.
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15 England Allister Carter [31] 10-6 Wales Dominic Dale [34] Head to head   Pencil
16 China Liang Wenbo [18] 10-6 China Xiao Guodong [47] Head to head   Pencil
Qual Round 2 Pencil
(Last 80; Losers receive £6,600)
1 China Ding Junhui [17] 10-1 Scotland Ross Muir [80] Head to head   Pencil
2 England Nigel Bond [94] 10-6 England Gary Wilson [48] Head to head   Pencil
3 England Ian Burns [64] 10-3 Pakistan Hamza Akbar [117]     Pencil
4 England Peter Ebdon [32] 10-9 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [65] Head to head  
Ebdon fought back from 9-3 down to win a close and tense decider
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5 England Anthony Hamilton [72] 10-9 England Chris Wakelin [83] Head to head   Pencil
6 England Robbie Williams [57] 10-4 England Mark Joyce [40] Head to head   Pencil
7 England Mike Dunn [41] 10-9 China Li Hang [56] Head to head   Pencil
8 Scotland Graeme Dott [24] 10-8 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [82] Head to head  
Saengkham missed the penultimate red during a 147 attempt in the second frame.
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9 England Robert Milkins [21] 10-8 Scotland Scott Donaldson [81] Head to head   Pencil
10 Norway Kurt Maflin [53] 10-8 China Zhao Xintong (a) Head to head   Pencil
11 England Mark King [37] 10-7 England David Grace [60] Head to head   Pencil
12 England Michael Holt [28] 10-7 England Peter Lines [69] Head to head   Pencil
13 Scotland Alan McManus [29] 10-6 Ireland David Morris [68] Head to head   Pencil
14 England Jimmy Robertson [36] 10-5 England Stuart Carrington [61]     Pencil
15 Ireland Ken Doherty [52] 10-7 Iran Hossein Vafaei Ayouri [96]     Pencil
16 Wales Ryan Day [20] 10-9 England Alfie Burden [77] Head to head   Pencil
17 England Kyren Wilson [19] 10-6 England Martin O'Donnell [78] Head to head   Pencil
18 Wales Matthew Stevens [46] 10-3 China Zhang Yong [112] Head to head   Pencil
19 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [35] 10-7 England Paul S Davison [113] Head to head   Pencil
20 Scotland Anthony McGill [30] 10-9 England Craig Steadman [67] Head to head  
The first session was delayed due to lighting issues
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21 England Liam Highfield [70] 10-8 Belgium Luca Brecel [27] Head to head   Pencil
22 England Sam Baird [59] 10-7 England Tom Ford [38] Head to head   Pencil
23 England Jack Lisowski [43] 10-5 England Rory McLeod [54] Head to head   Pencil
24 England David B Gilbert [22] 10-2 Wales Lee Walker [75] Head to head   Pencil
25 England Mitchell Mann [74] 10-9 England Matthew Selt [23] Head to head   Pencil
26 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [42] 10-5 Finland Robin Hull [55] Head to head   Pencil
27 China Zhou Yuelong [58] 10-6 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [39]     Pencil
28 China Zhang Anda [71] 10-5 England Mark Davis [26] Head to head   Pencil
29 England Allister Carter [31] 10-8 China Cao Yupeng [66] Head to head   Pencil
30 Wales Dominic Dale [34] 10-6 England Oliver Lines [63] Head to head   Pencil
31 China Xiao Guodong [47] 10-8 Wales Jamie Rhys Clarke (a)     Pencil
32 China Liang Wenbo [18] 10-5 England Jamie Cope [79]     Pencil
Qual Round 1 Pencil
(Last 144; Losers receive £0)
1 China Ding Junhui [17] 10-4 Ireland Greg Casey (a)     Pencil
2 Scotland Ross Muir [80] 10-5 England Sean O'Sullivan [88]     Pencil
3 England Nigel Bond [94] 10-9 England Andrew Higginson [49] Head to head   Pencil
4 England Gary Wilson [48] 10-4 Ireland Leo Fernandez (a) Head to head   Pencil
5 Pakistan Hamza Akbar [117] 10-5 Wales Jamie Jones [33] Head to head   Pencil
6 England Ian Burns [64] 10-8 Wales Duane Jones [114] Head to head   Pencil
7 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [65] 10-9 England Jimmy White [115]     Pencil
8 England Peter Ebdon [32] 10-6 Thailand James Wattana [102] Head to head   Pencil
9 England Chris Wakelin [83] 10-9 England Ben Woollaston [25] Head to head   Pencil
10 England Anthony Hamilton [72] 10-3 England Sydney Wilson [98] Head to head  
Hamilton had a chance for a max in both frame two and eight but ended on 80 and 104 respectively.
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11 England Robbie Williams [57] 10-7 Wales Gareth Allen [108]     Pencil
12 England Mark Joyce [40] 10-7 England Zak Surety [84]     Pencil
13 England Mike Dunn [41] 10-7 England James Cahill [106]     Pencil
14 China Li Hang [56] 10-8 China Lü Chenwei [104]    
Li missed the yellow for a max in the 17th frame
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15 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [82] 10-6 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [73] Head to head   Pencil
16 Scotland Graeme Dott [24] 10-8 England Brandon Sargeant (a) Head to head   Pencil
17 England Robert Milkins [21] 10-3 Hong Kong Ka Wai Cheung (a)     Pencil
18 Scotland Scott Donaldson [81] 10-6 England Joel Walker [76]     Pencil
19 Norway Kurt Maflin [53] 10-8 England Sanderson Lam [95] Head to head   Pencil
20 China Zhao Xintong (a) 10-9 England Rod Lawler [44]     Pencil
21 England Mark King [37] 10-3 Scotland Fraser Patrick [111]     Pencil
22 England David Grace [60] 10-5 Ireland Brendan O'Donoghue (a)     Pencil
23 England Peter Lines [69] 10-1 Hong Kong Ng On Yee (af)     Pencil
24 England Michael Holt [28] 10-6 England Michael Wild [105]    
Holt had a 9-0 lead
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25 Scotland Alan McManus [29] 10-5 England Michael Wasley [85] Head to head   Pencil
26 Ireland David Morris [68] 10-5 England Chris Melling [89] Head to head   Pencil
27 England Stuart Carrington [61] 10-9 England Hammad Miah (a)     Pencil
28 England Jimmy Robertson [36] 10-0 Wales Tyler Rees (a)     Pencil
29 Iran Hossein Vafaei Ayouri [96] 10-7 China Tian Pengfei [45]     Pencil
30 Ireland Ken Doherty [52] 10-6 England Andy Hicks (a)     Pencil
31 England Alfie Burden [77] 10-7 Malta Tony Drago [92] Head to head   Pencil
32 Wales Ryan Day [20] 10-2 Wales Daniel Wells [86] Head to head   Pencil
33 England Kyren Wilson [19] 10-3 England Jason Weston [110]     Pencil
34 England Martin O'Donnell [78] 10-8 England Kuldesh Johal (a)     Pencil
35 China Zhang Yong [112] 10-7 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [51] Head to head   Pencil
36 Wales Matthew Stevens [46] 10-2 Ireland Josh Boileau (a) Head to head   Pencil
37 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [35] 10-9 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [116]     Pencil
38 England Paul S Davison [113] 10-9 China Yu Delu [62] Head to head   Pencil
39 England Craig Steadman [67] 10-3 Scotland Michael Leslie [91]     Pencil
40 Scotland Anthony McGill [30] 10-1 Egypt Hatem Yassin [118]     Pencil
41 Belgium Luca Brecel [27] 10-8 England Steven Hallworth [100] Head to head   Pencil
42 England Liam Highfield [70] 10-2 England Luke Simmonds (a)    
Missed max (120) by Highfield in the fourth frame
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43 England Sam Baird [59] 10-8 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong [101] Head to head   Pencil
44 England Tom Ford [38] 10-2 Isle of Man Darryl Hill [90]     Pencil
45 England Jack Lisowski [43] 10-2 Wales Alex Taubman (a)     Pencil
46 England Rory McLeod [54] 10-7 Germany Lukas Kleckers (a)     Pencil
47 Wales Lee Walker [75] 10-0 Northern Ireland Conor McCormack (a)     Pencil
48 England David B Gilbert [22] 10-5 Scotland Rhys Clark [93]     Pencil
49 England Matthew Selt [23] 10-2 Brazil Igor Figueiredo [119] Head to head   Pencil
50 England Mitchell Mann [74] 10-7 Wales Kishan Hirani (a)     Pencil
51 Finland Robin Hull [55] 10-7 England Barry Pinches [87]    
Hull made a 96 (missed maximum) in the 13th frame
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52 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [42] 10-4 Scotland Eden Sharav [109]     Pencil
53 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [39] 10-4 England Steve Davis [99] Head to head   Pencil
54 China Zhou Yuelong [58] 10-3 Scotland Dylan Craig (a)     Pencil
55 China Zhang Anda [71] 10-2 Bulgaria Bratislav Krustev (a)     Pencil
56 England Mark Davis [26] 10-7 England Adam Duffy (a) Head to head   Pencil
57 England Allister Carter [31] 10-2 Poland Mateusz Baranowski (a)     Pencil
58 China Cao Yupeng [66] 10-0 Latvia Rodion Judin (a)     Pencil
59 England Oliver Lines [63] 10-5 China Lu Ning [97] Head to head   Pencil
60 Wales Dominic Dale [34] 10-6 England Ian Glover [103] Head to head   Pencil
61 China Xiao Guodong [47] 10-6 England Allan Taylor [107]     Pencil
62 Wales Jamie Rhys Clarke (a) 10-9 Scotland Jamie Burnett [50] Head to head   Pencil
63 England Jamie Cope [79] 10-4 England Ashley Hugill (a)     Pencil
64 China Liang Wenbo [18] 10-2 England Joe O'Connor (a)     Pencil

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