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Date: 15 Apr - 1 May 2017; Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Mark Selby; Twitter: #SnookerWorldChamps; Notes: See also results (143)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £375,000; Runner-up: £160,000)
England Mark Selby [1] 18-15 Scotland John Higgins [6] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
76-34 (76), 7-50, 121-8 (62, 58), 0-141 (141)
40-99 (63), 1-126 (95), 54-59 (58), 33-68

Session 2:
86-0 (86), 8-60, 44-74, 69-22
1-68, 0-76 (76), 81-9 (81), 121-12 (121), 96-17

Session 3:
76-1, 53-2, 29-107 (78), 63-40
68-19 (67), 82-0 (58), 72-0 (72)

Session 4:
72-22, 36-74, 76-1 (71), 134-4 (54,70)
34-88 (88), 0-119 (111), 47-75
132-0 (131), 80-19 (75)

Referee: Jan Verhaas

John Higgins was leading 10-4 and went on to lose 12 out of 14 frames to trail 16-12. He then managed to pull it back to 16-15 but Selby closed it out to win his third World Championship.

Semifinals Pencil
(Losers receive £75,000)
England Mark Selby [1] 17-15 China Ding Junhui [4] Head to head Details  Pencil

1st session:
45-76 (76), 77-22 (68), 24-84 (84)
99-0 (99), 73-34, 53-87 (52)
1-119 (56, 50), 0-116 (110)

2nd session:
105-23 (100), 61-49, 62-26, 81-0 (67)
0-94 (84), 96-9 (85), 0-139 (139), 66-27

3rd session:
128-8 (128), 6-95 (95), 6-80, 64-25 (64)
14-86, 66-61, 1-117 (117), 1-135 (128)

4th session:
113-2 (74), 96-1 (96), 0-61 (52) 75-43
75-47, 1-66, 14-73 (73), 84-9 (72)

Scotland John Higgins [6] 17-8 England Barry Hawkins [7] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 13
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1st session:
93-28 (63), 69-22, 67-19 (59)
76-59 (69,59), 30-100 (62)
30-95 (71), 65-25, 39-74 (74)

2nd session:
40-65, 92-6, 73-16 (51)
0-125 (115), 61-24 (53), 18-91
89-0 (89), 73-45

3rd session:
8-76 (69), 70-41, 55-47, 70-13
65-62, 70-0, 96-4 (90), 48-80 (58)

4th session:
128-12 (120)

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £37,500)
England Mark Selby [1] 13-3 Hong Kong Marco Fu [8] Head to head Details 
Selby won with a session to spare. Re-rack in frame 11.
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Watch Selby's amazing 143 on YouTube

China Ding Junhui [4] 13-10 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [12] Head to head Details  Pencil

146 by O'Sullivan was the highest break of the tournament

Scotland John Higgins [6] 13-6 England Kyren Wilson [14] Head to head Details  Pencil
England Barry Hawkins [7] 13-9 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] Head to head Details  Pencil
Round 2 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £25,000)
1 England Mark Selby [1] 13-6 China Xiao Guodong [44] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 Hong Kong Marco Fu [8] 13-11 Australia Neil Robertson [9] Head to head Details 
Fu's first century was his 450th. Re-rack in frame 18.
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3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [12] 13-7 England Shaun Murphy [5] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 China Ding Junhui [4] 13-12 China Liang Wenbo [13] Head to head Details  Pencil
5 England Kyren Wilson [14] 13-10 England Stuart Bingham [3] Head to head Details 
Wilson needed a snooker to win the 16th frame.
Bingham missed the 11th red when on a 147 in frame 22.
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6 Scotland John Higgins [6] 13-9 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [11] Head to head Details 
In frame 14 Allen opened up with a 70 break and Higgins cleared up with a 72
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7 England Barry Hawkins [7] 13-6 Scotland Graeme Dott [29] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 13-3 England Rory McLeod [54] Head to head Details 
Maguire won with a session to spare
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Round 1 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £16,000 / £0)
1 England Mark Selby [1] 10-2 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [45] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 China Xiao Guodong [44] 10-4 Wales Ryan Day [16] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 Australia Neil Robertson [9] 10-4 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [72] Head to head Details 
Robertson made his 500th career century in the sixth frame. Only Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry and John Higgins have more.
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4 Hong Kong Marco Fu [8] 10-9 Belgium Luca Brecel [30] Head to head Details 
Fu was 7-1 down
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5 England Shaun Murphy [5] 10-8 China Yan Bingtao [63] Head to head Details 
Murphy's 112 in frame 4 was his 60th century at the Crucible - tied fourth with Selby.
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6 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [12] 10-7 England Gary Wilson [59] Head to head Details 
O'Sullivan's 122 was the first century of the tournament and the only century of day 1. O'Sullivan needed a snooker to win frame 6. Wilson went in-off and O'Sullivan won the frame on a respotted black. Wilson needed a snooker to win the ninth frame.
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7 China Liang Wenbo [13] 10-7 England Stuart Carrington [48] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 China Ding Junhui [4] 10-5 China Zhou Yuelong [37] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 England Stuart Bingham [3] 10-5 England Peter Ebdon [42] Head to head Details 
Ebdon needed and got four snookers in the ninth frame for a re-spotted black and won the frame.

Bingham won the 14th frame after needing snookers to go 9-5 up.
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10 England Kyren Wilson [14] 10-6 England David Grace [51] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [11] 10-8 England Jimmy Robertson [39] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 Scotland John Higgins [6] 10-6 England Martin Gould [18] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 England Barry Hawkins [7] 10-3 England Tom Ford [32] Head to head Details 
Hawkins needed a snooker to win frame 12.
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14 Scotland Graeme Dott [29] 10-7 England Allister Carter [10] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 10-2 Scotland Anthony McGill [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 England Rory McLeod [54] 10-8 England Judd Trump [2] Head to head Details  Pencil

Betfred World Championship Qualifiers Pencil

Date: 5-12 Apr 2017; Venue: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, England; View on separate page; Notes: See also results (112)
Qual Round 3 Pencil
(Last 48; Losers receive £12,000)
1 England Stuart Carrington [48] 10-7 Wales Mark J Williams [17]   Details  Pencil
2 England Tom Ford [32] 10-8 Iran Hossein Vafaei [64]   Details  Pencil
3 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [72] 10-8 Wales Lee Walker [89]   Details  Pencil
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 10-5 China Li Hang [56] Head to head Details  Pencil

Maguire missed the 12th red on his way to a maximum break.

5 China Xiao Guodong [44] 10-4 England Mark King [21] Head to head Details  Pencil
6 China Zhou Yuelong [37] 10-9 England Ben Woollaston [28] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 Scotland Graeme Dott [29] 10-8 Wales Jamie Jones [36] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [45] 10-9 England David B Gilbert [20] Head to head Details  Pencil

The deciding frame was the longest frame in snooker history - it lasted 123 minutes

9 England David Grace [51] 10-3 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [81]   Details  Pencil
10 Belgium Luca Brecel [30] 10-5 Wales Dominic Dale [35] Head to head Details  Pencil

Dale's second century was his 200th.

11 England Gary Wilson [59] 10-3 Wales Michael White [27] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 England Rory McLeod [54] 10-7 England Hammad Miah [102] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 England Peter Ebdon [42] 10-9 England Michael Holt [23] Head to head Details  Pencil

Decided on the final black

14 England Jimmy Robertson [39] 10-6 England Rod Lawler [71] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 China Yan Bingtao [63] 10-4 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher (a)   Details  Pencil
16 England Martin Gould [18] 10-7 China Yu Delu [47] Head to head Details  Pencil
Qual Round 2 Pencil
(Last 80; Losers receive £8,000)
1 Wales Mark J Williams [17] 10-9 England Liam Highfield [80] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 England Stuart Carrington [48] 10-6 England Andrew Higginson [49] Head to head Details  Pencil
3 England Tom Ford [32] 10-6 England Chris Wakelin [65] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 Iran Hossein Vafaei [64] 10-6 England Matthew Selt [33]   Details 
Re-rack in frame 14
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5 Wales Lee Walker [89] 10-6 England Reanne Evans (af)   Details  Pencil
6 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [72] 10-9 England Anthony Hamilton [25]   Details  Pencil
7 China Li Hang [56] 10-4 England Mike Dunn [41] Head to head Details  Pencil
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 10-3 England Nigel Bond [73] Head to head Details  Pencil
9 England Mark King [21] 10-4 China Fang Xiongman [114]   Details  Pencil
10 China Xiao Guodong [44] 10-4 England Sam Baird [53] Head to head Details  Pencil
11 England Ben Woollaston [28] 10-4 Ireland Ken Doherty [69] Head to head Details  Pencil
12 China Zhou Yuelong [37] 10-8 Wales Ian Preece [111]   Details  Pencil
13 Wales Jamie Jones [36] 10-8 England Alfie Burden [61] Head to head Details  Pencil
14 Scotland Graeme Dott [29] 10-4 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [68] Head to head Details  Pencil
15 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [45] 10-9 China Tian Pengfei [52] Head to head Details  Pencil
16 England David B Gilbert [20] 10-6 Scotland Rhys Clark [77] Head to head Details  Pencil
17 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [81] 10-9 England Joe Perry [19] Head to head Details  Pencil
18 England David Grace [51] 10-6 England Mark Joyce [46] Head to head Details  Pencil
19 Belgium Luca Brecel [30] 10-8 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [67] Head to head Details  Pencil
20 Wales Dominic Dale [35] 10-6 Wales Daniel Wells [62] Head to head Details  Pencil
21 England Gary Wilson [59] 10-7 England Peter Lines (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
22 Wales Michael White [27] 10-4 Scotland Ross Muir [70] Head to head Details  Pencil
23 England Rory McLeod [54] 10-7 England Sydney Wilson [110] Head to head Details  Pencil
24 England Hammad Miah [102] 10-7 England Martin O'Donnell [75]   Details  Pencil
25 England Michael Holt [23] 10-4 Scotland Eden Sharav [87] Head to head Details  Pencil
26 England Peter Ebdon [42] 10-9 England Jack Lisowski [55] Head to head Details  Pencil
27 England Rod Lawler [71] 10-5 Scotland Alan McManus [26] Head to head Details  Pencil
28 England Jimmy Robertson [39] 10-4 England Oliver Lines [58] Head to head Details  Pencil
29 China Yan Bingtao [63] 10-7 England Mark Davis [34] Head to head Details  Pencil
30 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher (a) 10-9 Scotland Scott Donaldson [66]   Details  Pencil
31 China Yu Delu [47] 10-7 England Robbie Williams [50] Head to head Details  Pencil
32 England Martin Gould [18] 10-6 England John Astley [79] Head to head Details  Pencil
Qual Round 1 Pencil
(Last 144; Losers receive £0)
1 Wales Mark J Williams [17] 10-7 China Zhao Xintong [83] Head to head Details  Pencil
2 England Liam Highfield [80] 10-2 Estonia Andres Petrov (a)   Details  Pencil
3 England Stuart Carrington [48] 10-2 Malta Alex Borg [103] Head to head Details  Pencil
4 England Andrew Higginson [49] 10-8 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [85]   Details  Pencil
5 England Tom Ford [32] 10-2 England Jamie Bodle (a)   Details  Pencil
6 England Chris Wakelin [65] 10-5 England Elliot Slessor [109] Head to head Details  Pencil
7 England Matthew Selt [33] 10-4 Wales David John [123]   Details  Pencil
8 Iran Hossein Vafaei [64] 10-1 Egypt Hatem Yassin   Details  Pencil
9 England Reanne Evans (af) 10-8 Finland Robin Hull [57]   Details  Pencil
10 Wales Lee Walker [89] 10-8 Wales Matthew Stevens [40]   Details  Pencil
11 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [72] 10-5 Wales Jak Jones [93]   Details  Pencil
12 England Anthony Hamilton [25] 10-5 England Craig Steadman [101] Head to head Details  Pencil
13 China Li Hang [56] 10-9 Scotland Fraser Patrick [99]   Details  Pencil
14 England Mike Dunn [41] 10-6 England Andy Hicks (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
15 England Nigel Bond [73] 10-1 Hong Kong Ng On Yee (af)   Details  Pencil
16 Scotland Stephen Maguire [24] 10-7 Thailand K Lertsattayatthorn [113] Head to head Details  Pencil
17 England Mark King [21] 10-4 England Paul S Davison [86] Head to head Details  Pencil
18 China Fang Xiongman [114] 10-7 China Zhang Anda [76] Head to head Details  Pencil
19 China Xiao Guodong [44] 10-2 Wales Tyler Rees (a)   Details  Pencil
20 England Sam Baird [53] 10-2 Scotland Ross Vallance (a)   Details  Pencil
21 England Ben Woollaston [28] 10-4 Scotland Chris Totten (a)   Details  Pencil
22 Ireland Ken Doherty [69] 10-4 England Jason Weston [122]   Details  Pencil
23 China Zhou Yuelong [37] 10-5 England Christopher Keogan [117] Head to head Details  Pencil
24 Wales Ian Preece [111] 10-7 England Ian Burns [60]   Details  Pencil
25 England Alfie Burden [61] 10-6 England Adam Duffy [108] Head to head Details  Pencil
26 Wales Jamie Jones [36] 10-0 England Jamie Barrett [120] Head to head Details  Pencil
27 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng [68] 10-7 China Chen Zhe [119] Head to head Details  Pencil
28 Scotland Graeme Dott [29] 10-3 England Allan Taylor [82] Head to head Details  Pencil
29 China Tian Pengfei [52] 10-4 China Zhang Yong [92]   Details  Pencil
30 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [45] 10-6 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
31 Scotland Rhys Clark [77] 10-1 England Wayne Townsend (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
32 England David B Gilbert [20] w/o Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) Head to head Details 
Wallace had to withdraw because of a death in the family
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33 England Joe Perry [19] 10-3 England Zack Richardson (a) Head to head Details  Pencil
34 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [81] 10-5 China Mei Xiwen [78]   Details  Pencil
35 England Mark Joyce [46] 10-3 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown (a)   Details  Pencil
36 England David Grace [51] 10-6 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong [104]   Details  Pencil
37 Belgium Luca Brecel [30] 10-4 England Sean O'Sullivan [84] Head to head Details  Pencil
38 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [67] 10-8 England Sanderson Lam [90] Head to head Details  Pencil
39 Wales Dominic Dale [35] 10-2 Thailand Boonyarit Kaettikun [118] Head to head Details 
Frame 5 was awarded to Dale when Keattikun returned late after the interval
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40 Wales Daniel Wells [62] 10-7 Poland Adam Stefanow (a)   Details  Pencil
41 England Gary Wilson [59] 10-9 Ireland Josh Boileau [112]   Details  Pencil

Wilson made a 147 in frame four. The second of his career and the 131st in professional snooker.

42 England Peter Lines (a) 10-9 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [38] Head to head Details  Pencil
43 Scotland Ross Muir [70] 10-7 Wales Gareth Allen [105] Head to head Details  Pencil
44 Wales Michael White [27] 10-3 India Aditya Mehta [96] Head to head Details  Pencil
45 England Rory McLeod [54] 10-7 Isle of Man Darryl Hill [98] Head to head Details  Pencil
46 England Sydney Wilson [110] 10-6 Norway Kurt Maflin [43]   Details  Pencil
47 England Martin O'Donnell [75] 10-9 Wales Jackson Page (a)   Details  Pencil
48 England Hammad Miah [102] 10-7 England Ricky Walden [22] Head to head Details  Pencil
49 England Michael Holt [23] 10-2 Pakistan Hamza Akbar [107] Head to head Details  Pencil
50 Scotland Eden Sharav [87] 10-5 England Jamie Cope [74] Head to head Details  Pencil
51 England Peter Ebdon [42] 10-3 England Michael Wild [115]   Details  Pencil
52 England Jack Lisowski [55] 10-7 England Jimmy White [91] Head to head Details  Pencil
53 Scotland Alan McManus [26] 10-1 Australia Kurt Dunham [121]   Details  Pencil
54 England Rod Lawler [71] 10-5 China Xu Si (a)   Details  Pencil
55 England Jimmy Robertson [39] 10-8 China Cao Yupeng [116] Head to head Details  Pencil
56 England Oliver Lines [58] 10-6 Wales Duane Jones [95]   Details  Pencil
57 China Yan Bingtao [63] 10-8 England Sam Craigie [94]   Details  Pencil
58 England Mark Davis [34] 10-3 England Mitchell Mann [88] Head to head Details  Pencil
59 Scotland Scott Donaldson [66] 10-2 China Wang Yuchen [97]   Details  Pencil
60 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher (a) 10-6 England Robert Milkins [31] Head to head Details  Pencil
61 England Robbie Williams [50] 10-1 England James Cahill [100] Head to head Details  Pencil
62 China Yu Delu [47] 10-0 Brazil Itaro Santos   Details  Pencil
63 England John Astley [79] 10-7 Brazil Igor Figueiredo [106] Head to head Details  Pencil
64 England Martin Gould [18] 10-2 Thailand James Wattana Head to head Details  Pencil

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