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Date: 20 Apr - 6 May 2019; Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Mark J Williams; Twitter: #SnookerWorldChamps; Notes: See also results (143)
Final Pencil
(Winner: £500,000; Runner-up: £200,000)
England Judd Trump [7] 18-9 Scotland John Higgins [5] Head to head   Pencil

Session 1:
66-1 (51), 72-45 (63), 0-139 (139)
105-0 (105), 8-70 (69), 0-74, 0-101 (101)
103-4 (103)

Session 2:
1-125 (125), 66-0, 139-4 (135), 67-45
118-0 (114), 65-30, 95-28 (71), 70-20 (58)
85-19 (70)

Session 3:
0-113 (113), 35-60 (59), 101-0 (101), 72-0 (71)
126-0 (126), 16-92 (67), 11-79 (70), 104-0 (104)

Session 4:
94-0 (94), 63-1 (62)

Referee: Leo Scullion

Higgins missed the 15th black on the way to a maximum in frame 18. Watch on YouTube.

Trump missed the 14th red on the way to a maximum in frame 25. Watch on YouTube. It was the record 100th century break of the event. The players also beat the record for most centuries in a match at the Crucible with 11.

Trump becomes the 21st player to be crowned world champion. It was his second World final, eight years after the first one lost to the same John Higgins.

This was the eighth World final for Higgins and the fourth time he finished runner-up.

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(Losers receive £100,000)
Scotland John Higgins [5] 17-16 England David B Gilbert [16] Head to head  
Two re-racks in frame 29.
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Session 1:
85-31, 66-54, 23-85, 0-94 (94)
82-46 (66), 0-113 (113), 6-70, 42-84 (51)

Session 2:
6-125 (125), 50-64, 58-65, 65-56
120-0 (67, 52), 65-12 (58), 25-73 (72)
54-68 (JH 50)

Session 3:
15-80 (56), 61-54, 5-87 (75), 72-44
143-0 (143), 9-95 (91), 65-32, 84-30

Session 4:
20-105 (105), 91-0 (52), 67-22, 78-6 (74)
96-0 (96), 0-78 (78), 41-76 (53), 139-0 (139), 73-32 (55)

David Gilbert missed the 15th black on his way to a maximum break in frame 6. Watch on YouTube.

143 in frame 21 by Higgins was the highest break of the event.

England Judd Trump [7] 17-11 England Gary Wilson [32] Head to head   Pencil

Session 1:
73-61 (GW 61), 24-62, 0-140 (140), 79-24 (54)
70-0, 25-88, 1-63, 74-25 (54)

Session 2:
50-79 (65, 50), 75-31 (56), 55-76, 73-0 (73)
123-0 (123), 90-1 (75), 68-17, 4-77 (77)

Session 3:
57-21, 60-22, 42-76, 116-0 (114), 55-69 (50)
67-1(67), 0-92 (52), 63-25

Session 4:
64-54, 28-90 (68), 107-6 (97), 88-0 (88)

Trump's 114 in frame 20 was the record breaking 87th century of the event.

Quarterfinals Pencil
(Losers receive £50,000)
England David B Gilbert [16] 13-8 England Kyren Wilson [8] Head to head  
Re-rack in frames 19 and 20
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Scotland John Higgins [5] 13-10 Australia Neil Robertson [4] Head to head   Pencil
England Gary Wilson [32] 13-9 England Allister Carter [19] Head to head   Pencil
England Judd Trump [7] 13-6 Scotland Stephen Maguire [15] Head to head   Pencil
Round 2 Pencil
(Last 16; Losers receive £30,000)
1 England David B Gilbert [16] 13-9 Wales Mark J Williams [1] Head to head   Pencil
2 England Kyren Wilson [8] 13-11 England Barry Hawkins [9] Head to head  
During the 1st session Hawkins made 4 centuries including a 105 in frame 2 that was an attempted 147 where he missed the 14th black. In total there were 9 centuries in this match which is a new record for a best of 25 match.
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3 Scotland John Higgins [5] 13-11 England Stuart Bingham [12] Head to head  
In frame 12 Bingham missed the 15th red on the way to a maximum
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4 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 13-6 England Shaun Murphy [13] Head to head  
Murphy missed the 15th red on a maximum attempt in frame 8
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5 England Gary Wilson [32] 13-10 England Mark Selby [3] Head to head   Pencil
6 England Allister Carter [19] 13-9 China Zhou Yuelong [35] Head to head  
Carter needed two snookers to tie in the 11th frame, got them, forced the respot, and then won the frame when Zhou went in off.
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7 England Judd Trump [7] 13-9 China Ding Junhui [10] Head to head   Pencil
8 Scotland Stephen Maguire [15] 13-12 England James Cahill (a) Head to head   Pencil
Round 1 Pencil
(Last 32; Losers receive £20,000 / £0)
1 Wales Mark J Williams [1] 10-7 England Martin Gould [29] Head to head   Pencil
2 England David B Gilbert [16] 10-7 England Joe Perry [18] Head to head   Pencil
3 England Barry Hawkins [9] 10-1 China Li Hang [28] Head to head   Pencil
4 England Kyren Wilson [8] 10-4 Scotland Scott Donaldson [39] Head to head   Pencil
5 Scotland John Higgins [5] 10-7 England Mark Davis [38] Head to head   Pencil
6 England Stuart Bingham [12] 10-9 Scotland Graeme Dott [21] Head to head  
Bingham lost frame 16 after three consecutive misses. Dott was 8-1 and 9-4 down.
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7 England Shaun Murphy [13] 10-0 China Luo Honghao [91]    
The second Crucible whitewash after John Parrott's 10-0 against Eddie Charlton in 1992. The least points scored in a Crucible match by Luo (89).
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8 Australia Neil Robertson [4] 10-1 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [52] Head to head   Pencil
9 England Mark Selby [3] 10-7 China Zhao Xintong [66] Head to head   Pencil
10 England Gary Wilson [32] 10-9 Belgium Luca Brecel [14] Head to head   Pencil

Re-rack in the deciding frame. Then it became the longest frame in Crucible history (79 min 31 sec).

11 England Allister Carter [19] 10-6 England Jack Lisowski [11] Head to head  
Re-spotted black in frame 8
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12 China Zhou Yuelong [35] 10-7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [6]    
Zhou won frame one after needing two snookers
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13 England Judd Trump [7] 10-9 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [43] Head to head   Pencil
14 China Ding Junhui [10] 10-7 Scotland Anthony McGill [24] Head to head   Pencil
15 Scotland Stephen Maguire [15] 10-9 China Tian Pengfei [80]    
Maguire required a snooker when 9-7 down. He got it and won the frame with a fluked blue.
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16 England James Cahill (a) 10-8 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] Head to head  
This was O'Sullivan's first loss in round one of the World Championship since 2003
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Betfred World Championship Qualifiers Pencil

Date: 10-17 Apr 2019; Venue: English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, England; View on separate page; Twitter: #SnookerWorldChamps; Notes: See also results (112)
Qual Round 3 Pencil
(Last 48; Losers receive £15,000)
1 China Tian Pengfei [80] 10-8 Wales Matthew Stevens [48] Head to head   Pencil
2 England Gary Wilson [32] 10-6 China Liang Wenbo [33] Head to head   Pencil
3 China Luo Honghao [91] 10-8 England Tom Ford [25] Head to head   Pencil

101 break by Ford in frame three was his 200th career century

4 Scotland Anthony McGill [24] 10-8 England Robert Milkins [41] Head to head  
McGill was 7-2 down after the first session before winning seven consecutive frames
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5 Scotland Graeme Dott [21] 10-2 Norway Kurt Maflin [53] Head to head   Pencil
6 China Li Hang [28] 10-8 England Ben Woollaston [37] Head to head   Pencil
7 England Martin Gould [29] 10-8 Wales Daniel Wells [61]     Pencil
8 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [52] 10-8 China Yan Bingtao [20]     Pencil
9 England Allister Carter [19] 10-4 England John Astley [100]     Pencil
10 China Zhou Yuelong [35] 10-6 Israel Eden Sharav [67]     Pencil
11 England Mark Davis [38] 10-7 China Lü Haotian [27] Head to head   Pencil
12 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [43] 10-6 England Joe O'Connor [75]     Pencil
13 England James Cahill (a) 10-6 Ireland Michael Judge (a)     Pencil

Cahill was the first amateur to qualify for the Crucible

14 Scotland Scott Donaldson [39] 10-9 China Lu Ning [71] Head to head  
Lu Ning was 9-4 down
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15 China Zhao Xintong [66] 10-4 England Matthew Selt [34] Head to head   Pencil
16 England Joe Perry [18] 10-3 England Martin O'Donnell [47]     Pencil
Qual Round 2 Pencil
(Last 80; Losers receive £10,000)
1 China Tian Pengfei [80] 10-3 Wales Ryan Day [17] Head to head   Pencil
2 Wales Matthew Stevens [48] 10-7 England Chris Wakelin [49] Head to head   Pencil
3 England Gary Wilson [32] 10-3 Wales Dominic Dale [65] Head to head   Pencil
4 China Liang Wenbo [33] 10-7 England David Grace (a) Head to head   Pencil
5 China Luo Honghao [91] 10-8 England Robbie Williams [57]     Pencil
6 England Tom Ford [25] 10-8 England Sam Craigie [72] Head to head   Pencil
7 England Robert Milkins [41] 10-5 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [56]     Pencil
8 Scotland Anthony McGill [24] 10-5 Wales Duane Jones [73] Head to head   Pencil
9 Scotland Graeme Dott [21] 10-4 China Xu Si [76] Head to head   Pencil
10 Norway Kurt Maflin [53] 10-7 China Pang Junxu (a)     Pencil
11 China Li Hang [28] 10-8 England Ian Burns [69] Head to head   Pencil
12 England Ben Woollaston [37] 10-4 England Nigel Bond [81] Head to head   Pencil
13 Wales Daniel Wells [61] 10-6 Iran Hossein Vafaei [36]     Pencil
14 England Martin Gould [29] 10-6 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [68] Head to head   Pencil
15 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [52] 10-8 England Peter Ebdon [45] Head to head   Pencil
16 China Yan Bingtao [20] 10-8 China Mei Xiwen [77]     Pencil
17 England Allister Carter [19] 10-4 England Jimmy White [78] Head to head   Pencil
18 England John Astley [100] 10-6 Wales Michael White [46] Head to head   Pencil
19 Israel Eden Sharav [67] 10-9 England Ricky Walden [30]     Pencil
20 China Zhou Yuelong [35] 10-5 England Liam Highfield [62]     Pencil
21 England Mark Davis [38] 10-4 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [59] Head to head   Pencil
22 China Lü Haotian [27] 10-0 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [110]     Pencil
23 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [43] 10-5 England Mark Joyce [54] Head to head   Pencil
24 England Joe O'Connor [75] 10-9 England Jimmy Robertson [22]     Pencil
25 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-9 China Xiao Guodong [23] Head to head   Pencil
26 England James Cahill (a) 10-7 England Michael Holt [42]     Pencil
27 China Lu Ning [71] 10-5 England Mark King [26] Head to head   Pencil
28 Scotland Scott Donaldson [39] 10-4 Ireland Ken Doherty [58] Head to head   Pencil
29 England Matthew Selt [34] 10-7 England Anthony Hamilton [64] Head to head   Pencil
30 China Zhao Xintong [66] 10-5 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [31]     Pencil
31 England Martin O'Donnell [47] 10-8 Scotland Alan McManus [50] Head to head   Pencil
32 England Joe Perry [18] 10-1 China Zhang Yong [79]     Pencil
Qual Round 1 Pencil
(Last 144; Losers receive £0)
1 Wales Ryan Day [17] 10-6 England Oliver Lines [95] Head to head   Pencil
2 China Tian Pengfei [80] 10-5 Iran Sohail Vahedi [101] Head to head   Pencil
3 Wales Matthew Stevens [48] 10-3 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong [107] Head to head   Pencil
4 England Chris Wakelin [49] 10-5 China Fan Zhengyi [120]     Pencil
5 England Gary Wilson [32] 10-5 England Sanderson Lam [111]     Pencil
6 Wales Dominic Dale [65] 10-5 Scotland Chris Totten [97] Head to head   Pencil
7 China Liang Wenbo [33] 10-0 Egypt Basem Eltahhan [122] Head to head   Pencil
8 England David Grace (a) 10-8 England Rory McLeod [63]     Pencil
9 England Robbie Williams [57] 10-8 England Sam Baird [83] Head to head   Pencil
10 China Luo Honghao [91] 10-7 Hong Kong Marco Fu [40] Head to head   Pencil
11 England Sam Craigie [72] 10-2 Scotland Rhys Clark [119]     Pencil
12 England Tom Ford [25] 10-3 Scotland Ross Muir [93] Head to head   Pencil
13 Thailand Akani Songsermsawad [56] 10-6 China Chen Zifan [99]     Pencil
14 England Robert Milkins [41] 10-4 England Luke Simmonds (a)     Pencil
15 Wales Duane Jones [73] 10-5 Wales Kishan Hirani [115] Head to head   Pencil
16 Scotland Anthony McGill [24] 10-8 England Ashley Hugill [103] Head to head   Pencil
17 Scotland Graeme Dott [21] 10-2 Pakistan Hamza Akbar [104] Head to head   Pencil
18 China Xu Si [76] 10-2 England Sean O'Sullivan [112] Head to head   Pencil
19 China Pang Junxu (a) 10-6 England Stuart Carrington [44]     Pencil
20 Norway Kurt Maflin [53] 10-3 England Mitchell Mann (a) Head to head   Pencil
21 China Li Hang [28] 10-5 China Niu Zhuang [98]     Pencil
22 England Ian Burns [69] 10-7 England Farakh Ajaib (a) Head to head   Pencil
23 England Ben Woollaston [37] 10-7 England Elliot Slessor [92] Head to head   Pencil
24 England Nigel Bond [81] 10-7 England Mike Dunn [60] Head to head   Pencil
25 Wales Daniel Wells [61] 10-5 Wales Jamie Clarke [109]     Pencil
26 Iran Hossein Vafaei [36] 10-4 China Zhang Anda [85]     Pencil
27 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene [68] 10-7 Ireland Aaron Hill (a)     Pencil
28 England Martin Gould [29] 10-0 Egypt Mostafa Dorgham (a)     Pencil
29 Cyprus Michael Georgiou [52] 10-7 Wales Lee Walker [102] Head to head   Pencil
30 England Peter Ebdon [45] 10-4 England Harvey Chandler [114] Head to head   Pencil
31 China Mei Xiwen [77] 10-3 Austria Florian Nüßle (a)     Pencil
32 China Yan Bingtao [20] 10-3 Germany Lukas Kleckers [108] Head to head   Pencil
33 England Allister Carter [19] 10-1 England Paul S Davison [89] Head to head   Pencil
34 England Jimmy White [78] 10-5 Ireland Ross Bulman (a)     Pencil
35 Wales Michael White [46] 10-4 England Andy Hicks (a) Head to head   Pencil
36 England John Astley [100] 10-8 China Yuan Sijun [51] Head to head   Pencil
37 England Ricky Walden [30] 10-7 England Alfie Burden [94] Head to head   Pencil
38 Israel Eden Sharav [67] 10-7 England David Lilley (a)     Pencil
39 China Zhou Yuelong [35] 10-7 Finland Robin Hull [87] Head to head   Pencil
40 England Liam Highfield [62] 10-7 England Hammad Miah [116] Head to head   Pencil
41 Ireland Fergal O'Brien [59] 10-4 Wales Jackson Page (a)     Pencil
42 England Mark Davis [38] 10-6 England Rod Lawler [82] Head to head   Pencil
43 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown [110] 10-4 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher [70]     Pencil
44 China Lü Haotian [27] 10-5 England Ashley Carty [105] Head to head   Pencil
45 England Mark Joyce [54] 10-2 England Billy Joe Castle [96]     Pencil
46 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [43] 10-4 England Johnathan Bagley (a)     Pencil
47 England Joe O'Connor [75] 10-1 Northern Ireland Joe Swail [86]     Pencil
48 England Jimmy Robertson [22] 10-0 China Chen Feilong [113]     Pencil
49 China Xiao Guodong [23] 10-5 Wales Jak Jones [90] Head to head   Pencil
50 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-9 England Peter Lines [74]    
Judge replaced Zhang Jiankang who withdrew because of visa issues
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51 England Michael Holt [42] 10-5 England Brandon Sargeant (a) Head to head   Pencil
52 England James Cahill (a) 10-9 England Andrew Higginson [55] Head to head   Pencil
53 England Mark King [26] 10-4 Brazil Igor Figueiredo (a) Head to head   Pencil
54 China Lu Ning [71] 10-4 England Allan Taylor [88]     Pencil
55 Scotland Scott Donaldson [39] 10-8 England Craig Steadman [84] Head to head   Pencil
56 Ireland Ken Doherty [58] 10-8 Hong Kong Andy Lee [118]     Pencil
57 England Anthony Hamilton [64] 10-9 Thailand James Wattana [106] Head to head   Pencil
58 England Matthew Selt [34] 10-3 Wales Dylan Emery (a)     Pencil
59 China Zhao Xintong [66] 10-2 New Zealand Adam Lilley (a)     Pencil
60 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [31] 10-3 Poland Adam Stefanow [117]     Pencil

Saengkham's 146 in the last frame was the highest break of the qualifiers

61 Scotland Alan McManus [50] 10-6 Hong Kong Ng On Yee (af)     Pencil
62 England Martin O'Donnell [47] 10-6 England Adam Duffy (a)     Pencil
63 China Zhang Yong [79] 10-2 England Reanne Evans (af)     Pencil
64 England Joe Perry [18] 10-1 Germany Simon Lichtenberg [121]     Pencil

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