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World Championship semifinals

30 matches

World Championship (15 Apr - 1 May 2006) Pencil
SF England Peter Ebdon 17-16 Hong Kong Marco Fu Head to head  Pencil
SF Scotland Graeme Dott 17-11 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Head to head  Pencil

O'Sullivan's tip came off during the 14th frame. After a 15-minute break for emergency repairs, O'Sullivan made a 124 break.

World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 2007) Pencil
SF England Mark Selby 17-16 England Shaun Murphy Head to head  Pencil

0-77, 31-71 (71), 94-19 (55), 1-90 (84), 0-101 (101), 18-62 (55), 85-22, 60-46, 75-1, 67-1 (63), 5-70 (55), 79-12 (51), 128-0 (128), 43-87, 90-28, 20-65, 111-56, 112-0 (111), 0-96 (51), 66-41, 5-76 (76), 52-81 (62), 129-0 (129), 18-53, 0-101 (101), 136-0 (104), 6-72, 97-18 (71), 1-132 (132), 59-82, 99-0, 70-22, 91-0 (64)

SF Scotland John Higgins 17-15 Scotland Stephen Maguire Head to head  Pencil

8-94 (85), 75-58 (JH 55), 1-134 (102), 0-79 (79), 127-0 (113), 76-0 (68), 38-73, 73-3, 40-71, 99-0 (90), 0-69 (63), 64-3, 61-44 (52), 48-50, 13-81 (62), 74-1, 0-111 (58), 66-64 (SM 64, JH 50), 0-82 (82), 49-62, 0-131, 134-0, 0-73 (41), 48-65, 77-46, 104-0 (104), 75-2, 42-66, 123-0 (122), 54-46, 65-0, 66-14

World Championship (19 Apr - 5 May 2008) Pencil
SF England Ronnie O'Sullivan 17-6 Scotland Stephen Hendry Head to head  Pencil

0-140 (140), 41-65, 26-96 (60), 60-34, 64-72 (ROS 64)
122-32 (102), 76-1, 68-34, 101-0 (93), 72-61 (SH 54)
85-35 (57), 87-0 (87), 133-0 (133), 135-0 (135), 93-16 (85)
76-53 (70), 127-0 (126), 0-85 (85), 19-100 (54), 75-0 (68)
123-0 (123), 71-0 (56), 68-63 (ROS 59)

SF England Allister Carter 17-15 England Joe Perry Head to head  Pencil

1-116 (54,62), 29-61, 0-77 (68), 53-13, 97-38 (70), 8-86 (84), 2-72 (72), 68-25, 62-35, 64-57 (AC 51, JP57), 99-6 (56), 106-1 (106), 66-1 (64), 59-64 (AC 51), 0-127 (127), 128-0 (128), 8-93, 0-86 (57), 1-68 (58), 15-72, 83-0 (68), 1-94 (82), 56-55, 68-0, 5-95 (57), 114-8 (63), 50-66 (AC 50, JP 62), 73-1, 0-111 (110), 77-0 (77), 67-24, 59-46

World Championship (18 Apr - 4 May 2009) Pencil
SF Scotland John Higgins 17-13 Northern Ireland Mark Allen Head to head  Pencil
SF England Shaun Murphy 17-14 Australia Neil Robertson Head to head  Pencil
World Championship (17 Apr - 3 May 2010) Pencil
SF Australia Neil Robertson 17-12 England Allister Carter Head to head  Pencil
SF Scotland Graeme Dott 17-14 England Mark Selby Head to head  Pencil
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 2011) Pencil
SF Scotland John Higgins [2] 17-14 Wales Mark J Williams [3] Head to head  Pencil

50-52, 139-0 (135), 1-67, 19-73 (72)
76-44, 127-0 (120), 16-74 (74), 0-74
0-68, 106-0 (84), 0-115 (115), 70-62 (W 62)
0-103 (103), 0-58, 65-62, 59-20
64-44, 1-75 (70), 61-24, 4-84
70-0, 72-37 (58), 56-34, 73-61 (W 61)
7-105 (105, missed max), 68-0, 0-92 (92), 123-14 (123)
24-89 (84), 70-40, 67-64 (W 64)

SF England Judd Trump [24] 17-15 China Ding Junhui [5] Head to head  Pencil

0-121 (102), 110-0 (110), 52-37, 89-38
50-57, 81-13 (51), 9-65, 74-0 (59)
23-92 (91), 66-21 (51), 80-47, 19-72
20-75 (75), 56-67 (60), 39-53, 34-71
0-75 (64), 77-0 (61), 83-0 (71), 22-77 (77)
76-12 (61), 106-1 (102), 123-0 (123), 0-113 (87)
80-31 (74), 89-1 (89), 1-145 (138), 53-62 (T 51)
0-127 (119), 59-48, 79-27 (68), 105-29 (105)

World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 2012) Pencil
SF England Allister Carter [13] 17-12 Scotland Stephen Maguire [8] Head to head Details  Pencil
SF England Ronnie O'Sullivan [14] 17-10 Wales Matthew Stevens [15] Head to head Details  Pencil
World Championship (20 Apr - 6 May 2013) Pencil
SF England Ronnie O'Sullivan [1] 17-11 England Judd Trump [4] Head to head Details  Pencil
SF England Barry Hawkins [15] 17-14 England Ricky Walden [14] Head to head Details  Pencil
World Championship (19 Apr - 5 May 2014) Pencil
SF England Ronnie O'Sullivan [1] 17-7 England Barry Hawkins [5] Head to head Details  Pencil

O'Sullivan won with a session to spare.

SF England Mark Selby [3] 17-15 Australia Neil Robertson [2] Head to head Details  Pencil
World Championship (18 Apr - 4 May 2015) Pencil
SF England Stuart Bingham [10] 17-16 England Judd Trump [6] Head to head Details 
In frame 23 Bingham conceded 36 penalty points.

An impressive century by Judd Trump took the match to a decider. It was the third frame in a row with a century and fourth in the last five.

Bingham prevailed in the final frame though to reach his first World final.
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28-86, 66-64 (64,65), 47-64, 89-0 (89)
82-39, 75-56 (56,74), 0-81 (75), 77-0 (76)

63-43 (52), 6-119 (113), 51-72 (63), 74-9 (67)
75-41 (54), 35-66, 85-9 (85), 4-90 (64)

19-75 (61), 0-91 (91), 76-37 (67), 86-0 (62)
65-16, 78-23 (59), 79-87 (SB 56), 9-66 (65)

71-31, 0-88 (88), 5-103 (50), 110-8 (106)
0-76 (76), 102-15 (102), 14-114 (108)
0-129 (129), 62-6

SF England Shaun Murphy [8] 17-9 England Barry Hawkins [5] Head to head Details 
Murphy potted the final black in frame four but went in-off
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93-35 (92), 69-63 (BH 63), 103-24, 51-60
105-0 (105), 8-76 (69), 138-0 (138), 80-50 (79,50)

82-31 (73), 105-32 (105), 79-0 (79), 79-18 (72)
33-100 (79), 121-10 (121), 70-28, 86-0 (54)

65-1, 0-103 (103), 1-84 (57), 28-108 (104)
1-73 (73), 90-0 (90), 106-28 (106), 22-84 (76)

8-121 (103), 83-44 (83)

World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 2016) Pencil
SF 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.

SF 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.

World Championship (15 Apr - 1 May 2017) Pencil
SF 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)

SF 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)

World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 2018) Pencil
SF Wales Mark J Williams [7] 17-15 England Barry Hawkins [6] Head to head Details 
Hawkins missed the opportunity to go 16-14 up. Williams took the lead in the match first at 16-15!
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Session 1:
1-129 (129), 0-79 (74), 103-26 (88), 10-81
83-35, 41-81 (52), 0-90 (90), 110-0 (110)

Session 2:
80-0 (80), 77-0, 37-70 (63), 65-33
45-68 (57), 32-73, 58-66 (BH 56), 104-18 (62)

Session 3:
0-128 (128), 81-46, 80-9, 68-44 (68)
2-92 (53), 0-133 (133), 103-0 (103), 50-73 (73, MJW 50)

Session 4:
78-44 (55), 33-77, 67-42, 67-39
40-105 (60), 68-47, 66-33, 63-55

SF Scotland John Higgins [5] 17-13 England Kyren Wilson [9] Head to head Details  Pencil

Session 1:
107-8 (57), 65-1 (65), 77-26 (77), 34-76
69-62 (61,69), 23-72 (52), 0-140 (140), 56-44

Session 2:
7-61, 83-23, 56-19, 0-73 (65), 37-78
63-51, 0-74 (74), 78-5

Session 3:
0-124 (124), 71-0 (56), 76-36 (75), 8-85 (81)
63-9, 1-120 (106), 38-93 (93), 91-0 (91)

Session 4:
40-96 (96), 67-1, 136-0 (136), 1-74 (53),
105-5 (100), 98-0 (98)

World Championship (20 Apr - 6 May 2019) Pencil
SF England Judd Trump [7] 17-11 England Gary Wilson [32] Head to head Details  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.

SF Scotland John Higgins [5] 17-16 England David B Gilbert [16] Head to head Details 
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.

World Championship (31 Jul - 16 Aug 2020) Pencil
SF England Kyren Wilson [8] 17-16 Scotland Anthony McGill [36] Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 18.
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Session 1:
1-83 (83), 0-78 (78), 55-78 (AM 53, KW 55)
71-22 (50), 4-80, 32-104 (69), 65-41, 0-92 (92)

Session 2:
100-0 (100), 78-0 (77), 33-72, 73-0 (73)
28-95, 124-4 (116), 90-0, 77-0 (76)

Session 3:
37-64, 99-1 (99), 34-58, 65-28 116-4 (116)
60-44, 105-27 (105), 0-136 (136)

Session 4:
94-36 (94), 0-95 (84), 25-106 (87), 7-122 (122)
87-1 (82), 0-89, 6-98 (98), 90-29, 103-83

Referee: Brendan Moore

An amazing one-hour final frame with 8 consecutive misses from McGill, a fluked match-ball green by Wilson and 186 points in total. Watch on YouTube.

SF England Ronnie O'Sullivan [6] 17-16 England Mark Selby [7] Head to head Details 
O'Sullivan reaches his seventh Crucible final after he was 13-9 and 16-14 down against Selby.
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Session 1:
66-31 (59), 81-45, 26-58, 99-34 (85)
130-1 (51, 79), 47-80, 59-14 (58), 58-68

Session 2:
28-61, 0-97 (97), 33-57, 4-94 (58), 94-1 (87)
1-63 (62), 82-0 (82), 9-76 (76)

Session 3:
0-97 (97), 79-41, 0-94 (68), 93-26 (68)
0-81 (72), 0-79 (72), 70-62 (MS 50), 87-15

Session 4:
114-0 (114), 104-23 (57), 51-71 (56), 0-64 (63)
62-50 (MS 50), 47-71, 138-0 (138), 74-0 (71), 81-34 (64)

Referee: Paul Collier

First time both Crucible semifinals go to a deciding frame.