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Embassy World Championship 1999

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England (Tel: +44 (0) 114 276 9922)
Apr 17 - May 3 (BBC Apr 17 - May 3)
WPBSA ranking tournament (#9 of 9)
£1,148,000 purse
 

Results

(Players are English unless stated)

Final

Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 18-11 Mark J Williams (Wales)

82-47 (62) 120-6 (98) 51-16 77-60 (77-56) 0-75 101-16 (86) 16-73 24-92 (86)
77-24 (77) 76-15 (76) 20-65 133-4 (132) 49-75 (64) 30-67 64-22 100-23 (92)
51-85 (85) 32-72 (72) 78-0 (78) 29-84 106-10 (106) 71-13 (55) 75-62 (Hendry 53) 60-48
72-45 (66) 71-29 (62)  0-89 (89) 67-73 88-40 (88)
      

Semi-finals

Mark J Williams (Wales) 17-10 John Higgins (Scotland)
      
45-72 (72) 64-53 105-19 (104) 43-58 101-1 (101) 0-132 (126) 73-39 (66)
92-0 (92) 34-60 0-104 (104) 88-0 (88) 61-62 (Williams 61) 67-15 (67)
51-78 0-127 (127) 70-1 (51) 75-0 (75) 89-0 (60) 64-28 90-0 (90)
32-68 83-27 (71) 70-54 (Higgins 54) 1-71 (71) 119-0 (84) 81-21 67-42
      
Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 17-13 Ronnie O'Sullivan

127-0 (126) 82-0 (82) 86-0 (86) 30-82 (78) 62-58 (O'Sullivan 50) 90-40 62-46
17-72 0-87 (67) 0-122 (122) 0-135 (135) 24-67 73-16 (57) 7-81 70-38 78-1
104-0 (104) 34-69 0-81 (81) 44-84 (84) 101-0 (101) 108-0 (108) 0-134 (134) 0-110 (110)
9-114 (70) 87-32 (75) 123-0 (78) 71-40 82-45 (50) 93-31 (86)
    

Quarter-finals

John Higgins (Scotland) 13-6 Stephen Lee

108-23 (69) 132-0 (132) 71-47 73-47 (51) 129-0 (82) 95-30 (56)
91-0 (91) 64-34 (63) 35-60 57-42 72-21 (72) 21-76 18-109 (60)
124-1 (124) 12-68 (60) 40-63 0-110 (110)  59-5  130-8 (100)
      
Mark J Williams (Wales) 13-9 Ken Doherty (Ireland)

43-81 76-23 (71) 77-37 (76) 78-32 56-5 80-23 78-4 (78)
91-34 (82) 74-56 54-57 (57) 54-26 58-66 9-70 (54) 31-87
109-0 (109) 64-45 52-75 (75) 42-62 80-9 (55) 11-72 12-84 (59) 97-10 (97)
      
Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-9 John Parrott

75-23 70-4 57-73 (O'Sullivan 53) 76-74 0-139 (133) 88-12 (88) 68-58 (52)
86-0 (85) 89-2 (70) 125-1 (120) 0-79 (79) 105-0 (105) 77-18 28-68 (55)
0-105 (68) 83-1 (77) 0-91 (54) 1-66 111-1 (72) 1-97 (97) 0-93 (93) 54-22
      
Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 13-5 Matthew Stevens (Wales)

71-59 (71 59) 75-4 (69) 72-39 65-64 109-0 (109)
0-63 6-106 (100) 83-11 80-17 102-24 (60) 0-78 (58)
62-51 81-41 (81) 49-63 63-46 (58) 44-67 125-0 (104) 82-35 (78)

Second round

John Higgins (Scotland)   13-4  Mark King
Stephen Lee               13-7  Alan McManus (Scotland)
Mark J Williams (Wales)   13-7  Nick Walker
Ken Doherty (Ireland)     13-11 Nigel Bond
Ronnie O'Sullivan         13-8  Joe Perry
John Parrott              13-12 Chris Small (Scotland)
Matthew Stevens (Wales)   13-8  Tony Drago (Malta)
Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 13-7  James Wattana (Thailand)

First round

John Higgins (Scotland)   10-2 Gerard Greene (N.Ireland)
Mark King                 10-8 Darren Morgan (Wales)
Stephen Lee               10-7 John Lardner (Scotland)
Alan McManus (Scotland)   10-7 Jimmy White
Mark J Williams (Wales)   10-4 Ian McCulloch
Nick Walker               10-6 Alain Robidoux (Canada)
Nigel Bond                10-6 Dominic Dale (Wales)
Ken Doherty (Ireland)     10-3 Steve James
Ronnie O'Sullivan         10-3 Leo Fernandez (Ireland)
Joe Perry                 10-9 Steve Davis
Chris Small (Scotland)    10-9 Anthony Hamilton
John Parrott              10-8 Terry Murphy (N.Ireland)
Matthew Stevens (Wales)   10-7 Peter Ebdon
Tony Drago (Malta)        10-4 Fergal O'Brien (Ireland)
James Wattana (Thailand)  10-8 Marco Fu (Hong Kong)
Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 10-8 Paul Hunter

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Report

Stephen Hendry won a record seventh world title by defeating Welshman Mark Williams 18-11. He was always in control in the final and made two more century breaks and a lot of 60+ breaks. He took the last frame in style with an 88 break.

He's now won more World Championships than any other player in the modern era. Steve Davis and Ray Reardon are next in line with six titles apiece.

The scot earned £230.000 for winning the game's greatest event. Williams received a "mere" £135,000.

Hendry has now won 31 ranking events and 70 major titles. He is "only" second in the new world rankings, but he'll certainly be trying his best to regain the number one spot he held for so many years.

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Prize Money

£
Winner 1 * 230,000   230,000
Runner Up 1 * 135,000   135,000
Losing Semi-finalist 2 * 68,000   136,000
Losing Quarter-finalist 4 * 34,000   136,000
Last 16 8 * 18,350   146,800
Last 32 16 * 12,500   200,000
Last 48 16 * 9,250   148,000
Last 64 32 * 6,000   192,000
Last 96 32 * 3,700   118,400
Overseas Play-off Round 6 * 3,700 ¤ 22,200
¤ Not payable to overseas qualifiers who lose their first match
Last 134 32 * 300   9,600
High TV Break 1 * 20,000   20,000
High Pre TV Break 1 * 2,000   2,000

Total 1,148,000

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Points

Here is an overview of the ranking points system used in the 1999 Embassy World Championship

The points are awarded to the losing players in each round.

Round Points
Last 256 270
(seeds 129-192) 200
Last 198 360
Last 166 480
(seeds 97-128) 360
Last 134 640
(seeds 65-96) 480
Last 102 855
(overseas seeds) 640
Last 96 855
(seeds 33-64) 640
Last 64 1,140
Last 48 1,520
(seeds 17-32) 1,140
Last 32 2,027
(seeds 1-16) 1,520
Last 16 2,360
Q-F 2,700
S-F 3,600
R-up 5,400
Winner 8,100

See the Points System page in the Rankings section for more on ranking points.

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Betting

BETonline's prices for the 1999 World Championship:

Odds for First Round matches

1/16	John Higgins	  v 	Gerard Green	7/1
8/13	Mark King	  v 	Darren Morgan	6/5
1/9	Steven Lee	  v 	John Lardner	5/1
8/11	Alan McManus	  v 	Jimmy White	Evens
1/8	Mark J Williams	  v 	Ian McCulloch	9/2
4/6	Alain Robidoux 	  v 	Nick Walker	11/10
8/15	Nigel Bond	  v 	Dominic Dale	11/8
1/6	Ken Doherty 	  v 	Steve James	7/2
1/7	Ronnie O'Sullivan v 	Leo Fernandez	4/1
4/11	Steve Davis 	  v 	Joe Perry	2/1
4/9	Anthony Hamilton  v 	Chris Small	11/4
13/8 	John Parrott 	  v 	Terry Murphy	11/4
4/6	Peter Ebdon 	  v 	Matthew Stevens	11/10
5/4	Tony Drago 	  v 	Fergal O'Brien	4/7
7/4	James Wattana	  v	Marco Fu	2/5
2/5	Stephen Hendry 	  v 	Paul Hunter	7/4


Outright Championship Odds

John Higgins	13/8	Ronnie O'Sullivan 7/1
Gerard Green	500/1	Leo Fernandez	  500/1
Mark King	100/1	Steve Davis	  50/1
Darren Morgan	150/1	Joe Perry	  300/1
Steven Lee	20/1	Anthony Hamilton  25/1
John Lardner	500/1	Chris Small	  150/1
Alan McManus	33/1	John Parrott	  20/1
Jimmy White	40/1	Terry Murphy	  200/1
Mark J Williams 6/1	Peter Ebdon	  40/1
Ian McCulloch	500/1	Matthew Stevens	  33/1
Alain Robidoux	500/1	Tony Drago	  150/1
Nick Walker 	500/1	Fergal O'Brien	  66/1
Nigel Bond	80/1	James Wattana	  150/1
Dominic Dale 	200/1	Marco Fu	  40/1
Ken Doherty 	12/1	Stephen Hendry	  7/2
Steve James	500/1	Paul Hunter	  50/1

All the above odds can be found at BETonline (http://www.betonline.co.uk).

For further information please contact Jonathan Raab on 0171 550 8510
Or write to jonathan.raab@cityindex.co.uk

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External

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