Embassy World Championship
|Shaun Murphy (a)||18||-||16||Matthew Stevens (a)|
Murphy's first ranking event final and the first time that a qualifier won the championship since Terry Griffiths in 1979. Murphy aged 22 years and 265 days is the second youngest winner of the event after Stephen Hendry in 1990.
67-30, 0-98, 20-103, 68-55, 29-65, 22-61, 76-34, 46-56
|played 28-30 April|
|Shaun Murphy (a)||17||-||12||Peter Ebdon (a)|
In the final session, Murphy won all five frames to win the match. He was only the fourth qualifier to reach the final.
|Matthew Stevens (a)||17||-||14||Ian McCulloch (a)|
maximum break attempt in frame 27 by Stevens
|played on 26 and 27 April|
|Peter Ebdon (a)||13||-||11||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)|
Ebdon took five and a half minutes to make a break of 12, significantly longer than O'Sullivan's maximum break in 1997.
|Shaun Murphy (a)||13||-||4||Steve Davis (a)|
Davis reached his first quarter-final since 1996.
|Matthew Stevens (a)||13||-||11||Stephen Hendry (a)|
|Ian McCulloch (a)||13||-||8||Alan McManus (a)|
|1||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)||13||-||7||Ali Carter (a)|
|2||Peter Ebdon (a)||13||-||9||Stephen Lee (a)|
Ebdon trailed 3-8.
|3||Shaun Murphy (a)||13||-||8||John Higgins (a)|
|4||Steve Davis (a)||13||-||10||Michael Holt (a)|
|5||Stephen Hendry (a)||13||-||3||Anthony Hamilton (a)|
|6||Matthew Stevens (a)||13||-||5||Jimmy White (a)|
|7||Alan McManus (a)||13||-||11||Ken Doherty (a)|
|8||Ian McCulloch (a)||13||-||12||Mark J Williams (a)|
|1||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)||10||-||9||Stephen Maguire (a)|
|2||Ali Carter (a)||10||-||4||Marco Fu (a)|
|3||Stephen Lee (a)||10||-||5||Tony Drago (a)|
|4||Peter Ebdon (a)||10||-||2||Quinten Hann (a)|
Hann turned up to the event with a hangover and using a friend's cue.
|5||John Higgins (a)||10||-||5||Mark Selby (a)|
This was Selby's first time at the crucible.
|6||Shaun Murphy (a)||10||-||5||Chris Small (a)|
Chris Small had been struggling with the spinal condition ankylosing spondylitis all season. He retired from professional snooker shortly after the match.
|7||Steve Davis (a)||10||-||9||Gerard Greene (a)|
|8||Michael Holt (a)||10||-||8||Paul Hunter (a)|
Hunter had recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer; the match against Holt being his first since the diagnosis.
This was Holt's first time at the crucible.
|9||Stephen Hendry (a)||10||-||7||Neil Robertson (a)|
This was Robertson's first time at the crucible.
|10||Anthony Hamilton (a)||10||-||8||David Gray (a)|
|11||Jimmy White (a)||10||-||5||Fergal O'Brien (a)|
|12||Matthew Stevens (a)||10||-||5||Andy Hicks (a)|
|13||Ken Doherty (a)||10||-||5||Barry Pinches (a)|
|14||Alan McManus (a)||10||-||9||Drew Henry (a)|
|15||Ian McCulloch (a)||10||-||9||Graeme Dott (a)|
McCulloch celebrated his victory wildly, even dancing a jig.
|16||Mark J Williams (a)||10||-||1||Robert Milkins (a)|
Mark Williams made his first career maximum break in frame 11. It was the sixth maximum break in all at the world championships.