Tournaments: 2000/2001: Results | Diary

Embassy World Championship

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 21 Apr - 7 May 2001; Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Mark J Williams; Notes: See also results (167)
played on 6-7 May
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (a) 18-14 Scotland John Higgins (a) Head to head
O'Sullivan won his first world title.

92(88)-41; 0-92; 81(81)-0; 79-0; 56-47; 0-135(135); 90-28; 71(70)-0
49-72(60); 49-36; 2-53; 50-68; 99(99)-0; 100(100)-12; 22-108(107); 99(99)-0
81(81)-26; 12-78(65); 139(139)-0; 85(85)-0; 133(86)-0; 33-65; 21-67(65); 0-98(98)
19-68(50); 68-0; 78(78)-43; 8-67(62); 5-101(87); 68(68)-60(60); 69-71(65); 80(80)-45

Referee: Eirian Williams

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played on 3-5 May
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (a) 17-11 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) Head to head
Scotland John Higgins (a) 17-15 Wales Matthew Stevens (a) Head to head
played on 1-2 May
Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) 13-11 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a)  
Wallace reached the quarter-finals of the championship on his debut, however he never qualified for the main draw again.
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (a) 13-6 England Peter Ebdon (a) Head to head
Wales Matthew Stevens (a) 13-5 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) Head to head
Scotland John Higgins (a) 13-6 Ireland Ken Doherty (a) Head to head
Round 2
(Last 16)
played on 26-30 April
1 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) 13-12 Wales Mark J Williams (a) Head to head
Swails 140 in frame 21 was the highest break of the event.
2 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 13-5 England Mark King (a) Head to head
3 England Peter Ebdon (a) 13-12 England Stephen Lee (a) Head to head
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (a) 13-6 England Dave Harold (a) Head to head
5 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 13-5 England Paul Hunter (a) Head to head
6 Wales Matthew Stevens (a) 13-5 England Anthony Hamilton (a) Head to head
7 Ireland Ken Doherty (a) 13-7 Ireland Michael Judge (a) Head to head
8 Scotland John Higgins (a) 13-8 Scotland Chris Small (a)  
Round 1
(Last 32)
played on 21-26 April
1 Wales Mark J Williams (a) 10-4 Scotland Billy Snaddon (a) Head to head
2 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) 10-9 England Sean Storey (a)  
3 England Mark King (a) 10-8 Ireland Fergal O'Brien (a) Head to head
4 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 10-2 Scotland Alan McManus (a)  

This was Wallace's first time at the crucible.

5 England Stephen Lee (a) 10-3 England Nigel Bond (a) Head to head
6 England Peter Ebdon (a) 10-8 Thailand James Wattana (a) Head to head
7 England Dave Harold (a) 10-5 Australia Quinten Hann (a)  
8 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (a) 10-2 England Andy Hicks (a) Head to head
9 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 10-5 England Mark Davis (a) Head to head
10 England Paul Hunter (a) 10-6 England David Roe (a)  
11 England Anthony Hamilton (a) 10-4 Scotland Marcus Campbell (a) Head to head
12 Wales Matthew Stevens (a) 10-1 Malta Tony Drago (a) Head to head
13 Ireland Ken Doherty (a) 10-7 England Nick Dyson (a)  
14 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-6 England John Parrott (a) Head to head
15 Scotland Chris Small (a) 10-8 Hong Kong Marco Fu (a)  
16 Scotland John Higgins (a) 10-4 Scotland Graeme Dott (a) Head to head

World Championship Qualifiers

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 20 Feb - 4 Mar 2001; Venue: Newport Centre, Newport, Wales; View on separate page; Defending champion: Mark J Williams; Notes: See also results (136)
Qual Round 6
(Last 48)
1 England Nick Dyson (a) 10-9 England Brian Morgan (a)  
2 England Nigel Bond (a) 10-6 England Jimmy Michie (a)  
3 Scotland Chris Small (a) 10-8 England Barry Pinches (a)  
4 England Mark Davis (a) 10-9 Wales Dominic Dale (a) Head to head
5 England Sean Storey (a) 10-9 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy (a) Head to head
6 England Mark King (a) 10-6 England Bradley Jones (a)  
7 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-7 England Jimmy White (a) Head to head
8 Scotland Graeme Dott (a) 10-8 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer (a)  
9 Australia Quinten Hann (a) 10-3 Belgium Patrick Delsemme (a)  
10 Scotland Billy Snaddon (a) 10-6 England Michael Holt (a)  
11 England Andy Hicks (a) 10-6 England Steve Davis (a) Head to head
12 Thailand James Wattana (a) 10-5 England Jonathan Birch (a)  
13 England David Roe (a) 10-8 Wales Darren Morgan (a) Head to head
14 Scotland Marcus Campbell (a) 10-5 Scotland Drew Henry (a)  
15 Malta Tony Drago (a) 10-9 England Ian McCulloch (a) Head to head
16 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 10-4 England Joe Perry (a)  
Qual Round 5
(Last 64)
1 England Nick Dyson (a) 10-8 England Rod Lawler (a)  
2 England Jimmy Michie (a) 10-7 Canada Alain Robidoux (a)  
3 England Barry Pinches (a) 10-5 Scotland Jamie Burnett (a) Head to head
4 England Mark Davis (a) 10-5 Pakistan Shokat Ali (a)  
5 England Sean Storey (a) 10-5 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) Head to head
6 England Bradley Jones (a) 10-2 Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn (a)  
7 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-9 Wales Anthony Davies (a) Head to head
8 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer (a) 10-7 England Craig Butler (a)  
9 Belgium Patrick Delsemme (a) 10-7 England Alfie Burden (a)  
10 England Michael Holt (a) 10-5 England Gary Wilkinson (a)  
11 England Andy Hicks (a) 10-9 Scotland Euan Henderson (a)  
12 England Jonathan Birch (a) 10-6 England Stuart Mann (a)  
13 England David Roe (a) 10-8 England Karl Burrows (a)  
14 Scotland Marcus Campbell (a) 10-9 England David Gray (a) Head to head
15 England Ian McCulloch (a) 10-4 England Joe Johnson (a) Head to head
16 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 10-9 England Simon Bedford (a)  
Qual Round 4
(Last 96)
1 England Rod Lawler (a) 10-4 Scotland Hugh Abernethy (a)  
2 England Nick Dyson (a) 10-7 England Steve James (a)  
3 England Jimmy Michie (a) 10-2 England Tony Knowles (a)  
4 Canada Alain Robidoux (a) 10-6 England Nick Pearce (a)  
5 England Barry Pinches (a) 10-5 England David Finbow (a)  
6 Scotland Jamie Burnett (a) 10-5 England Neal Foulds (a)  
7 Pakistan Shokat Ali (a) 10-7 England Stuart Bingham (a)  
8 England Mark Davis (a) 10-4 England Peter Lines (a) Head to head
9 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) 10-2 England Stuart Pettman (a) Head to head
10 England Sean Storey (a) 10-8 England Gary Ponting (a)  
11 England Bradley Jones (a) 10-8 England Barry Hawkins (a)  
12 Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn (a) 10-9 England Paul Wykes (a)  
13 Wales Anthony Davies (a) 10-6 England Munraj Pal (a)  
14 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-1 Scotland Paul McPhillips (a)  
15 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer (a) 10-4 England Jason Ferguson (a)  
16 England Craig Butler (a) 10-6 Wales Lee Walker (a)  
17 Belgium Patrick Delsemme (a) 10-3 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene (a)  
18 England Alfie Burden (a) 10-2 England Steve Judd (a)  
19 England Gary Wilkinson (a) 10-5 England Jason Barton (a)  
20 England Michael Holt (a) 10-5 England Andrew Higginson (a) Head to head
21 England Andy Hicks (a) 10-8 Wales Philip Williams (a)  
22 Scotland Euan Henderson (a) 10-3 England Wayne Brown (a)  
23 England Jonathan Birch (a) 10-8 England Darryn Walker (a)  
24 England Stuart Mann (a) 10-2 England Matthew Couch (a)  
25 England David Roe (a) 10-8 England Dean Reynolds (a)  
26 England Karl Burrows (a) 10-7 England John Read (a)  
27 Scotland Marcus Campbell (a) 10-8 England Ali Carter (a) Head to head
28 England David Gray (a) 10-4 Iceland Kristjan Helgason (a)  
29 England Ian McCulloch (a) 10-8 Australia Neil Robertson (a) Head to head
30 England Joe Johnson (a) 10-2 Thailand Somporn Kathawung (a)  
31 England Simon Bedford (a) 10-3 Wales Paul Davies (a) Head to head
32 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 10-2 England Nick Walker (a)  
Qual Round 3
(Last 128)
1 Scotland Hugh Abernethy (a) 10-8 Northern Ireland Jason Prince (a)  
2 England Nick Dyson (a) 10-8 England Mark Gray (a)  
3 England Tony Knowles (a) 10-9 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a)  
4 England Nick Pearce (a) 10-6 England Jason Weston (a)  
5 England Barry Pinches (a) 10-5 England Tom Ford (a) Head to head
6 England Neal Foulds (a) 10-9 England Craig Harrison (a)  
7 Pakistan Shokat Ali (a) 10-3 Sweden Farhan Mirza (a)  
8 England Mark Davis (a) 10-3 England Jeff Cundy (a)  
9 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) 10-3 Scotland John Lardner (a)  
10 England Sean Storey (a) 10-2 Ireland Stephen O'Connor (a)  
11 England Barry Hawkins (a) 10-8 England Robert Milkins (a) Head to head
12 Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn (a) 10-5 England Mike Dunn (a) Head to head
13 England Munraj Pal (a) 10-3 Ireland Mick Price (a)  
14 Scotland Paul McPhillips (a) 10-6 England Tony Jones (a)  
15 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer (a) 10-2 England Darren Clarke (a)  
16 England Craig Butler (a) 10-7 England Karl Broughton (a)  
17 Belgium Patrick Delsemme (a) 10-8 England Leigh Griffin (a)  
18 England Steve Judd (a) 10-8 England Stefan Mazrocis (a)  
19 England Jason Barton (a) 10-8 Wales Tony Chappel (a)  
20 England Andrew Higginson (a) 10-8 England Adrian Gunnell (a)  
21 Wales Philip Williams (a) 10-8 England Paul Sweeny (a)  
22 England Wayne Brown (a) 10-8 England Eddie Manning (a)  
23 England Darryn Walker (a) 10-9 Thailand Phaitoon Phonbun (a)  
24 England Stuart Mann (a) 10-9 Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski (a)  
25 England Dean Reynolds (a) 10-7 Wales James Reynolds (a)  
26 England Karl Burrows (a) 10-3 Scotland Craig MacGillivray (a)  
27 England Ali Carter (a) 10-4 Finland Robin Hull (a)  
28 Iceland Kristjan Helgason (a) 10-7 England Lee Spick (a)  
29 Australia Neil Robertson (a) 10-9 Wales Mark Fenton (a)  
30 Thailand Somporn Kathawung (a) 10-6 England Willie Thorne (a)  
31 England Simon Bedford (a) 10-8 Ireland Leo Fernandez (a) Head to head
32 England Nick Walker (a) 10-9 England Mark Selby (a)  
Qual Round 2
(Last 160)
1 Scotland Hugh Abernethy (a) 10-4 China Hasimu Tuerxun (a)  
2 England Nick Dyson (a) 10-7 England Ian Brumby (a)  
3 England Tony Knowles (a) 10-4 Ireland Colm Gilcreest (a)  
4 England Jason Weston (a) 10-8 England Lee Richardson (a)  
5 England Tom Ford (a) 10-4 Scotland Scott Mackenzie (a)  
6 England Craig Harrison (a) w/o England Martin Clark (a)  
Pinches withdrew
7 Sweden Farhan Mirza (a) 10-8 England Craig Roper (a)  
8 England Jeff Cundy (a) 10-6 England Ricky Walden (a)  
9 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) 10-3 England Troy Shaw (a)  
10 England Sean Storey (a) 10-6 England Wayne Saidler (a)  
11 England Barry Hawkins (a) w/o England Mark Bennett (a)  
Bennett withdrew
12 Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn (a) 10-8 England Anthony Bolsover (a)  
13 England Munraj Pal (a) 10-2 Scotland Alan Burnett (a)  
14 Scotland Paul McPhillips (a) 10-7 England Shailesh Jogia (a)  
15 Belgium Bjorn Haneveer (a) 10-4 Wales Richard William King (a)  
16 England Craig Butler (a) 10-9 Wales Ryan Day (a)  
17 Belgium Patrick Delsemme (a) w/o Wales Gareth Chilcott (a)  
Chilcott withdrew
18 England Stefan Mazrocis (a) 10-4 Cyprus Mehmet Husnu (a) Head to head
19 England Jason Barton (a) 10-7 Unknown Chris Shade (a)  
20 England Andrew Higginson (a) 10-7 Canada Bob Chaperon (a) Head to head
21 Wales Philip Williams (a) 10-5 Netherlands Mario Wehrmann (a)  
22 England Eddie Manning (a) 10-9 England Mike Hallett (a)  
23 England Darryn Walker (a) 10-4 Wales Wayne Jones (a)  
24 England Stuart Mann (a) 10-5 Australia Peter McCullagh (a)  
25 Wales James Reynolds (a) 10-9 Ireland Joe Delaney (a)  
26 England Karl Burrows (a) w/o England Nick Terry (a)  
Terry withdrew
27 Finland Robin Hull (a) 10-7 England Barry Mapstone (a)  
28 England Lee Spick (a) 10-3 England Matt Wilson (a)  
29 Australia Neil Robertson (a) 10-9 Scotland David McLellan (a)  
30 Thailand Somporn Kathawung (a) 10-4 England Graham Lee (a)  
31 England Simon Bedford (a) 10-5 China Da Hailin (a)  
32 England Mark Selby (a) 10-4 England Stuart Reardon (a)  
Qual Round 1
(Last 168)
1 China Hasimu Tuerxun (a) 10-3 Germany Lasse Münstermann (a)  
2 England Tom Ford (a) 10-2 Thailand Charoen Phorat (a)  
3 England Ricky Walden (a) 10-5 Ireland David McDonnell (a)  
4 England Shailesh Jogia (a) 10-9 England Shaun Murphy (a)  
5 Canada Bob Chaperon (a) 10-6 England Ian Hurdman (a)  
6 England Darryn Walker (a) 10-3 England Eddie Barker (a)  
7 England Lee Spick (a) 10-7 England Michael Rhodes (a)  
8 Australia Neil Robertson (a) 10-7 England Paul S Davison (a) Head to head