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Embassy World Championship

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 15 Apr - 1 May 2000; Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England; Type: Ranking; Defending champion: Stephen Hendry; Notes: See also results (127)
played on 2-3 May
Wales Mark J Williams (a) 18-16 Wales Matthew Stevens (a) Head to head
Williams trailed 7-13.

With his first world title, Mark Williams became only the third Welsh snooker player to win the world title after Ray Reardon and Terry Griffiths, and the first since 1979.

John Newton refereed his first and only World final and retired from refereeing after the match. He passed away on 13 October 2012

This was the first (and only?) ever all-Welsh World final.

62-50; 34-28(77); 33-56; 103-23(103); 18-65; 76(57)-61; 123(123)-0; 75-35(65)
64-24; 91-37(78); 59-21; 117-0(111); 114-7(114); 79(59)-6; 73-22(73); 68(63)-0
133-0(108); 66-48; 106(106)-0; 55-54; 81(80)-0; 34-79; 46-71; 37-79
77(77)-33; 67-0(67); 6-75; 74(67)-0; 120-16(120); 13-61; 66-70(52); 60-29; 76(56)-8; 21-73

Referee: John Newton

played on 29 April - 1 May
Wales Matthew Stevens (a) 17-12 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) Head to head
Wales Mark J Williams (a) 17-15 Scotland John Higgins (a) Head to head
played 27-28 April
Wales Matthew Stevens (a) 13-7 England Jimmy White (a) Head to head
Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) 13-9 Wales Dominic Dale (a) Head to head
Swail's advance to the semi-finals ended Steve Davis' run in the elite top 16 where he had been in since 1980.
Wales Mark J Williams (a) 13-5 Ireland Fergal O'Brien (a) Head to head
Scotland John Higgins (a) 13-3 England Anthony Hamilton (a) Head to head
Higgins made a record of 485 unanswered points.
Round 2
(Last 16)
played on 22-26 April
1 England Jimmy White (a) 13-9 England Stuart Bingham (a) Head to head
2 Wales Matthew Stevens (a) 13-4 Scotland Alan McManus (a) Head to head
3 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) 13-12 England John Parrott (a) Head to head
4 Wales Dominic Dale (a) 13-1 England David Gray (a)  
A total of 208 points by Gray is a record low for a best-of-25 match.
5 Wales Mark J Williams (a) 13-9 Scotland Drew Henry (a) Head to head
6 Ireland Fergal O'Brien (a) 13-8 England Stephen Lee (a) Head to head
7 England Anthony Hamilton (a) 13-12 Ireland Ken Doherty (a) Head to head
8 Scotland John Higgins (a) 13-11 England Steve Davis (a) Head to head
Round 1
(Last 32)
played on 17-22 April
1 England Stuart Bingham (a) 10-7 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) Head to head
2 England Jimmy White (a) 10-7 Scotland Billy Snaddon (a) Head to head
3 Wales Matthew Stevens (a) 10-2 Malta Tony Drago (a) Head to head
4 Scotland Alan McManus (a) 10-7 England Nigel Bond (a) Head to head
5 England John Parrott (a) 10-9 England Gary Wilkinson (a) Head to head
6 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) 10-6 England Paul Hunter (a) Head to head
7 Wales Dominic Dale (a) 10-6 England Peter Ebdon (a) Head to head
8 England David Gray (a) 10-9 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (a) Head to head
O'Sullivan was the first player to make 5 centuries in a first round match at The Crucible. (This record was equalled in 2020 by Mark Allen.)
9 Wales Mark J Williams (a) 10-4 England John Read (a)  
10 Scotland Drew Henry (a) 10-8 England Mark King (a) Head to head
11 Ireland Fergal O'Brien (a) 10-8 Scotland Chris Small (a)  
12 England Stephen Lee (a) 10-3 Iceland Kristjan Helgason (a)  
13 Ireland Ken Doherty (a) 10-3 Wales Darren Morgan (a) Head to head
14 England Anthony Hamilton (a) 10-4 Hong Kong Marco Fu (a) Head to head
15 England Steve Davis (a) 10-6 Scotland Graeme Dott (a) Head to head
16 Scotland John Higgins (a) 10-8 England Dave Harold (a) Head to head

World Championship Qualifiers

Tour: Main Tour; Date: 3 Jan - 20 Mar 2000; Venue: Newport Centre, Newport, Wales; View on separate page; Notes: See also results (96)
Qual Round 4
(Last 48)
1 England Stuart Bingham (a) 10-9 Australia Quinten Hann (a) Head to head
2 Scotland Billy Snaddon (a) 10-6 Ireland Colm Gilcreest (a)  
3 Malta Tony Drago (a) 10-8 England Joe Perry (a) Head to head
4 England Nigel Bond (a) 10-5 Scotland Euan Henderson (a) Head to head
5 England Gary Wilkinson (a) 10-9 England Jason Ferguson (a)  
record of the longest best-of-19 match (11 hours and 38 minutes)
6 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (a) 10-9 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) Head to head
7 Wales Dominic Dale (a) 10-8 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a)  
8 England David Gray (a) 10-6 Thailand James Wattana (a)  
9 England John Read (a) 10-7 England Brian Morgan (a)  
10 Scotland Drew Henry (a) 10-3 Scotland Jamie Burnett (a)  
11 Scotland Chris Small (a) 10-6 Wales Paul Davies (a) Head to head
12 Iceland Kristjan Helgason (a) 10-5 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy (a)  
13 Wales Darren Morgan (a) 10-7 Ireland Michael Judge (a)  
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu (a) 10-3 England Andy Hicks (a) Head to head
15 Scotland Graeme Dott (a) 10-3 England Eddie Manning (a)  
16 England Dave Harold (a) 10-7 Wales Anthony Davies (a)  
Qual Round 3
(Last 64)
1 England Stuart Bingham (a) 10-9 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a)  
2 Ireland Colm Gilcreest (a) 10-9 England Stefan Mazrocis (a)  
3 England Joe Perry (a) 10-8 Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn (a)  
4 Scotland Euan Henderson (a) 10-8 England Peter Lines (a)  
5 England Jason Ferguson (a) 10-8 England Dean Reynolds (a)  
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) 10-4 England Bradley Jones (a) Head to head
7 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 10-4 England Stuart Pettman (a)  
8 England David Gray (a) 10-3 England David Roe (a)  
9 England John Read (a) 10-5 England Neal Foulds (a)  
10 Scotland Drew Henry (a) 10-9 England Matthew Couch (a) Head to head
11 Wales Paul Davies (a) 10-4 England Gary Ponting (a)  
12 Iceland Kristjan Helgason (a) 10-9 England Rod Lawler (a) Head to head
13 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-3 Wales Tony Chappel (a)  
14 Hong Kong Marco Fu (a) 10-7 England David Finbow (a)  
15 England Eddie Manning (a) 10-9 Canada Alain Robidoux (a)  
16 Wales Anthony Davies (a) 10-6 England Mark Bennett (a)  
Qual Round 2
(Last 96)
1 England Stuart Bingham (a) 10-8 England Ian McCulloch (a) Head to head
2 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a) 10-8 England Steve James (a) Head to head
3 Ireland Colm Gilcreest (a) 10-5 England Jimmy Michie (a)  
4 England Stefan Mazrocis (a) 10-5 Northern Ireland Jason Prince (a) Head to head
5 England Joe Perry (a) 10-5 England Ali Carter (a) Head to head
6 Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn (a) 10-6 Scotland Marcus Campbell (a)  
7 Scotland Euan Henderson (a) 10-4 England Tony Jones (a)  
8 England Peter Lines (a) 10-4 England Sean Lanigan (a)  
9 England Jason Ferguson (a) 10-7 England Willie Thorne (a)  
10 England Dean Reynolds (a) 10-4 England Tony Knowles (a) Head to head
11 England Bradley Jones (a) 10-6 England Karl Broughton (a)  
12 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) 10-4 England Nick Walker (a)  
13 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 10-6 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene (a)  
14 England Stuart Pettman (a) 10-8 England Alfie Burden (a) Head to head
15 England David Gray (a) 10-5 England Munraj Pal (a)  
16 England David Roe (a) 10-5 England Lee Spick (a) Head to head
17 England John Read (a) 10-4 England Mark Davis (a)  
18 England Neal Foulds (a) 10-9 Wales Ryan Day (a)  
19 Scotland Drew Henry (a) 10-6 England Leigh Griffin (a)  
20 England Matthew Couch (a) 10-7 Thailand Phaitoon Phonbun (a)  
21 Wales Paul Davies (a) 10-3 Scotland Craig MacGillivray (a)  
22 England Gary Ponting (a) 10-8 England Robert Milkins (a)  
23 Iceland Kristjan Helgason (a) 10-5 England Joe Johnson (a)  
24 England Rod Lawler (a) 10-6 England Malcolm Bilclough (a)  
25 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-9 Wales Lee Walker (a)  
26 Wales Tony Chappel (a) 10-7 England Martin Clark (a)  
27 Hong Kong Marco Fu (a) 10-7 Belgium Patrick Delsemme (a)  
28 England David Finbow (a) 10-4 Scotland David McLellan (a)  
29 England Eddie Manning (a) 10-9 England Jonathan Birch (a)  
30 Canada Alain Robidoux (a) 10-5 England Andrew Higginson (a)  
31 Wales Anthony Davies (a) 10-2 Ireland Mick Price (a)  
32 England Mark Bennett (a) 10-4 England Paul Wykes (a)  
Qual Round 1
(Last 128)
1 England Stuart Bingham (a) 10-4 Cyprus Mehmet Husnu (a)  
2 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a) 10-5 England Barry Mapstone (a)  
3 Ireland Colm Gilcreest (a) 10-0 England Karl Burrows (a)  
4 England Stefan Mazrocis (a) 10-4 Scotland Hugh Abernethy (a)  
5 England Ali Carter (a) 10-6 Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski (a)  
6 Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn (a) 10-7 England Sean Storey (a)  
7 England Tony Jones (a) 10-4 England Wayne Saidler (a)  
8 England Sean Lanigan (a) 10-8 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a)  
9 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-6 England Adrian Gunnell (a)  
10 England Tony Knowles (a) 10-8 Unknown Chris Shade (a)  
11 England Karl Broughton (a) 10-8 Wales Gareth Chilcott (a)  
12 Scotland Stephen Maguire (a) 10-7 England Wayne Brown (a)  
13 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 10-8 England Matthew Street (a)  
14 England Stuart Pettman (a) 10-5 England Mike Dunn (a) Head to head
15 England Munraj Pal (a) 10-8 Ireland Stephen O'Connor (a)  
16 England Lee Spick (a) 10-8 England Nick Pearce (a)  
17 England Mark Davis (a) 10-9 Belgium Mario Geudens (a)  
18 Wales Ryan Day (a) 10-6 England Steve Judd (a)  
19 England Leigh Griffin (a) 10-6 England Jason Weston (a)  
20 Thailand Phaitoon Phonbun (a) 10-6 Ireland David McDonnell (a)  
21 Scotland Craig MacGillivray (a) 10-4 England Lee Richardson (a)  
22 England Robert Milkins (a) 10-8 England Michael Holt (a) Head to head
23 Iceland Kristjan Helgason (a) 10-2 Scotland John Lardner (a)  
24 England Malcolm Bilclough (a) 10-9 England Mark Gray (a)  
25 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 10-8 Wales Wayne Jones (a)  
26 Wales Tony Chappel (a) 10-6 England Paul Sweeny (a)  
27 Belgium Patrick Delsemme (a) 10-4 Pakistan Shokat Ali (a)  
28 Scotland David McLellan (a) 10-9 England Chris Scanlon (a)  
29 England Eddie Manning (a) 10-9 England Troy Shaw (a)  
30 England Andrew Higginson (a) 10-2 Ireland Leo Fernandez (a)  
31 Wales Anthony Davies (a) 10-9 England Nick Terry (a)  
32 England Mark Bennett (a) 10-1 England Nick Dyson (a)