Embassy World Championship
|played on 2-3 May|
|Mark J Williams (a)||18||-||16||Matthew Stevens (a)|
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)
Referee: John Newton
|played on 29 April - 1 May|
|Matthew Stevens (a)||17||-||12||Joe Swail (a)|
|Mark J Williams (a)||17||-||15||John Higgins (a)|
|played 27-28 April|
|Matthew Stevens (a)||13||-||7||Jimmy White (a)|
|Joe Swail (a)||13||-||9||Dominic Dale (a)|
Swail's advance to the semi-finals ended Steve Davis' run in the elite top 16 where he had been in since 1980.
|Mark J Williams (a)||13||-||5||Fergal O'Brien (a)|
|John Higgins (a)||13||-||3||Anthony Hamilton (a)|
Higgins made a record of 485 unanswered points.
|played on 22-26 April|
|1||Jimmy White (a)||13||-||9||Stuart Bingham (a)|
|2||Matthew Stevens (a)||13||-||4||Alan McManus (a)|
|3||Joe Swail (a)||13||-||12||John Parrott (a)|
|4||Dominic Dale (a)||13||-||1||David Gray (a)|
A total of 208 points by Gray is a record low for a best-of-25 match.
|5||Mark J Williams (a)||13||-||9||Drew Henry (a)|
|6||Fergal O'Brien (a)||13||-||8||Stephen Lee (a)|
|7||Anthony Hamilton (a)||13||-||12||Ken Doherty (a)|
|8||John Higgins (a)||13||-||11||Steve Davis (a)|
|played on 17-22 April|
|1||Stuart Bingham (a)||10||-||7||Stephen Hendry (a)|
|2||Jimmy White (a)||10||-||7||Billy Snaddon (a)|
|3||Matthew Stevens (a)||10||-||2||Tony Drago (a)|
|4||Alan McManus (a)||10||-||7||Nigel Bond (a)|
|5||John Parrott (a)||10||-||9||Gary Wilkinson (a)|
|6||Joe Swail (a)||10||-||6||Paul Hunter (a)|
|7||Dominic Dale (a)||10||-||6||Peter Ebdon (a)|
|8||David Gray (a)||10||-||9||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)|
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||Mark J Williams (a)||10||-||4||John Read (a)|
|10||Drew Henry (a)||10||-||8||Mark King (a)|
|11||Fergal O'Brien (a)||10||-||8||Chris Small (a)|
|12||Stephen Lee (a)||10||-||3||Kristjan Helgason (a)|
|13||Ken Doherty (a)||10||-||3||Darren Morgan (a)|
|14||Anthony Hamilton (a)||10||-||4||Marco Fu (a)|
|15||Steve Davis (a)||10||-||6||Graeme Dott (a)|
|16||John Higgins (a)||10||-||8||Dave Harold (a)|