Embassy World Championship
|played on 3-4 May|
|John Higgins (a)||18||-||12||Ken Doherty (a)|
Doherty became another World Champion who fell to the "Crucible curse" and could not defend his first World title. However, Doherty has come closer than any other first-time champion bar Joe Johnson to retaining his championship.
34-73(59), 80-20(53), 86-7, 71-1(71), 113-0(66), 73-52(52,55), 130-0(130), 0-89(89), 0-112(112), 7-66, 18-97(58), 66-2(51), 103-4(103), 86-5, 138-0(64,74), 70-82, 39-90(69), 89-0(89), 6-61(55), 130-0(130), 0-90(86), 1-99(59), 58-48, 44-82, 60-14, 128-0(128), 71-58, 41-78, 66-16, 119-8(118)
Referee: Lawrie Annandale
|played on 30 April - 2 May|
|Ken Doherty (a)||17||-||14||Mark J Williams (a)|
|John Higgins (a)||17||-||9||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)|
|played 28-29 April|
|Ken Doherty (a)||13||-||10||Matthew Stevens (a)|
|Mark J Williams (a)||13||-||11||Peter Ebdon (a)|
|John Higgins (a)||13||-||11||John Parrott (a)|
Higgins' 143 in frame 17 was the highest break of the event (beside White's 143 in the Last 16 and Griffin's and Pinches' 143 in qualifying).
|Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)||13||-||7||Jimmy White (a)|
|played 23-27 April|
|1||Ken Doherty (a)||13||-||8||Stephen Lee (a)|
|2||Matthew Stevens (a)||13||-||9||Mark King (a)|
|3||Peter Ebdon (a)||13||-||5||Fergal O'Brien (a)|
|4||Mark J Williams (a)||13||-||6||Steve Davis (a)|
|5||John Higgins (a)||13||-||9||Anthony Hamilton (a)|
|6||John Parrott (a)||13||-||7||Tony Drago (a)|
|7||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)||13||-||4||Alan McManus (a)|
|8||Jimmy White (a)||13||-||3||Darren Morgan (a)|
White's 143 in frame 17 was the highest break of the event (beside Higgins' 143 in the QF and Griffin's and Pinches' 143 in qualifying).
|played on 18-23 April|
|1||Ken Doherty (a)||10||-||8||Lee Walker (a)|
|2||Stephen Lee (a)||10||-||4||Andy Hicks (a)|
|3||Matthew Stevens (a)||10||-||8||Alain Robidoux (a)|
This was Stevens' first time at the crucible.
|4||Mark King (a)||10||-||5||Nigel Bond (a)|
|5||Peter Ebdon (a)||10||-||3||Terry Murphy (a)|
This was Murphy's first time at the crucible.
|6||Fergal O'Brien (a)||10||-||9||James Wattana (a)|
|7||Steve Davis (a)||10||-||6||Simon Bedford (a)|
This was Bedford's first time at the crucible.
|8||Mark J Williams (a)||10||-||9||Quinten Hann (a)|
This was Hann's first time at the crucible.
|9||John Higgins (a)||10||-||8||Jason Ferguson (a)|
|10||Anthony Hamilton (a)||10||-||8||Dave Harold (a)|
|11||Tony Drago (a)||10||-||8||Alfie Burden (a)|
This was Burden's first time at the crucible.
|12||John Parrott (a)||10||-||4||Peter Lines (a)|
This was Lines' first time at the crucible.
|13||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)||10||-||5||Joe Swail (a)|
|14||Alan McManus (a)||10||-||8||David Gray (a)|
This was Gray's first time at the crucible.
|15||Darren Morgan (a)||10||-||8||Jason Prince (a)|
This was Prince's first time at the crucible.
|16||Jimmy White (a)||10||-||4||Stephen Hendry (a)|
It was the first time since his debut in 1986 that Hendry lost in the last 32.