Embassy World Championship
|played on 4-5 May|
|Ken Doherty (a)||18||-||12||Stephen Hendry (a)|
Doherty won the only world title of his professional career and the first player to win world championships at junior, amateur, and professional level. He became the second player from outside the United Kingdom to win the title in the modern era, following Cliff Thorburn in 1980. Doherty remains the only world champion from the Republic of Ireland.
Hendry's defeat in the final was his first loss in the World Championship since 1991, which ended his record of 29 consecutive Crucible victories.
Alan Chamberlain refereed his first and only World Championship final. He was the first referee since Jim Thorpe in 1984 to officiate a debut final. All finals up to this year were officiated by either John Williams, Len Ganley or John Street.
67-7, 5-117(117), 0-106(106), 77-13, 78-9(69), 75-51, 69-11(59), 0-122(122)
Referee: Alan Chamberlain
|played on 1-3 May<br/>The semi-final matches were best of 33 for the first time, having previously been best of 31.|
|Stephen Hendry (a)||17||-||13||James Wattana (a)|
|Ken Doherty (a)||17||-||7||Alain Robidoux (a)|
|played on 29-30 April|
|Stephen Hendry (a)||13||-||10||Darren Morgan (a)|
|James Wattana (a)||13||-||10||John Parrott (a)|
|Alain Robidoux (a)||13||-||8||Lee Walker (a)|
|Ken Doherty (a)||13||-||9||John Higgins (a)|
|played on 24-28 April|
|1||Stephen Hendry (a)||13||-||8||Mark J Williams (a)|
|2||Darren Morgan (a)||13||-||12||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)|
|3||James Wattana (a)||13||-||7||Stephen Lee (a)|
|4||John Parrott (a)||13||-||11||Anthony Hamilton (a)|
|5||Alain Robidoux (a)||13||-||9||Stefan Mazrocis (a)|
|6||Lee Walker (a)||13||-||10||Alan McManus (a)|
|7||Ken Doherty (a)||13||-||3||Steve Davis (a)|
|8||John Higgins (a)||13||-||5||Dominic Dale (a)|
|played on 19-24 April|
|1||Stephen Hendry (a)||10||-||6||Andy Hicks (a)|
|2||Mark J Williams (a)||10||-||9||Terry Griffiths (a)|
This was Griffith's last ever professional match.
This was Williams' first time at the crucible.
|3||Darren Morgan (a)||10||-||5||Gary Wilkinson (a)|
|4||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)||10||-||6||Mick Price (a)|
Ronnie O'Sullivan made the quickest maximum break in history with a time of 5 minutes and 8 seconds, and the fourth in the history of the tournament. It earned him 147,000 pounds + 18,000 for the highest break. Watch on YouTube.
|5||Stephen Lee (a)||10||-||8||Nigel Bond (a)|
|6||James Wattana (a)||10||-||9||Graeme Dott (a)|
This was Dott's first time at the crucible.
|7||Anthony Hamilton (a)||10||-||9||Jimmy White (a)|
|8||John Parrott (a)||10||-||9||Bradley Jones (a)|
This was Jones' first time at the crucible.
|9||Stefan Mazrocis (a)||10||-||3||Peter Ebdon (a)|
|10||Alain Robidoux (a)||10||-||8||Brian Morgan (a)|
|11||Lee Walker (a)||10||-||7||Dave Harold (a)|
This was Walker's first time at the crucible.
|12||Alan McManus (a)||10||-||9||Billy Snaddon (a)|
|13||Ken Doherty (a)||10||-||8||Mark Davis (a)|
|14||Steve Davis (a)||10||-||2||David McLellan (a)|
This was McLellan's first time at the crucible.
|15||Dominic Dale (a)||10||-||9||Tony Drago (a)|
This was Dale's first time at the crucible.
|16||John Higgins (a)||10||-||6||Graham Horne (a)|
This was Horne's first time at the crucible.