Embassy World Championship
|Stephen Hendry (a)||18||-||5||Jimmy White (a)|
The third time since the championship moved to the Crucible, and to date the last, that the title was settled in the afternoon with a session to spare. The previous two were in 1983 and 1989.
Ganley refereed his last of four World Snooker Championship finals since 1983, including 1990 when Stephen Hendry became the youngest World Champion. Another career highlights were the 1983 UK Championship final between Alex Higgins and Steve Davis and Ronnie O'Sullivan's fastest 147 against Mick Price in the first round of 1997 World Championship.
136 (136)-0; 37-65 (58); 68 (63)-63 (54); 63-48; 76 (76)-0; 126 (126)-1; 29-83;
Referee: Len Ganley
|Stephen Hendry (a)||16||-||8||Alan McManus (a)|
|Jimmy White (a)||16||-||9||James Wattana (a)|
Wattana became the first player from the Far East to reach the semi-finals of the event.
|Stephen Hendry (a)||13||-||7||Nigel Bond (a)|
|Alan McManus (a)||13||-||11||Neal Foulds (a)|
|Jimmy White (a)||13||-||8||Dennis Taylor (a)|
|James Wattana (a)||13||-||6||John Parrott (a)|
|1||Stephen Hendry (a)||13||-||4||Darren Morgan (a)|
|2||Nigel Bond (a)||13||-||7||Gary Wilkinson (a)|
|3||Neal Foulds (a)||13||-||7||Martin Clark (a)|
|4||Alan McManus (a)||13||-||11||Steve Davis (a)|
|5||Jimmy White (a)||13||-||6||Doug Mountjoy (a)|
Mountjoy played his last World Championship main draw match. He had appeared at every World Championship since the event moved to the Crucible in 1977, a run of 17 consecutive appearances. Weeks later, Mountjoy had an operation to remove his left lung after being diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer.
|6||Dennis Taylor (a)||13||-||11||Terry Griffiths (a)|
record for the longest best-of-25-frames match in professional play at almost 800 minutes
|7||James Wattana (a)||13||-||7||Steve James (a)|
|8||John Parrott (a)||13||-||9||Willie Thorne (a)|
|1||Stephen Hendry (a)||10||-||1||Danny Fowler (a)|
In frame three, Hendry compiled the 250th century break at the Crucible.
|2||Darren Morgan (a)||10||-||5||Les Dodd (a)|
|3||Nigel Bond (a)||10||-||4||Spencer Dunn (a)|
This was Dunn's first time at the crucible.
|4||Gary Wilkinson (a)||10||-||4||Dean Reynolds (a)|
|5||Neal Foulds (a)||10||-||5||Brian Morgan (a)|
This was Morgan's first time at the crucible.
|6||Martin Clark (a)||10||-||6||Karl Payne (a)|
This was Payne's first time at the crucible.
|7||Alan McManus (a)||10||-||7||Ronnie O'Sullivan (a)|
Being at the age of 17 years and 5 months, making him the second-youngest player since Stephen Hendry in 1986.
This was O'Sullivan's first time at the crucible.
|8||Steve Davis (a)||10||-||3||Peter Ebdon (a)|
|9||Jimmy White (a)||10||-||4||Joe Swail (a)|
This was Swail's first time at the crucible.
|10||Doug Mountjoy (a)||10||-||6||Alain Robidoux (a)|
|11||Dennis Taylor (a)||10||-||9||Tony Drago (a)|
|12||Terry Griffiths (a)||10||-||6||David Roe (a)|
|13||James Wattana (a)||10||-||7||Tony Jones (a)|
|14||Steve James (a)||10||-||2||John Giles (a)|
|15||Willie Thorne (a)||10||-||6||Shaun Mellish (a)|
This was Mellish's first time at the crucible.
|16||John Parrott (a)||10||-||1||Stephen O'Connor (a)|
This was O'Connor's first time at the crucible.