1984 World Snooker Championship

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1984 Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates21 April – 7 May 1984
VenueCrucible Theatre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£200,000
Winner's share£44,000
Highest break Rex Williams (ENG) (138)
Final
Champion Steve Davis (ENG)
Runner-up Jimmy White (ENG)
Score18–16
1983
1985

The 1984 World Snooker Championship was a snooker tournament. It took place between 21 April and 7 May 1984 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The event was run by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), and was the eighth World Snooker Championship to be held at the Crucible since 1977. The event had 94 entries. The total prize fund for the event was £200,000, the highest total pool for any snooker tournament to that date; the winner received £44,000.

The defending champion was English player Steve Davis, who had won the title twice. He met Jimmy White in the final, which was played as a best-of-35-frames match. Davis won 18–16. Rex Williams made the event's highest break, scoring a 138. Eight century breaks were made during the competition, the fewest since 1978. The tournament was sponsored by cigarette manufacturer Embassy, and broadcast by BBC and ITV.

Prize fund[change | change source]

The total prize fund for the event was the largest for any snooker tournament to that date. The prize fund was £200,000 with the winner receiving £44,000. The breakdown of prize money for the event is shown below:[1][2]

  • Winner: £44,000
  • Runner-up: £22,000
  • Semi-finals: £12,700
  • Quarter-finals: £6,600
  • Last 16: £4,350
  • Last 32: £2,200
  • Qualifying: £450[3]
  • Highest break: £4,000
  • Maximum break: £15,000
  • Total: £200,000

Main draw[change | change source]

Shown below are the results for each round. Numbering in brackets shows player's seed.[1][4][5]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
       
                           
21 April            
  Steve Davis (ENG) (1)  10
26 & 27 April
  Warren King (AUS)  3  
 England Steve Davis (1)  13
21 & 22 April
   England John Spencer (16)  5  
  John Spencer (ENG) (16)  10
1 & 2 May
  Graham Miles (ENG)  3  
 England Steve Davis (1)  13
22 & 23 April
   Wales Terry Griffiths (9)  10  
  Terry Griffiths (WAL) (9)  10
27 & 28 April
  Paul Mifsud (MLT)  2  
 Wales Terry Griffiths (9)  13
22 & 23 April
   Canada Bill Werbeniuk (8)  5  
  Bill Werbeniuk (CAN) (8)  10
3, 4 & 5 May
  Fred Davis (ENG)  4  
 England Steve Davis (1)  16
23 & 24 April
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (13)  9
  Alex Higgins (NIR) (5)  9
28, 29 & 30 April
  Neal Foulds (ENG)  10  
 England Neal Foulds  6
24 & 25 April
   Wales Doug Mountjoy (12)  13  
  Doug Mountjoy (WAL) (12)  10
1 & 2 May
  Mike Hallett (ENG)  4  
 Wales Doug Mountjoy (12)  8
24 & 25 April
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (13)  13  
  Dennis Taylor (NIR) (13)  10
29 & 30 April
  Joe Johnson (ENG)  1  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (13)  13
25 & 26 April
   England John Parrott  11  
  Tony Knowles (ENG) (4)  7
  John Parrott (ENG)  10  
25 & 26 April            
  Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (3)  10
29 & 30 April
  Mario Morra (CAN)  3  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (3)  13
25 April
   England Willie Thorne  11  
  John Virgo (ENG) (14)  9
1 & 2 May
  Willie Thorne (ENG)  10  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (3)  8
24 April
   England Jimmy White (11)  13  
  Jimmy White (ENG) (11)  10
28, 29 & 30 April
  Rex Williams (ENG)  6  
 England Jimmy White (11)  13
23 & 24 April
   Australia Eddie Charlton (6)  7  
  Eddie Charlton (AUS) (6)  10
3, 4 & 5 May
  Roy Andrewartha (WAL)  4  
 England Jimmy White (11)  16
22 & 23 April
   Canada Kirk Stevens (7)  14
  Kirk Stevens (CAN) (7)  10
27 & 28 April
  Eddie Sinclair (SCO)  1  
 Canada Kirk Stevens (7)  13
22 & 23 April
   England David Taylor (10)  10  
  David Taylor (ENG) (10)  10
1 & 2 May
  Marcel Gauvreau (CAN)  5  
 Canada Kirk Stevens (7)  13
21 & 22 April
   Wales Ray Reardon (2)  2  
  Tony Meo (ENG) (15)  5
26, 27 & 28 April
  Silvino Francisco (RSA)  10  
 South Africa Silvino Francisco  8
21 April
   Wales Ray Reardon (2)  13  
  Ray Reardon (WAL) (2)  10
  Jim Wych (CAN)  7  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 6 & 7 May 1984. Referee: Jim Thorpe[6]
Steve Davis (1)
 England
18–16 Jimmy White (11)
 England
73–14, 84–24, 70–65, 51–73, 69–39, 110–15, 77–38, 68–25, 81–0, 0–137, 57–40, 8–104, 120–0, 43–67, 65–61, 73–22, 6–127, 29–62, 1–76, 68–56, 42–65, 29–68, 4–80, 43–67, 64–15, 82–43, 19–91, 73–40, 6–84, 22–72, 40–74, 59–55, 60–65, 77–40 Century breaks: 1 (White 1)

Highest break by Davis: 84
Highest break by White: 119

73–14, 84–24, 70–65, 51–73, 69–39, 110–15, 77–38, 68–25, 81–0, 0–137, 57–40, 8–104, 120–0, 43–67, 65–61, 73–22, 6–127, 29–62, 1–76, 68–56, 42–65, 29–68, 4–80, 43–67, 64–15, 82–43, 19–91, 73–40, 6–84, 22–72, 40–74, 59–55, 60–65, 77–40
England Steve Davis wins the 1984 Embassy World Snooker Championship Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames
Best of 25 frames Best of 31 frames  
     
 
     
     
     
 

Century breaks[change | change source]

There were eight centuries in the championship, the fewest since 1978. The highest break of the TV stages was 138 made by Rex Williams.[7][8][9] The highest break in qualifying was a 112 made by Jim Donnelly.[1]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 130.
  3. "Where the money went". Snooker Scene (June 1984). p. 17.
  4. "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. pp. 18–19.
  6. Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143.
  7. Kastner, Hugo. "Snooker – Spieler, Regeln & Rekorde (May 2011 update)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  8. "Crucible Centuries". Snooker.org. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  9. Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 146.