Top 10 snooker factsSport quiz
The winner of the first World Snooker Championship was Joe Davis. What was the first prize money back then?
Around 6 £. First World Snooker Championship were held in 1927 and the winner took home a whooping 6 pounds and 10 shillings. The reigning World Champ Mark Selby collected a cheque for 375 000 £.
Which snooker player compiled the first televised maximum break in professional competition?
Steve Davis. Six time World Champion Steve Davis has done it in 1982 Lada Classic. As it turns out it was his only maximum break in his long and rich career.
Which snooker player donates 100£ to a charity for every century break he makes in a competition match?
Shaun Murphy. 2005 World Champion has started this tradition in 2011/2012 season. At the end of each season he shows up at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and donates the amount of century breaks he made multiplied by a 100£. He has already gave away almost 20 000£ this way.
What is the highest possible break in snooker?
155. The term "maximum break" refers to the break of 147, but it's not the highest possible one. If the players get a free ball on full table and pots on of the colors as red and follow with black, he can score additional 8 points, which makes 155 together. Unfortunately noone has done it in a competition match yet.
Which snooker player made over 100 century breaks in one season?
Neil Robertson. Australian former World Champion has constructed 103 century breaks in 2013/2014 season. It's almost twice as much in compare with Ronnie O'Sullivan's 53 in his best ever season. Ronnie holds the record for most centuries ever, over 900 and counting.
Which arena hosts the World Snooker Championship?
Crucible Theatre. Sheffield's Crucible Theatre is the home of World Snooker Championship continuously since 1977. During this year 40th anniversary celebration the snooker officials has stated that the event will stay in Sheffield for at least another 10 years.
Which snooker player has never won World Championship even though he appeared in the final six times?
Jimmy White. The peak of his career collided with the great Stephen Hendry in the 90's, to whom he lost 4 times. On the other two occasions he lost to Steve Davis and John Parrott. For his offensive style of play, he stays very popular and well liked amongst snooker fans till this day.
Which snooker player has won the most World Championship titles?
Joe Davis between 1927 (first ever played) and 1946 has won this title 15 times in a row, excluding WWII years of course. Back then snooker wasn't as popular as it is now, so gaining the title was much easier. In the most packed tournament only 12 players participated, and on two occasions there was just a final match played.
In memory of which snooker player was the tournament formerly known as Grand Prix Fürth renamed?
Paul Hunter. The tournament started in 2004 as the Grand Prix Fürth and was staged in Fürth, Germany. It was renamed the Paul Hunter Classic in 2007 in memory of the late player Paul Hunter, the inaugural 2004 winner. Every snooker fan will remember him for his heroic battle on his quest to win 3 Masters titles.
In which country was the snooker created?
India. The game of snooker is a cue sport which emerged in its modern form in the late 19th century, with roots going back to the 16th century form of English billiards. Billiards was popular among the British Armed Forces stationed in India. Billiards was first played in the 16th century. It was known as a "gentleman's game" because of its popularity among royalty.