Top 10 snooker facts Selected as the most interesting among sport related questions in Sport 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 £.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » 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.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » 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.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » 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.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » Which snooker player has 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.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » 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.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » 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.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » 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.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » Who is the most accomplished Asian snooker player?Ding Junhui. Snooker popularity in Asia grows very fast, especially in China. Every year young and very talented new players appear. Ding Junhui with 13 ranking titles, 6 maximum breaks and over 450 century breaks is definitely the most accomplished one of them.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » Which snooker tournament isn't a part of a "Triple Crown"?International Championship. The Triple Crown is a collective term used for the three most prestigious snooker tournaments: the World Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters. There are ten players who have won all Triple Crown events at least once, but only three of them have won it i a single season: Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Mark Williams.Created by: Ninjaisport facts » Play sport quiz and see all the questions.