World Snooker C'ship Final

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by P.S.MCWILLIA » Wed, 08 May 1996 04:00:00


Scotland's Stephen Hendry won his sixth world professional snooker title at
the weekend, defeating England's Peter Ebdon by 18 frames to 12 in the final
at the Crucuble theatre, Sheffield, England. This was the fifth win in a row
for Hendry (27) and he now joins the legendary Ray Reardon and Steve Davis,
both of whom have won six titles in the modern era.

Neither player hit the heights in a quite forgettable final, in which Ebdon's
best break was a modest enough 79, achieved in the first frame. Hendry had
two tons in the final, thereby failing to reach the twelve he set over the
course of last year's championship.

Hendry lifted a cool 200,000 pounds for his efforts, with Ebdon having to
settle for a mere 120,000 pounds.

In the semi-finals Hendry easily disposed of Nigel Bond (England) on a 13-7
scoreline, though Ebdon had to pull out all the stops to get the better of
snooker's latest bad boy Ronnie O'Sullivan from London (16-14).

This win assures the Scot of the no.1 ranking next year and no.2 John
Higgins, also from Scotland, although jumping up from no.10, will have
some catching up to do if he hopes to end the champion's long reign as
world no.1 player. Ebdon rounds off a fine season for him by finishing at
no.3.

World Championship Century Breaks

144 P. Ebdon, T. Drago
139 R. O'Sullivan
138 P. Ebdon
137 P. Ebdon, J. Higgins
135 S. Hendry
130 J. Higgins
129 J. Ferguson
126 R. O'Sullivan
125 S. Hendry, A. McManus
123 P. Ebdon, D. Harold
121 S. Hendry
120 R. O'Sullivan, D. Harold
118 S. Hendry
116 S. Davis
115 T. Drago, A. Hamilton
113 S. Hendry
110 S. Hendry, D. Morgan
109 K. Doherty. P. Ebdon
108 S. Hendry
106 S. Hendry, R. O'Sullivan
105 S. Davis, S. Hendry
104 S. Hendry (2), J. Higgins, S. Davis
103 R. O'Sullivan, S. Davis, E. Henderson
102 R. O'Sullivan (2)
101 D. Harold, J. Higgins
100 P. Ebdon (2), R. O'Sullivan, J. White

Total 46

 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by AWUS » Thu, 09 May 1996 04:00:00

200,000 for first place? How much is that in US dollars?!

 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by Dick Jacob » Thu, 09 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> 200,000 for first place? How much is that in US dollars?!

That should be about equal to $300,000.00 dollars American.

Dick Jacobs
http://www.***ramp.net/~djaco/

 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by Ron Shepa » Thu, 09 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>> 200,000 for first place? How much is that in US dollars?!

>That should be about equal to $300,000.00 dollars American.

And sometimes people wonder why the top snooker players don't hop the pond
and come over to the US where they can make some "real" money in 9-ball.
:-)

$.02 -Ron Shepard

 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by Jonatha » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:




>>> 200,000 for first place? How much is that in US dollars?!

>>That should be about equal to $300,000.00 dollars American.

>And sometimes people wonder why the top snooker players don't hop the pond
>and come over to the US where they can make some "real" money in 9-ball.
>:-)

>$.02 -Ron Shepard

Lack of "real" competition ?????
 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by Jeffrey Weis » Fri, 10 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>>> 200,000 for first place? How much is that in US dollars?!

>> That should be about equal to $300,000.00 dollars American.


Quote:
> And sometimes people wonder why the top snooker players don't hop the pond
> and come over to the US where they can make some "real" money in 9-ball.

Sure.  But I do wonder why Tony Annigone never hopped to pond to make some
"real" money at snooker.
--
jw
 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by Thomas M. Suare » Sat, 11 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:




>>> 200,000 for first place? How much is that in US dollars?!

>>That should be about equal to $300,000.00 dollars American.

>And sometimes people wonder why the top snooker players don't hop the pond
>and come over to the US where they can make some "real" money in 9-ball.
>:-)

>$.02 -Ron Shepard

Steve Davies has averaged over $500,000.00/year for playing snooker for
the last 10 years. Others are much lower, but still above $100,000.00.
Europeans take the sport very seriously, weekly televised matches a very
popular. (Even in Canada, the British matches are aired)

If our Pros weren't so unorganized, they too could reap from this type of
exposure. Maybe CJ can get the new circuit to have regional events like
the World Team Tennis circuit does. (Do you think Kentucky can have
enough representatives?) Earl, Nick and Shannon? Wow what a team!

I would love to see Nick Varner and Lorie Lee Jones play against Alan
Hopkins and Ewa Matya. In just about any format. Great exposure for Men's
and Women's pro leagues.

 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by Bob Jewe » Sat, 11 May 1996 04:00:00

: Sure.  But I do wonder why Tony Annigone never hopped to pond to make some
: "real" money at snooker.

Several US players have played in UK tournaments, I think.  Rempe,
Miserak and Massey, maybe.  I don't think any of them finished in the
money.  It was generally agreed that to play in the pro snooker ranks,
they would have to live in the UK.

For Annigoni, I suspect that there is little "action" in the UK
compared to what's available in the US or Canada, and he is not
up to UK tournament standards.

Bob

 
 
 

World Snooker C'ship Final

Post by Ron Shepa » Sat, 11 May 1996 04:00:00


[...]

Quote:
> >>> 200,000 for first place? How much is that in US dollars?!
> >>That should be about equal to $300,000.00 dollars American.

> >And sometimes people wonder why the top snooker players don't hop the pond
> >and come over to the US where they can make some "real" money in 9-ball.
> >:-)

> Steve Davies has averaged over $500,000.00/year for playing snooker for
> the last 10 years. Others are much lower, but still above $100,000.00.

[...]

I should have pointed out that the total PBTA purse for 1995 was $528,838,
and that was split among about 80 players who won more than $700.  The top
PBTA money winner last year was Efren Reyes with $63,535. So there is
probably more prize money in a single snooker tournament than in the
entire year-long PBTA 9-ball tour last year.

The WPBA women's tour totaled $699,300, it was split among about 60
players, and Loree Jon Jones was the top money winner with $98,350.  [this
info is from the January issue of Pool and Billiard and may not include
the last '95 tournaments]  

$.02 -Ron Shepard