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World Snooker Championship - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of World Snooker Championship

World Snooker Championship is a billiards term that is a part of Snooker Terminology.

The World snooker Championship is a premiere snooker event of the year, and is held at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield. It is the snooker event with the highest prize winnings and the most prestige of the entire year. The first World Snooker Championship afforded the winner about $12.20 USD in 1926 Dollars. (That's about $136 dollars in 2004) The Actual 2004 World Snooker Championship boasted a total of $2,665,589 USD for snooker players to vie for.

See: crucible curse for more on the meaning of "World Snooker Championship".

World Snooker Championship - Usage

Are you going to enter the World Snooker Championships next year Jeff?

World Snooker Championship - Origin and History

The first World Snooker Championship was organized by the great Joe Davis, and was held in 1927. The 1927 World Snooker Championship was won by Joe Davis when he defeated Tom Dennis 20 - 11 to win 6.10s. That is about 135.69 USD in 2006 dollars. In 2004, there was a total of $2,665,589 USD at stake.

Billiards - World Snooker Championship

  • Title: World Snooker Championship
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/30/2007 5:09:48 PM

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