World Snooker

World Snooker

2015 World Snooker Championship was the 78th tournament.

Wrapping up at The Crucible Theater in Sheffield UK on Monday 4th May the ‘force’ certainly was in the final match between Shaun Murphy and Stuart Bingham.

2015 World Snooker Championship

Starting on the 18th April, the tournament ended last night.

24 different countries players participated among which England had the most players with 75, Scotland 2nd with 14 and China 3rd with 12.

The best of the 2015 World Snooker Championship tournament was 10 former world champions competed in this tournament which made it one of the best in the history.

Starting with seeding and qualifying rounds the defending champion Mark Selby was seeded 1, rest were seeded as per the world ranking.

One case was exception that was Ali carter, who was seeded 13 even though he ranks 31 right now. The reason for his inclusion was Carter seeding had been frozen while he left for his cancer treatment. We wish him well.

The first round started with many debutants who dreamed for this during their entire lifetime and even at such big stage they performed like they were not debutant, instead made the experienced shiver. Defending champion Selby nearly had an early exit but somehow we saw him making a good come back.

One interesting part was Ronnie O’ Sullivan was playing in his socks, because the shoes he was wearing were a bit uncomfortable for him but later on he borrowed some from the director of the tournament Mike Ganley. Ali Carter, the man who defeated cancer, defeated Alan McManus as well for his first match of the tournament.

But the biggest shock of the event was Bingham defeating the tournament favorite Ronnie O’ Sullivan.

World Snooker Finals

For the 4th time in the history, it was an all English Semi-Final.

A record was made in the semi-final, with 5 century break from Shaun Murphy and the three from Hawkins. Stuart Bingham defeated Judd trump to reach finals and set up what was to become a two day thriller.

Bingham the oldest first time finalist defeated Murphy in the final to become the oldest First-time champion and jumping up to 2nd position in the rankings.

The BBC reported

Since winning the title in 2005, Murphy has now lost twice in a world snooker final, and has missed the chance of becoming only the sixth multiple winner of the crown for another year. ‘The Magician’ was gracious in defeat, and said he was pleased to be part of a memorable final.

Stuart Bingham said he was spurred on to his World Snooker Championship victory at the Crucible by a fellow player’s claim that he had “no bottle”.

Bingham, 38, became the oldest world champion since 1978 by beating Shaun Murphy 18-15 in Sheffield.

Picture credit PA and BBC Sport.