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1987 Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 18 April – 4 May 1987
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £400,000
Winner's share £80,000
Highest break England Steve Davis (127)
Final
Champion England Steve Davis
Runner-up England Joe Johnson
Score 18–14
← 1986
1988 →

The 1987 World Snooker Championship was a snooker event that took place between 18 April and 4 May 1987. It was played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Defending champion Joe Johnson made it to the final again. He played Steve Davis, a repeat of the 1986 final. However, Johnson did not win, as he fell to the Crucible curse and lost 14–18 to Davis. It was Davis' fourth world title. The event was sponsored by cigarette maker Embassy.

Main draw

Shown below are the results for the tournament. The numbers in brackets denote players seedings, whilst players in bold are match winners.

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 31 frames
                           
18 April            
 England Joe Johnson (1)  10
23 & 24 April
 Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes  9

 
 England Joe Johnson (1)  13
18 & 19 April
   Scotland Murdo MacLeod  7

 
 England Rex Williams (16)  5
28 & 29 April
 Scotland Murdo MacLeod  10

 
 England Joe Johnson (1)  13
19 & 20 April
   Scotland Stephen Hendry  12

 
 Canada Kirk Stevens (9)  4
24 & 25 April
 England Steve Longworth  10

 
 England Steve Longworth  7
19 & 20 April
   Scotland Stephen Hendry  13

 
 England Willie Thorne (8)  7
30 April, 1 & 2 May
 Scotland Stephen Hendry  10

 
 England Joe Johnson (1)  16
20 & 21 April
   England Neal Foulds (13)  9

 England Tony Knowles (5)  6
25, 26 & 27 April
 England Mike Hallett  10

 
 England Mike Hallett  13
21 & 22 April
   South Africa Silvino Francisco (12)  9

 
 South Africa Silvino Francisco (12)  10
28 & 29 April
 Australia John Campbell  3

 
 England Mike Hallett  9
21 & 22 April
   England Neal Foulds (13)  13

 
 England Neal Foulds (13)  10
26 & 27 April
 England John Virgo  4

 
 England Neal Foulds (13)  13
22 & 23 April
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (4)  10

 
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (4)  10
 Wales Mark Bennett  4

 
22 & 23 April            
 Canada Cliff Thorburn (3)  5
26 & 27 April
 New Zealand Dene O'Kane  10

 
 New Zealand Dene O'Kane  13
22 April
   Wales Doug Mountjoy (14)  5

 
 Wales Doug Mountjoy (14)  10
28 & 29 April
 England David Taylor  5

 
 New Zealand Dene O'Kane  6
21 April
   England Jimmy White (6)  13

 
 England Tony Meo (11)  8
25, 26 & 27 April
 England John Parrott  10

 
 England John Parrott  11
20 & 21 April
   England Jimmy White (6)  13

 
 England Jimmy White (6)  10
30 April, 1 & 2 May
 England Dean Reynolds  8

 
 England Jimmy White (6)  11
19 & 20 April
   England Steve Davis (2)  16

 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (7)  10
24 & 25 April
 England Jon Wright  6

 
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (7)  10
19 & 20 April
   Wales Terry Griffiths (10)  13

 
 Wales Terry Griffiths (10)  10
28 & 29 April
 Canada Jim Wych  4

 
 Wales Terry Griffiths (10)  5
18 & 19 April
   England Steve Davis (2)  13

 
 Wales Ray Reardon (15)  10
23, 24 & 25 April
 England Barry West  5

 
 Wales Ray Reardon (15)  4
18 April
   England Steve Davis (2)  13

 
 England Steve Davis (2)  10
 Australia Warren King  7

 
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 3 & 4 May 1987. Referee: Len Ganley
Joe Johnson (1)
 England
14–18 Steve Davis (2)
 England
0–128, 61–53, 74–69, 71–2, 1–77, 12–83, 66–57, 8–69, 35–82, 5–79, 118–15, 25–77, 0–91, 76–44, 7–88, 70–6, 68–34, 0–69, 0–80, 24–81, 24–68, 66–52, 0–77, 75–22, 70–53, 76–44, 73–59, 0–104, 6–113, 33–91, 77–34, 0–78 Century breaks: 2 (Johnson 1, Davis 1)

Highest break by Johnson: 101
Highest break by Davis: 127

0–128, 61–53, 74–69, 71–2, 1–77, 12–83, 66–57, 8–69, 35–82, 5–79, 118–15, 25–77, 0–91, 76–44, 7–88, 70–6, 68–34, 0–69, 0–80, 24–81, 24–68, 66–52, 0–77, 75–22, 70–53, 76–44, 73–59, 0–104, 6–113, 33–91, 77–34, 0–78
England Steve Davis wins the 1987 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaks

There were 18 century breaks at the championship. The highest of which being a 127 made by Steve Davis. This break was the lowest highest break recorded since the event moved to the Crucible Theatre. A 132 made by Dene O'Kane was the highest break of the qualifying stages.

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