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2002 Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 20 April – 6 May 2002
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,615,770
Winner's share £260,000
Highest break  Matthew Stevens (WAL) (145)
Final
Champion  Peter Ebdon (ENG)
Runner-up  Stephen Hendry (SCO)
Score 18–17
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The 2002 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker tournament. It took place from 20 April to 6 May 2002 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It was the final ranking event of the 2001–02 snooker season. This was the 26th year that the World Snooker Championship had been held at the Crucible.

Peter Ebdon won his first world title by beating Stephen Hendry 18–17 in the final.This was Hendry's ninth and last appearance in a World Championship final. There was a total of 65 century breaks made during the tournament. The highest was made by Stevens, who made a 145 in his quarter-final match. Hendry made a total of 16 centuries during the event, a record for any individual tournament. The championships were sponsored by cigarette manufacturer Embassy. A total prize fund of £1,615,770 was awarded at the event, with the winner receiving £260,000.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

Main draw

Shown below are the results for each round. The numbers in brackets beside some of the players are their seeding ranks. Players in bold denote match winners:

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
20 April            
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  10
25 & 26 April
 Scotland Drew Henry  5  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
24 April
   England Robert Milkins  2  
 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien (16)  8
30 April & 1 May
 England Robert Milkins  10  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
23 April
   England Stephen Lee (8)  10  
 England Paul Hunter (9)  9
28 & 29 April
 Australia Quinten Hann  10  
 Australia Quinten Hann  3
22 & 23 April
   England Stephen Lee (8)  13  
 England Stephen Lee (8)  10
2, 3 & 4 May
 Scotland Chris Small  7  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
21 & 22 April
   Scotland Stephen Hendry (5)  17
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (5)  10
27 & 28 April
 England Shaun Murphy  4  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (5)  13
24 & 25 April
   Wales Anthony Davies  3  
 Scotland Alan McManus (12)  7
30 April & 1 May
 Wales Anthony Davies  10  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry (5)  13
20 & 21 April
   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (4)  12  
 England Mark King (13)  10
26 & 27 April
 England David Gray  5  
 England Mark King (13)  12
21 & 22 April
   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (4)  13  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty (4)  10
 England Stuart Bingham  8  
24 & 25 April            
 Scotland John Higgins (3)  10
28 & 29 April
 Thailand James Wattana  1  
 Scotland John Higgins (3)  13
20 & 21 April
   Scotland Graeme Dott (14)  2  
 Scotland Graeme Dott (14)  10
30 April & 1 May
 Finland Robin Hull  6  
 Scotland John Higgins (3)  7
22 & 23 April
   Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  13  
 England Jimmy White (11)  10
25 & 26 April
 Wales Dominic Dale  2  
 England Jimmy White (11)  3
20 & 21 April
   Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  13  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  10
2, 3 & 4 May
 England Mike Dunn  6  
 Wales Matthew Stevens (6)  16
22 April
   England Peter Ebdon (7)  17
 England Peter Ebdon (7)  10
26 & 27 April
 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge  4  
 England Peter Ebdon (7)  13
20 & 21 April
   England Joe Perry  7  
 Northern Ireland Joe Swail (10)  6
30 April & 1 May
 England Joe Perry  10  
 England Peter Ebdon (7)  13
23 & 24 April
   England Anthony Hamilton  6  
 England Dave Harold (15)  6
27, 28 & 29 April
 England Anthony Hamilton  10  
 England Anthony Hamilton  13
23 & 24 April
   Wales Mark Williams (2)  9  
 Wales Mark Williams (2)  10
 England John Parrott  7  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. 5 & 6 May. Referee: John Williams.
Stephen Hendry (5)
 Scotland
17–18 Peter Ebdon (7)
 England
0–94, 0–140, 13–73, 16–71, 126–0, 73–40, 119–4, 65–36, 0–134, 67–56, 9–68, 68–70, 14–77, 13–69, 70–4, 33–89, 32–69, 126–0, 108–0, 66–21, 89–36, 43–67, 110–0, 97–0, 127–1, 65–58, 22–103, 26–62, 74–30, 21–73, 0–111, 78–39, 4–85, 62–52, 14–72 Century breaks: 8
(Hendry 4, Ebdon 4)

Highest break by Hendry: 126
Highest break by Ebdon: 134

0–94, 0–140, 13–73, 16–71, 126–0, 73–40, 119–4, 65–36, 0–134, 67–56, 9–68, 68–70, 14–77, 13–69, 70–4, 33–89, 32–69, 126–0, 108–0, 66–21, 89–36, 43–67, 110–0, 97–0, 127–1, 65–58, 22–103, 26–62, 74–30, 21–73, 0–111, 78–39, 4–85, 62–52, 14–72
England Peter Ebdon wins the 2002 Embassy World Snooker Championship

Century breaks

There were 68 century breaks at the event. The highest break was 145, made by Matthew Stevens during his quarter-final match against Higgins. Hendry made 16 century breaks during the tournament, the record for most centuries at a ranking event.

  • 145, 135, 113, 105, 105, 105, 101 Matthew Stevens
  • 141, 134, 132, 130, 126, 126, 125, 124, 122, 116, 113, 113, 111, 108, 104, 100
    Stephen Hendry
  • 138, 134, 127, 111, 108, 103, 102, 101, 100, 100 Peter Ebdon
  • 136, 124, 116, 112, 109, 107, 105, 101 John Higgins
  • 136, 119 Stephen Lee
  • 135, 101 Dave Harold
  • 134, 109 Stuart Bingham
  • 134, 109, 100 Joe Perry
  • 134 Alan McManus
  • 132, 129, 115, 115, 113, 110, 110, 102 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • 120, 117, 106, 105 Ken Doherty
  • 109, 106 Anthony Hamilton
  • 107 Drew Henry
  • 102 Michael Judge
  • 101 Paul Hunter

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