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2014 Dafabet World Snooker Championship
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Tournament information
Dates 19 April – 5 May 2014
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £1,214,000
Winner's share £300,000
Highest break  Neil Robertson (AUS) (140)
Final
Champion  Mark Selby (ENG)
Runner-up  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)
Score 18–14
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The 2014 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker tournament. It took place from 19 April to 5 May 2014 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It was the 38th year that the World Snooker Championship had been held at the Crucible. It was the last ranking event of the 2013-14 snooker season. The event was sponsored by Dafabet for the first time.

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the defending champion, having won the 2013 event beating Barry Hawkins in the final. Mark Selby won the event to win his first world title by defeating O'Sullivan 18–14 in the final. This was Selby's fourth ranking title, also completing the Triple Crown of World Championship, UK Championship, and Masters titles. Neil Robertson secured the highest break, a 140. Robertson scored his 100th century break of the season in his quarter-final win over Judd Trump. The event featured a prize fund of £1,214,000 with the winner receiving £300,000.

Prize fund

The total prize money for the 2014 World Snooker Championship was raised to £1,214,000 from the previous year's £1,111,000. The winner received £300,000, an increase of £50,000 over the previous year. The breakdown of prize money for the 2014 event is shown below:

  • Winner: £300,000
  • Runner-up: £125,000
  • Semi-final: £55,000
  • Quarter-final: £25,000
  • Last 16: £16,000
  • Last 32: £12,000
  • Last 48: £8,500
  • Last 64: £5,000
  • Last 96: £1,000
  • Non-televised highest break: £1,000
  • Televised highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £1,214,000

Main draw

The draw for the first round took place on 17 April 2014, one day after the qualifying. It was broadcast live on World Snooker's YouTube channel at 12 pm BST. The numbers in brackets beside some of the players are their seeding, whilst players in bold denote match winners. Below is the full results from the event.

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames
                           
19 April            
  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (1)  10
24, 25 & 26 April
  Robin Hull (FIN)  4  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
20 & 21 April
   England Joe Perry (16)  11  
  Joe Perry (ENG) (16)  10
29 & 30 April
  Jamie Burnett (SCO)  7  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  13
19 & 20 April
   England Shaun Murphy (9)  3  
  Shaun Murphy (ENG) (9)  10
27 & 28 April
  Jamie Cope (ENG)  9  
 England Shaun Murphy (9)  13
22 & 23 April
   Hong Kong Marco Fu (8)  8  
  Marco Fu (HKG) (8)  10
1 & 2 May
  Martin Gould (ENG)  7  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)  17
22 & 23 April
   England Barry Hawkins (5)  7
  Barry Hawkins (ENG) (5)  10
25 & 26 April
  David Gilbert (ENG)  4  
 England Barry Hawkins (5)  13
21 & 22 April
   England Ricky Walden (12)  11  
  Ricky Walden (ENG) (12)  10
29 & 30 April
  Kyren Wilson (ENG)  7  
 England Barry Hawkins (5)  13
23 & 24 April
   Wales Dominic Dale  12  
  Mark Davis (ENG) (13)  5
26, 27 & 28 April
  Dominic Dale (WAL)  10  
 Wales Dominic Dale  13
20 & 21 April
   England Michael Wasley  4  
  Ding Junhui (CHN) (4)  9
  Michael Wasley (ENG)  10  
21 April            
  Mark Selby (ENG) (3)  10
24 & 25 April
  Michael White (WAL)  9  
 England Mark Selby (3)  13
19 & 20 April
   England Ali Carter (14)  9  
  Ali Carter (ENG) (14)  10
29 & 30 April
  Xiao Guodong (CHN)  8  
 England Mark Selby (3)  13
21 & 22 April
   Scotland Alan McManus  5  
  John Higgins (SCO) (11)  7
25 & 26 April
  Alan McManus (SCO)  10  
 Scotland Alan McManus  13
19 & 20 April
   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  8  
  Stuart Bingham (ENG) (6)  5
1, 2 & 3 May
  Ken Doherty (IRL)  10  
 England Mark Selby (3)  17
22 & 23 April
   Australia Neil Robertson (2)  15
  Judd Trump (ENG) (7)  10
26, 27 & 28 April
  Tom Ford (ENG)  8  
 England Judd Trump (7)  13
19 & 20 April
   Wales Ryan Day  7  
  Stephen Maguire (SCO) (10)  9
29 & 30 April
  Ryan Day (WAL)  10  
 England Judd Trump (7)  11
22 & 23 April
   Australia Neil Robertson (2)  13  
  Mark Allen (NIR) (15)  10
27 & 28 April
  Michael Holt (ENG)  4  
 Northern Ireland Mark Allen (15)  7
23 & 24 April
   Australia Neil Robertson (2)  13  
  Neil Robertson (AUS) (2)  10
  Robbie Williams (ENG)  2  
Final (Best of 35 frames) Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 4 & 5 May. Referee: Brendan Moore.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (1)
England England
14–18 Mark Selby (3)
 England
77–0, 64–26, 102–0, 28–69, 47–68, 80–8, 36–72, 66–54, 99–24, 70–47, 67–27, 25–82, 45–96, 131–0, 85–0, 10–84, 9–78, 35–81, 23–77, 7–84, 29–89, 76–38, 67–70, 100–0, 24–67, 39–64, 4–90, 79–0, 66–47, 0–131, 14–87, 56–62 Match time: 11:12:43 (HH:MM:SS)
Average frame time: 21:01 (MM:SS)
Century breaks: 4 (O'Sullivan 3, Selby 1)
Highest break by O'Sullivan: 131
Highest break by Selby: 127
77–0, 64–26, 102–0, 28–69, 47–68, 80–8, 36–72, 66–54, 99–24, 70–47, 67–27, 25–82, 45–96, 131–0, 85–0, 10–84, 9–78, 35–81, 23–77, 7–84, 29–89, 76–38, 67–70, 100–0, 24–67, 39–64, 4–90, 79–0, 66–47, 0–131, 14–87, 56–62
England Mark Selby wins the 2014 Dafabet World Snooker Championship

Century breaks

Televised stage centuries

There were 58 century breaks in the TV stages of the World Championship. For every century break made during the main tournament, Dafabet, donated £100 to the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Neil Robertson made the highest break of the event, a 140.

There were 69 century breaks in the qualifying stage of the World Championship: The highest was a 139 by both Martin O'Donnell and Andrew Higginson.

  • 139, 119, 100 Martin O'Donnell
  • 139 Andrew Higginson
  • 137, 134, 132, 114, 113, 106 Martin Gould
  • 135 Fergal O'Brien
  • 134 Kurt Maflin
  • 133, 107, 102 Robin Hull
  • 133 Chen Zhe
  • 132, 131, 121 Ian Burns
  • 132, 100 Sam Baird
  • 130 Alan McManus
  • 128, 121, 117 Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon
  • 127 Liu Chuang
  • 125, 103 Jamie Cope
  • 123 Ross Muir
  • 122 Craig Steadman
  • 122 Michael Wasley
  • 120, 116, 104 Li Hang
  • 119, 114 Kyren Wilson
  • 119 Xiao Guodong
  • 118 Luca Brecel
  • 118 David Morris
  • 117, 102, 102 Cao Xinlong
  • 117 Alexander Ursenbacher
  • 116, 107 Sanderson Lam
  • 113 Stuart Carrington
  • 112 Li Yan
  • 111, 104 Matthew Selt
  • 111, 101 Tom Ford
  • 111 Chris Norbury
  • 111 Zhang Anda
  • 111 Igor Figueiredo
  • 110 Alex Borg
  • 110 Robbie Williams
  • 109 Noppon Saengkham
  • 108, 101 Jamie Jones
  • 108 Yu Delu
  • 106 James Cahill
  • 106 Ryan Day
  • 105 Jimmy Robertson
  • 103 Liang Wenbo
  • 102 Rod Lawler
  • 101 Alfie Burden
  • 101 Mark Joyce
  • 100 Ken Doherty
  • 100 Michael White

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