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UNBELIEVABLE !!! Judd Trump On Fire ! Exhibition Color Clearance | Semifinal 2015 World Snooker Championship
Judd Trump vs Stuart Bingham | Semifinal | 2015 World Snooker Championship

The 2015 Betfred World Snooker Championship is a professional ranking snooker tournament that is taking place from 18 April to 4 May 2015 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. It is the 78th edition of the World Snooker Championship and the last ranking event of the 2014/2015 season.[1] Betfred are sponsoring the event for first time in three years, having previously sponsored the tournament from 2009 to 2012.[2][3] The final will be officiated by Olivier Marteel, who will become the first Belgian to do so.[4]

Mark Selby is the defending champion.[5]

Contents [hide]
1 Tournament summary
1.1 Qualifying
1.2 First round
2 Prize fund
3 Main draw
4 Qualifying
4.1 Round 1
4.2 Round 2
4.3 Round 3
5 Century breaks
5.1 Qualifying stage centuries
5.2 Televised stage centuries
6 References
7 External links
Tournament summary[edit]
Qualifying[edit]
Former world champions Peter Ebdon,[6] Steve Davis,[7] and Ken Doherty[8] lost in the qualifying rounds, as did six-time runner-up Jimmy White.[9]

t round debutants at the Crucible will be Craig Steadman,[10] Anthony McGill,[11] Stuart Carrington,[12] and Kurt Maflin.[13] McGill and Carrington have both played at the Crucible before, in the Junior Pot Black in 2006.[14]

Prize fund[edit]
The total prize money of the event was raised to £1,364,000 from the previous year's £1,214,000. The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[16][17]

Winner: £300,000
Runner-up: £125,000
Semi-final: £60,000
Quarter-final: £30,000
Last 16: £20,000
Last 32: £12,000
Last 48: £9,000
Last 80: £6,000
Non-televised highest break: £1,000
Televised highest break: £10,000
Total: £1,364,000
Main draw[edit]
Shown below are the results for each round. The numbers in parentheses beside some of the players are their seeding ranks (each championship has 16 seeds and 16 qualifiers).[18][19][20] The draw for the first round took place at Hallamshire Golf Club on 16 April 2015, one day after the end of last qualifying round.[21][22]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 25 frames Best of 33 frames

18 April
England Mark Selby (1)
23 & 24 April
Norway Kurt Maflin

18 & 19 April
Scotland
Scotland Stephen Maguire (16)
28 & 29 April
Scotland Anthony McGill

22 April

England Joe Perry (9)
26 & 27 April
China Zhang Anda

22 & 23 April

England Shaun Murphy (8)
30 April, 1 & 2 May
Finland Robin Hull

19 & 20 April

England Barry Hawkins (5)
24 & 25 April
England Matthew Selt
England
21 April

Northern Ireland Mark Allen (12)
28 & 29 April
Wales Ryan Day

20 & 21 April

England Ali Carter (13)
25, 26 & 27 April
Scotland Alan McManus

19 & 20 April

Australia Neil Robertson (4)
Wales Jamie Jones
20 & 21 April
China Ding Junhui (3)
23, 24 & 25 April
England Mark Davis

18 & 19 April

Scotland John Higgins (14)
28 & 29 April
England Robert Milkins

18 & 19 April

Hong Kong Marco Fu (11)
26 & 27 April
England Jimmy Robertson

22 & 23 April
England
England Judd Trump (6)
30 April, 1 & 2 May
England Stuart Carrington

18 & 19 April

England Ricky Walden (7)
24 & 25 April
Scotland Graeme Dott

20 April
England
England Stuart Bingham (10)
28 & 29 April
England Robbie Williams

21 & 22 April

Wales Mark Williams (15)
25, 26 & 27 April
Wales Matthew Stevens
Wales
21 & 22 April
England
England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
England Craig Steadman

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