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Pot Luck Quiz – Answers

2020 Masters enhanced arenaYesterday we posted 15 baize-based teasers to test your knowledge, here are the answers. Let us know how you got on via @WeAreWST on Twitter. Look out for a new quiz each week.

  1. What news story caused the 1980 World Championship final to be temporarily brought off the air by the BBC? – Coverage of the SAS storming the Iranian Embassy whilst it was under siege.
  2. Name the player who made the only 148 break in professional snooker history at 2004 UK Championship qualifying? – Jamie Burnett 
  3. Which snooker player released a music single titled “I am a Clown”? – Peter Ebdon
  4. Who played Barry Hearn in the BBC drama, The Rack Pack, which featured the rivalry between Steve Davis and Alex Higgins? – Kevin Bishop
  5. What year did Neil Robertson become the first Australian to lift the World Championship trophy at the Crucible? – 2010
  6. How many 147 breaks has John Higgins made in his career? – 9
  7. Who did Joe Johnson beat in the semi-finals on his way to winning the 1986 World Championship? –  Tony Knowles
  8. Which current top 16 player temporarily switched snooker for golf last summer, by taking part in 2019 Open Championship qualifying? – Shaun Murphy
  9. How many Triple Crown titles has Mark Selby won in his career? – 8
  10. Who did Jimmy Robertson beat in the 2018 European Masters final to pick up his maiden ranking title? – Joe Perry
  11. What country does world number 87 Alexander Ursenbacher represent? – Switzerland
  12. How many times did Stephen Hendry win the UK Championship? – 5
  13. Who did Hendry beat in the final to claim his first UK crown in 1989? – Steve Davis
  14. In 2016, Liang Wenbo secured the only ranking title of his career so far, which event did he win? – English Open
  15. What is the name of the band which Steve Davis is a modular synthesizer player for? – The Utopia Strong