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Snooker Quiz

How much do you know about the best players in history? Here are 21 teasers, one for each Crucible champion, to put your knowledge to the test. Look out for the answers tomorrow…

  1. John Spencer beat Cliff Thorburn 25-21 in the inaugural Crucible final. Name the year.
  2. 2019 World Champion Judd Trump made his nine ball pool debut at the US Open last year. Which Scottish pool player knocked him out of the winners’ bracket?
  3. Cliff Thorburn made the first 147 break in Crucible history in 1983. What famous three words were uttered by commentator Jack Karnehm as Thorburn was about to attempt the final black?
  4. Mark Williams beat fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens in the 2000 World Championship final. What was the score?
  5. Which former tennis player hosted the quiz show A Question of Sport while 1991 World Champion John Parrott was a team captain alongside Ally McCoist?
  6. How old was Shaun Murphy when he became World Champion in 2005?
  7. Will Merrick played Steve Davis in the 2016 snooker film The Rack Pack. Who played his manager Barry Hearn?
  8. Who did Ken Doherty beat in the semi-finals on his way to winning the world title in 1997?
  9. Peter Ebdon defeated Stephen Hendry 18-17 in an epic 2002 world final. Name the other two years Ebdon reached the title match at the Crucible.
  10. Terry Griffiths had four occupations prior to becoming a professional snooker player and winning the World Championship in 1979. Name one of them.
  11. Neil Robertson has appeared on Celebrity Pointless and won the jackpot. Which fellow World Championship winner was his partner?
  12. Who did seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry lose to on his Crucible debut in 1986?
  13. Ronnie O’Sullivan made the fastest 147 in snooker history at the 1997 World Championship against Mick Price in the opening round. How long did it take him?
  14. Who did Graeme Dott beat in the semi-finals of the 2006 World Championship?
  15. Mark Selby won the title in 2021. How many times has he won the World Championship?
  16. In which year did 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham turn professional?
  17. Ray Reardon won the first ever edition of the pre-recorded single frame competition Pot Black in 1969. Which BBC Two Controller commissioned the event?
  18. Alex Higgins won his only Crucible title in 1982, when he defeated Ray Reardon 18-15 in the final. At which venue did he secure his only other World Championship win in 1972?
  19. Joe Johnson secured a stunning upset victory at the 1986 World Championship, beating Steve Davis in the final. What were Johnson’s pre-tournament odds?
  20. John Higgins won 28 frames on his way to victory at the Players Championship in 2021. How many frames did he drop during the event?
  21. Who did Dennis Taylor beat in the quarter-finals on the way to his famous 1985 World Championship victory?