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Snooker Quiz – Answers

46-year-old Ronnie O’Sullivan sits on top of the snooker world after a record equalling seventh Crucible crown.

Yesterday we asked you 21 questions about snooker’s Crucible kings. Here are the answers…

  1. John Spencer beat Cliff Thorburn 25-21 in the inaugural Crucible final. Name the year. – 1977
  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? – Jayson Shaw
  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? – Good luck mate
  4. Mark Williams beat fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens in the 2000 World Championship final. What was the score? – 18-16
  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? – Sue Barker
  6. How old was Shaun Murphy when he became World Champion in 2005? – 22
  7. Will Merrick played Steve Davis in the 2016 snooker film The Rack Pack. Who played his manager Barry Hearn? – Kevin Bishop
  8. Who did Ken Doherty beat in the semi-finals on his way to winning the world title in 1997? – Alain Robidoux
  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. – 1996 and 2006
  10. Terry Griffiths had four occupations prior to becoming a professional snooker player and winning the World Championship in 1979. Name one of them. – Miner, Bus Conductor, Postman or Insurance Salesmen
  11. Neil Robertson has appeared on Celebrity Pointless and won the jackpot. Which fellow World Championship winner was his partner? – Ken Doherty
  12. Who did seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry lose to on his Crucible debut in 1986? – Willie Thorne
  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? Five minutes and eight seconds
  14. Who did Graeme Dott beat in the semi-finals of the 2006 World Championship? – Ronnie O’Sullivan
  15. Mark Selby won the title in 2021. How many times has he won the World Championship? – Four
  16. In which year did 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham turn professional? – 1995
  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? – David Attenborough 
  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? – Selly Park British Legion, Birmingham
  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? – 150-1
  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? – Four
  21. Who did Dennis Taylor beat in the quarter-finals on the way to his famous 1985 World Championship victory? – Cliff Thorburn