The 2002 Embassy World Snooker Championship
professional ranking snooker
tournament took place between 20 April and 6 May 2002 at the Crucible Theatre
looked to defend his first world title which he won in 2001
, but the final winner was Peter Ebdon
, beating seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry
by 18 frames to 17 in the final to win his first World Championship.
260,000<br />Runner-up: £152,000<br />Semi-final: £76,000<br />Quarter-final: £38,000<br />Last 16: £21,000<br />Last 32: £14,500<br />Last 48: £11,000<br />Last 64: £6,825<br />Last 96: £4,150<br />Last 128: £1,185
Stage 1 High Break: £2,250<br />Stage 2 High Break: £20,000
Stage 1 Maximum Break: £5,000<br />Stage 2 Maximum Break: £147,000
- Steve Davis failed to qualify for the championship for the second year in a row. He lost to Robin Hull 8-10 at Newport.
- Stuart Bingham narrowly missed out on a 147 break in his first (and only) match, making it to the final pink.
- Matthew Stevens's 145 break was the second in the championship's history. Only Doug Mountjoy achieved that before in 1981 and the break at the time was the joint seventh highest of all time in the championship along with the six 147s.
- Stephen Hendry made a record ninth final at the Crucible (ahead of Steve Davis' eight).
- John Williams......