World Professional Champions 1927-2011

In response to popular request, we list here the winners and, where known, the runners-up in the World Professional Snooker Championship. Note that the Championship was not contested in some years, hence no results are shown. Two tournaments were held in 1952 as the result of a dispute.

Year ..............................Winner.........................Runner-up .....................Score

1927 ............................. Joe Davis (Eng) ............Tom Dennis (Eng) ............ 20-11
1928 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Fred Lawrence(Eng) .........16-13
1929 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Tom Dennis ......................19-14
1930 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Tom Dennis ......................25-12
1931 ............................. Joe Davis .....................Tom Dennis ......................25-21
1932 ............................. Joe Davis .....................Clark McConachy (NZ) ...30-19
1933 ............................. Joe Davis .....................Willie Smith (Eng) .............25-18
1934 ............................. Joe Davis .....................Tom Newman (Eng) .........25-23
1935 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Willie Smith ......................25-20
1936 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Horace Lindrum (Aust) .....34-27
1937 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Horace Lindrum ................32-29
1938 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Sidney Smith (Eng) ............37-24
1939 ..............................Joe Davis .................... Sidney Smith .....................43-30
1940 ..............................Joe Davis .................... Fred Davis (Eng) ...............37-36
1941-45 No Tournaments Held
1946 ..............................Joe Davis .....................Horace Lindrum ................78-67
1947 .............................Walter Donaldson (Sc).. Fred Davis ........................82-63
1948 ............................. Fred Davis ...................Walter Donaldson .............84-61
1949 ..............................Fred Davis ...................Walter Donaldson .............80-65
1950 ..............................Walter Donaldson .........Fred Davis .......................51-46
1951 ..............................Fred Davis ...................Walter Donaldson .............58-39
1952 BA &CC ............. Horace Lindrum ...........Clark McConachy ............94-49
1952 ..............................Fred Davis ...................Walter Donaldson .............38-35
1953 ..............................Fred Davis ...................Walter Donaldson..............37-34
1954 ..............................Fred Davis ...................Walter Donaldson .............39-21
1955 ..............................Fred Davis ...................John Pulman (Eng) ............77-34
1956 ..............................Fred Davis ...................John Pulman .....................38-35
1957 ..............................John Pulman ................Jack Rea (NI)....................39-34
1958-63 No Tournaments Held
Challenge Matches
1964 ............................. John Pulman ................Fred Davis ........................19-16
.......................................John Pulman.................Rex Williams (Eng) ............40-33
1965 ..............................John Pulman ................Fred Davis ........................37-36
.......................................John Pulman ................Rex Williams .....................25-22
.......................................John Pulman ................Fred van Rensburg (SA) ...39-12
1966 ..............................John Pulman ................Fred Davis .......................5-2 matches
1967 No Tournament Held
1968 .............................John Pulman .................Eddie Charlton ..................39-34
1969 .............................John Spencer ................Gary Owen (Wales) ..........37-24
1970 .............................Ray Reardon (Wales) ...John Pulman ......................37-33
1971 ............................ John Spencer ...............Warren Simpson (Aus) ......37-29
1972 .............................Alex Higgins (NI) ......... John Spencer ...................37-32
1973 (Park Drive) .........Ray Reardon ................Eddie Charlton ..................38-32
1974 (Park Drive) .........Ray Reardon ................Graham Miles (Eng) ..........22-12
1975 .............................Ray Reardon ................Eddie Charlton ................. 31-30
1976 (Embassy) ............Ray Reardon ................Alex Higgins ......................27-16
1977 (Embassy) ............John Spencer ............... Cliff Thorburn (Can) .........25-12
1978 (Embassy) ........... Ray Reardon .................Perrie Mans (SA) ............ 25-18
1979 (Embassy) ............Terry Griffiths (Wales) ...Dennis Taylor (NI) .......... 24-16
1980 (Embassy) ............Cliff Thorburn ................Alex Higgins ................... 18-16
1981 (Embassy) ............Steve Davis (Eng) ..........Doug Mountjoy (Wales) ..18-12
1982 (Embassy) ............Alex Higgins ..................Ray Reardon ...................18-15
1983 (Embassy) ............Steve Davis ...................Cliff Thorburn ..................18-6
1984 (Embassy) ............Steve Davis ...................Jimmy White (Eng) .......... 18-16
1985 (Embassy) ............Dennis Taylor ................Steve Davis ......................18-17
1986 (Embassy) ............Joe Johnson (Eng) .........Steve Davis ......................18-12
1987 (Embassy) ............Steve Davis ...................Joe Johnson ......................18-14
1988 (Embassy) ............Steve Davis ...................Terry Griffiths ...................18-11
1989 (Embassy) ............Steve Davis ...................John Parrott ......................18-3
1990 (Embassy) ............Stephen Hendry (Scot) ..Jimmy White .....................18-14
1991 (Embassy) ............John Parrott (Eng) .........Jimmy White .....................18-11
1992 (Embassy) ............Stephen Hendry ............Jimmy White .....................18-14
1993 (Embassy) ............Stephen Hendry ............Jimmy White .....................18-5
1994 (Embassy) ............Stephen Hendry ............Jimmy White .....................18-17
1995 (Embassy) ............Stephen Hendry ............Nigel Bond (Eng) ..............18-9
1996 (Embassy) ............Stephen Hendry ............Peter Ebdon (Eng) ............18-12
1997 (Embassy) ............Ken Doherty (Ire) ........ Stephen Hendry ................18-12
1998 (Embassy) ............John Higgins (Scot) .......Ken Doherty (Ire)............. 18-12
1999 (Embassy) ............Stephen Hendry ........... Mark Williams (Wales) ......18-11
2000 (Embassy) ............Mark Williams (Wal) ....Matthew Stevens (Wales) ..18-16
2001 (Embassy) ............Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) ....John Higgins (Scot) ........18-14
2002 (Embassy) ............Peter Ebdon (Eng) .... Stephen Hendry (Scot) .........18-17
2003(Embassy) .............Mark Williams (Wal) ... Ken Doherty (Ire) ............. 18-16
2004 (Embassy) ............Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng)..Grame Dott (Sco) ............ 18-7
2005 .............................Shaun Murphy (Eng) ... Matthew Stevens (Wales) .. 18-16
2006 .............................Graeme Dott (Scot) .....Peter Ebdon (Eng) ..............18-14
2007..............................John Higgins (Scot).......Mark Selby (Eng)................18-13
2008..............................Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) Ali Carter (Eng)...................18-8
2009..............................John Higgins (Scot).......Sean Murphy ......................18-9
2010..............................Neil Robertson (Aus)....Grame Dott (Sco).................18-13
2011..............................John Higgins (Scot)......Judd Trump (Eng) ............... 18-15

See our report on the 2000 Finals

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