The world snooker championship among professionals on the snooker is traditionally held in English Sheffield. The prize Fund of the tournament amounts to more than 1.5 million pounds (1.9 million euros). Automatically into the main tournament get 16 top rated, and another 16 participants get through three round of qualifying. In total, the tournament involved a total of 128 society.

Qualifications were and 18-year-old Rodion Yudin. Latvian snookered in the first qualifying round lost to Chinese Yipin Chao (0:10).

At the very start of the tournament (1/16 final) eliminated last year's champion, Englishman Stuart Bingham: first "seeded" lost to his compatriot Carter Allister, sir (9:10).

In the second round wrapped up and one of the most popular players of our time the Englishman Ronnie O'sullivan. Five-time world champion in a tense duel admitted defeat by Barry Hawkins (12:13).

Mark Selby has reached the finals, consistently beating Robert Milkins (10:6), Sam bird (13:11), Kier Wilson (13:8) and the first to reach the semi-finals Marco Fu from Hong Kong (17:15).

The semi-final Selby — Fu was very hard, protracted: the pure match time was more than 12 hours. A 24-th frame of the match, which was won by Selby with a score of 61:53, lasted 76 minutes and 11 seconds — a new world record in the history of snooker. The previous record for the duration of the frame was 74 minutes and 58 seconds mark king — Stephen Maguire, 2009).

In the other semi-final, Ding Junhui defeated Alan McManus (17:11) and became the first snakebite from Asia in the history of the tournament have reached the finals. In this meeting it was made 10 squadron series, which is a new record of Championships of the world. While Dean made 7 hundred series and repeated the achievement the great Stephen Hendry.

The finals began may 1 and ended the next day. Selby won the first six frames, in the future, Dean has reduced backlog in the account, but the account never was equal. As a rule, the Englishman was leading by a margin of 2-3 frame, and eventually won 18:14.

The leader of the world ranking Selby became a two-time world champion, repeating his success of two years ago (in the final of 2014 he beat O Sullivan).

Snooker. Championship of the world. Sheffield

1/16 finals

Stuart Bingham (England) — Allister, Sir Carter (England) — 9:10
Marco Fu (Hong Kong) — Peter Abdon (England) — 10:2
Shaun Murphy (England) — Anthony McGill (Scotland) — 8:10
Stephen Maguire (Scotland) Alan McManus (Scotland) — 7:10
Ronnie O'sullivan (England) David Gilbert (England) — 10:7
Mark Williams (Wales) — Graeme Dott (Scotland) — 10:4
Ricky Walden (England) — Robbie Williams (England) — 10:8
Michael White (Wales) — Sam Bird (Britain) — 7:10
Mark Selby (England) — Robert Milkins (England) — 10:6
John Higgins (Scotland) — Ryan Day (Wales) — 10:3
Neil Robertson (Australia) — Michael Holt (England) — 6:10
Mark Allen (Northern Ireland) — Mitchell Mann (England) — 10:3
Barry Hawkins (England) — Zhang Anda (China) — 10:5
Martin Gould (England) — Ding Junhui (China) — 8:10
Judd Trump (England) — Lian, Wenbo (China) — 10:8
Joe Perry (England) — Kieran Wilson (England) — 9:10

1/8 finals

Anthony McGill (Scotland) Marco Fu (Hong Kong) — 9:13
Allister, Sir Carter (England) — Alan McManus (Scotland) — 11:13
Mark Williams (Wales) — Michael Holt (England) — 13:8
Sam Bird (England) — Mark Selby (England) — 11:13
Judd Trump (England) — Ding Junhui (China) — 10:13
Mark Allen (Northern Ireland) — Kieran Wilson (England) — 9:13
Barry Hawkins (England) — Ronnie O'sullivan (England) — 13:12
Ricky Walden (England) John Higgins (Scotland) — 8:13

1/4 finals

Ding Junhui (CHN) — Mark Williams (Wales) — 13:3
Kieren Wilson (England) — Mark Selby (England) — 8:13
Alan McManus (Scotland) John Higgins (Scotland) — 13:11
Marco Fu (Hong Kong) — Barry Hawkins (England) — 13:11

1/2 finals

Ding Junhui (China) — Alan McManus (Scotland) — 17:11
Marco Fu (Hong Kong) — Mark Selby (England) — 15:17

The final. May 1-2

Ding Junhui (China) — Mark Selby (England) — 14:18

First session: 8-125 (91), 68-70 (Junhui 52), 43-101 (76), 0-124 (120), 0-100 (70), 38-77, 68-47, 101-14.

The second session: 22-73, 92-30 (76), 103-1 (103), 93-49 (89), 1-71, 86-0 (86), 82-52 (55), 25-86, 27-67.

Third session: 121-7 (89), 61-56, 11-126 (126), 103-0 (103), 43-75 (52), 9-118 (68), 69-1 (52), 11-75 (55).

Fourth session: 103-0 (57), 67-60 (Junhui 60), 0-87 (73), 0-108 (70), 0-103 (103), 59-11.