The 2019 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker
tournament that took place from 20 April to 6 May at the Crucible
Theatre in Sheffield, England. It was the 43rd consecutive year the
World Snooker Championship had been held at the Crucible, and the 20th
and final ranking event of the 2018–19 season. The winner of the title
was Judd Trump (pictured), who defeated John Higgins 18–9 in the final
to claim his first World Championship, completing the Triple Crown.
Defending champion Mark Williams lost 9–13 to David Gilbert in the
second round. The tournament featured 100 century breaks, the highest
number ever recorded at an official snooker event. The final match alone
included 11 centuries, the most ever scored in the final of a ranking
event. Higgins compiled the highest break, a 143, in his semifinal win
over Gilbert. Shaun Murphy defeated Luo Honghao in the first round
10–0, the first whitewash at the World Championship since 1992.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_World_Snooker_Championship>
Today's selected anniversaries:
A group including George Carmack and Skookum Jim Mason
discovered gold near Dawson City, Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold
The Battle of Radzymin, one of the bloodiest and most intense
battles of the Polish–Soviet War, concluded with a Polish victory.
Widespread riots between Hindus and Muslims took place in
Calcutta as a result of the All-India Muslim League's call for an
American singer and actor Elvis Presley was found dead in his
home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (informal, originally US) With one's eyes wide open and staring in an
expressionless manner; wide-eyed.
2. (informal, by extension) (Extremely) drunk or intoxicated.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen &
I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that
point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.
--T. E. Lawrence
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