2016 World Championship Title of Snooker Has Been Won by Mark Selby [ Current Affairs ]
The 2016 World Championship title of Snooker has been won by the World’s no. one snooker player Mark Selby by beating China’s Ding Junhui with 18 - 14 score at finals played in Sheffield. With this Selby has won second title of the year 2016 after winning minor Gdynia Open event held in Poland.
- After 2014 this was Selby’s second World Snooker title and for the first against Ronnie O’Sullivan.
About Mark Anthony Selby
- He was born on 19th June 1983 at Leicester, English.
- He is the ruling World Snooker Champion and is the current World No. 1.
- In 1999 at the age of 16, Selby had joined the main professional snooker tour, and played the UK Challenge Tour in 1998.
- He was runner-up to John Higgins at the World Snooker Championship in 2007.
- He became the ninth player to win all of snooker’s Triple Crown events at least once after winning three Masters Titles in 2008, 2010, and 2013, the UK Championship in 2012, and the World Championship in 2014.
- His other ranking titles are:
- The Welsh Open in 2008
- The Shanghai Masters in 2011
- The German Masters in 2015
- The China Open in 2015
About World Snooker Championship
- The World Snooker Championship is the chief snooker tournament both in terms of respect and prize money.
- In 1927 the first championship was held and which was won by Joe Davis.
- The first 15 championships were won by Davis before retiring from the event, undefeated, after his 1946 success.
- It has been played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England from 1977.
- And currently the tournament is played over 17 days and ends on the first Monday in May.
- Since 1969 in the modern era the best record is that of Stephen Hendry, who won the title seven times.
- Published on: May 4, 2016