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The World Snooker Championship was revived after a six year absence in 1964 in which 1957 World Champion John Pulman played challenge matches against various opponents for the next five years.


RecordsEdit

In 1965, Rex Williams made a break of 142 during his match against Pulman, this remained the highest break at the World Championship until Doug Mountjoy's 145 against Ray Reardon in the semi-final of the 1981 tournament.


The venues Edit

  • 1964–1965: Burroughes Hall, London, England
  • Pulman vs. Williams, 1965: South Africa (various venues)
  • 1966: St George's Hall, Liverpool, England
  • 1968: Co-operative Hall, Bolton, England


Challenge Matches Edit

1964 Flag of England John Pulman 19–16 Flag of England Fred Davis
1964 Flag of England John Pulman 40–33 Flag of England Rex Williams
1965 Flag of England John Pulman 37–36 Flag of England Fred Davis
1965 Flag of England John Pulman 25–22 (matches) Flag of England Rex Williams
1965 Flag of England John Pulman 39–12 Flag of South Africa Fred Van Rensburg
1966 Flag of England John Pulman 5–2 (matches) Flag of England Fred Davis
1968 Flag of England John Pulman 39–34 Flag of Australia Eddie Charlton


World Snooker Championship
The early years
19271928192919301931193219331934193519361937193819391940
Post-War to decline
1946194719481949195019511952
World Matchplay
195219531954195519561957
Challenge matches
1964196519661968
The modern era (pre-Crucible)
19691970197119721973197419751976
The Crucible Theatre
19771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993
199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
Winners and statistics
List of winners from 1927 to present

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