Snooker: 10 questions

  1. Who was the first non-Englishman to win the World Snooker Championship in the modern era (i.e. since 1969, when it became a knockout tournament)?
  2. What nationality is snooker player Robin Hull?
  3. Which two players have made 147 breaks at the World Championships without ever winning the title?
  4. Which player made an official complaint about Ronnie O’Sullivan’s ambidextrous play at the 1996 World Championship?
  5. John Virgo may now be better known as a commentator, but as a professional what was the only tournament he won? The win came in 1979.
  6. What country did snooker originate in?
  7. Since 2012, what London location has been the venue for the Masters tournament?
  8. Which Scottish player was famous for playing with a cue purchased when he was a child for under 20 pounds for the majority of his career?
  9. What is the capacity of the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, home to the World Championships? (a point for within 50 either way)
  10. Which snooker player was banned from the professional game for 12 years in 2012 for match-fixing offenses?

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  1. Who was the first non-Englishman to win the World Snooker Championship in the modern era (i.e. since 1969, when it became a knockout tournament)?
    A: Ray Reardon (1970)
  2. What nationality is snooker player Robin Hull?
    A: Finnish
  3. Which two players have made 147 breaks at the World Championships without ever winning the title?
    A: Jimmy White and Ali Carter
  4. Which player made an official complaint about Ronnie O’Sullivan’s ambidextrous play at the 1996 World Championship?
    A: Alan Robidoux
  5. John Virgo may now be better known as a commentator, but as a professional what was the only tournament he won? The win came in 1979.
    A: The UK Championship
  6. What country did snooker originate in?
    A: India
  7. Since 2012, what London location has been the venue for the Masters tournament?
    A: Alexandra Palace
  8. Which Scottish player was famous for playing with a cue purchased when he was a child for under 20 pounds for the majority of his career?
    A: Alan McManus
  9. What is the capacity of the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, home to the World Championships? (a point for within 50 either way)
    A: 980
  10. Which snooker player was banned from the professional game for 12 years in 2012 for match-fixing offenses?
    A: Stephen Lee

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