1939 World Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1938-1939
Dates: December 8th 1938 - March 2nd 1939
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: England Thurstons Hall, London, England
Sponsor: None
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 11 11 4 3 1 1 31
Frame rate 43.27 43.27 119 158.67 476 476 15.35
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
15 0 15
Matches: 14
Frames: 476
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 1 1
Prize fund: GBP 0
Points scored: 41,554
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final England Joe Davis 43 (73) 30 England Sidney Smith
Played:
1939-02-27 - 03-04
Scores: 89-23; 64-52; 77-23; 66-59; 68-58; 17-102; 60-28; 38-90; 46-70; 71-27; 35-77; 67-56; 88-46; 99(56)-17; 79-40; 52-61; 35-89; 72-25; 77-37; 53-63; 54-64; 113(88)-11; 88-25; 56-66; 79-45; 82-21; 78-37; 76-52; 44-86; 72(57)-41; 50-60; 16-98; 42-76; 41-61; 43-80; 22-111(57); 57-49; 61-63; 80-42; 36-72; 62-55; 24-87; 65-60; 87(61)-18; 83-32; 74-37; 95(62)-25; 26-99; 87(73)-32; 104(64)-24; 15-105; 59-71; 97-33; 117(69)-13; 120(95)-6; 33-71; 49-71; 111-7; 60-50; 60-63; 47-46; 66-40; 74-58; 48-70; 29-66; 45-62; 73-38; 75-41; 99-10; 39-87(73); 70-48; 31-63; 56-51
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
95, 88, 73, 69, 64, 62, 61, 57, 56
Smith:
73, 57
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 5-1, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, 12-6, 13-6, 13-7, 13-8, 14-8, 15-8, 15-9, 16-9, 17-9, 18-9, 19-9, 19-10, 20-10, 20-11, 20-12, 20-13, 20-14, 20-15, 20-16, 21-16, 21-17, 22-17, 22-18, 23-18, 23-19, 24-19, 25-19, 26-19, 27-19, 28-19, 28-20, 29-20, 30-20, 30-21, 30-22, 31-22, 32-22, 33-22, 33-23, 33-24, 34-24, 35-24, 35-25, 36-25, 37-25, 38-25, 38-26, 38-27, 38-28, 39-28, 40-28, 41-28, 41-29, 42-29, 42-30, 43-30
Davis Smith Total
Points scored: 4623 3842 8465
Avg. points/frame: 63.33 52.63 115.96
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 2 4 1 1 1 - 9
Smith 1 - 1 - - - 2
Semi-final England Joe Davis 17 (31) 14 England Fred Davis
Played:
1939-02-23 - 02-25
Scores: 28-90; 63-28; 21-58; 66-24; 56-47; 84-37; 91(64)-10; 33-83; 76-25; 34-65; 42-80; 76-42; 24-79; no scores recorded for 2 frames; 98-11; 27-97; 112(52)-23; 58-54; 73-51; 3-118(113); 38-74; 89(62)-42; 66-49; 68-49; 60-49; 56-58; 80-35; 47-78; 48-78
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
64, 62, 52
Davis:
113
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 7-5, 7-6, , , 8-6, 8-7, 9-7, 10-7, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 12-9, 13-9, 14-9, 15-9, 15-10, 16-10, 16-11, 16-12
Davis Davis Total
Points scored: 1617 1534 3151
Avg. points/frame: 52.16 49.48 101.65
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 1 2 - - - - 3
Davis - - - - - 1 1
Semi-final England Sidney Smith 20 (31) 11 England Alec Brown
Played:
1939-02-20 - 02-22
Scores: 44-57; 36-64; 92-15; 49-53; 30-82; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 69-51; 48-41; 64-41; 67-19; 68-58; 50-49; 90(63)-39; 24-77; 38-82; 65-39; 114-7; 37-81; 69-28; 103-29; 82-29; 36-54; 68-16; 78-20; 71-42; 59-67(51); 54-32
50+ Breaks:
Smith:
63
Brown:
51
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, , , , , , 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 13-7, 13-8, 14-8, 15-8, 16-8, 16-9, 17-9
Smith Brown Total
Points scored: 1605 1172 2777
Avg. points/frame: 51.77 37.81 89.58
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Smith - 1 - - - - 1
Brown 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final England Alec Brown 17 (31) 14 Australia Horace Lindrum
Played:
1939-02-06 - 02-08
Scores: 65-48; 24-94; 100-21; 91-11; 52-81; 105(59)-11; 45-72; 68-40; 18-97(68); no scores recorded for 1 frame; 80-27; 54-47; 113(83)-18; 54-69; 64-53; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 66-46; 45-66; 30-75; 64-26; 54-53; 34-79; 78-46; 32-79; 30-70; 41-73; 29-88
50+ Breaks:
Brown:
83, 59
Lindrum:
68
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, , 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 9-5, , , , , , 10-5, 10-6, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 12-8, 13-8, 13-9, 13-10, 13-11, 13-12
Brown Lindrum Total
Points scored: 1436 1390 2826
Avg. points/frame: 46.32 44.84 91.16
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Brown 1 - - 1 - - 2
Lindrum - 1 - - - - 1
Quarter-final England Fred Davis 20 (31) 11 England Tom Newman
Played:
1939-02-13 - 02-15
Scores: 84-19; 59-39; 72-33; 58-51; 72-33; 72-34; 77-37; 35-80; 80-44; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 68-37; 68-43; 69-28; 80-26; 66-62; 54-43; 51-65; 77-42; 32-92(88); 26-69; 48-69; 64-31; 33-73; 15-85; 83-19; 78-39; 60-44; 46-63; 81-27; 20-98; 19-80
50+ Breaks:
Davis:

Newman:
88
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 7-1, 8-1, , 9-1, 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 13-1, 14-1, 14-2, 15-2, 15-3, 15-4, 15-5, 16-5, 16-6, 16-7, 17-7, 18-7, 19-7, 19-8, 20-8, 20-9, 20-10
Davis Newman Total
Points scored: 1747 1505 3252
Avg. points/frame: 56.35 48.55 104.9
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - - - - - - 0
Newman - - - 1 - - 1
Quarter-final England Joe Davis 19 (31) 12 England Willie Smith
Played:
1939-02-16 - 02-18
Scores: 79-43; 59-61; 92-28; 42-74; 58-51; 17-85; 53-77; 101(64)-10; 77-35; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 56-64; 26-51; 26-71; 45-68; 57-52; 71-55; 88-21; 62-24; no scores recorded for 2 frames; 66-51; 80-30; 82(78)-33; 54-38; 71-41; 41-54; 14-83; 63-44; 52-45; 51-54; 46-63
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
78, 64
Smith:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, , 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 6-8, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8, , , 10-8, 11-8, 12-8, 13-8, 14-8, 14-9, 14-10, 15-10, 16-10, 16-11, 16-12
Davis Smith Total
Points scored: 1629 1406 3035
Avg. points/frame: 52.55 45.35 97.9
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 1 1 - - - 2
Smith - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final England Sidney Smith 16 (31) 15 Scotland Walter Donaldson
Played:
1939-02-09 - 02-11
Scores: 37-60; 64-54; 46-59; 92-30; 60-44; 52-61; 81-33; 60-71; 71-16; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 83-25; 32-65; 74-45; 98-10; 50-62; 32-57; 33-61; 25-68; 41-73; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 19-78; 32-78; 76-30; 32-71; 80-33; 63-22; 43-77; 87-24; 82-37; 49-74; 69-34
50+ Breaks:
Smith:

Donaldson:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, , 6-4, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 8-8, 8-9, 8-10, , 8-11, 8-12, 9-12, 9-13, 10-13, 11-13, 11-14, 12-14, 13-14, 13-15, 14-15
Smith Donaldson Total
Points scored: 1663 1452 3115
Avg. points/frame: 53.65 46.84 100.48
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Smith - - - - - - 0
Donaldson - - - - - - 0
Round 3 England Fred Davis 19 (31) 12 Canada Con Stanbury
Played:
1939-02-02 - 02-04
Scores: 98(53)-24; 67-43; 81-18; 79-38; 61-21; 62-54; 39-83; 79-32; 59-35; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 41-59; 70-30; 86-33; 56-66; 94-23; 41-76; 55-67; 88-25; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 83-20; 50-88; 63-45; 49-61; 76-41; 9-96; 34-86; 68-40; 26-64; 79-29; 70-32
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
53
Stanbury:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, , 8-2, 9-2, 10-2, 10-3, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5, 12-5, , 13-5, 13-6, 14-6, 14-7, 15-7, 15-8, 15-9, 16-9, 16-10, 17-10, 18-10
Davis Stanbury Total
Points scored: 1763 1329 3092
Avg. points/frame: 56.87 42.87 99.74
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 1 - - - - - 1
Stanbury - - - - - - 0
Round 3 Scotland Walter Donaldson 21 (31) 10 England Claude Falkiner
Played:
1938-01-26 - 01-28
Scores: 39-48; 24-85; 67-40; 33-66; 70-30; 37-51; 73-23; 59-43; 30-85(61); no scores recorded for 1 frame; 60-47; 90-23; 41-58; 101(50)-15; 92-31; 69-23; 83-43; 22-68; 83-16; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 88-26; 59-50; 38-65; 99-11; 48-38; 67-30; 45-57; 86-13; 89-28; 36-48; 93-25
50+ Breaks:
Donaldson:
50
Falkiner:
61
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, , 5-5, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 10-7, 11-7, , 12-7, 13-7, 13-8, 14-8, 15-8, 16-8, 16-9, 17-9, 18-9, 18-10, 19-10
Donaldson Falkiner Total
Points scored: 1821 1186 3007
Avg. points/frame: 58.74 38.26 97
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Donaldson 1 - - - - - 1
Falkiner - 1 - - - - 1
Round 3 England Tom Newman 19 (31) 12 England Alec Mann
Played:
1939-01-30 - 02-01
Scores: 51-48; 67-17; 68-67; 81-27; 24-73; 65-72; 53-55; 79-43; 77-34; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 63-39; 103-18; 76-44; 22-65; 21-62; 63-31; 82-26; 76-25; no scores recorded for 2 frames; 92(71)-15; 44-55; 39-61; 83-11; 26-73; 32-84; 77-24; 66-44; 80-34; 79-34; 34-85
50+ Breaks:
Newman:
71
Mann:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, , 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 9-4, 9-5, 10-5, 11-5, 12-5, , , 13-5, 13-6, 13-7, 14-7, 14-8, 14-9, 15-9, 16-9, 17-9, 18-9, 18-10
Newman Mann Total
Points scored: 1723 1266 2989
Avg. points/frame: 55.58 40.84 96.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Newman - - 1 - - - 1
Mann - - - - - - 0
Round 3 England Sidney Smith 21 (31) 10 England Sidney Lee
Played:
1939-01-23 - 01-25
Scores: 54-37; 59-26; 91-44; 39-63; 57-53; 45-67; 84(59)-13; 68-36; 62-52; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 78-27; 80-29; 68-41; 96-12; 49-58; 91-37; 76-36; 69-19; 28-75; 21-91; 73-29; 74-21; 59-49; 81-43; 33-81; 68(52)-36; 2-100(59); 80-36; 84-11; 71-39; 47-76
50+ Breaks:
Smith:
59, 52
Lee:
59
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, , 8-2, 9-2, 10-2, 11-2, 11-3, 12-3, 13-3, 14-3, 14-4, 14-5, 15-5, 16-5, 17-5, 18-5, 18-6, 19-6, 19-7, 20-7, 21-7, 22-7, 22-8
Smith Lee Total
Points scored: 1887 1337 3224
Avg. points/frame: 60.87 43.13 104
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Smith 2 - - - - - 2
Lee 1 - - - - - 1
Round 2 Scotland Walter Donaldson 18 (31) 13 England Dickie Laws
Played:
1939-01-11 - 01-13
Round 1 Scotland Walter Donaldson 18 (31) 13 England Herbert Holt
Played:
1938-12-28 - 12-31
Round 1 England Dickie Laws 19 (31) 12 England Stanley Newman
Played:
1938-12-08 - 12-10
Scores: 34-76; 20-96; 59-49; 92(64)-13; 69-41; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 62-46; 68-32; 71-17; 71-58; 64-50; 64-44; 67-42; 75-26; 48-69; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 40-78; 27-57; 35-60; 69-22; 65-38; 17-76; 77-21; 97-14; 55-46; 51-36; 64-53
50+ Breaks:
Laws:
64
Newman:

Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, , , , , , 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2, 10-2, 11-2, 11-3, , 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, 12-6, 13-6, 13-7, 14-7, 15-7, 16-7, 17-7, 18-7
Laws Newman Total
Points scored: 1461 1160 2621
Avg. points/frame: 47.13 37.42 84.55
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Laws - 1 - - - - 1
Newman - - - - - - 0