1940 World Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1939-1940
Dates: February 22nd 1940 - March 18th 1940
Qualifying dates: February 19th 1940 - February 21st 1940
Location: England Thurstons Hall, London, England
Sponsor: None
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 7 6 5 4 - 2 24
Frame rate 41.43 48.33 58 72.5 - 145 12.08
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
9 0 9
Matches: 8
Frames: 290
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 2 2
Prize fund: GBP 0
Points scored: 19,046
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final England Joe Davis 37 (73) 36 England Fred Davis
Played:
1940-03-14 - 03-20
Scores: 78-36; 74-32; 72-51; 33-58; 93-29; 34-75; 84-23; 62-50; 68-24; 37-76; 52-63; 79-23; 64-55; 61-70; 15-102; 97-55; 56-69; 64-68; 75-57; 133-12; 10-104; 70-63; 87-25; 46-80; 63-67; 45-80; 35-104(56); 39-75(55); 31-90; 25-90; 35-85(84); 23-114(76); 41-62; 9-100; 79-21; 41-90; 106(88)-15; 80-30; 82-34; 40-79(78); 85-19; 41-66; 109-2; 70-31; 78-36; 22-91; 92-7; 81-39; 102(61)-24; 41-101(101); 85-25; 27-84; 8-117(68); 76-49; 85-25; 20-78; 74-71; 91-43; 24-111; 84-14; 62-59; 68-66; 89-26; 31-98(72); 55-73; 38-76; 19-89; 68-57; 36-90; 76-38; 12-86; 101(101)-12; 24-83
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
101, 101, 88, 61, 61
Davis:
101, 101, 84, 78, 78, 76, 72, 72, 68, 68, 56, 55
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4, 11-5, 12-5, 13-5, 13-6, 14-6, 14-7, 15-7, 16-7, 16-8, 17-8, 18-8, 18-9, 18-10, 18-11, 18-12, 19-12, 20-12, 20-13, 21-13, 21-14, 21-15, 22-15, 23-15, 24-15, 25-15, 25-16, 25-17, 26-17, 27-17, 28-17, 29-17, 29-18, 30-18, 30-19, 31-19, 31-20, 31-21, 31-22, 31-23, 31-24, 31-25, 31-26, 31-27, 31-28, 32-28, 32-29, 32-30, 32-31, 33-31, 33-32, 33-33, 33-34, 34-34, 35-34, 35-35, 35-36, 36-36, 37-36, 38-36, 38-37, 39-37, 39-38, 40-38, 41-38, 42-38, 42-39, 43-39, 44-39, 45-39, 45-40, 46-40, 46-41, 46-42, 47-42, 48-42, 48-43, 49-43, 50-43, 50-44, 51-44, 52-44, 53-44, 54-44, 54-45, 54-46, 54-47, 54-48, 55-48, 55-49, 56-49, 56-50, 57-50, 57-51
Davis Davis Total
Points scored: 4292 4322 8614
Avg. points/frame: 58.79 59.21 118
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 1 - 1 - 1 3
Davis 2 1 3 1 - 1 8
Semi-final England Fred Davis 17 (31) 14 England Sidney Smith
Played:
1940-03-11 - 03-13
Scores: 47-51; 58-64; 44-58; 63-47; 50-61; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 79-35; 43-70; 72-15; 44-69; no scores recorded for 6 frames; 73-38; 42-92; 81-24; 94-27; 55-70; no scores recorded for 6 frames
50+ Breaks:
Davis:

Smith:

Match Progress:
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Davis Smith Total
Points scored: 845 721 1566
Avg. points/frame: 27.26 23.26 50.52
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - - - - - - 0
Smith - - - - - - 0
Semi-final England Joe Davis 22 (31) 9 Scotland Walter Donaldson
Played:
1940-03-07 - 03-09
Scores: 95(53)-22; 68(57)-53(53); 85(60)-41; 12-95; 29-83; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 72-37; 103-48; 83-28; 42-81; 118-14; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 67-77; 110(50)-3; 88(73)-36; 55-46; 102(72)-7; 80-49; 99-17; 85-37; 88-31; 96-22; 83-35
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
73, 72, 60, 57, 53, 50
Donaldson:
53
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, , , , , , 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, , , , , , 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4, 12-4, 13-4, 14-4, 15-4, 16-4, 17-4
Davis Donaldson Total
Points scored: 1660 862 2522
Avg. points/frame: 53.55 27.81 81.35
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 3 1 2 - - - 6
Donaldson 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final England Fred Davis 20 (31) 11 England Sydney Lee
Played:
1940-02-29 - 03-02
Scores: no scores recorded for 10 frames; 70-41; 46-72; 32-67; 72-43; 65-51; 64-53; 109-18; 33-64; 97-7; 40-67; 24-89; 59-54; 28-91; 115(88)-8; 44-77; 67-45
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
88
Lee:

Match Progress:
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Davis Lee Total
Points scored: 965 847 1812
Avg. points/frame: 31.13 27.32 58.45
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - - - 1 - - 1
Lee - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final England Joe Davis 20 (31) 11 England Alec Brown
Played:
1940-02-26 - 02-28
Scores: 45-75; 89-56; 47-52; 90-24; 82-24; 101-14; 44-74; 77-31; 57-44; 92-35; 99-21; 65-48; 71-35; 53-57; 61-59; 58-36; 41-83; 45-62; 40-56; 44-85; 112(63)-11; 72-44; 37-100; 83-31; 96-9
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
63
Brown:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 10-3, 10-4, 11-4, 12-4, 12-5, 12-6, 12-7, 12-8, 13-8, 14-8, 14-9, 15-9, 16-9
Davis Brown Total
Points scored: 1701 1166 2867
Avg. points/frame: 54.87 37.61 92.48
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 1 - - - - 1
Brown - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Scotland Walter Donaldson 24 (31) 7 England Herbert Holt
Played:
1940-02-22 - 02-24
Quarter-final England Sidney Smith 22 (31) 9 England Tom Newman
Played:
1940-03-06 - 03-08
Scores: 10-97(53); 94(63)-37; 70-39; 112(86)-5; 78-14; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 93-25; 49-47; 68-45; 87-33; 80-33; no scores recorded for 5 frames; 27-53; 64-37; 85-23; 111(68)-23; 94-32; no scores recorded for 6 frames
50+ Breaks:
Smith:
86, 68, 63
Newman:
53
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, , , , , , 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1, , , , , , 9-2, 10-2, 11-2, 12-2, 13-2, , , , , ,
Smith Newman Total
Points scored: 1122 543 1665
Avg. points/frame: 36.19 17.52 53.71
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Smith - 2 - 1 - - 3
Newman 1 - - - - - 1
Round 1 England Herbert Holt 18 (31) 13 Canada Con Stanbury
Played:
1940-02-19 - 02-21