Triple Crown (snooker)


The Triple Crown in snooker is winnin the three maist prestigious toornaments; the Warld Snooker Championship, th' UK Championship, an the invitational Masters. Thir three evens thegither mak up the Triple Crown Series wit each individual toornament referred tae as a Triple Crown event. The individual evens are deemed tae be the maist reputable, despite nae ayeweys bein worth the maist rankin pynts or prize fund. Players who win aw three toornaments are said tae hae "won th Triple Crown", aither ower thair career, or in ane season alone. The Triple Crown dates back tae the 1969 Warld Snooker Championship, when the event changed reverted tae a knockout format frae the prior "challenge" basis.

Logo o the Triple Crown Series

As o 2020, 11 players hae won aw three evens, wi baith Stephen Hendry an Ronnie O'Sullivan winnin each event five times or mair. O'Sullivan haes the maist titles, haein won 19 individual toornaments. Three players hae won aw three in the space o a season, wi Mark Williams, Steve Davis each an Hendry haein done sae on twa occasions. Shortly afore the stairt o the Masters toornament in Januar 2020, the name wis creatit as pairt o a "Triple Crown series", wi ony player who haed won the Triple Crown in the past bein able tae adorn thair waistcoat wi a crown symbolising thair achievemens.

Tournament winnersEedit

By seasonEedit

A leet o aw winners o the three Triple Crown events is shawn ablo bi season:

Season UK Championship[1][2] The Masters[3][4] Warld Championship[5][6] Ref.
1968–69 stairtit in 1977/1978 stairtit in 1974/1975   John Spencer (ENG) (1/4) [7]
1969–70   Ray Reardon (WAL) (1/7) [7]
1970–71   John Spencer (ENG) (2/4) [7]
1971–72   Alex Higgins (NIR) (1/5) [7]
1972–73   Ray Reardon (WAL) (2/7) [7]
1973–74   Ray Reardon (WAL) (3/7) [7]
1974–75   John Spencer (ENG) (3/4)   Ray Reardon (WAL) (4/7) [7][8]
1975–76   Ray Reardon (WAL)  (5/7)   Ray Reardon (WAL)  (6/7) [7][8]
1976–77   Doug Mountjoy (WAL) (1/3)   John Spencer (ENG) (4/4) [7][8]
1977–78   Patsy Fagan (IRL)   Alex Higgins (NIR) (2/5)   Ray Reardon (WAL) (7/7) [7][8]
1978–79   Doug Mountjoy (WAL) (2/3)   Perrie Mans (RSA)   Terry Griffiths (WAL) (1/3) [7][8]
1979–80   John Virgo (ENG)   Terry Griffiths (WAL) (2/3)   Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (1/4) [7][8][9]
1980–81   Steve Davis (ENG)  (1/15)   Alex Higgins (NIR) (3/5)   Steve Davis (ENG)  (2/15) [7][8][9]
1981–82   Steve Davis (ENG)  (3/15)   Steve Davis (ENG)  (4/15)   Alex Higgins (NIR) (4/5) [7][8][9]
1982–83   Terry Griffiths (WAL) (3/3)   Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (2/4)   Steve Davis (ENG) (5/15) [7][8][9]
1983–84   Alex Higgins (NIR) (5/5)   Jimmy White (ENG) (1/2)   Steve Davis (ENG) (6/15) [7][8][9]
1984–85   Steve Davis (ENG) (7/15)   Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (3/4)   Dennis Taylor (NIR) (1/2) [7][8][9]
1985–86   Steve Davis (ENG) (8/15)   Cliff Thorburn (CAN) (4/4)   Joe Johnson (ENG) [7][8][9]
1986–87   Steve Davis (ENG)  (9/15)   Dennis Taylor (NIR) (2/2)   Steve Davis (ENG)  (10/15) [7][8][9]
1987–88   Steve Davis (ENG)  (11/15)   Steve Davis (ENG)  (12/15)   Steve Davis (ENG)  (13/15) [7][8][9]
1988–89   Doug Mountjoy (WAL) (3/3)   Stephen Hendry (SCO) (1/18)   Steve Davis (ENG) (14/15) [7][8][9]
1989–90   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (2/18)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (3/18)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (4/18) [7][8][9]
1990–91   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (5/18)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (6/18)   John Parrott (ENG) (1/2) [7][8][9]
1991–92   John Parrott (ENG) (2/2)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (7/18)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (8/18) [7][8][9]
1992–93   Jimmy White (ENG) (2/2)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (9/18)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (10/18) [7][8][9]
1993–94   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (1/19)   Alan McManus (SCO)   Stephen Hendry (SCO) (11/18) [7][8][9]
1994–95   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (12/18)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (2/19)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (13/18) [7][8][9]
1995–96   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (14/18)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (15/18)   Stephen Hendry (SCO)  (16/18) [7][8][9]
1996–97   Stephen Hendry (SCO) (17/18)   Steve Davis (ENG) (15/15)   Ken Doherty (IRL) [7][8][9]
1997–98   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (3/19)   Mark Williams (WAL) (1/7)   John Higgins (SCO) (1/9) [7][8][9]
1998–99   John Higgins (SCO)  (2/9)   John Higgins (SCO)  (3/9)   Stephen Hendry (SCO) (18/18) [7][8][9]
1999–2000   Mark Williams (WAL)  (2/7)   Matthew Stevens (WAL) (1/2)   Mark Williams (WAL)  (3/7) [7][8][9]
2000–01   John Higgins (SCO) (4/9)   Paul Hunter (ENG) (1/3)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (4/19) [7][8][9]
2001–02   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (5/19)   Paul Hunter (ENG) (2/3)   Peter Ebdon (ENG) (1/2) [7][8][9]
2002–03   Mark Williams (WAL)  (4/7)   Mark Williams (WAL)  (5/7)   Mark Williams (WAL)  (6/7) [7][8][9]
2003–04   Matthew Stevens (WAL) (2/2)   Paul Hunter (ENG) (3/3)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (6/19) [7][8][9]
2004–05   Stephen Maguire (SCO)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (7/19)   Shaun Murphy (ENG) (1/3) [7][8][9]
2005–06   Ding Junhui (CHN) (1/4)   John Higgins (SCO) (5/9)   Graeme Dott (SCO) [7][8][9]
2006–07   Peter Ebdon (ENG) (2/2)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (8/19)   John Higgins (SCO) (6/9) [7][8][9]
2007–08   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)  (9/19)   Mark Selby (ENG) (1/8)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG)  (10/19) [7][8][9]
2008–09   Shaun Murphy (ENG) (2/3)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (11/19)   John Higgins (SCO) (7/9) [7][8][9]
2009–10   Ding Junhui (CHN) (2/4)   Mark Selby (ENG) (2/8)   Neil Robertson (AUS) (1/4) [7][8][9]
2010–11   John Higgins (SCO)  (8/9)   Ding Junhui (CHN) (3/4)   John Higgins (SCO)  (9/9) [7][8][9]
2011–12   Judd Trump (ENG) (1/3)   Neil Robertson (AUS) (2/4)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (12/19) [10][11][12]
2012–13   Mark Selby (ENG) (3/8)   Mark Selby (ENG) (4/8)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (13/19) [13][14][15]
2013–14   Neil Robertson (AUS) (3/4)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (14/19)   Mark Selby (ENG) (5/8) [16][17][18]
2014–15   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (15/19)   Shaun Murphy (ENG) (3/3)   Stuart Bingham (ENG) (1/2) [19][20][21]
2015–16   Neil Robertson (AUS) (4/4)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (16/19)   Mark Selby (ENG) (6/8) [22][23][24]
2016–17   Mark Selby (ENG)  (7/8)   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (17/19)   Mark Selby (ENG)  (8/8) [25][26][27]
2017–18   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (18/19)   Mark Allen (NIR)   Mark Williams (WAL) (7/7) [28][29][30]
2018–19   Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (19/19)   Judd Trump (ENG)  (2/3)   Judd Trump (ENG)  (3/3) [31][32][33]
2019–20   Ding Junhui (CHN) (4/4)   Stuart Bingham (ENG) (2/2) [34][35]
Legend
Player won aw three Triple Crown toornaments in the same season  
Player won twa Triple Crown toornaments in the same season  

Multiple Triple Crown event winnersEedit

Player Tot Warld Championship[7] UK Championship[9] Masters[8] Winnin span
  O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan   19 5 7 7 1993–2018
  Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry  18 7 5 6 1989–1999
  Davis, SteveSteve Davis  15 6 6 3 1980–1997
  Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins   9 4 3 2 1998–2011
  Selby, MarkMark Selby   8 3 2 3 2008–2017
  Reardon, RayRay Reardon 7 6 0 1 1970–1978
  Williams, MarkMark Williams   7 3 2 2 1998–2018
  Higgins, AlexAlex Higgins  5 2 1 2 1972–1983
  Spencer, JohnJohn Spencer 4 3 0 1 1969–1977
  Robertson, NeilNeil Robertson   4 1 2 1 2010–2015
  Thorburn, CliffCliff Thorburn 4 1 0 3 1980–1986
  Ding Junhui  4 0 3 1 2005–2019
  Griffiths, TerryTerry Griffiths  3 1 1 1 1979–1982
  Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphy   3 1 1 1 2005–2015
  Trump, JuddJudd Trump   3 1 1 1 2011–2019
  Mountjoy, DougDoug Mountjoy 3 0 2 1 1977–1988
  Hunter, PaulPaul Hunter 3 0 0 3 2001–2004
  Ebdon, PeterPeter Ebdon 2 1 1 0 2002–2006
  Parrott, JohnJohn Parrott 2 1 1 0 1991–1991
  Bingham, StuartStuart Bingham  2 1 0 1 2015–2020
  Taylor, DennisDennis Taylor 2 1 0 1 1985–1987
  Stevens, MatthewMatthew Stevens  2 0 1 1 2000–2003
  White, JimmyJimmy White  2 0 1 1 1984–1992
Legend
Player haes won aw Triple Crown events at least ance  
The names o active players are merked in bold  

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