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The Crucible Contest

The Crucible Contest is an annual competition where the goal is to guess all the match winners in the World Championship.

The one with the most points at the end of the championship is declared the winner. Correct picks in the first round are worth 1 point. Points for a correct pick doubles for every following round. If you manage to pick the winner you're awarded 16 points.

A perfect entry is worth 80 points. Nobody's made a "maximum" yet. Will you be the one?

From the 2003/2004 season on there are also contests for the other tournaments.

See the full list of upcoming, ongoing and completed contests at Event-Prediction.com.

The Crucible Contest

See also the cumulative rankings for 2001-2003 and 2005-2020.

Year Contest Winner World Champion Num Avg
Name Nat Scr Mrg Name Picks %
1996 Ruud Brekelmans Net 70 1 Stephen Hendry 102 54.55 187 45.05
1997 René Chavelier Can 60 4 Ken Doherty 5 1.71 292 26.62
1998 Martin Schamaun Swi 76 2 John Higgins 36 10.17 354 38.17
1999 Marcus Fleet Eng 74 0 Stephen Hendry 134 21.07 636 41.55
Cedric Law Hkg
2000 Laurence Chartron Fra 69 4 Mark J Williams 293 22.84 1 283 30.90
2001 Hughie O'Donnell USA 70 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan 179 32.37 553 39.56
2002 Ian Sedgley Eng 62 8 Peter Ebdon 3 0.58 520 30.41
2003 Simon Williams Eng 74 5 Mark J Williams 99 17.10 579 33.02
2004 Pieter Kuijt Net 56 0 Ronnie O'Sullivan 236 27.90 846 25.83
Bill O'Connell USA
2005 Jean-Michel Verstaen Bel 51 6 Shaun Murphy 0 0.00 630 21.26
2006 Mika Jortikka Fin 48 4 Graeme Dott 2 0.36 633 20.36
2007 Matt Wilson Eng 58 1 John Higgins 39 6.10 639 20.81
2008 Máté Jezoviczki Hun 57 3 Ronnie O'Sullivan 191 31.83 600 29.48
2009 Sorin Stanciu Rom 70 2 John Higgins 83 10.91 761 28.45
2010 Scott Brummitt Eng 62 4 Neil Robertson 54 7.75 697 25.31
2011 Heikki Järvelä Eng 65 0 John Higgins 146 20.62 708 33.07
  Jon Grimley Nzl
  Rees Carter Eng
2012 Laci Brucker Cro 63 3 Ronnie O'Sullivan 168 18.06 930 21.26
2013 Alexandria Hassett Eng 56 2 Ronnie O'Sullivan 200 21.55 928 25.61
2014 Eugene Perstnev Ukr 71 0 Mark Selby 62 6.72 923 37.72
  Jon Olav Sørhaug Nor
  Morgan Place USA
  Ole Poon Hkg
2015 Neil Dakin Eng 50 5 Stuart Bingham 1 0.10 953 28.10
2016 Jan Fric Slo 56 0 Mark Selby 57 5.63 1013 20.03
  Jenny Sandgren Swe
2017 Darren Clark Eng 76 4 Mark Selby 188 19.00 987 33.61
2018 Petra Pott Swi 68 6 Mark J Williams 13 1.24 1045 23.37
2019 Lars Andersson Swe 63 5 Judd Trump 135 12.40 1089 21.79
2020 Inga-Britt Andersson Swe 65 0 Ronnie O'Sullivan 279 25.27 1085 29.14
  Kerem Atalay Tur
Averages 64 3   102 13,48 759 28,29

Nat = Nationality; Mrg = Margin of victory; Num = Number of contestants; Avg = Average score; Records in red