This World Championship was the eleventh since the event started in 1989. Robert Fulford is the only player to have played in all eleven. David Openshaw (1995), Chris Clarke (1997), Jerry Stark (2001) and Stephen Mulliner (2002) have all missed 1.
Chris Clarke at 36 is the second oldest winner after Reg Bamford who was 37 when he won for the second time in 2005. Reg Bamford is the only player to have been over 40 whilst World Champion.
The nearly 13 year gap between Clarke's first and second wins is also the longest gap between wins.
Three players have won the Championship more than once Fulford (5), Bamford(2) and Clarke (2). Joe Hogan and John Walters won once.
The WCF awards Gold medals to the winner, Silver to the runner up and Bronze to the losing semi-finalists.
The all time medal table now reads
Players with more than 1 medal are
Australia have never won a medal at the World Championships. Six Australians have reached a quarter final, with only 2 in the last 6 Championships:
1992 Pickering and Northey
1994 Kobelt and Taylor