1977 - How many former champions were in the 16 man final field for the Crucible? 5
1978 - Which Canadian defeated John Pulman 13-4 on debut before bowing out 13-6 in the quarter-finals? Werbeniuk
1979 - A Welshman in his first season as a professional qualified this year, having lost 9-8 in the UK Championship qualifiers from 8-2 up. How far did he go? Terry Griffiths, won the event.
1980 - (2004's concession exempted) - John Virgo became the only person to do what in a best of 19 frame match this year? Win without having to start the second session
1981 - Which two former champions came head to head in the last 16 this year? Reardon, Spencer
1982 - In terms of seeds in the first round, the 1982 championship is the only one to see what? The top 3 seeds beaten
1983 - Why is frame four of Match 21 played out on Saturday, 23rd April 1983 so important? Thorburn 147
1984 - Who said they had been literally 'scalped' after being hammered out of this years competition in the quarter-finals Reardon
1985 - In the famous final, at what point did Taylor first go ahead in frames? At the end of the last frame.
1986 - What does the first session of both this and the 1982 championship have in common? Defending champions losing session 8-1
1987 - Which former champion said goodbye to the Crucible with a 10-5 first round victory, before crashing to another former champion in the second round? Reardon
1988 - Who said 'I'm a realist, and being a realist I shall return' after losing in the first round, he failed to qualify for the 1989 championship Alex Higgins
1989 -The second day of the final is the only one to have seen what? One player not winning a frame on the last day of the championship.
1990 - Who was penalised for a push shot when 7-6 ahead in his first round match, before losing 10-7 . Robidoux, although it was 7-7 at the time.
1991 - How many former champions reached the quarter-finals of the 1991 tournament? 4
1992 - What record was set in the semi-finals this year? (Since broken) Largest winning margin, Hendry beating Griffiths 16-4.
1993 - What do Stephen Hendry and John Parrott (in 1992) have in common for their first session? Both won first session 9-0.
1994 - Which former champion said goodbye to the Crucible in the first round after losing 10-6 to an heir to the crown? Dennis Taylor
1995 - Which nationality was represented for the first time at the Crucible in 1995? Holland
1996 - Who's beard allegedly cost him victory in a 13-5 thumping this year? Darren Morgan
1997 - Who was on the other table when Ronnie O'Sullivan made his 147 this year? Either player will do Alan McManus
1998 - This year was the first since 1986 to see who depart in the first round? Hendry
1999 - What 'mirrored pattern' occurred in the opening three sessions of the 1999 final? Hendry won each session 5-3.
2000 - How many qualifiers reached the quaterfinals in 2000? 2
2001 - Which former semi-finalist made his first appearance at the Crucible for three years, lost heavily before waiting three years for his next appearance in the finals? Andy Hicks
2002 - The 2002 championship is the last (as of 2011) to have what occur? The final going to the final frame
2003 - Who made his once and so far only appearance on the one table situation in 2003? Stephen Lee
2004 - Who challenged who to a boxing match in 2004? Quentin Hann challenged Andy Hicks
2005 - Which Scot retired shortly after his first round loss which sent him down to 36th in the world rankings? Chris Small
2006 - This year was the first since the 1970s to have what occur? The winner not making a century in the final.
2007 - What do this years final and the 1985 final have in common? (Besides going beyond midnight) A whitewash session for the player who eventually lost
2008 - Which former champion showed a rare glimpse of emotion as he won his round match to remain in the top 16 Hendry
2009 - What do 2009 and 2000 have in common? Bingham drew the defending champion
2010 - What notable credit did all 8 quarter-finalists in this years championship have? All had made at least the semis before.
2011 - Who will make their Crucible debuts in 2011? Jimmy Robertson and Andrew Pagett