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The World Mornington Crescent Championships have technically been held annually since 1836, although only since 1910 have they been truly open to all comers on the basis of world ranking and qualifying tournaments: Mornington Crescent was one of the first competitive games to stop recognising the difference between amateurs (who could compete in the World Championships) and professionals (who previously could not, as playing for money was frowned upon.) The first World Champion in the Open era was Sydney Hall, who was to win seven times. Mrs Trellis holds the record number of victories (17), and Tibor Hugo the record number of consecutive victories (10).
The World Mornington Crescent Championships have technically been held annually since 1836, although only since 1910 have they been truly open to all comers on the basis of world ranking and qualifying tournaments (also giving out a few "wild cards" each year to people who do not qualify by ranking or from the qualifying tournaments): Mornington Crescent was one of the first competitive games to stop recognising the difference between amateurs (who could compete in the World Championships) and professionals (who previously could not, as playing for money was frowned upon.) The first World Champion in the Open era was Sydney Hall, who was to win seven times. Mrs Trellis holds the record number of victories (17), and Tibor Hugo the record number of consecutive victories (10).

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It should be noted that the Team event in the World Championships is not considered the premier event in Team Mornington Crescent, owing to (a) the existence of a separate World Team MC competition, and (b) the fact that each Team must have at least 50% of its membership made up of people who are in the Singles draw. (The same is true in Pairs, where at least one member of the Pair must be in the singles championship.) Nevertheless, victory is still considered extremely prestigious in any event of the World Championships.
It should be noted that the Team event in the World Championships is not considered the premier event in Team Mornington Crescent, owing to the existence of the biennial World Team Mornington Crescent Championships which considerably predate the introduction of the World Championships' Team event. Nevertheless, victory is still considered extremely prestigious in any event of the World Championships.

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