2017 Snooker Hong Kong Masters Press Conference

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Review Of The Season

We’ve come to the end of another season on the World Snooker Tour, which continues to take our sport around the planet. The players have crossed the globe from Bucharest to Bangkok hunting for their share of over £10,000,000 in prize money. Here’s the story of the 2016/17 snooker season… Riga Masters   Winner: Neil Robertson… Read More

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Increased Viewing Figures For Snooker’s World Championship

Snooker’s Betfred World Championship, which finished on May 1st after 17 days of action at the Crucible in Sheffield, scored increased viewing figures on both BBC and Eurosport. Mark Selby won the title for the third time in four years, beating John Higgins 18-15 in the final, at the end of a tournament packed with… Read More

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King Of The Crucible

Last week the curtain closed on the fourth decade of competition at snooker’s Theatre of Dreams. Over that period Stephen Hendry has stood alone as the undisputed King of the Crucible… The World Championship’s Crucible era has been defined by great champions. Ray Reardon won the last of his six world titles at the Sheffield… Read More

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Hazel Irvine Q and A

The 40th anniversary of World Championship snooker at the Crucible has passed, but BBC presenter Hazel Irvine is celebrating a landmark of her own this year having spent three decades in sport… Hazel, congratulations on 30 years in sports broadcasting! Firstly, how did you originally become a sports presenter? I always knew I wanted to get… Read More

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Ticket Rush For Snooker Majors

Tickets for snooker’s Triple Crown tournaments have sold at an extraordinary rate over the past few days. The 2018 Betfred World Championship went on sale on the concluding day of this year’s event last Monday, and tickets completely sold out within 24 hours for the 17 days of next year’s Crucible bonanza. Fans from all… Read More

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Bid For Special John Parris Cue

A unique cue made by the world’s leading cue maker John Parris is now available to bid for, with proceeds going to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home. Watch a feature about the cue being made Bids should be made by email to info@worldsnooker.com . The cue will also be part of the auction at… Read More

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Your Chance To Bid For Unique Signed Balls

A set of balls signed by every World Snooker Champion of the Crucible era is available for auction. This remarkable and unique set carries the signatures of all 20 Crucible kings, including John Spencer and Alex Higgins who are no longer with us. The players who have signed the balls are: John Spencer Ray Reardon … Read More

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Story of the 2017 Betfred World Championship

This year signified the 40th anniversary of snooker’s showcase event being hosted at the sport’s Theatre of Dreams – the Crucible in Sheffield. It couldn’t have been marked in any better way than a final between two of the finest competitors to grace the Sheffield venue. In the end Mark Selby emerged an 18-15 winner… Read More

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Selby Conquers The Crucible Again

Mark Selby won his third Betfred World Championship crown since 2014 by beating John Higgins 18-15 in the final, becoming only the fourth player to successfully defend the title at the Crucible. Selby rubber-stamped his reputation as the best player of the current era as he came from 10-4 down to win 14 of the… Read More

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Betfred Donate £40,000 To Jessie May

World Championship title sponsor Betfred has donated a massive £40,000 to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, to mark 40 years of snooker at the Crucible. At the start of the tournament in Sheffield, Betfred pledged £200 for every century made during the 17 day event, to be rounded up to £40,000 if the total… Read More

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