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Sound of Silence

Michael Rother, once of Kraftwerk and the founder member of Neu!, was a special guest at the Betfred World Championship last year and spoke about his love of the green baize sport. Innovators and pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk were one of the most influential bands of the 1970s and had hits with songs like… Read More

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Clive Everton’s Greatest Crucible Moments

Last year Clive Everton was honoured at the World Snooker Awards, becoming the first broadcaster or journalist to be inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame. We talked to the legendary commentator and Editor of Snooker Scene about his induction and some of his most memorable moments at the Crucible from behind the mic and… Read More

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Training For Snooker’s Marathon

To become a World Champion, you have to practise like one. “It’s a bit like being in Tron,” Steve Davis says. “You are completely at one with the game.” The six-time world champion is describing the closing moments of a final. A soon-to-be champion playing the snooker of his life as hours of hard work… Read More

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Review Of The Season

The 2017/18 World Snooker Tour provided a battleground for 30 pieces of silverware in tournaments played across 13 countries, with 131 players travelling the globe in pursuit of glory. From Berlin to Bangkok, here is the story of the 2017/18 season. Riga Masters June 23rd – June 25th Champion: Ryan Day Welshman Day finally claimed… Read More

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World Championship Quiz

How good is your knowledge of snooker’s biggest tournament? Test it with these 40 questions… Who won the first World Championship, back in 1927? How much prize money did he win (roughly 0.000015% of this year’s top prize)? How many times did Fred Davis win the title? What nationality was Horace Lindrum, who first reached… Read More

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2019 Crucible Tickets Close To Sell Out

Tickets for the 2019 Betfred World Championship have almost sold out, with a small number for certain sessions still available (as of Wednesday May 9th at 5pm). The 2019 Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield runs from April 20 to May 6 next year. Tickets went on sale last Sunday and Monday and have… Read More

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Story Of The 2018 Betfred World Championship

The 2018 Betfred World Championship was one of the most pulsating showings of snooker in recent memory. It all ended with a Crucible final for the ages, but the road to a classic contest between two giants of the baize was an epic one… Round One Mark Selby had imperiously reigned as World Champion for… Read More

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Williams Conquers Crucible

Mark Williams won the Betfred World Championship for the third time by beating John Higgins 18-16 in one of the all-time great Crucible finals. Williams won seven consecutive frames from 7-7 to lead 14-7, and despite a rally from Higgins to 15-15 he closed out victory in the 34th frame, in the closest final since… Read More

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Williams Leads 15-10 Ahead Of Crucible Finale

Mark Williams weathered a John Higgins fightback to secure a 15-10 lead going into the last session of the Betfred World Championship final. Williams, who lifted the title in 2000 and 2003, needs just three more frames to reach the target of 18 and claim a third world crown. Higgins will have it all to… Read More

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Williams 10-7 Up Overnight

Mark Williams holds a 10-7 lead over John Higgins going into the second day of the Betfred World Championship final in Sheffield. First to 18 on Monday takes the famous trophy and a record top prize of £425,000. Welshman Williams took five of the nine frames in the second session and needs eight more to… Read More

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