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Extra Tickets Released For World Championship

A limited number of extra tickets for the 2018 Betfred World Championship will be released this Friday (January 26) at 10am. The tournament at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield runs from April 21 to May 7. It is one of the biggest sporting events of the year with 32 players contesting snooker’s ultimate prize. Tickets… Read More

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Crucible Named in List of Top Sporting Venues

The Crucible Theatre, home of the Betfred World Snooker Championship, has been named as one of England’s top ten sporting venues in a list compiled by Historic England. Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson selected the list from a group of initial public nominations. The top ten form part of Historic England’s ‘A History of England in… Read More

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Tickets On Sale For World Qualifiers

Tickets for the qualifying rounds of snooker’s Betfred World Championship in Sheffield have gone on sale. The English Institute Of Sport Sheffield will stage the qualifying event for the sport’s biggest tournament from 11 to 18 April, 2018. All players ranked outside the world’s top 16 will be in action, battling for coveted places in… Read More

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English Institute Of Sport Sheffield To Host World Qualifiers

The English Institute Of Sport Sheffield will stage the qualifying rounds of snooker’s Betfred World Championship next April. The Coleridge Road venue will host the qualifiers of the sport’s biggest tournament for the first time in five years, having done so from 2009 to 2013. The qualifying event will run from 11 to 18 April,… Read More

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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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