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Hawkins Into Quarters With Dott Win

Barry Hawkins reached the quarter-finals of the Betfred World Championship for the fifth consecutive year with a 13-6 defeat of Graeme Dott. Hawkins is the only player to appear in the last eight at the Crucible every year since 2013 – when he was runner-up to Ronnie O’Sullivan. The Londoner will now face Stephen Maguire on… Read More

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Watch World Championship On Facebook Live

World Snooker Championship to be Broadcast throughout the Americas and the Indian Sub-Continent Live On Facebook Broadcast of Snooker’s biggest tournament will be available in new territories through a partnership with Facebook Live. The Betfred World Championship is underway and the entire tournament* will be broadcast live on Facebook throughout North and South America as… Read More

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Fu and Robertson Set For Grandstand Finish

Marco Fu and Neil Robertson are level at 8-8 going into the concluding session of their Betfred World Championship second round tie. Fu battled back this morning to come from 4-1 down and restore parity at 4-4. This evening’s snooker followed a very different pattern as the pair traded big breaks, with neither player edging… Read More

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Maguire Wins With Session To Spare

Stephen Maguire completed a 13-3 demolition of Rory McLeod a session early at the Betfred World Championship. The Scot is battle hardened having had to come through three best of 19 qualifying matches at Ponds Forge. However, despite being required to qualify, Maguire’s Crucible pedigree is beyond doubt. The victory sees him reach the quarter-finals at snooker’s Theatre… Read More

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Fu Rallies To Level With Robertson

Marco Fu battled back to share the opening session 4-4 in their second round clash at the Betfred World Championship. Fu rallied after a strong start from the Australian this morning. The Hong Kong potter staged another comeback on a larger scale earlier this week, he recorded a stunning 10-9 victory over Luca Brecel in the… Read More

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Higgins Hits Form To Beat Allen

John Higgins won 13-9 in match of the highest quality against Mark Allen to reach the quarter-finals of the Betfred World Championship. Allen made four centuries and seven more breaks over 50 during the second round tussle so must be wondering how he ended up on the wrong side of the scoreline. Higgins himself made… Read More

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Ding Sets Up O’Sullivan Clash

Ding Junhui overcame compatriot Liang Wenbo 13-12 in a classic second round encounter at the Betfred World Championship. The victory sets up a quarter-final showdown with five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, who defeated Shaun Murphy 13-7 this morning. Last year’s finalist Ding lead 9-7 at the start of play this afternoon, but momentum was on… Read More

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WPBSA Launches New Coaching Course

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), through its umbrella organisation the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) has announced exciting new changes to its accredited snooker coaching programme. The world governing body for snooker and billiards, through its umbrella organization the English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB), has teamed up with 1st4sport Qualifications,… Read More

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Ladies Day Returns to Betfred World Championship

Ladies Day returns to the Betfred World Snooker Championship on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at the Sheffield Winter Garden close to the Crucible Theatre. This year marks the fifth staging of the day as World Snooker, in partnership with the WPBSA and World Ladies Billiards and Snooker, aims to encourage women to participate in snooker,… Read More

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O’Sullivan Too Strong For Murphy

Ronnie O’Sullivan completed a 13-7 victory over Shaun Murphy at the Betfred World Championship as he stepped up his challenge for a sixth Crucible crown. O’Sullivan was never behind in this much-anticipated second round clash, and having built leads of 6-2 and 10-6 over the first two sessions, he added the three frames he needed… Read More

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