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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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Warrior Strides Into Quarters

Kyren Wilson reached the quarter-finals of the Betfred World Championship for the second consecutive year with a 13-10 defeat of Stuart Bingham. Rising star Wilson, competing as a seeded player for the first time having climbed into the top 16, is the first man into the last eight at the Crucible and will now face… Read More

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Leo Makes Crucible Return

By Andrew Smith Leo Scullion made his long awaited return to the Crucible this week following his battle with lung cancer. Leo is one of snooker’s most popular referees and returned on Monday to officiate the first round match between Ding Junhui and Zhou Yuelong. The 59-year-old has presided over several major finals and has… Read More

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Snooker Legends Auction Raises Money for WDBS

World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) will benefit from a Snooker Legends exhibition featuring Ronnie O’Sullivan to take place in Lincoln on Friday 5th May 2017. Thanks to local player Nigel Coton, who won his category at last year’s Open Disability Snooker Championship and has helped to organise the event, it has been agreed that… Read More

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Rocket Retains Murphy Lead

Ronnie O’Sullivan maintained his four-frame advantage over Shaun Murphy to lead 10-6 going into the concluding session of their second round tie at the Betfred World Championship. There was high drama at the Crucible Theatre, as Murphy squandered a crucial green in the last frame of the day which allowed O’Sullivan to clear and turn… Read More

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Snooker Poems

Poet John Mole is an avid snooker fan and has written two poems about the sport…. From The Snooker Commentator’s Handbook The balls never forgive you, The pockets stay where they are Whether you’ve only just qualified Or however much you’re a star. When it comes to the mid-session interval What’s going through your mind… Read More

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Warrior Defends Lead Over Bingham

Kyren Wilson has maintained a two frame advantage over Stuart Bingham to lead 9-7 going into an intriguing last session this evening. The Warrior is competing as a seed at the Crucible for the first time, having broken into the world’s top 16 this season. He’s up against stern opposition in the 2015 World Champion Bingham, who… Read More

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