Ding Builds Semi-Final Lead

April 27, 2017

Ding Junhui has established a 5-3 advantage over Mark Selby following the opening exchanges of their semi-final clash at the Betfred World Championship this afternoon. The meeting of two of snooker’s biggest stars is a repeat of last year’s world final, which saw Selby emerge an 18-14 victor. Both players put on stunning quarter-final performances to set up the rematch. Selby demolished Scottish Open Champion Marco Fu in the last eight,…

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Bid For Special John Parris Cue

April 27, 2017

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. Bids should be made by email to info@worldsnooker.com . The cue will also be part of the auction at our World Snooker Awards night on May 4th, then the overall highest bidder will win this incredible item. The full spec of the…

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WPBSA And Scottish Snooker Agree Landmark Partnership Agreement

April 27, 2017

A new landmark agreement was reached between the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (‘WPBSA’) and Scottish Snooker this week in Sheffield. Signed by WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson and Scottish Snooker Chairman Paul Marinello, the agreement will see the sport’s world governing body work together with Scotland’s national governing body to promote and develop snooker and billiards in Scotland at all levels. No country outside of England has been more…

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Hawk Sets Up Higgins Semi-Final

April 26, 2017

Crucible specialist Barry Hawkins reached his fourth Sheffield semi-final since 2013 by beating Stephen Maguire 13-9 at the Betfred World Championship. Hawkins’ rock-solid all round game and composure under pressure make him perfectly suited to snooker’s biggest tournament and having lost to Ronnie O’Sullivan in the 2013 final he has since enjoyed three further runs to the semis. This time he will meet John Higgins over 33 frames for the…

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Ding Downs The Rocket

April 26, 2017

Ding Junhui has completed a thrilling 13-10 defeat of Ronnie O’Sullivan to clinch his place in the last four of the Betfred World Championship. The win for China’s top player ensures a third Crucible semi-final and sets up a repeat of last year’s final, where he lost out 18-14 to Mark Selby. Ding’s previous meetings with the five-time World Champion O’Sullivan saw him trail 10-2 in terms of head to…

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Barry Hearn Announcements

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn gave a press conference at the Crucible today with a series of announcements about snooker’s future. Here’s a summary: Next season’s prize money will go to £12 million. This compares to £3.5 million just seven years ago. When Hearn took over World Snooker he gave a guarantee to the WPBSA of certain prize money levels that would be hit once commercial rights were acquired. This…

April 26, 2017
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2018 Betfred World Championship Tickets

April 26, 2017

Tickets for the 2018 Betfred World Championship will go on sale from 9am on Monday May 1st. This year’s World Championship sold out months ahead of the event, but it’s not long until you will have an opportunity to secure a place at the Crucible in 2018. Seats at snooker’s theatre of dreams have never been in higher demand, so make sure you are quick off the mark when tickets…

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