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#World Snooker Championship

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 1 May, 2017

Mark Selby lands world snooker championship with thrilling win over John Higgins

Selby became only the fourth player in the past 40 years to retain the title.

# world-snooker-championship - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Mark Selby late show leaves World Championship final in the balance As It Stands This post contains videos

Mark Selby late show leaves World Championship final in the balance

A potentially disastrous day at the office ended with the defending champion trailing by just three frames.

# world-snooker-championship - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It's there, it's close, it's very close... what a shot this is!' - Ken Doherty Sensational This post contains videos

'It's there, it's close, it's very close... what a shot this is!' - Ken Doherty

Mark Selby hit the ‘mother of all doubles’ in tonight’s semi-final with Ding Junhui at the Crucible.

# world-snooker-championship - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ronnie O'Sullivan's Crucible challenge is hanging by a thread against Ding

Ding on the brink of World Championship semis after opening up 10-6 lead.

# world-snooker-championship - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Ronnie loses first 3 frames of Ding quarter-final, but he's already started the comeback

Higgins, Selby and Hawkins all lead after the opening quarter-final sessions.

# world-snooker-championship - Saturday 22 April, 2017

You'll need more than magic! Ronnie brushes past Murphy into Crucible quarter-finals

Five-time champ will play either Liang Wenbo or Ding Junhui in the last eight

# world-snooker-championship - Friday 21 April, 2017

Magician! Murphy plays shot of the tournament off three cushions to pot impossible red Crucible This post contains videos

# world-snooker-championship - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Trump hits spectacular shot at The Crucible but crashes out of first round to 1,000/1 outsider Upset This post contains videos

Trump hits spectacular shot at The Crucible but crashes out of first round to 1,000/1 outsider

The world number two suffered a surprise defeat to 46-year-old qualifier Rory McLeod at the World Snooker Championship.

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 2 January, 2017

'It still gives me goosebumps’ – Doherty 20 years after dethroning Hendry The Darling Of Dublin This post contains videos

'It still gives me goosebumps’ – Doherty 20 years after dethroning Hendry

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of a famous night in Irish sport.

# world-snooker-championship - Friday 29 April, 2016

Marco Fu ignores cue crisis to level World Championship semi-final

It’s neck and neck following tonight’s action at the Crucible in Sheffield.

# world-snooker-championship - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

O'Sullivan out of World Champs as comeback falls short in final-frame thriller

Barry Hawkins held his nerve to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan and book his place in the Crucible quarter-finals.

# world-snooker-championship - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge This lad was spotted wearing a Glenroe tshirt at the World Snooker Championships Biddy And Miley

This lad was spotted wearing a Glenroe tshirt at the World Snooker Championships

The true winner of the championship.

# world-snooker-championship - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Quiz: How well do you know the World Snooker Championships?

Action gets under way at The Crucible this afternoon.

# world-snooker-championship - Thursday 14 April, 2016

How He-Man stopped Joe Johnson from re-living his famous World Snooker Championship win

Joe Johnson caused one of the great snooker shocks when he beat Steve Davis.

# world-snooker-championship - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Strong start leaves Ken Doherty with Crucible fate in his own hands

Doherty resumes this evening with a 5-4 lead over Ryan Day.

# world-snooker-championship - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Snooker's new world champion says everything changed when a fellow pro called him a bottler

Stuart Bingham showed the world he is no bottler in a nail-biting final against Shaun Murphy.

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 4 May, 2015

The man who conquered The Rocket just won one of the tightest world snooker finals ever

Stuart Bingham eked out a narrow 18-15 win over Shaun Murphy.

# world-snooker-championship - Friday 1 May, 2015

Snooker can be a cruel, cruel game - as Shaun Murphy found out yesterday

Snooker can be a cruel, cruel game - as Shaun Murphy found out yesterday

Where’s the cue ball going?

# world-snooker-championship - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 6 April, 2015

Ken Doherty's opponent in the World Championship qualifiers is the ladies' champion

Reanne Evans accepted an invitation from snooker’s governing body to take part.

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 5 May, 2014

Mark Selby wins the 2014 World Snooker Championship

It’s a first World Title for Selby.

# world-snooker-championship - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

O'Sullivan into last four after sweeping Murphy aside with a session to spare

The defending champion is into the last four after winning seven of the eight frames played today.

# world-snooker-championship - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Doherty makes Crucible exit, Rocket battles back to book quarter-final berth

The defending champion has seen off Joe Perry while the Dubliner was unsuccessful against Alan McManus.

# world-snooker-championship - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Doherty still in the hunt in World Snooker Championship first round tie

The 1997 champion is one frame down against Stuart Bingham going into this evening’s session.

A number of players have made dodgy walk-on music choices at the Crucible

Everything from Mark Morrison’s ‘Return of the Mack’ to the Superman theme tune will be played at the World Snooker Championships.

# world-snooker-championship - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

'Bring on the Rocket' - Ken Doherty ready to take on snooker's best at the Crucible again

The Dubliner qualified for the World Snooker Championships.

# world-snooker-championship - Saturday 20 April, 2013

All of Ronnie O'Sullivan's 147 breaks in one majestic 95-minute clip Rocket Man This post contains videos

All of Ronnie O'Sullivan's 147 breaks in one majestic 95-minute clip

The Rocket kicks off his bid for a fifth World Championship in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre this morning.

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 15 April, 2013

Ken Doherty won't be playing at the Crucible this year

The Dubliner, who won the World Snooker Championship in 1997, was beaten in the final qualifying round by Matthew Selt.

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 30 April, 2012

Trump brands Ali Carter 'childish' after final-frame thriller

Tournament favourite comes off second best in a 25-frame shoot-out at the Crucible.

# world-snooker-championship - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Snooker wrap: World number one Selby suffers surprise loss

In addition, Ryan Day narrowly beat Ding Junhui, while Joe Perry thrashed Graeme Dott.

Day stuns Ding in thrilling Crucible comeback

Ryan Day is through to the second round of the World Snooker Championships after clinching a final-frame decider against Ding Junhui.

# world-snooker-championship - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Snooker round-up: O'Sullivan beats Ebdon, as Perry hammers Dott

The three-time champion showed his class to comprehensively beat his fellow Englishman.

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 23 April, 2012

VIDEO: Mark Allen slams Cao Yupeng for not calling 'blatant push'

Allen alleged that Chinese players have been responsible for “blatant cheating” after crashing out of the World Snooker Championship.

# world-snooker-championship - Monday 16 April, 2012

C'mon Ken! Here's the World Snooker Championship first round draw

Ken Doherty begins his Crucible journey in a clash of champions against 2010 winner Neil Robertson of Australia.

# world-snooker-championship - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

RTÉ removes Higgins mistake from website Mistake This post contains images

RTÉ removes Higgins mistake from website

RTÉ has removed footage in which they mistakenly described Alex “Hurricane” Higgins as John Higgins’ father – but not before Twitter picked up on the error.

# world-snooker-championship - Friday 29 April, 2011

Five Steps to Heaven: because we're back in the black after our Grand National winner

There’s lots of sport to look forward to this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be making any money.

# world-snooker-championship - Thursday 28 April, 2011

The Morning Score: Thursday

Messi restores our love of football, Higgins sees off the Rocket’s challenge, and Munster make plans without O’Connell and O’Leary.

# world-snooker-championship - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Williams and Trump book places in Crucible final four Pot Luck This post contains videos

Williams and Trump book places in Crucible final four

WATCH: Graeme Dott blows his opportunity to claim the tournament’s first maximum before bowing out to 21-year-old Judd Trump.