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# crucible - Thursday 6 August, 2020

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012 Maximum This post contains videos

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012

The Scot’s 147 was the 11th time a maximum has been made at the event.

# crucible - Friday 31 July, 2020

Judd Trump battles back after first round scare at World Championships

Qualifier Tom Ford had started strong against the reigning champ.

# crucible - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round

Selby dominated the World Championships from 2014-2017. Reigning champ Judd Trump will face Tom Ford.

# crucible - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Ken Doherty eyes first Crucible appearance since 2014 after crucial victory

The Dubliner’s victory last night ensured he avoided relegation from the full-time circuit.

# crucible - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Several players' pull out of this year's World Snooker Championship over health concerns

None of those who have opted against travelling to the UK are understood to be in the current world top 16, however.

# crucible - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’'

Tipperary native Brendan O’Donoghue on the ups and downs that go hand-in-hand with a career in snooker.

# crucible - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Three-time winner Selby crashes out of World Championship to former taxi driver Big Upset This post contains videos

Three-time winner Selby crashes out of World Championship to former taxi driver

Fellow Englishman Gary Wilson is competing in the tournament for just the second time.

Williams resumes Crucible title defence after hospital checks on chest pain

The world champion was admitted to A&E yesterday after his opening session against David Gilbert.

# crucible - Monday 7 May, 2018

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins Champion This post contains videos

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins

Williams became the oldest champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978.

# crucible - 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.

Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?

Cast your mind back 20 years to that famous night at the Crucible.

# crucible - 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

# crucible - Friday 21 April, 2017

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

# crucible - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Fergal O'Brien qualifies for World Champs by winning the longest frame of snooker ever played (no, really)

O’Brien v Gilbert has earned its place in snooker’s record books.

# crucible - Monday 25 April, 2016

Ronnie's facing a battle today if he wants to stay in the world championships

O’Sullivan trails Barry Hawkins at the Crucible.

# crucible - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

The snooker is starting to get interesting ... here's the line-up for the quarter-finals

“Calmer, more relaxed” Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Stuart Bingham in the last eight.

# crucible - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Ronnie O'Sullivan has responded to shoes-gate

The player thanked World Snooker Championship director Mike Ganley for his assistance.

# crucible - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Memory lane: The top 5 Crucible moments

Ahead of today’s final, we open the Sheffield archive and look at some of the tournament’s best memories

# crucible - 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.

# crucible - 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.

# crucible - 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.

# crucible - 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.

'Life in the old dog yet!' - Doherty books Crucible spot

The 44-year-old will be the oldest player at this year’s World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

# crucible - Thursday 18 April, 2013

9 ways to live your life like Ronnie O'Sullivan Rocket This post contains videos

9 ways to live your life like Ronnie O'Sullivan

Want to be like (arguably) the greatest snooker player ever? Here are some quick tips.

# crucible - 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.

# crucible - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April

The Englishman will be the top seed at the upcoming event, having previously grown disenchanted with snooker.

# crucible - Friday 22 February, 2013

Ronnie O'Sullivan set to reveal his future next week

Ken Doherty has said he would welcome the return of the snooker legend.

# crucible - Monday 7 May, 2012

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship Crowning Glory This post contains videos

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship

The legendary player won the Wold Championship for the fourth time this evening.

O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final

The Rocket needs only three more frames if he is to claim his fourth title at the Crucible in Sheffield.

# crucible - Sunday 6 May, 2012

WATCH: O'Sullivan contemplates retirement Thinking Out Loud This post contains videos

WATCH: O'Sullivan contemplates retirement

The 36-year-old says he is considering quitting the sport despite his recent fine form.

# crucible - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Rocket takes control of semi-final against Matthew Stevens

Ronnie O’Sullivan is on the brink of another World Championship Final appearance. He only needs two frames tonight to beat Matthew Stevens.

# crucible - Friday 4 May, 2012

Snooker wrap: O'Sullivan on course for final, as Carter leads Maguire

The legendary snooker player produced a vintage display earlier today.

# crucible - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Matthew Stevens clinches impressive win over friend Ryan Day

The former runner-up rattled off 11 frames on the trot to see off his fellow Welshman.

# crucible - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Stephen Hendry announces his retirement from snooker

The Scottish player made the announcement following his comprehensive loss to Stephen Maguire this evening.

# crucible - 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.

# crucible - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Back to his best: O'Sullivan puts together stunning run to near quarter-final

‘Rocket’ Ronnie is two frames away from clinching a place in the last eight as he sports his haircut tribute to Jedward.

# crucible - Monday 23 April, 2012

Mark Allen will now face disciplinary proceedings over 'cheating' comments

The Antrim man has, once again, given World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn cause for great concern.

# crucible - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat

The Dubliner staged a brief comeback but was soundly beaten in the first round encounter at Sheffield.

# crucible - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

We have lift-off: Rocket Ronnie back at the Crucible with a bang Pot Black This post contains videos

We have lift-off: Rocket Ronnie back at the Crucible with a bang

WATCH: O’Sullivan narrowly misses out making early maximums at the Crucible.