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#Crucible

# crucible - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Ronnie O’Sullivan takes 10-7 lead into final day after Kyren Wilson fightback
# Crucible
# Crucible

Ronnie O’Sullivan takes 10-7 lead into final day after Kyren Wilson fightback

Aug 15th 2020, 11:44 PM 9,963 Views 5 Comments

The Rocket had led 8-2 at one point.

# crucible - Friday 14 August, 2020

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker
# Drama
# Drama

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker

Aug 14th 2020, 10:47 PM 15,720 Views 15 Comments

Both semi-finals at the Crucible went to final-frame deciders.

Fans to be allowed to attend Crucible final as UK pilot events resume from Saturday
# Snooker Loopy
# Snooker Loopy

Fans to be allowed to attend Crucible final as UK pilot events resume from Saturday

Aug 14th 2020, 9:03 AM 5,621 Views 6 Comments

Fans are set to return to the famous venue.

# crucible - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Mark Selby edges ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan in World Championship semi-final
# The Jester
# The Jester

Mark Selby edges ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan in World Championship semi-final

Aug 13th 2020, 6:09 PM 13,171 Views 5 Comments

Selby took the session 6-2 to gain a two-frame lead overnight.

# crucible - Monday 10 August, 2020

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50
# Rocket
# Rocket

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50

Aug 10th 2020, 8:17 AM 26,647 Views 32 Comments

The 44-year-old will face Mark Williams in the World Championship quarter-finals after beating Ding Junhui.

# crucible - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’
# Rocket Man
# Rocket Man

Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’

Aug 9th 2020, 10:21 PM 8,788 Views 1 Comment

O’Sullivan will take on Mark Williams for a place in the last four.

Kyren Wilson survives Martin Gould fightback to book Judd Trump date at Crucible
# Crucible
# Crucible

Kyren Wilson survives Martin Gould fightback to book Judd Trump date at Crucible

Aug 9th 2020, 5:05 PM 3,710 Views 2 Comments

Wilson had resumed 11-5 up before losing the first three frames of the morning session.

# crucible - Thursday 6 August, 2020

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012
# Maximum
# Maximum

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012

Aug 6th 2020, 11:59 AM 7,554 Views 3 Comments

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
# Crucible
# Crucible

Judd Trump battles back after first round scare at World Championships

Jul 31st 2020, 11:11 PM 4,026 Views 1 Comment

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
# World Championship
# World Championship

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

Jul 29th 2020, 12:37 PM 3,443 Views 7 Comments

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
# In The Frame
# In The Frame

Ken Doherty eyes first Crucible appearance since 2014 after crucial victory

Jul 25th 2020, 12:22 PM 8,561 Views 4 Comments

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
# Crucible
# Crucible

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

Jul 2nd 2020, 1:58 PM 4,450 Views 2 Comments

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?’'
# Pot Luck
# Pot Luck

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

Apr 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 41,122 Views 15 Comments

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
# Big Upset

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

Apr 27th 2019, 3:15 PM 5,659 Views 10 Comments

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
# Back At It
# Back At It

Williams resumes Crucible title defence after hospital checks on chest pain

Apr 27th 2019, 12:20 PM 3,170 Views 1 Comment

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
# Champion

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins

May 7th 2018, 10:10 PM 18,574 Views 11 Comments

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
# As It Stands

Mark Selby late show leaves World Championship final in the balance

Apr 30th 2017, 11:59 PM 19,719 Views 7 Comments

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?
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

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

Apr 30th 2017, 5:59 PM 21,840 Views 14 Comments

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
# Snooker
# Snooker

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 11:24 AM 8,568 Views 5 Comments

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
# Crucible

Magician! Murphy plays shot of the tournament off three cushions to pot impossible red

Apr 21st 2017, 12:42 PM 11,156 Views 1 Comment

This is outrageous.

# crucible - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 12th 2017, 11:47 PM 14,128 Views 16 Comments

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
# The Rocket
# The Rocket

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

Apr 25th 2016, 8:15 AM 6,826 Views 5 Comments

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
# Crucible
# Crucible

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

Apr 28th 2015, 9:44 AM 4,670 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Reaction
# Reaction

Ronnie O'Sullivan has responded to shoes-gate

Apr 22nd 2015, 11:46 PM 9,459 Views 7 Comments

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

# crucible - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Memory lane: The top 5 Crucible moments
# Snooker Loopy
# Snooker Loopy

Memory lane: The top 5 Crucible moments

May 4th 2014, 8:18 AM 4,383 Views 4 Comments

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 Rocket
# The Rocket

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

Apr 30th 2014, 12:59 PM 3,617 Views 3 Comments

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
# Journey's End
# Journey's End

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

Apr 26th 2014, 10:25 PM 11,177 Views 5 Comments

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
# Crucible
# Crucible

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

Apr 19th 2014, 4:52 PM 5,808 Views 4 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Apr 16th 2014, 3:07 PM 12,697 Views 39 Comments

The Dubliner qualified for the World Snooker Championships.

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

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

Apr 16th 2014, 9:16 AM 3,529 Views 8 Comments

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
# Rocket

9 ways to live your life like Ronnie O'Sullivan

Apr 18th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,623 Views 4 Comments

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
# World Snooker
# World Snooker

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

Apr 15th 2013, 12:42 PM 1,594 Views 2 Comments

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
# Return
# Return

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

Feb 26th 2013, 12:34 PM 834 Views 2 Comments

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
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Ronnie O'Sullivan set to reveal his future next week

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:27 PM 1,009 Views 5 Comments

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
# Crowning Glory

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship

May 7th 2012, 11:02 PM 979 Views 0 Comments

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

O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final
# On The Brink
# On The Brink

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

May 7th 2012, 5:47 PM 339 Views 1 Comment

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
# Thinking Out Loud

WATCH: O'Sullivan contemplates retirement

May 6th 2012, 5:40 PM 574 Views 0 Comments

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
# Crucible
# Crucible

Rocket takes control of semi-final against Matthew Stevens

May 5th 2012, 3:18 PM 238 Views 0 Comments

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
# Review
# Review

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

May 4th 2012, 9:39 PM 381 Views 0 Comments

The legendary snooker player produced a vintage display earlier today.

# crucible - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Matthew Stevens clinches impressive win over friend Ryan Day
# Crucible
# Crucible

Matthew Stevens clinches impressive win over friend Ryan Day

May 2nd 2012, 12:45 PM 170 Views 0 Comments

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

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