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#The Crucible

# the-crucible - Saturday 15 August, 2020

O'Sullivan rockets into commanding lead in World Snooker Championship final

“I think 6-2 is too far for Kyren to come back from,” said Stephen Hendry.

# the-crucible - Friday 14 August, 2020

Emotional Kyren Wilson reaches Crucible final after dramatic deciding frame

The Englishman will play Mark Selby or Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final after beating Anthony McGill.

Ronnie O’Sullivan rallies against Mark Selby

The Rocket wins frames 23 and 24 of his best-of-33 semi-final at the Crucible.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

'I was questioning myself' - Selby regains his confidence to book Crucible semi-final spot

The three-time world champion saw off Neil Robertson in today’s quarter-final.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'The worst two days of my snooker years' - Former world champion Murphy crashes out at Crucible

The 2005 winner suffered a 10-4 defeat to Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham today.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

World Snooker Championship rescheduled for July start at The Crucible

‘Live sport can be a massive inspiration for the public and can boost morale.’

# the-crucible - Friday 20 March, 2020

World Snooker Championship postponed with aim to reschedule in July or August

WST chairman Barry Hearn said they are currently exploring the potential to stage tournaments behind closed doors.

# the-crucible - Monday 6 May, 2019

Trump wins World Championship final to complete career Grand Slam Top Of The Tree This post contains videos

Trump wins World Championship final to complete career Grand Slam

The Englishman defeated John Higgins to claim his maiden world title in Sheffield this evening.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Trump eases into World Championships semi-final at the Crucible

Meanwhile, four-time champion John Higgins saw off Neil Robertson in tonight’s other quarter-final.

# the-crucible - Friday 26 April, 2019

World snooker champion in hospital after suffering chest pains

Mark Williams later revealed doctors are confident his health scare is not related to his heart.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur

A stunning victory for James Cahill is being labelled the biggest upset in the history of the World Championship.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Disappointment for Doherty as former world champion misses out on Crucible return

The 1997 winner was beaten by Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round today.

# the-crucible - 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.

# the-crucible - 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.

# the-crucible - 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.

# the-crucible - 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.

# the-crucible - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Ronnie O'Sullivan lashes out at World Snooker chief, says he won't be 'bullied'

The five-time world champion has launched a scathing attack on Barry Hearn over his treatment.

# the-crucible - Saturday 15 April, 2017

He dug deep to qualify but Fergal O'Brien didn't last long at the World Snooker Championship

It was always going to be extremely difficult against the reigning champion Mark Selby.

That didn't take long! Ronnie racks up a century in his first-round match at The Crucible Decent Start This post contains videos

That didn't take long! Ronnie racks up a century in his first-round match at The Crucible

The Rocket is taking on debutant Gary Wilson in Sheffield.

# the-crucible - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Draw unkind to O'Brien as he faces top seed Selby in World Championship opener

Elsewhere, Mark Allen will take on Jimmy Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his campaign against Gary Wilson.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

The Rocket reckons he will be world's best but who is snooker's latest sensation?

Kyren Wilson has made a big impression at The Crucible.

# the-crucible - Sunday 17 April, 2016

'I don't think Superman would get out of this' - Watch this incredible shot at The Crucible Outstanding This post contains videos

# the-crucible - 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.

# the-crucible - 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.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Major shock at the Crucible as The Rocket crashes out

Ronnie O’Sullivan lost to Stuart Bingham, while Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump also booked their last-four places.

# the-crucible - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Mark Selby edges out Neil Robertson in tense semi to set up final against 'Rocket'

The Leicester native held his nerve to clinch the Best of 33 frames encounter.

Ronnie O'Sullivan can put his feet up after winning Crucible semi with a day to spare

It will be the Rocket versus either Mark Selby or Neil Robertson in this year’s World Championship final.

# the-crucible - Thursday 1 May, 2014

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title

The veteran star has established a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final.

# the-crucible - Monday 6 May, 2013

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet

Underdog Barry Hawkins mounted a comeback late in the piece but O’Sullivan held his nerve to claim victory.

# the-crucible - Friday 3 May, 2013

VIDEO: Judd Trump is interrupted by a fan farting during his shot Embarrassing This post contains videos

VIDEO: Judd Trump is interrupted by a fan farting during his shot

There are no words…

# the-crucible - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

'I needed to pay the school fees but snooker's not for me' - O'Sullivan says he's retiring

The defending world champion eased into the semi-finals at the Crucible but insists it’s his last major event.

# the-crucible - 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.

# the-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.

# the-crucible - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Snooker wrap: Carter secures comfortable victory

Meanwhile, Mark Williams also advanced to the second round, thanks to a victory over Liu Chuang.

# the-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.

# the-crucible - 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.