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

Action gets under way at The Crucible this afternoon.

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An easy one to start with, who is the reigning World Champion?
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Stuart Bingham

Neil Robertson
Mark Selby
How many world finals has Jimmy White lost?
5
6

7
8
Which of these players did NOT have to go through the qualifiers to get in this year's main draw?
Ding Junhui
Graeme Dott

Peter Ebdon
Martin Gould
The Crucible Curse refers to what?
the world number one has never won the world championships at the venue
a first-time winner has never retained his title here

No snooker player that has stayed in the nearby Crucible Hotel has ever won the world title
A Mayo man can't win a world title at The Crucible until their Gaelic footballers win an All-Ireland
Ken Doherty won the world championships in 1997, beating Stephen Hendry in the final. Who did the Dubliner overcome in the semis?
James Wattana
Alain Robidoux

John Higgins
Alan McManus
What is the prizemoney for this year's winner?
£300,000
£310,000

£320,000
£330,000
Who was the last player to score a 147 at The Crucible?
Stephen Hendry
Ronnie O'Sullivan

Neil Robertson
Shaun Murphy
In what year did The Crucible begin hosting the World Snooker Championship?
1957
1967

1977
1987
Who is the only player to have scored a century in his first frame at The Crucible?
Mark Allen
Joe Swail

Michael Judge
Fergal O'Brien
Aussie Eddie Charlton was on the receiving end of a 10-0 drubbing in a first-round match, the only whitewash in the modern era of the World Championship. Who was he playing?
Terry Griffiths
Steve Davis

John Parrott
John Virgo
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Stephen Hendry
You're still the king around these parts. Seven titles is the most in the modern era.
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You scored out of !
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Sitting pretty on five titles and still counting. Already a great of the game, you could get to the top one day.
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You scored out of !
Ken Doherty
You have some fond memories around these parts but are well behind the greats of the modern era.
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You scored out of !
Jimmy White
You're a likeable guy and a big fan favourite but your record here makes for upsetting reading.
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