# World Snooker Championship

Last year
# Landmark Title
Ronnie O'Sullivan equals Stephen Hendry's record of seven World Snooker Championships
O’Sullivan defeated Judd Trump by 18 frames to 13.
# getting on with it
O'Sullivan puts referee row behind him to stay on course for seventh World Championship title
O’Sullivan needs just six more frames for a victory after establishing 12-5 lead over Judd Trump on Sunday.
# heating up
Ronnie O'Sullivan rallies with two century breaks to draw level with John Higgins in semi-final
O’Sullivan trailed 3-0 as the Scot came out of the blocks fast at the Crucible.
# out in front
Judd Trump dominates early stages of World Championship semi-final
Trump has a 7-1 lead on Mark Williams at the Crucible.
# Crucible breaks
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams each take command of their quarter-finals
O’Sullivan benefited from an error-strewn display from Stephen Maguire to open up a 6-2 lead following their opening session.
# mixed emotions
Neil Robertson joins the Crucible’s 147 club but bows out to Jack Lisowski
Judd Trump is also through to the World Championship quarter-finals after defeating Anthony McGill.
# Quarter finals
Former winners Higgins and Bingham progress to last eight at World Snooker Championship
‘I feel like I’m starting to get a bit of rhythm going,’ said 46-year-old Higgins after seeing off Noppon Saengkham.
# are you not entertained
O'Sullivan compares himself to Gladiator's Russell Crowe at World Snooker Championship
The world number one came from 3-0 down to defeat David Gilbert 10-5 in the tournament opener.
All time
# In command
Mark Selby retains three-frame lead over Shaun Murphy to close in on world title
Selby leads 14-11, with 18 the target for victory.
# Crucible
Mark Selby warned for slow play as Stuart Bingham rallies at the Crucible
Bingham took an 11-9 lead.
# Take a Bow
Bingham and Murphy join Selby and Wilson in world snooker semi-finals
Stuart Bingham will play Mark Selby in the final four, while Shaun Murphy faces Kyren Wilson.
# Wizard of Oz
Neil Robertson has momentum as he reaches World Championship quarter-finals
Elsewhere, Mark Williams saw off fellow veteran John Higgins.
# Little Break
'There’s a lot more going on in the world to worry about my poxy break-off'
Mark Williams furious at ‘farcical’ attempts to ban his controversial tactic.
# Bored
I wish I shared your excitement – World title ‘anticlimax’ for O’Sullivan
O’Sullivan is more excited by Sheffield’s running routes and his new shop at Meadowhall.
# off the spot
Ken Doherty beaten by Lee Walker and misses out on World Championship spot
Doherty blew a 4-1 lead to crash out in a marathon match.
# Only Fools and Horses
Ronnie O'Sullivan: How Del Boy helped me conquer the Crucible
‘I kind of relate to that show a lot – Ronnie the plonker, rather than Rodney the plonker’ said the Rocket.
# Crucible
Ronnie O’Sullivan takes 10-7 lead into final day after Kyren Wilson fightback
The Rocket had led 8-2 at one point.
# Snooker Loopy
Fans to be allowed to attend Crucible final as UK pilot events resume from Saturday
Fans are set to return to the famous venue.
# close
O'Sullivan gets the better of Selby in semi-final first session as humidity threatens to wreak havoc
The Rocket complained about the worst kicks of his career after an error-strewn start to the session.
# maverick
Ronnie O’Sullivan: I'm like a fat Maradona, only natural talent gets me through
The Rocket completed a fine comeback to beat Mark Williams and set up a clash with Mark Selby.
# jester from leicester
'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.
# Rocket
Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50
The 44-year-old will face Mark Williams in the World Championship quarter-finals after beating Ding Junhui.
# Crucible
Kyren Wilson survives Martin Gould fightback to book Judd Trump date at Crucible
Wilson had resumed 11-5 up before losing the first three frames of the morning session.
# tempers flare
Crucible controversy as Anthony McGill confronts opponent Jamie Clarke
Elsewhere, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui are tied at 8-8.
# Maximum
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.
# out of the frame
Ken Doherty misses out on Crucible appearance and loses World Snooker Tour card
The Dubliner lost out to Mark King in the third qualifier.
# Crucible
'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.
# shock result
Defending World Snooker champion Williams refuses to blame health scare after crashing out of tournament
The Welshman’s exit was the second shock of the day following Mark Selby’s defeat.
# Big Upset
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.
# Snooker
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.
# title defence
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.
# as it stands
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.
# Sensational
'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.
# Rocked
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
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.
# Snooker
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
Magician! Murphy plays shot of the tournament off three cushions to pot impossible red
This is outrageous.
# Upset
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 Darling of Dublin
'It still gives me goosebumps’ – Doherty 20 years after dethroning Hendry
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of a famous night in Irish sport.
# Composure
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.