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World Snooker Championship: Snooker tournament
The World Snooker Championship is the leading snooker tournament both in terms of prestige and prize money. The first championship was held in 1927 and was won by Joe Davis. Davis won the first 15 championships before retiring from the event, undefeated, after his 1946 success. In the 1950s snooker went into a period of decline and the championship was not held after 1952, although an unofficial championship was held until 1957. In 1964 the championship was revived on a challenge basis and in 1969 the championship became a knock-out event again. Since 1977 it has been played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The tournament is currently played over 17 days and ends on the first Monday in May. In the modern era, the best record is that of Stephen Hendry, who won the title seven times. Steve Davis and Ray Reardon both won six times while Ronnie O'Sullivan has won five titles. The current champion is Mark Williams, who has won the tournament three times.


'It's pathetic' - Williams says son refused entry to dressing room

'it's pathetic' - williams says son refused entry to dressing room
Defending champion Mark Williams says World Snooker would not let his 12-year-old son into his dressing room before his first-round World Championship win.
BBC News - Published

World Championship 2019: Ronnie O'Sullivan seeks sixth title at Crucible

world championship 2019: ronnie o'sullivan seeks sixth title at crucible
Ronnie O'Sullivan says he is not concerned with pressure as he aims for a sixth World Snooker Championship title in Sheffield.
BBC News - Published

'I could hardly breathe out there' - the pressure of the qualifiers

'i could hardly breathe out there' - the pressure of the qualifiers
The qualifiers to reach the the World Snooker Championship are renowned for their intense pressure - BBC Sport takes a closer look.
BBC News - Published

Cahill becomes first amateur to reach Crucible

cahill becomes first amateur to reach crucible
James Cahill beats Michael Judge to become the first amateur ever to qualify for the World Snooker Championship.
BBC News - Published

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