Ronnie O'Sullivan has successfully defended his Betfair World Snooker Championship crown at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, and he lifts the trophy for the fifth time in his career. He beat Barry Hawkins 18-12 in tonight's final.
5x Snooker World Champion
Ronald Antonio "Ronnie" O'Sullivan (born 5 December 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands),is an English professional snooker player known for his rapid playing style and nicknamed "The Rocket".
Ronnie O'Sullivan has been World Champion on five occasions (2001,2004, 2008, 2012 & 2013), and is second on the all-time prize-money list, with career earnings of over £7 million, behind only Stephen Hendry.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has been the world's no. 1 player on five occasions, has won a total of 25 ranking titles, and is second, again behind Hendry, on the list of competitive century breaks. Ronnie O'Sullivan has compiled a record 11 maximum 147 breaks in professional competition.
Ronnie O'Sullivan achieved possibly the greatest feat of his career after taking six months off the game before successfully returning to defend his World Snooker Championship crown, putting in a brilliant performance to beat Barry Hawkins 18-12 in the 2013 final at the Crucible.
Ronnie O'Sullivan Profile and News from three-times world Snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Betfair World Snooker Championship holder Ronnie O'Sullivan holds a three frame lead against first time finalist Barry Hawkins 10-7, after the second session at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
World no.14 Barry Hawkins is through to his first Betfair World Snooker Championship final after seeing off Ricky Walden 17-14 in the semi-finals. He now faces defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final who is playing for his fifth world title at the Crucible.
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan needs only three more frames to book himself a place in the final of the Betfair World Snooker Championship as he holds a 14-10 lead overnight against Judd Trump. In the other match, Ricky Walden leads Barry Hawkins 9-7.
Defending Betfair World Snooker Championship champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is through to his 10th Crucible semi-final after romping to a 13-4 victory against Stuart Bingham, however he is once again threatening to retire from professional snooker after the tournament is over.
Judd Trump won the last five frames to come from 8-3 behind to level with 8-8 against Shaun Murphy in their Betfair World Snooker Championship quarter-final, meanwhile Ronnie O'Sullivan dominated in his match against Stuart Bingham, he leads 7-1.
Experienced pros Ricky Walden & Stuart Bingham will be finally making their debut appearances in the quarter-finals of the Betfair World Snooker Championship after Walden saw off Rob Milkins 13-11 & Bingham beat Mark Davis 13-10. Ronnie O'Sullivan also made it through, a 13-8 winner against Ali Carter.
Defending Betfair World Snooker Championship champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is looking the strong favourite to reach the quarter-finals after taking a 9-7 lead over Ali Carter. Ding Junhui is also looking strong to progress, having come from 6-2 down overnight to lead Mark King 9-7.
The amazing results in this year's Betfair World Snooker Championship 2013 continue as Barry Hawkins came from 9-6 down to beat Mark Selby 13-10 to book a maiden quarterfinal appearance at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Ronnie O'Sullivan has successfully started the defence of his Betfair World Snooker Championship title with a 10-4 win over Marcus Campbell on the first day of the tournament. Elsewhere there was mixed starts for debutants Jack Lisowski & Michael White in their opening matches.