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World Championship 2011 - Crucible & Sheffield Photos

World Championship 2011 - Crucible & Sheffield Photos

I was lucky enough to attend days 2 and 3 of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship this year at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Here are a selection of photos from in and around the famous venue including photos of; the arena, CueZone and Street Snooker.

Here is a selection of shots that I took from around the Crucible Theatre and it's Sheffield surroundings over the two days I was there, player shots to follow shortly.

The full collection of photos can be viewed on the Maximum Snooker facebook page in the photos section (don't forget to "like" it!).

Day 2 Album

Day 3 Album

 

Crucible Stage Door

I arrived at the Crucible from the back side so first thing I saw was the stage door, saw Ding Junhui, Stephen Hendry, Barry Hawkins and various others throughout the days.

 

Crucible Theatre Daytime

The front of the famous Crucible Theatre.

 

Crucible Street Snooker

Street Snooker set up outside the Crucible. Alfie Burden, Jan Verhaas and Dominic Dale were amongst those who had a go.

 

Sheffield Winter Gardens

The back of the Winter Gardens where the CueZone and the BBC Studio was housed.

 

BBC Studio and Cue Zone

BBC Studio and the CueZone table in the background. Had a doubles game on the table, amazingly fast cloth but was given an awful cue so didn't do very well..

 

 

Sheffield Town Hall Snooker

Sheffield Town Hall complete with Snooker banner! Nice to see them get behind the sport so well.

 

Sheffield Square Snooker

Sheffield Square. Great city centre, one of the best i've ever seen.

 

Crucible Snooker Hedge

Wonder if this chap has spotted a plant?

 

Crucible Snooker Trophy Cabinet

Inside the Crucible and the trophy cabinet. Welsh Open trophy was strangely replaced with the Snooker Shootout trophy.

 

Crucible Theatre Inside

Horde of fans waiting for match to start. Great crowd attendance this year.

 

Crucible Theatre Snooker Arena

Inside the famous arena waiting for the days play to start.

 

Crucible Theatre Lights

Count the lights on the Crucible celing!

 

Crucible Theatre Night

The Crucible Theatre at midnight.

Posted Apr 21, 2011   
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