Another compelling snooker season culminates in a couple of weeks of green baize battles at the sport’s spiritual home, The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, at the 2018 World Championship from 21st April to 7th May. With this year’s event just around the corner, we take a detailed look at five leading contenders to win the top prize in snooker.
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The highlight of the snooker season will soon be upon us as the World Championship is staged at the Crucible for the 42nd time, and this year’s edition promises to be a thrilling and wide-open contest with a host of top players in with a chance.
Chinese snooker sensation Ding Junhui is one of the sport's most decorated players but he has yet to lift the biggest prize yet in his career, the World Championship.
Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan is quite simply the greatest player to ever pick up a cue. This is obviously high praise for anyone but you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in the entire world who disagrees with you, and if they do, they are wrong.
Mark Allen has set his sights on a famous victory at the upcoming World Championship after beating Kyren Wilson to claim The Masters. He became only the third Northern Irishman in history to win The Masters, following in the footsteps of Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor.
The World Snooker Championship at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre remains the green baize sport’s showpiece event, but has the format grown a little stale? Five-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan certainly thinks so after blasting the tournament as “boring”. The Rocket recently indicated on social media he could miss the end-of-season event to film a pool TV show, Hustle, in Australia.
Ronnie O'Sullivan continues to entertain sports fans and despite recently crashing out of the 2018 Masters to eventual champion Mark Allen, he is still playing top-class snooker 25 years after first bursting onto the scene.
Welshman Mark Williams has trounced world number one Mark Selby with a win of 6-5 at the first round of The Masters 2018. Alexandra Palace was the venue for the epic opener in front of the packed crowd.
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The Betway UK Championship is once again underway and Crazy Snooker returns even crazier than ever before with Neil Robertson, Kyren Wilson battling it out against John Parrott and Dennis Taylor in an EPIC doubles match!
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