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World Snooker Championship: Ding Junhui to compete in Sheffield in July

Ding Junhui lost to Mark Selby in the 2016 World Snooker Championship finalChina's world number 11 Ding Junhui will compete at the rearranged World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.The world's top 16 players are now all set to appear...

World Snooker Championship: Tournament must be played despite withdrawals – Allen

Mark Allen was beaten in the Tour Championship final last weekMark Allen says suggestions that this year's World Championship should be cancelled because of Covid-related withdrawals is "laughable".Hong Kong's Marco Fu, who stated that was unsafe to travel...

Tour Championship: Maguire defeats Allen in decider to win £250,000

Stephen Maguire had most to smile about after beating his friend Mark Allen in Milton KeynesStephen Maguire has picked up £250,000 thanks to a 10-6 victory over Mark Allen in the Tour Championship final.The Scot, who won his...

Tour Championship: Mark Allen beats Mark Selby 9-2 to reach final

Three-time world champion Selby (left) was never in the running against Allen on ThursdayMark Allen booked his place in the Tour Championship final by beating three-time world champion Mark Selby 9-2 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.Northern...

Tour Championship: Stephen Maguire beats world number one Judd Trump to reach final

Maguire has won five major ranking tournaments in his careerStephen Maguire beat world number one Judd Trump 9-6 to reach the final of the Tour Championship in Milton Keynes.Their last-four meeting came just a day after Trump said...

Tour Championship: Shaun Murphy loses 9-8 in quarter-final to Mark Allen despite six centuries

Allen had won only five of his previous 18 matches against MurphyShaun Murphy lost 9-8 to Mark Allen in the quarter-finals of the Tour Championship in Milton Keynes despite scoring six century breaks.Murphy knocked in runs of 110,...

Tour Championship: World champion Judd Trump eases past John Higgins to reach semi-finals

Judd Trump's break of 135 was his first century break since 15 MarchWorld champion Judd Trump eased into the semi-finals of the Tour Championship with a 9-4 victory over John Higgins in Milton Keynes.In a repeat of last...

Tour Championship: Stephen Maguire hits six tons to beat Neil Robertson 9-5

Maguire will play Judd Trump or John Higgins in the last fourStephen Maguire says he played his best ever snooker in beating Neil Robertson 9-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Tour Championship.The Scot hit six centuries in...

World Snooker Championship: Marco Fu pulls out ‘feeling unsafe to travel to UK’

Marco Fu is a three-time ranking event winnerHong Kong's Marco Fu will not enter the 2020 World Championship as he feels it is "unsafe to travel to the UK".The 42-year-old is currently ranked 50th in the world, meaning...

Archive interview: I’d much rather play the attractive game – Willie Thorne

Speaking on BBC Midland's Straight Talk programme in 1986, snooker player Willie Thorne talks about his approach to the game, making maximum breaks and his unusual fan club.READ MORE: Willie Thorne: From Mr Maximum to Snooker Loopy -...

Willie Thorne: Snooker favourite dies aged 66

Willie Thorne began his professional snooker career in 1975, reaching a career-high world ranking of seven in 1987 and 1994Former snooker star and BBC commentator Willie Thorne has died at the age of 66, says World Snooker.He retired...

Willie Thorne: From Mr Maximum to Snooker Loopy – remembering one of the game’s...

Willie Thorne (left) with Chas and Dave (centre) and his Matchroom Mob colleagues Tony Meo, Terry Griffiths, Dennis Taylor and Steve DavisMr Maximum. Snooker Loopy. The Great Willie Thorne.He was all of these. One of snooker's most popular...

Willie Thorne: Former snooker star placed into induced coma in Spain

Willie Thorne began his professional snooker career in 1975, reaching a career-high world ranking of seven in 1987 and 1994Former snooker star and BBC commentator Willie Thorne has been placed into an induced coma in hospital after suffering...

World Snooker Championship: Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport to host qualifiers

The English Institute of Sport in Sheffield will host the qualifying rounds for the 2020 World Snooker Championship from 21 July.Players outside the top 16 will have to progress through the qualifiers to earn a spot at the...

Championship League: How snooker’s return to action was a ‘total success’

World champion Judd Trump won his group but failed to reach the final fourSnooker's return has been likened to the TV reality show Big Brother, and when Luca Brecel lifted the Championship League trophy on Thursday it marked...

Ding Junhui pulls out of Tour Championship as ‘safety precaution’

Ding Junhui is ranked 10 in the worldDing Junhui has withdrawn from this month's Tour Championship as a "safety precaution" and to "avoid extensive travel" from China.The World Snooker Tour was working with the government to secure Ding...

Ryan Day makes final round after ‘monumental effort’ is made for snooker’s return

Ryan Day beat world champion Judd Trump to reach the last four of the Championship LeagueRyan Day says it has taken a "monumental effort" to bring back competitive snooker.Day beat world champion and world number one Judd Trump...

Ronnie O’Sullivan says lockdown has been ‘best three months of my life’

Ronnie O'Sullivan is a five-time world championRonnie O'Sullivan says he has "had the best three months" of his life during the coronavirus lockdown.The 44-year-old made the comments on a day which saw him knocked out of the Championship...

Mark Allen: Northern Irishman not looking forward to prospect of empty Crucible

Mark Allen bowed out of the Milton Keynes event despite not having lost a matchMark Allen dreads walking out at an empty World Championships in July after his experience at the Snooker Championship League.Allen earned 3-1 wins over...

George Floyd death: Hammad Miah on being called a ‘shoebomber’

Hammad Miah grew up in Hertford and his family hail from BangladeshWarning: this piece contains offensive language"A guy called me a shoebomber once. That was new to me and I was laughing about it because I didn't know...

Ronnie O’Sullivan has ‘struggled’ in ‘bubble’ of Championship League

Ronnie O'Sullivan made a century break on his return to competitive action for the first time in four monthsRonnie O'Sullivan says he has "struggled" in the "bubble" surrounding the Championship League tournament, which is being played behind closed...

Coronavirus: Snooker becomes the first sport to return to live TV action in Britain

Snooker will make its return, but without the watching crowdIt has felt like a long two months since live sport last took place in the UK but 1 June marks the return to action.Snooker is leading the way...

Michael Georgiou: Cypriot on facing O’Sullivan behind closed doors and enjoying ‘slower pace’ in...

For some snooker professionals, being drawn against Ronnie O'Sullivan in a major tournament would fill them with a sense of foreboding and leave them cursing their luck.Not so with Antrim-based Cypriot player Michael Georgiou, who is relishing the...

Championship League: Snooker to return from 1 June

Current world champion Judd Trump will be one of 64 players at June's Championship League eventSnooker will resume in the UK on 1 June with its first tournament since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.The Championship League event...

World Snooker Championship: Pick your snooker World Championship shot of the last decade

BBC Sport have dug out 10 great shots from the last decade of action at the World Snooker Championship. Source link

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