2018 World Snooker Championship

World Championship Snooker in Sheffield until 2027

World Snooker and Sheffield City Council have agreed a momentous deal to keep the sport’s biggest tournament in the city for the next decade.

Crucible 2015
2027 will be the 50th year in Sheffield

The World Championship will remain in Sheffield until at least 2027.

One of the great events in global sport, the World Championship is watched by over 350 million people across the planet in 89 different countries. This year’s tournament conclusion sees Mark Selby up against China’s Ding Junhui, the first Asian player to reach the final.

The event was first staged at the Crucible Theatre in 1977 so next year will mark its 40th anniversary in at the iconic venue.

Sheffield has fought off competition from a host of major international cities looking to take the blue riband event out of its traditional home.

Many of snooker’s great names have lifted the famous trophy at the Crucible, including Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

The deal also includes an International Trade partnership which will see the city promoting itself to Investors and future International students at over 17 events on the World Snooker Tour held outside the UK.

News Release


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World Rankings after the Snooker Shoot Out – won by Hossein Vafaei.

1. Mark Selby
2. Judd Trump
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. John Higgins
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Mark Williams
9. Zhao Xintong
10. Stephen Maguire
11. Barry Hawkins
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Mark Allen
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