Saturday would have marked the opening day of the 2020 World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
As we suffer through the disappointment of missing out on the action in its usual April-May slot, here’s a 2019 World Championship quiz to at least enjoy.
Judd Trump was originally supposed to walk into the arena on Saturday morning as the reigning champion.
The world number one, with a record six ranking titles this season, was primed to challenge to become the first player to break the “Curse of the Crucible” – in that no first-time champion has returned to successfully reign again the following year.
As it stands, there remains a great deal of uncertainty as to whether the tournament can be rescheduled or not later in 2020 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
New dates have tentatively been proposed for the end of July and into August, but that seems optimistic in the current climate of COVID-19.
Host broadcaster BBC will be showing some snooker over the course of the next fortnight, though, as they reel out a few of the classic matches from yesteryear each day.
Eurosport is also producing coverage with a new Snooker Vodcast in addition to airing memorable matches of old from its archive.
Twelve months ago, Trump overcame John Higgins in the final to memorably claim a maiden success at this level.
But what else do you remember from the 43rd edition of the sport’s blue-riband event in Sheffield?
This 2019 World Championship quiz follows the format of the regular “A or B” series.
Your mission is to answer 15 questions in the time allotted, with the straightforward choice of two options to select from in each.
Be careful because it’s a minefield, meaning any wrong answer will end the quiz and you’ll have to start from the beginning again.
In theory, the questions should be a little easier at the start before getting a bit trickier as the timeline progresses, but in reality it’s all simply about what you know and what you don’t – and maybe a few lucky guesses thrown in for good measure.
The question is, will you pick the right one and make it to the end?
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