Tag: World Championship

It’s There! Nigella Ebdon

Returning after the success of last year is our inconspicuous snooker aficionado, Free Ball. Throughout the World Championship, this unnamed follower of our beloved sport will provide a few musings on some of the not so well documented  happenings in Sheffield – mostly from the luxury of his/her own settee. The[Read More…]

Hitman Holt Knocks Out Robertson

Neil Robertson became the latest top seed to exit the 2016 Betfred World Championship after a 10-6 defeat to Michael Holt on Tuesday. The Australian was one of the favourites heading into the season-ending event but ran into a challenger who produced one of the performances of his career. The[Read More…]

Disability Day at Cue Zone

The WPBSA will stage the annual World Disability Day in Sheffield on Thursday 21st April 2016 during the Betfred World Snooker Championship. To be held at the Cue Zone in the Winter Garden close to the Crucible Theatre, the initiative looks to encourage people with disabilities to participate in snooker[Read More…]

World Championship: Day Four Schedule

Tuesday, 19th April 10AM Mark Selby 7-2 Robert Milkins (Session 2) Neil Robertson vs Michael Holt (S1) 2:30PM John Higgins 7-2 Ryan Day (S2) Mark Allen vs Mitchell Mann (S1) 7PM Neil Robertson vs Michael Holt (S2) Barry Hawkins vs Zhang Anda (S1) TV Times (Scheduled) BBC (subject to regional programming) BBC TWO LIVE, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00[Read More…]

Former Champions Continue Crucible Run

Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams both booked their places in the last 16 of the 2016 Betfred World Championship after contrasting opening round victories. O’Sullivan played very well throughout his encounter with fellow Englishman Dave Gilbert but came up against an opponent who refused to wilt at the challenge. Pot success[Read More…]

Players with more than 20 Crucible matches

It’s There! Thanks ITV!

Returning after the success of last year is our inconspicuous snooker aficionado, Free Ball. Throughout the World Championship, this unnamed follower of our beloved sport will provide a few musings on some of the not so well documented  happenings in Sheffield – mostly from the luxury of his/her own settee. The[Read More…]

World Championship: Day Three Schedule

Monday, 18th April 10AM Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 David Gilbert (Session 2) John Higgins vs Ryan Day (S1) 2:30PM Mark Williams 7-2 Graeme Dott (S2) Mark Selby vs Robert Milkins (S1) 7PM Michael White 4-5 Sam Baird (S2) Ricky Walden 4-5 Robbie Williams (S2) TV Times (Scheduled) BBC (subject to regional programming) BBC TWO LIVE,[Read More…]

Murphy and Maguire Beaten in Sheffield

Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire both exited the 2016 Betfred World Championship on Sunday at the Crucible. Opening day Saturday had witnessed the defending world champion Stuart Bingham knocked out in dramatic fashion and Murphy, the player who Bingham beat in last year’s final, followed suit after a 10-8 defeat[Read More…]

World Championship: Day Two Schedule

Sunday, 17th April 10AM Shaun Murphy 5-4 Anthony McGill (Session 2) Ricky Walden vs Robbie Williams (S1) 2:30PM Stephen Maguire 3-6 Alan McManus (S2) Ronnie O’Sullivan vs David Gilbert (S1) 7PM Mark Williams vs Graeme Dott (S1) Michael White vs Sam Baird (S1) TV Times (Scheduled) BBC (subject to regional programming)[Read More…]