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post Jul 21 2020, 06:08 PM
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Will anyone be watching the 17-day marathon?

Can Judd Trump retain his world title?

Who do you think will win the world title at the Crucible?



Qualifiers started today.


Live coverage will be on BBC and Eurosport.

The rescheduled championship will take place from 31st July- 16th August.

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post Jul 21 2020, 06:09 PM
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Qualifying Draw

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post Jul 21 2020, 10:38 PM
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England's Reanne Evans lost 6-3 to compatriot Andy Hicks in a televised World Championship first-round qualifying match in Sheffield.

Evans, 34, was bidding to become the first woman to win a televised match at a ranking event.
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post Jul 21 2020, 10:46 PM
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Ronnie O'Sullivan says having a crowd at the World Snooker Championship is an "unnecessary risk".

World Snooker says the Sheffield event will host a "reduced crowd" after discussions with government.

Spectators will be asked to "follow a code of conduct" at the event, which begins in Sheffield on 31 July.

But speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live about the idea of having a smaller crowd, O'Sullivan said: "You aren't really achieving anything."

The five-time world champion added: "Having people there but not enough people doesn't look good. Either pack it out and say we don't actually care or just go 'we aren't having anyone'."

The tournament has been chosen as one of a handful of events to stress-test the UK government's guidance on fans returning to elite sporting events after the coronavirus shutdown.

World Snooker Tour chairman Barry Hearn said players who have commented that the tournament will not be the same without fans "will be thrilled".

Fans have already been asked if they would like the chance to keep their ticket and those who responded stating they would will now be given a place among the crowd at the Crucible Theatre.
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post Jul 21 2020, 11:01 PM
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I shall watch quite a lot of it. At least they will be proper matches with a decent number of frames.
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post Jul 22 2020, 11:12 AM
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Results:

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post Jul 22 2020, 11:17 AM
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Odds: (Coral)

Judd Trump 5-2f
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1
Neil Robertson 11-2
Mark Selby 12-1
John Higgins 14-1
Mark Allen 14-1
Shaun Murphy 14-1
Kyren Wilson 18-1
Ding Junhui 20-1
Stephen Maguire 25-1
Stuart Bingham 28-1
David Gilbert 28-1
Yan Bingtao 33-1
Barry Hawkins 40-1
Mark Williams 40-1
Jack Lisowski 55-1
Graeme Dott 66-1
Ali Carter 80-1
Gary Wilson 80-1
Luca Brecel 80-1
Joe Perry 125-1
Ryan Day 125-1
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 125-1
Scott Donaldson 150-1
Liang Wenbo 200-1
Anthony McGill 250-1
Ricky Walden 250-1
Tom Ford 250-1
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post Jul 25 2020, 08:33 PM
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Not to be for Jimmy White as he loses 6-1 to Robert Milkins in the third qualifying round.
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QUOTE(Mack. @ Jul 25 2020, 09:33 PM) *
Not to be for Jimmy White as he loses 6-1 to Robert Milkins in the third qualifying round.

Maybe next year!
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post Jul 25 2020, 09:47 PM
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Ali Carter will not be at the Crucible for the first time since 2002.
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post Jul 27 2020, 07:41 PM
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Liang Wenbo 7-6 Fergal O'Brien
Martin O'Donnell 3-8 Elliott Slessor
Alexander Ursenbacher 7-6 Andrew Higginson
Anthony Hamilton 8-5 Scott Donaldson
Alan McManus 7-5 Louis Heathcoate
Ashley Carty 9-5 Robert Milkins
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post Jul 27 2020, 08:11 PM
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So far, Kurt Maflin from Norway, Noppon Saengkham and Elliott Slessor all through to the Crucible.
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post Jul 27 2020, 08:14 PM
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Anthony Hamilton beats Scott Donaldson 10-5 to secure his first appearance at the Crucible in 12 years (record between appearances is 13 years).
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post Jul 28 2020, 10:04 PM
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post Jul 29 2020, 11:39 AM
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First Round Draw

Judd Trump (1) [England] v Tom Ford (England)
Yan Bingtao (16) [China] v Elliot Slessor (England)
Stephen Maguire (9) [Scotland] v Martin Gould (England)
Kyren Wilson (8) [England] v Anthony Hamilton (England)
John Higgins (3) [Scotland] v Matthew Stevens (Wales)
David Gilbert (12) [England] v Kurt Maflin (Norway)
Jack Lisowski (13) [England] v Anthony McGill (Scotland)
Mark Allen (4) [Northern Ireland] v Jamie Clarke (Wales)
Mark Williams (3) [Wales] v Alan McManus (Scotland)
Stuart Bingham (14) [England] v Ashley Carty (England)
Ding Junhui (11) [China] v Mark King (England)
Ronnie O'Sullivan (6) [England] v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (Thailand)
Mark Selby (7) [England] v Jordan Brown (Northern Ireland)
Shaun Murphy (10) [England] v Noppon Saengkham (Thailand)
Barry Hawkins (15) [England] v Alexander Ursenbacher (Switzerland)
Neil Robertson (2) [Australia] v Liang Wenbo (China)
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post Jul 29 2020, 11:47 AM
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Odds: (William Hill)

Judd Trump 11-4f
Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1
Neil Robertson 13-2
Mark Selby 12-1
Mark Allen 12-1
Shaun Murphy 16-1
Ding Junhui 16-1
Kyren Wilson 20-1
John Higgins 20-1
Stuart Bingham 22-1
David Gilbert 33-1
Mark Williams 40-1
Barry Hawkins 40-1
Yan Bingtao 40-1
Jack Lisowski 50-1
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 66-1
Anthony McGill 100-1
Liang Wenbo 125-1
Martin Gould 125-1
Kurt Maflin 125-1
Noppon Saengkham 150-1
Tom Ford 150-1
Matthew Stevens 150-1
Elliot Slessor 150-1
Alexander Ursenbacher 150-1
Anthony Hamilton 200-1
Mark King 250-1
Alan McManus 250-1
Jordan Brown 350-1
Ashley Carty 400-1
Jamie Clarke 400-1
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post Jul 29 2020, 10:25 PM
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Snooker players are being treated like "lab rats" by allowing spectators into the Crucible Theatre for the World Championship, says Ronnie O'Sullivan.

The tournament, which begins on Friday, will be the first indoor sporting event with crowds, allowing around 300 supporters to attend each session.

Qualifier Anthony Hamilton, who suffers from severe asthma, says it is "ridiculous" and "too early" for fans.

Five-time world champion O'Sullivan said players "all run a bit of a risk".

A number of sports have already returned behind closed doors but snooker will be the second government-backed pilot event after the Surrey v Middlesex friendly in cricket to be staged in front of fans.

Those that have booked tickets to attend the Sheffield venue will be placed in 'bubbles' of up to four people - limited to a maximum of two households - and will be socially distanced from others in the arena.

Temperature checks will not be in place and face masks must be worn around the venue but can be removed once seated inside.

World number 48 Hamilton pulled out of the Tour Championship - the first event that was played on the sport's return - because of health concerns and called the decision to allow people to take off their masks in the auditorium "a mad thing".

He added: "Let's say one person gets ill and dies from the Crucible, that is one person who has died for no reason, just for entertainment.

"I won't be comfortable in there personally, I don't know why anybody would be comfortable, we all know it is airborne."
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And there it is, Judd Trump becomes the second player to make 100 centuries in a season. That is a great achievement. No emotion from him when he did it though.
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post Friday, 09:40 PM
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Trump goes through but it was a tough match for him.
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It was a tough match for him, Tom Ford gave him a scare there. No Hazel Irvine presenting this year due to a family illness and wish her and the family all the best. No John Virgo commentating due to him being in Spain.
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