Ronnie O’Sullivan set up a thrilling second round tie against one of his biggest rivals – Ding Junhui – after he eased to a record breaking victory in the opening round.
Canned applause is being played out loud at the Crucible to make up for fans not being allowed to watch the World Championship.
Stuart Bingham has revealed having no crowd at the Crucible made it feel like his first round World Championship match was a “practice session”.
Judd Trump has become only the second player in snooker history to make 100 century breaks in a single season.
It has been announced that both Hazel Irvine and John Virgo will not be part of the BBC’s coverage for this year’s World Championship.
Snooker’s top boss Barry Hearn has accused Anthony Hamilton of “poor form” regarding his withdrawal from the World Championship.
Anthony Hamilton has withdrawn from competing in World Championship for medical reasons – only days after qualifying for the event for the first time in 12 years.
They say no match is easy at the Crucible in the World Championship – and talented Thepchaiya Un-Nooh certainly knows it.
The draw for the World Championship first round has been made this morning – with just two days to go before the action starts at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
Former world champion Ken Doherty will need to rely on snooker bosses giving him a wildcard if he is to continue his illustrious playing career.