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What you need to know before World Snooker Championships?

We’ve waited almost a year for this – on the 20th of April, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, The World Snooker Championships 2019, will get underway. 32 players, 31 matches, 17 match days – and on the 6th of May, we’ll find out who will be the world snooker champion.

Defending Champion

Mark Williams won at the Crucible last year for the third time in his career ( earlier in 2000 and 2003) and it was a big surprise. One of the best long potters in the game will want to defend the title he won last year, but it won’t be easy.
This season isn’t his best – despite the fact that he won the World Open at the beginning of the season, he has also lost six first-round matches in various tournaments. Will he be able to improve his game on the biggest stage?

Blink, and you’ll miss him!

When you ask – who is the big favorite to win the World Championship? – the answer for the last few years has been the same – Ronnie O’Sullivan. Snooker legend, winner of 36 ranking titles ( co-leader with Stephen Hendry). 5 time World Champion, 7 time Masters winner, a player who’s completed the maximum break 15 times.

He is definitely the most popular player around the world and he is loved because of his effective style which won him his nickname “The Rocket”. This year he comes back as the current world number one for the first time since May 2010. He has won 5 tournaments this season and he’s looking forward to his next Crucible appearance.

Who else?

If not O’Sullivan, then who? The list is very long. Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, John Higgins, Judd Trump – are just a few of the players who are capable of winning this year’s World Championships.

And who knows, maybe a player from the qualification stages will surprise the world? Or someone from outside Europe will win the title for only the third time in the competition’s history (after Cliff Thorburn in 1980 and Neil Robertson in 2010)?

One thing is certain – there’s a roller coaster of emotions ahead of us!


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