May 04 2015

Murphy v Bingham: Final Day Live

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So it is final day here at the 2015 World Championship and what a match we have in store, with the one frame gap between the two representing the closest final in 27 years after the first two sessions.

Click below for my updates throughout the course of the day…

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May 03 2015

Crucible Celebrities

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As ever this year at the World Championship, we have seen more than a few celebrities come along to savour the unique Crucible atmosphere and I have been fortunate enough to have met a couple of them. Click below for a round-up of the notable faces to have made the trip to Sheffield so far this week…

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May 03 2015

Big Break – Crucible Style

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For a third successive year here at the Crucible, an exhibition was required on the final Saturday afternoon due to an early finish in the tournament’s first semi-final, this year between Shaun Murphy and Barry Hawkins.

Having already had to put on an exhibition match between Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty earlier in the tournament, the organisers today decided to do something a little different, running a ‘Big Break’ style competition for those of you familiar with the format of the old BBC show.

Click below for a few photographs from the exhibition…

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May 03 2015

Brilliant Bingham Wins Crucible Classic

BinghamFollowing a remarkable session of snooker at the Crucible this evening, Stuart Bingham is through to the final of the World Championship for the first time in his long career, having defeated Judd Trump 17-16 in an epic second semi-final.

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May 02 2015

Murphy Through To Third Crucible Final

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Six years after his last Crucible final, Shaun Murphy today booked his place in a World Championship final for a third time with an emphatic 17-9 victory against 2013 runner-up Barry Hawkins.

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May 01 2015

Bluebell Wood Children Cue Up With Snooker Ace

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Former World Snooker Championship finalist Nigel Bond today met youngsters at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, where he played a few frames with them and signed autographs.

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Apr 30 2015

Akbar Wins Asian Championship

Away from the Crucible, another tour place for the 2015/16 season has today been claimed, as Pakistan’s Hamza Akbar has defeated former professional Pankaj Advani 7-6 to claim the 2015 Asian Championship in Cheras, Malaysia.

Akbar’s victory earns him a two-year tour card starting from next season and means that aside from Q School, there appear to be just two professional places still to be claimed for next season, as you can see here at my updated roll call article.

Apr 30 2015

The One Table

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Following a dramatic day of quarter-finals at the Crucible Theatre yesterday, we are now down to just one table as the sport’s most cramped venue suddenly becomes its most spacious.

Click below for a few thoughts and a look back at those last eight matches…

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