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May 07 2014

World Championship 2014: Picture Perfect

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As the dust settles on Mark Selby’s memorable World Championship victory at the Crucible Theatre, it’s time to look back on the best of my photos from this year’s tournament, including those of the venue, backstage and the people involved in the action…

The Arena

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The scoreboard
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The Crucible ready on the opening morning of the tournament
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The new BBC arena studio
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The Crucible arena – two table set-up
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The Markers
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The Crucible Tunnel

The Venue

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The Crucible exteriordoors
The doors into the arena tunnelmediachairs The Crucible press conference area
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The BBC studio under construction
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The Winter Gardens Cue Zone
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The Crucible Foyer
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 Trophies
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Crucible Exterior
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Crucible press cuttings
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 The Crucible at night
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Crucible Rules
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Arena Entrance (backstage)
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The big screen
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The Final

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Final day
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Ronnie smiles during his post-final press conferenceSelby2
 Mark, with wife Vikki and the trophy
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 Ronnie collects his runners-up medal
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Brendan Moore is congratulated by Barry Hearn following his first final
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The arena awaits
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 Ronnie immediately following the final
Selby1Mark Selby with the trophy
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Mark Selby and Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain at the after-show party

The People

ROS1Ronnie O’Sullivan
MaguireStephen Maguire
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 Neil Robertson takes a photo of son Alexander in his chair
Doherty1Ken Doherty
Wasley
Michael Wasley
Scullion
Leo Scullion    HearnBarry Hearn
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Xiao GuodongCarterAli Carter
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 Clive Everton, Dominic Dale
Day  Ryan DayPerryJoe Perry
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Rob Walker and Dominic Dale, through the viewfinder
robertsonNeil Robertson
MooreBrendan Moore
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 Judd Trump
WhiteMichael White
HawkinsBarry Hawkins
AllenMark Allen
DingDing Junhui
WaldenRicky Walden
FuBroughtonMarco Fu
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Alan McManusDavisHazelSteve Davis, Hazel Irvine
WilsonKyren Wilson
HigginsJohn Higgins
Walker
Rob Walker
  • Maja Soeller

    Thank you not only for the pictures but also for all the information you provide during tournaments all season.