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Crucible 2015: Picture Perfect

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As is now very much traditional here at PSB (see my 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 versions), it is time for a few of my best photos from here at the Crucible this week, both from back stage and front of house.

Enjoy…

The Venue

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The Crucible foyer

foyerWelcome to the Crucible

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A sunny Crucible on ‘middle’ Thursday

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The trophies

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The big screen

Backstage

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The media room

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Approaching the tunnel

Taylor

Dennis Taylor films with Betfred’s Mark Pearson

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View from the hot seat in the media room

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The traditional champions board

The Arena

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Opening morning on table one

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The new hawk-eye system here at the Crucible

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Table two here at the Cruciblecrucible1

Scoreboard and commentary box on table two

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The best view – table two with the curtain raised

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Cameraman in position

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Table two at the mid-session interval

The People

ROSRonnie O’Sullivan

StevensBrian

Matthew Stevens chats to ‘football shirt’ Brian between framesMJW

Mark WilliamsStevens

Matthew Stevens

Ding

Ding Junhui

Marteel

The Belgian Truffle – Olivier MarteelRobertson

Neil RobertsonHiggins

John HigginsMcGill

Anthony McGillSeltMatt Selt

Meldrew

Actor Richard Wilson receives a tour of the venue

Hawkins

Barry HawkinsJones

Jamie JonesDott

Graeme DottWalden

Ricky WaldenVerhaasJan Verhaas

McManus

Alan McManusFu

Marco FuRobertsonJimmy Robertson

Marcel

Marcel EckardtSelby

Mark SelbyMaflin  Kurt MaflinParrottJohn Parrott