The Crucible Curse – A Look Back


This year Mark Selby will become the first player since Neil Robertson in 2011 to try and dispel the so-called ‘Crucible Curse’ that no first time champion will successfully defend the World Championship title at the Crucible Theatre.

Click below for my look back through time at how previous first-time world champions have seen their defences ended…

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PSB Interview: Joe Johnson Special

This weekend sees the World Seniors Championship return to Portsmouth for a second successive year, as notably seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry will make his début in the competition.

Awaiting him in the first round will be 1986 Crucible king, turned Eurosport commentator Joe Johnson, a man who was instrumental in the return of seniors snooker to the big stage back in 2010 and was kind enough to take time out to speak to PSB ahead of this year’s tournament.

Click below to read Joe’s thoughts on the tournament, as well as his memories of his early days, his Crucible triumph and his thoughts on the game’s current stars…

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