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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My 10 Years at the Crucible – Part One


The upcoming 2014 World Championship marks not only the 38th time that the tournament will be staged at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, but on a personal level, the tenth consecutive year that I will have been lucky enough to have been there to see snooker history made in person.

Continue reading then for part one of a three part series comprising an unashamedly personal trip down memory lane, as I recall some of the moments that have stuck in my mind over the years, both as a star-struck fan and in recent years a media room blogger.

Feel free to share your memories in the comments section below…

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