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Crucible Diary 2013: Day One

So it begins, the 2013 World Championship in underway, Ronnie O’Sullivan having entered the arena this morning to a rapturous round of applause for the start of his match with Marcus Campbell.

Click below for the first part of my daily World Championship diary from the Crucible, which during the course of the 17 days will contain the latest post-match quotes, as well other other snippets of insight from what promises to be another thrilling tournament…

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Gould Sets Sights On Crucible – Listen Here

Among the those through to the Crucible over the weekend was reigning Shoot Out and Championship League winner Martin Gould, who booked his place with a hard-fought 10-7 victory against Rod Lawler on Sunday evening.

Following his victory, I spoke to both Martin and his coach Steve Feeney, as he spoke of his relief to make it back to the Crucible as well as revealing amongst other things, that he will walk out to some new walk-on music this weekend.

Click here to listen to our chat (thanks to Monique Limbos for uploading this for me).

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Gould Wins 2013 Championship League

Following his victories at the UKPTC2 and Snooker Shoot Out events earlier in the season, this Thursday Martin Gould defeated Ali Carter 3-2 at Crondon Park to win the 2013 Championship League and make it a hat-trick of professional titles in 2013/14.

Click below for a round-up of how he did it, together with quotes from SightRight’s Steve Feeney, who has been working with Martin during the course of this season…

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Closing In On The Cut: December 2012

It feels like yesterday since the previous seedings revision following the International Championship earlier this month, but already the next cut-off is moving ever closer, coming after December’s UK Championship.

In fact, for the majority of players on tour, this week’s UK Championship qualifiers will be their last chance to add points to their tally for a crucial cut-off, which will determine the seedings for all of the remaining tournaments this season except the World Championship…

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