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My 10 Years at the Crucible – Part Two

Crucible10A year ago ahead of my tenth year visiting the Crucible Theatre for the World Championship, I took a look back at my first three years between 2005-7, recalling the various experiences that had helped draw me to the sport and ultimately end up writing this blog.

Unfortunately at the time I never got round to part two, so with no further delay, now I look back at my next three years as John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson took Crucible glory between 2008-10…

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Closing In On The Cut: Crucible 2015

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Following Joe Perry’s victory at the 2015 Players Championship today, we are now just one event and one week from knowing the final seedings list for next month’s World Championship, with only one place now up for grabs at the Crucible, but the placement of the seeds in the draw to be determined.

There is also the small matter of a battle for the number one ranking, with Mark Selby needing to win matches in Beijing if he is to retain the top spot ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan…

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Are There Too Many Number Ones?

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Following his victory at last weekend’s German Masters, Mark Selby regained the official number one ranking for the third time this season and the sixth time during his career to date.

Already, we have seen the number one ranking change hands on a number of occasions during 2015, with Selby, Neil Robertson and Ding Junhui all having occupied top spot in the last month, but are we now at a point where there too many changes? Has holding on to the top ranking lost some of its prestige?

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Closing in on the Cut: February 2015

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With the start of the 2015 German Masters almost upon us, we are also approaching the latest of this season’s mid-term seedings revisions, with the seedings for the Indian Open, China Open and Shoot Out tournaments set to be determined.

In particular, we have a real four-way tussle for the world number one ranking, with Ronnie O’Sullivan in with a chance of reclaiming top spot for the first time since 2010. Click below for all you need to know…

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