Picture Perfect: Crucible Corner I

As promised, here are the best of my photos from the first three days of the 2010 Betfred.com World Championship…

More will follow throughout the week…

The Venue

The Crucible Theatre – now complete after the extensive building work recently

The Winter Gardens, host this year to the Cue Zone

The said Cue Zone

The newly improved Stage Door

The fancy new courtesy cars

One of the signs in the town centre

The merchandise desk

The trophies

The Arena

My view for Allen v Ford on the opening morning

And for Hendry v Zhang

The view from the back row

And from Row E

The People

Defending champion John Higgins

Zhang Anda

John Parrott and Ken Doherty

Fergal O’Brien

MC Rob Walker

Eirian Williams – will referee the final this year

Michaela Tabb

Tom Ford enters the arena

Global Snooker’s Janie Watkins

Mark King

Neil Robertson

Clive Everton up in the commentary box

Rob Walker again