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# Crucible

April 2023
Ronnie O’Sullivan closes in on a place in World Championship semi-finals
Mark Allen and Jak Jones are tied at 8-8. Anthony McGill and Si Jiahui are level on 4-4 and Mark Selby and John Higgins are also tied on 4-4.
Ronnie O’Sullivan closes in on a place in World Championship semi-finals
Mark Allen and Jak Jones are tied at 8-8. Anthony McGill and Si Jiahui are level on 4-4 and Mark Selby and John Higgins are also tied on 4-4.
Si Jiahui holds nerve to take last-frame shootout against Shaun Murphy
Murphy was fancied at the Crucible this year after triumphing at both the Players Championship and Tour Championship.
John Higgins welcomes heightened security at Crucible amid fear of more protests
The four-time champion believes the measures will put off any ‘copycats’ after Monday’s disruption.
Hossein Vafaei steps up war of words with Ronnie O’Sullivan
The pair will meet in the last 16 on Friday.
Last year
Judd Trump holds off Mark Williams fightback to book place in World Championship final
Williams had trailed 12-5 but clawed his way back to lead 16-15 before finally succumbing.
Ronnie O’Sullivan closes in on eighth world final at the Crucible
O’Sullivan secured a 15-9 advantage against John Higgins to leave him requiring just two more frames on Saturday evening to progress.
Ruthless Ronnie O’Sullivan opens up 10-6 semi-final lead over John Higgins
Judd Trump is 11-5 up against Mark Williams in the other semi-final.
Ronnie O’Sullivan breaks two more Crucible records with victory over Mark Allen
O’Sullivan’s 71st career win took him clear for the number of matches won by a single player at The Crucible.
Snooker is a hobby and I’d skip Crucible for better offer – Ronnie O’Sullivan
Chinese youngster Fan Zhengyi claimed a shock 10-9 victory over the English star to win his first ranking title in Milton Keynes on Sunday.
All time
Mark Selby holds off fightback from Murphy to claim fourth world title
The 37-year-old secured a 18-15 victory to join John Higgins as a four-time champion.
Mark Selby warned for slow play as Stuart Bingham rallies at the Crucible
Bingham took an 11-9 lead.
Anthony McGill misses Crucible maximum but wipes out Ronnie O’Sullivan lead
The 30-year-old McGill was looking to become only the eighth different player to make a 147 clearance at the World Snooker Championship.
'There’s a lot more going on in the world to worry about my poxy break-off'
Mark Williams furious at ‘farcical’ attempts to ban his controversial tactic.
Alan McManus announces retirement after defeat in qualifiers
The former world number six was beaten 6-3 by Chinese teenager Bai Langning.
Ronnie O’Sullivan takes 10-7 lead into final day after Kyren Wilson fightback
The Rocket had led 8-2 at one point.
Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker
Both semi-finals at the Crucible went to final-frame deciders.
Fans to be allowed to attend Crucible final as UK pilot events resume from Saturday
Fans are set to return to the famous venue.
Mark Selby edges ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan in World Championship semi-final
Selby took the session 6-2 to gain a two-frame lead overnight.
Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50
The 44-year-old will face Mark Williams in the World Championship quarter-finals after beating Ding Junhui.
Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’
O’Sullivan will take on Mark Williams for a place in the last four.
Kyren Wilson survives Martin Gould fightback to book Judd Trump date at Crucible
Wilson had resumed 11-5 up before losing the first three frames of the morning session.
John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012
The Scot’s 147 was the 11th time a maximum has been made at the event.
Judd Trump battles back after first round scare at World Championships
Qualifier Tom Ford had started strong against the reigning champ.
Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round
Selby dominated the World Championships from 2014-2017. Reigning champ Judd Trump will face Tom Ford.
Ken Doherty eyes first Crucible appearance since 2014 after crucial victory
The Dubliner’s victory last night ensured he avoided relegation from the full-time circuit.
'Several players' pull out of this year's World Snooker Championship over health concerns
None of those who have opted against travelling to the UK are understood to be in the current world top 16, however.
'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’'
Tipperary native Brendan O’Donoghue on the ups and downs that go hand-in-hand with a career in snooker.
Three-time winner Selby crashes out of World Championship to former taxi driver
Fellow Englishman Gary Wilson is competing in the tournament for just the second time.
Williams resumes Crucible title defence after hospital checks on chest pain
The world champion was admitted to A&E yesterday after his opening session against David Gilbert.
Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins
Williams became the oldest champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978.
Mark Selby late show leaves World Championship final in the balance
A potentially disastrous day at the office ended with the defending champion trailing by just three frames.
Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?
Cast your mind back 20 years to that famous night at the Crucible.
You'll need more than magic! Ronnie brushes past Murphy into Crucible quarter-finals
Five-time champ will play either Liang Wenbo or Ding Junhui in the last eight
Magician! Murphy plays shot of the tournament off three cushions to pot impossible red
This is outrageous.
Fergal O'Brien qualifies for World Champs by winning the longest frame of snooker ever played (no, really)
O’Brien v Gilbert has earned its place in snooker’s record books.
Ronnie's facing a battle today if he wants to stay in the world championships
O’Sullivan trails Barry Hawkins at the Crucible.
The snooker is starting to get interesting ... here's the line-up for the quarter-finals
“Calmer, more relaxed” Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Stuart Bingham in the last eight.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has responded to shoes-gate
The player thanked World Snooker Championship director Mike Ganley for his assistance.
Memory lane: The top 5 Crucible moments
Ahead of today’s final, we open the Sheffield archive and look at some of the tournament’s best memories