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#The Crucible

# the-crucible - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Class of 92 – John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams reach last four
# Like A Fine Wine
From The42
# Like A Fine Wine

Class of 92 – John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams reach last four

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 11:40 PM 13,278 Views 13 Comments

It is the first time the trio have all made the semi-finals at the Crucible since 1999.

# the-crucible - Monday 25 April, 2022

Former winners Higgins and Bingham progress to last eight at World Snooker Championship
# Quarter Finals
From The42
# Quarter Finals

Former winners Higgins and Bingham progress to last eight at World Snooker Championship

Apr 25th 2022, 5:13 PM 3,252 Views 0 Comments

‘I feel like I’m starting to get a bit of rhythm going,’ said 46-year-old Higgins after seeing off Noppon Saengkham.

# the-crucible - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Selby crashes out in epic clash after losing longest frame in Crucible history
# Perseverance
From The42
# Perseverance

Selby crashes out in epic clash after losing longest frame in Crucible history

Apr 24th 2022, 10:28 AM 29,859 Views 5 Comments

The defending champion came off worst against Yan Bingtao in the 22nd frame lasting 85 minutes and 22 seconds – comfortably eclipsing the previous mark of 79 and a half minutes.

# the-crucible - Saturday 15 August, 2020

O'Sullivan rockets into commanding lead in World Snooker Championship final
# Six Appeal
From The42
# Six Appeal

O'Sullivan rockets into commanding lead in World Snooker Championship final

Aug 15th 2020, 5:45 PM 15,315 Views 1 Comment

“I think 6-2 is too far for Kyren to come back from,” said Stephen Hendry.

# the-crucible - Friday 14 August, 2020

Emotional Kyren Wilson reaches Crucible final after dramatic deciding frame
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Emotional Kyren Wilson reaches Crucible final after dramatic deciding frame

Aug 14th 2020, 8:17 PM 7,876 Views 5 Comments

The Englishman will play Mark Selby or Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final after beating Anthony McGill.

Ronnie O’Sullivan rallies against Mark Selby
# As It Stands
From The42
# As It Stands

Ronnie O’Sullivan rallies against Mark Selby

Aug 14th 2020, 2:07 PM 18,221 Views 3 Comments

The Rocket wins frames 23 and 24 of his best-of-33 semi-final at the Crucible.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

'I was questioning myself' - Selby regains his confidence to book Crucible semi-final spot
# Jester From Leicester
From The42
# Jester From Leicester

'I was questioning myself' - Selby regains his confidence to book Crucible semi-final spot

Aug 11th 2020, 1:36 PM 4,719 Views 0 Comments

The three-time world champion saw off Neil Robertson in today’s quarter-final.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'The worst two days of my snooker years' - Former world champion Murphy crashes out at Crucible
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

'The worst two days of my snooker years' - Former world champion Murphy crashes out at Crucible

Aug 4th 2020, 2:20 PM 7,870 Views 3 Comments

The 2005 winner suffered a 10-4 defeat to Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham today.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

World Snooker Championship rescheduled for July start at The Crucible
# Actual Live Sport
From The42
# Actual Live Sport

World Snooker Championship rescheduled for July start at The Crucible

Apr 22nd 2020, 3:12 PM 3,191 Views 7 Comments

‘Live sport can be a massive inspiration for the public and can boost morale.’

# the-crucible - Friday 20 March, 2020

World Snooker Championship postponed with aim to reschedule in July or August
# The Crucible
From The42
# The Crucible

World Snooker Championship postponed with aim to reschedule in July or August

Mar 20th 2020, 11:43 AM 1,625 Views 2 Comments

WST chairman Barry Hearn said they are currently exploring the potential to stage tournaments behind closed doors.

# the-crucible - Monday 6 May, 2019

Trump wins World Championship final to complete career Grand Slam
# Top Of The Tree
From The42
# Top Of The Tree

Trump wins World Championship final to complete career Grand Slam

May 6th 2019, 8:24 PM 12,090 Views 15 Comments

The Englishman defeated John Higgins to claim his maiden world title in Sheffield this evening.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Trump eases into World Championships semi-final at the Crucible
# Cruising
From The42
# Cruising

Trump eases into World Championships semi-final at the Crucible

May 1st 2019, 11:01 PM 5,928 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, four-time champion John Higgins saw off Neil Robertson in tonight’s other quarter-final.

# the-crucible - Friday 26 April, 2019

World snooker champion in hospital after suffering chest pains
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

World snooker champion in hospital after suffering chest pains

Apr 26th 2019, 10:37 PM 13,571 Views 4 Comments

Mark Williams later revealed doctors are confident his health scare is not related to his heart.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur
# Rocket Crash
From The42
# Rocket Crash

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur

Apr 23rd 2019, 1:37 PM 55,294 Views 34 Comments

A stunning victory for James Cahill is being labelled the biggest upset in the history of the World Championship.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Disappointment for Doherty as former world champion misses out on Crucible return
# Snooker
From The42
# Snooker

Disappointment for Doherty as former world champion misses out on Crucible return

Apr 18th 2018, 1:38 PM 5,101 Views 3 Comments

The 1997 winner was beaten by Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round today.

# the-crucible - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It's there, it's close, it's very close... what a shot this is!' - Ken Doherty
# Sensational
From The42
# Sensational

'It's there, it's close, it's very close... what a shot this is!' - Ken Doherty

Apr 27th 2017, 10:25 PM 14,417 Views 3 Comments

Mark Selby hit the ‘mother of all doubles’ in tonight’s semi-final with Ding Junhui at the Crucible.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ronnie O'Sullivan's Crucible challenge is hanging by a thread against Ding
# Rocked
From The42
# Rocked

Ronnie O'Sullivan's Crucible challenge is hanging by a thread against Ding

Apr 26th 2017, 9:51 AM 7,507 Views 1 Comment

Ding on the brink of World Championship semis after opening up 10-6 lead.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Ronnie loses first 3 frames of Ding quarter-final, but he's already started the comeback
# The Crucible
From The42
# The Crucible

Ronnie loses first 3 frames of Ding quarter-final, but he's already started the comeback

Apr 25th 2017, 7:21 PM 6,128 Views 5 Comments

Higgins, Selby and Hawkins all lead after the opening quarter-final sessions.

# the-crucible - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Trump hits spectacular shot at The Crucible but crashes out of first round to 1,000/1 outsider
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Trump hits spectacular shot at The Crucible but crashes out of first round to 1,000/1 outsider

Apr 20th 2017, 11:39 AM 8,907 Views 3 Comments

The world number two suffered a surprise defeat to 46-year-old qualifier Rory McLeod at the World Snooker Championship.

# the-crucible - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Ronnie O'Sullivan lashes out at World Snooker chief, says he won't be 'bullied'
# Outburst
From The42
# Outburst

Ronnie O'Sullivan lashes out at World Snooker chief, says he won't be 'bullied'

Apr 16th 2017, 7:51 PM 20,468 Views 2 Comments

The five-time world champion has launched a scathing attack on Barry Hearn over his treatment.

# the-crucible - Saturday 15 April, 2017

He dug deep to qualify but Fergal O'Brien didn't last long at the World Snooker Championship
# Early Exit
From The42
# Early Exit

He dug deep to qualify but Fergal O'Brien didn't last long at the World Snooker Championship

Apr 15th 2017, 11:56 PM 8,057 Views 3 Comments

It was always going to be extremely difficult against the reigning champion Mark Selby.

That didn't take long! Ronnie racks up a century in his first-round match at The Crucible
# Decent Start
From The42
# Decent Start

That didn't take long! Ronnie racks up a century in his first-round match at The Crucible

Apr 15th 2017, 5:55 PM 3,781 Views 6 Comments

The Rocket is taking on debutant Gary Wilson in Sheffield.

# the-crucible - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Draw unkind to O'Brien as he faces top seed Selby in World Championship opener
# Tall Order
From The42
# Tall Order

Draw unkind to O'Brien as he faces top seed Selby in World Championship opener

Apr 13th 2017, 11:18 AM 3,546 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, Mark Allen will take on Jimmy Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his campaign against Gary Wilson.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

The Rocket reckons he will be world's best but who is snooker's latest sensation?
# Profile
From The42
# Profile

The Rocket reckons he will be world's best but who is snooker's latest sensation?

Apr 26th 2016, 5:15 PM 9,962 Views 3 Comments

Kyren Wilson has made a big impression at The Crucible.

# the-crucible - Sunday 17 April, 2016

'I don't think Superman would get out of this' - Watch this incredible shot at The Crucible
# Outstanding
From The42
# Outstanding

'I don't think Superman would get out of this' - Watch this incredible shot at The Crucible

Apr 17th 2016, 11:25 PM 18,761 Views 5 Comments

What an escape that is.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Strong start leaves Ken Doherty with Crucible fate in his own hands
# Crafty Ken
From The42
# Crafty Ken

Strong start leaves Ken Doherty with Crucible fate in his own hands

Apr 13th 2016, 11:55 AM 5,414 Views 4 Comments

Doherty resumes this evening with a 5-4 lead over Ryan Day.

# the-crucible - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Snooker's new world champion says everything changed when a fellow pro called him a bottler
# Crucible Champ
From The42
# Crucible Champ

Snooker's new world champion says everything changed when a fellow pro called him a bottler

May 5th 2015, 1:20 PM 7,862 Views 6 Comments

Stuart Bingham showed the world he is no bottler in a nail-biting final against Shaun Murphy.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Major shock at the Crucible as The Rocket crashes out
# Enigmatic
From The42
# Enigmatic

Major shock at the Crucible as The Rocket crashes out

Apr 29th 2015, 9:51 PM 11,282 Views 17 Comments

Ronnie O’Sullivan lost to Stuart Bingham, while Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump also booked their last-four places.

# the-crucible - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Mark Selby edges out Neil Robertson in tense semi to set up final against 'Rocket'
# Nailbiter
From The42
# Nailbiter

Mark Selby edges out Neil Robertson in tense semi to set up final against 'Rocket'

May 3rd 2014, 10:31 PM 4,022 Views 10 Comments

The Leicester native held his nerve to clinch the Best of 33 frames encounter.

Ronnie O'Sullivan can put his feet up after winning Crucible semi with a day to spare
# Rocket Man
From The42
# Rocket Man

Ronnie O'Sullivan can put his feet up after winning Crucible semi with a day to spare

May 3rd 2014, 12:09 AM 3,931 Views 4 Comments

It will be the Rocket versus either Mark Selby or Neil Robertson in this year’s World Championship final.

# the-crucible - Thursday 1 May, 2014

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title
# Too Good
From The42
# Too Good

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title

May 1st 2014, 9:25 PM 6,108 Views 1 Comment

The veteran star has established a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final.

# the-crucible - Monday 6 May, 2013

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet
# Gimme Five
From The42
# Gimme Five

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet

May 6th 2013, 8:33 PM 29,911 Views 61 Comments

Underdog Barry Hawkins mounted a comeback late in the piece but O’Sullivan held his nerve to claim victory.

# the-crucible - Friday 3 May, 2013

VIDEO: Judd Trump is interrupted by a fan farting during his shot
# Embarrassing
From The42
# Embarrassing

VIDEO: Judd Trump is interrupted by a fan farting during his shot

May 3rd 2013, 9:39 PM 4,785 Views 5 Comments

There are no words…

# the-crucible - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

'I needed to pay the school fees but snooker's not for me' - O'Sullivan says he's retiring
# Rocket
From The42
# Rocket

'I needed to pay the school fees but snooker's not for me' - O'Sullivan says he's retiring

May 1st 2013, 10:30 PM 7,698 Views 25 Comments

The defending world champion eased into the semi-finals at the Crucible but insists it’s his last major event.

# the-crucible - Saturday 20 April, 2013

All of Ronnie O'Sullivan's 147 breaks in one majestic 95-minute clip
# Rocket Man
From The42
# Rocket Man

All of Ronnie O'Sullivan's 147 breaks in one majestic 95-minute clip

Apr 20th 2013, 9:15 AM 1,789 Views 4 Comments

The Rocket kicks off his bid for a fifth World Championship in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre this morning.

# the-crucible - Monday 15 April, 2013

Ken Doherty won't be playing at the Crucible this year
# World Snooker
From The42
# World Snooker

Ken Doherty won't be playing at the Crucible this year

Apr 15th 2013, 12:42 PM 1,600 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner, who won the World Snooker Championship in 1997, was beaten in the final qualifying round by Matthew Selt.

# the-crucible - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Snooker wrap: Carter secures comfortable victory
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Snooker wrap: Carter secures comfortable victory

Apr 26th 2012, 10:32 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Mark Williams also advanced to the second round, thanks to a victory over Liu Chuang.

# the-crucible - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat
# Crucible
From The42
# Crucible

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat

Apr 22nd 2012, 9:26 PM 555 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner staged a brief comeback but was soundly beaten in the first round encounter at Sheffield.

# the-crucible - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Williams and Trump book places in Crucible final four
# Pot Luck
From The42
# Pot Luck

Williams and Trump book places in Crucible final four

Apr 27th 2011, 3:23 PM 223 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Graeme Dott blows his opportunity to claim the tournament’s first maximum before bowing out to 21-year-old Judd Trump.