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Snooker salutes its new entertainer after Luca Brecel fulfils his destiny
The brilliant Belgian can usher in a new era for the sport and take some of the entertainment burden off Ronnie O’Sullivan

Aaron Bower

02, May, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Luca Brecel holds off late Mark Selby fightback to win first world snooker title
The Belgian defeated the four-time world champion 18-15 in final and said after: ‘This has been a crazy week, no practice, just partying’

Aaron Bower at the Crucible Theatre

01, May, 2023 @10:13 PM

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Luca Brecel defeats Mark Selby to win World Snooker Championship 2023 final – as it happened
Luca Brecel, who had never previously won a match at the Crucible, beat four-time champion Mark Selby 18-15 to become snooker’s first world champion from mainland Europe

Daniel Harris

01, May, 2023 @9:31 PM

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Give praise for Hazel Irvine’s cool presence in the heat of the Crucible | Aaron Bower
BBC broadcaster is synonymous with the event after more than 20 years as TV’s face of the world snooker championship

Aaron Bower

01, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A baize of glory? This snooker protest pales in comparison to the suffragettes | Rowan Moore
The fiery tactics of the women’s vote movement were in a different league from Just Stop Oil’s intervention

Rowan Moore

22, Apr, 2023 @4:31 PM

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Empty pockets: how snooker can reduce the temptation of match-fixing | Barry Glendenning
Just Stop Oil protest not the only bad news for the sport – but entertainment at the Crucible is perhaps the best it’s ever been

Barry Glendenning

22, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Si Jiahui returns to haunt Shaun Murphy in Crucible final-frame upset
Shaun Murphy was knocked out by Si Jiahui, the world No 80, in a late-night thriller at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield

PA Media and Guardian sport

20, Apr, 2023 @9:57 PM

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Barry Hearn wants protesters who disrupt sporting events to face jail time
The World Snooker Tour president said sport is 'an easy target’ after disruption to the World Snooker Championship and Grand National by Just Stop Oil and Animal Rising

Sean Ingle

18, Apr, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Shaun Murphy: ‘What would I do without snooker? It’s my drug’
The 2005 world champion on living with fame, that tabloid exposé, divorce, depression, death threats and his sudden resurgence of form

Donald McRae

17, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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O’Sullivan survives Pang fightback to seal first-round win at the Crucible
Ronnie O’Sullivan is into the second round of the World Snooker Championship after beating China’s Pang Junxu 10-7 on the opening day

Aaron Bower at the Crucible

15, Apr, 2023 @8:54 PM

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‘Never count me out’: O’Sullivan ready and relaxed for Crucible record tilt
Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his quest for an eighth world title on Saturday hoping age proves no barrier to success

Aaron Bower at the Crucible

14, Apr, 2023 @5:00 PM

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John Parris: ‘I learned to make snooker cues by making mistakes’
‘What we do here is unique,’ the master cue maker – who has worked with Ronnie O’Sullivan, Steve Davis and Jimmy White – tells Luke McLaughlin

Luke McLaughlin

09, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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