• EPSB Whole Sport Plan
  • 2017 World Tickets On Sale Monday
  • Ding 6-2 Up On McManus
  • Eurosport 10-year agreement
  • Masters Snooker Tickets On Sale

Snooker – Selby claims narrow lead over Fu

First session Mark Selby claimed the early lead but will be left kicking himself after missing several good opportunities after the opening session of this World Championship semi-final against Hong Kong’s Marco Fu. The world number one won the opening three frames, and after Fu hit back with a 76 Selby need just the final three colours to claim an enthralling fifth frame, following an astonishing exchange of snookers on…


EPSB Whole Sport Plan

English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards Announces Whole Sport Plan The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (“EPSB”) has today announced its Whole Sports Plan in England, bringing together professional, amateur, ladies and disability snooker, as well as successful projects including the Cue Zone into Schools programme. Formed in August 2015, the EPSB comprises representatives of the English Association of Snooker and Billiards (“EASB”), World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association…


2017 World Tickets On Sale Monday

Tickets for the 2017 Betfred World Championship at the Crucible go on sale at 9am on Monday May 2nd. CLICK HERE FOR FORMAT AND TICKET PRICES Make sure you are ready to book your seats because many sessions will sell our rapidly. To book call 0844 65 65 147 or visit www.cruciblesnooker.com Next year’s tournament will run from Saturday April 15 to Monday May 1, and the Championship will celebrate its…


Ding 6-2 Up On McManus

Ding Junhui made a fine start to his Betfred World Championship semi-final against Alan McManus, making four century breaks as he took a 6-2 lead. China’s Ding is playing in his second Crucible semi, having lost the other to Judd Trump in 2011, and aiming to become the first Asian player to reach the world final. Having dropped out of the top 16 he had to win three qualifying matches…


Snooker – Ding hits four tons in opening up lead against McManus

McManus was forced to sit and suffer in his first semi-final appearance at the sport’s biggest tournament since 1993 as Ding rolled in breaks of 100, 84, 131, 62, 100 and 128 to open up a four-frame lead before they resume for their second session at 10am on Friday morning. McManus has plenty of time to recover, and will probably be quietly content to escape from the session with two…


Ding takes commanding lead over McManus

Ding is trying to reach his first Crucible final Ding Junhui scored four centuries to take a 6-2 in the opening session of the World Championship semi-final against fellow qualifier Alan McManus. China’s Ding was in awesome form from the start, opening with a break of 100 and scoring two further tons and two half-centuries to go 5-0 up. McManus, at 45, the oldest man to reach a Crucible semi-final…


Eurosport 10-year agreement

Eurosport signs new 10-year agreement with World Snooker and IMG • Eurosport, the Discovery-owned broadcaster, underlines its position as the Home of Snooker across Europe through coverage of all major snooker tournaments, including the World Snooker Championship, for the 2016/17 to 2025/26 seasons inclusive.• The agreement is an extension of its exclusive European rights to 18 tournaments of the World Snooker Tour, in addition to World Ranking Event qualifiers including…


Snooker – Eurosport signs new 10-year deal with World Snooker

The agreement strengthens Eurosport’s position as the home of snooker across Europe, allowing fans to follow the sport’s biggest and most exciting moments live. In addition to the live action, fans will be able to enjoy insight from leading players and personalities within the game on special programming. There will also be enhanced match coverage on Eurosport Player, where fans will be able to choose which matches to watch from…


Hawkins felt O’Sullivan hangover

Barry Hawkins fought back from 9-1 down to trail 10-9 against Marco Fu but could not complete a comeback 2016 World Snooker Championship Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 16 April – 2 May Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport app, Connected TVs and online. Barry Hawkins said his draining final-frame win over Ronnie O’Sullivan was the reason for his “terrible” start in his quarter-final defeat…


Masters Snooker Tickets On Sale

Jimmy White presented O’Sullivan with the trophy Snooker’s biggest stars will once again be at Alexandra Palace in London in January for the Dafabet Masters. Tickets will be on sale on Thursday April 28 for snooker’s most important invitation tournament and fans are strongly urged to book fast, following record sales last season. The 2017 event will run from January 15-22. The prestigious tournament brings together the top 16 players…