Barry Hearn

2016 World Snooker Championship – The Final

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Mark Selby completed a famous ‘Leicester double’ by defeating Ding Junhui 18-14 in the final of the World Snooker Championship on the same night that his hometown football club completed their own fairytale won the Premier League title.

‘The Jester From Leicester’ made a blistering start to the final, leading 6-0, but the man from China rallied to within one frame on two separate occasions at 8-7 and 11-10. However, Ding, playing in his first final, could never quite catch the world number one and it was Selby who took the last two frames of the evening session to win 18-14 and join an elite club of multiple champions at the Crucible Theatre – which will now host the World Championship until at least 2027.

Before the final session of the final, we headed to the Crucible one final time to say goodbye for another year to a few friends, pick up our tickets for next year and see some of the ‘faces’ arriving for the pinnacle of the snooker calendar. See the photos below:

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2012 World Snooker Championship – The Final


On Sunday 6th May 2012 I was at the Crucible Theatre for the second session of the World Snooker Championship Final between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ali Carter.

On Monday 7th May, we returned between the afternoon and evening sessions to say goodbye to our Snooker friends for another year.

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2011 World Snooker Championship – Day 17

On Monday 2nd May I was at the Crucible for the final day of the 17 day marathon to watch the third session of the final.

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London Football Grounds Trip (Part 2)

On Sunday 27th March 2011 I travelled down to London to visit some of the biggest stadiums in the country, and to watch Brazil vs. Scotland at the Emirates Stadium. This is part 2 of my day in London, two more reports will follow.

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2010 World Snooker Championship – The Final

On Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd May 2010 I was back at the Crucible for the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship

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2010 World Snooker Championship – Day 3

On Monday 19th April 2010 I was back at the Crucible Theatre for the World Championships and the Ronnie O’Sullivan v Liang Wenbo match.

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2010 World Snooker Championship – Opening Saturday

On Saturday 17th April 2010 I went to the Crucible Theatre for the opening day of the 2010 Betfred.com World Championship. I had a wonderful day, watching two world champions play,and meeting three players involved in the championships plus it was lovely sunny weather too!

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