Crucible Theatre

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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2016 World Snooker Championship – Day 2

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The opening Sunday at the Crucible was the scene for my first visit of the 2016 World  Snooker Championship – my 12th year in a row and 13th in total!

Attending the afternoon and evening sessions, I saw the Scottish duo of Stephen Maguire and Alan McManus complete their first round battle before watching two young stars in Michael White and Sam Baird get their match started with the opening nine-frame session.

It also turned out to be a momentous day in the history of Snooker as a whole as the legendary 6-time World Champion Steve Davis retired from the game competitively, having failed to qualify for this year’s championship.

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2013 World Snooker Championship – Day 10

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On Monday 29th April, I returned to the Crucible Theatre to watch the conclusion of the second round match between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ali Carter.

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2013 World Snooker Championship – Day 5

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On Wednesday 24th April 2013, I was back at the Crucible for the second time this year to watch Stuart Bingham take on Sam Baird in Round 1.

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2013 World Snooker Championship – Day 2

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On Sunday 21st April 2013, I went to the Crucible Theatre to watch John Higgins play Mark Davis in the first round of the World Championship.

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