Ding Junhui

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 – Day 2


On Sunday 22nd April I was at the Crucible Theatre watching Mark Allen play Cao Yupeng in the World Snooker Championship.
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2011 World Snooker Championship – Day 9

On Sunday 24th April 2011, I was back at the Crucible Theatre for Day 9 of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship, today watching the first sessions of the second round match between Stuart Bingham and Ding Junhui.

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2011 World Snooker Championship – Day 4

On Tuesday 19th April I was back at the Crucible Theatre for Day 4 of the World Snooker Championship to watch 2002 World Champion Peter Ebdon play Stuart Bingham.

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2011 World Snooker Championship – Day 2

After missing the opening day for the football, I made my first trip to the 2011 World Championship at the Crucible Theatre on Sunday 17th April.

Click below to read my full report and pictures.

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2010 World Snooker Championship – Day 10

Another great days snooker today. I went down to the Crucible after school and got pictures with Ali Carter, who had just beaten Joe Perry, presenter Rishi Persad, UK Champion Ding Junhui and darts player Kevin Painter.

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2010 World Snooker Championship – Day 9

After a day off from the snooker the previous day, we were back again on Sunday. It was probably the best day of the championship for me so far, as I met two former world champions and watched four of the worlds best ever players play.

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