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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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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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2012 World Snooker Championship – Day 4


On Tuesday 24th April I returned to the Crucible for day 4 of the World Snooker Championship. This time I was watching the second session of Stephen Lee vs. Andrew Higginson.
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2011 World Snooker Championship – Day 11 + Day 13

On Tuesday 26th April I was once again at the Crucible Theatre, this time watching the Quarter Final between Mark Williams and Mark Allen.

I also went down to the Crucible on Thursday 28th April, and this report includes pictures from both days.

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2011 World Snooker Championship – Day 7

On Friday 22nd April 2011 I was back on the Crucible on a beautiful sunny day for the second session of Martin Gould v Judd Trump.

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2011 World Snooker Championship – Day 5

On Wednesday 20th April 2011 I was back at the Crucible Theatre for the World Championship. For the first ever time I would be in the Crucible for the morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

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2010 World Snooker Championship – Day 12

On Wednesday 28th April I was back at the Crucible. I met Steve Davis (again) and Chris Edwards from the rock band Kasabian, before going in to watch two brilliant quarter final matches come to an end.

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