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Celebrating 40 years at the Crucible

World Snooker – 40th Anniversary at The Crucible

This is a very special momement in Snooker history this week; as World Snooker celebrate 4 decades of hosting The World Snooker Championship at The Crucible. It is affectionately as known as the home of snooker and I would tend to agree. I have never been to The Crucible but from what I have seen on TV the atomsphere looks amazing; so compact and filled with amazing history.

On the eve of The Crucible (friday 14th April 2017) the Top 16 players, the qualifers and referees all too centre stage; as they perpared to walk down the green carpet. The ceremony was held in the arena, Barry Hearn announced some great news; “The Whirlwind” Jimmy White and our very own “The Darling of Dublin” Ken Dothery both received a 2 year wild card onto the tour. It will be great to see them back on the baize again!

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Barry Hearn also signed a deal with the councillor of Sheffield to remain in the home snooker for the next 10 years. The Crucible has produced some of the sports greatest players throughout the 40 years, from Alex Higgins to Mark Selby. Hopefully we will see more great champions living the dream and lifting the beautiful trophy over the next 10 years. Always remember folks playing at The Crucible is a dream but if you are dedicated to this beautiful sport like it am. That dream can become a reality!! Happy 40th Anniversary to the World Snooker Championship, here’s to the next 40 years!! 😀. I wonder who is going to be crowned World Champion 2017?! Good luck Everyone.