Snooker World Championship

The Snooker World Championship is the world’s most prestigious snooker tournament. Held annually at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, the Snooker World Championship offers the biggest purse in professional snooker (over £1 million) and is televised live by the BBC.

The Snooker World Championship was first held in 1927 in Birmingham, and won by its founder, the snooker legend Joe Davis. The tournament was first televised in 1997, after its move to the Crucible Theater. Many credit the Snooker World Championship with propelling snooker into the mainstream as an important spectator sport.

Snooker World Championship Betting

The Snooker World Championship is the most eagerly anticipated snooker event of the year. The event receives extensive coverage from bookmakers in the United Kingdom, with a number of these offering excellent money back specials on Snooker World Championship matches.

Snooker World Championship Winners

Joe Davis set the record for most Snooker World Championship wins early in the tournament’s history, by winning the event 15 times. Davis’ record is unlikely to be broken, yet Stephen Hendry is regarded by many as the tournament’s greatest champion, having won the Snooker World Championship 7 times during the more competitive modern era.

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