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What is the World Snooker Championship?

The World Snooker Championship is an annual snooker tournament founded in 1927 and since 1977 played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

How many players are on the Snooker Tour?

The World Snooker Tour in the 2022–23 season consists of a field of 128 professional players. The top 64 players from the prize money rankings after the 2022 World Championship, and those players earning a two-year card the previous year automatically qualify for the season.

Who has the broadcasting rights to the World Snooker Championship?

^ BBC retains world snooker rights. BBC Sport. 9 January 2013. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2013. Wikimedia Commons has media related to World Snooker Championship. The rules of games in italics are standardized by international sanctioning bodies.

What is the British Open snooker tournament?

First held in 1927, it is now one of the three tournaments (together with the UK Championship and the invitational Masters) that make up snookers Triple Crown Series. The reigning world champion is Mark Selby .

What is the most prestigious snooker tournament?

The World Snooker Championship is the leading snooker tournament both in terms of prestige and prize money. The first championship was held in 1927 and was won by Joe Davis. Davis won the first 15 championships before retiring from the event, undefeated, after his 1946 success.

What is the history of the World Snooker Championship?

The first game was simply named World Championship Snooker and released in 2000. In 2004, following a change in publisher, the series was renamed World Snooker Championship to better reflect the name of the tournament body and the actual tournament.

When is the World Snooker Championship 2022?

The World Snooker Championship returns to the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield as Ronnie OSullivan, Judd Trump and Mark Selby eye the games biggest prize. 32 players will be in action from April 16 to May 2 when the 2022 world champion will be crowned.

When was the last time snooker was held in the 1950s?

In the 1950s snooker went into a period of decline and the championship was not held after 1952, although an unofficial championship was held until 1957. In 1964 the championship was revived on a challenge basis and in 1969 the championship became a knock-out event again.

Does BBC retain World Snooker rights?

^ BBC retains world snooker rights. BBC Sport. 9 January 2013. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2013. Wikimedia Commons has media related to World Snooker Championship.

How long will snooker tournaments be broadcast on BBC?

Snooker’s biggest tournaments will continue to be broadcast by BBC for another five years following an extension to the current agreement with WST.

Who has the media related to the World Snooker Championship?

^ Weir, Stuart. World Snooker: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the Crucible. (Sport). Sunday Mail. ^ BBC retains world snooker rights. BBC Sport. 9 January 2013. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2013. Wikimedia Commons has media related to World Snooker Championship.

What is the British Open snooker tournament?

First held in 1927, it is now one of the three tournaments (together with the UK Championship and the invitational Masters) that make up snookers Triple Crown Series. The reigning world champion is Mark Selby .

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