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# crucible - Saturday 15 August, 2020

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan takes 10-7 lead into final day after Kyren Wilson fightback Crucible

Ronnie O’Sullivan takes 10-7 lead into final day after Kyren Wilson fightback

The Rocket had led 8-2 at one point.

# crucible - Friday 14 August, 2020

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker Drama

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker

Both semi-finals at the Crucible went to final-frame deciders.

Fans to be allowed to attend Crucible final as UK pilot events resume from Saturday

Fans are set to return to the famous venue.

# crucible - Thursday 13 August, 2020

From The42 Mark Selby edges ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan in World Championship semi-final The Jester

Mark Selby edges ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan in World Championship semi-final

Selby took the session 6-2 to gain a two-frame lead overnight.

# crucible - Monday 10 August, 2020

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50 Rocket

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I would have to lose an arm and a leg to fall out of top 50

The 44-year-old will face Mark Williams in the World Championship quarter-finals after beating Ding Junhui.

# crucible - Sunday 9 August, 2020

From The42 Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’ Rocket Man

Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’

O’Sullivan will take on Mark Williams for a place in the last four.

From The42 Kyren Wilson survives Martin Gould fightback to book Judd Trump date at Crucible Crucible

Kyren Wilson survives Martin Gould fightback to book Judd Trump date at Crucible

Wilson had resumed 11-5 up before losing the first three frames of the morning session.

# crucible - Thursday 6 August, 2020

From The42 John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012 Maximum This post contains videos

John Higgins makes the first World Championship 147 since 2012

The Scot’s 147 was the 11th time a maximum has been made at the event.

# crucible - Friday 31 July, 2020

From The42 Judd Trump battles back after first round scare at World Championships Crucible

Judd Trump battles back after first round scare at World Championships

Qualifier Tom Ford had started strong against the reigning champ.

# crucible - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round

Selby dominated the World Championships from 2014-2017. Reigning champ Judd Trump will face Tom Ford.

# crucible - Saturday 25 July, 2020

From The42 Ken Doherty eyes first Crucible appearance since 2014 after crucial victory In The Frame

Ken Doherty eyes first Crucible appearance since 2014 after crucial victory

The Dubliner’s victory last night ensured he avoided relegation from the full-time circuit.

# crucible - Thursday 2 July, 2020

From The42 'Several players' pull out of this year's World Snooker Championship over health concerns Crucible

'Several players' pull out of this year's World Snooker Championship over health concerns

None of those who have opted against travelling to the UK are understood to be in the current world top 16, however.

# crucible - Saturday 25 April, 2020

From The42 'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’' Pot Luck

'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’'

Tipperary native Brendan O’Donoghue on the ups and downs that go hand-in-hand with a career in snooker.

# crucible - Saturday 27 April, 2019

From The42 Three-time winner Selby crashes out of World Championship to former taxi driver Big Upset This post contains videos

Three-time winner Selby crashes out of World Championship to former taxi driver

Fellow Englishman Gary Wilson is competing in the tournament for just the second time.

From The42 Williams resumes Crucible title defence after hospital checks on chest pain Back At It

Williams resumes Crucible title defence after hospital checks on chest pain

The world champion was admitted to A&E yesterday after his opening session against David Gilbert.

# crucible - Monday 7 May, 2018

From The42 Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins Champion This post contains videos

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins

Williams became the oldest champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978.

# crucible - Sunday 30 April, 2017

From The42 Mark Selby late show leaves World Championship final in the balance As It Stands This post contains videos

Mark Selby late show leaves World Championship final in the balance

A potentially disastrous day at the office ended with the defending champion trailing by just three frames.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success? Memory Lane

Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?

Cast your mind back 20 years to that famous night at the Crucible.

# crucible - Saturday 22 April, 2017

From The42 You'll need more than magic! Ronnie brushes past Murphy into Crucible quarter-finals Snooker

You'll need more than magic! Ronnie brushes past Murphy into Crucible quarter-finals

Five-time champ will play either Liang Wenbo or Ding Junhui in the last eight

# crucible - Friday 21 April, 2017

From The42 Magician! Murphy plays shot of the tournament off three cushions to pot impossible red Crucible This post contains videos

# crucible - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From The42 Fergal O'Brien qualifies for World Champs by winning the longest frame of snooker ever played (no, really) Crucible

Fergal O'Brien qualifies for World Champs by winning the longest frame of snooker ever played (no, really)

O’Brien v Gilbert has earned its place in snooker’s record books.

# crucible - Monday 25 April, 2016

From The42 Ronnie's facing a battle today if he wants to stay in the world championships The Rocket

Ronnie's facing a battle today if he wants to stay in the world championships

O’Sullivan trails Barry Hawkins at the Crucible.

# crucible - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From The42 The snooker is starting to get interesting ... here's the line-up for the quarter-finals Crucible

The snooker is starting to get interesting ... here's the line-up for the quarter-finals

“Calmer, more relaxed” Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Stuart Bingham in the last eight.

# crucible - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From The42 Ronnie O'Sullivan has responded to shoes-gate Reaction

Ronnie O'Sullivan has responded to shoes-gate

The player thanked World Snooker Championship director Mike Ganley for his assistance.

# crucible - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Memory lane: The top 5 Crucible moments

Ahead of today’s final, we open the Sheffield archive and look at some of the tournament’s best memories

# crucible - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From The42 O'Sullivan into last four after sweeping Murphy aside with a session to spare The Rocket

O'Sullivan into last four after sweeping Murphy aside with a session to spare

The defending champion is into the last four after winning seven of the eight frames played today.

# crucible - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Doherty makes Crucible exit, Rocket battles back to book quarter-final berth

The defending champion has seen off Joe Perry while the Dubliner was unsuccessful against Alan McManus.

# crucible - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From The42 Doherty still in the hunt in World Snooker Championship first round tie Crucible

Doherty still in the hunt in World Snooker Championship first round tie

The 1997 champion is one frame down against Stuart Bingham going into this evening’s session.

# crucible - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The42 'Bring on the Rocket' - Ken Doherty ready to take on snooker's best at the Crucible again Interview

'Bring on the Rocket' - Ken Doherty ready to take on snooker's best at the Crucible again

The Dubliner qualified for the World Snooker Championships.

From The42 'Life in the old dog yet!' - Doherty books Crucible spot Snooker

'Life in the old dog yet!' - Doherty books Crucible spot

The 44-year-old will be the oldest player at this year’s World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

# crucible - Thursday 18 April, 2013

From The42 9 ways to live your life like Ronnie O'Sullivan Rocket This post contains videos

9 ways to live your life like Ronnie O'Sullivan

Want to be like (arguably) the greatest snooker player ever? Here are some quick tips.

# crucible - Monday 15 April, 2013

Ken Doherty won't be playing at the Crucible this year

The Dubliner, who won the World Snooker Championship in 1997, was beaten in the final qualifying round by Matthew Selt.

# crucible - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

From The42 Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April Return

Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April

The Englishman will be the top seed at the upcoming event, having previously grown disenchanted with snooker.

# crucible - Friday 22 February, 2013

Ronnie O'Sullivan set to reveal his future next week

Ken Doherty has said he would welcome the return of the snooker legend.

# crucible - Monday 7 May, 2012

From The42 Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship Crowning Glory This post contains videos

Class is permanent: O'Sullivan wins fourth World Championship

The legendary player won the Wold Championship for the fourth time this evening.

From The42 O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final On The Brink

O'Sullivan stretches lead to 15-10 in World Championship final

The Rocket needs only three more frames if he is to claim his fourth title at the Crucible in Sheffield.

# crucible - Sunday 6 May, 2012

From The42 WATCH: O'Sullivan contemplates retirement Thinking Out Loud This post contains videos

WATCH: O'Sullivan contemplates retirement

The 36-year-old says he is considering quitting the sport despite his recent fine form.

# crucible - Saturday 5 May, 2012

From The42 Rocket takes control of semi-final against Matthew Stevens Crucible

Rocket takes control of semi-final against Matthew Stevens

Ronnie O’Sullivan is on the brink of another World Championship Final appearance. He only needs two frames tonight to beat Matthew Stevens.

# crucible - Friday 4 May, 2012

From The42 Snooker wrap: O'Sullivan on course for final, as Carter leads Maguire Review

Snooker wrap: O'Sullivan on course for final, as Carter leads Maguire

The legendary snooker player produced a vintage display earlier today.

# crucible - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

From The42 Matthew Stevens clinches impressive win over friend Ryan Day Crucible

Matthew Stevens clinches impressive win over friend Ryan Day

The former runner-up rattled off 11 frames on the trot to see off his fellow Welshman.

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