The 2013 World Snooker Championship starts on Saturday 20th April, with the final taking place from Sunday 5th to Monday the 6th of May.
As lottery fans you will very familiar with the idea of watching speeding, coloured balls and hoping that the right ball appears or disappears as the case may be. No, we are not watching the lotto machine spit out our lucky balls, we are talking about snooker.
This weekend the stage is set for the ultimate snooker championship – the 2013 World Snooker Championship.
The World Championship dates back to 1927 and has been staged with great success at the Crucible since 1977 with extensive television coverage from the BBC. This year’s event will feature the top 16 seeded players plus 16 qualifiers. Snooker fans wait to see who will be crowned world snooker champion for 2013.
Barry Hearn, the World Snooker Chairman said: “For anyone who loves our sport, a trip to the Crucible to watch the World Championship is the ultimate snooker experience. The intensity of the atmosphere just couldn’t be replicated anywhere else.”
Four-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan
When it comes to a likely winner of the tournament, much like Euromillions on a Friday night, it’s anybody’s game. Our eyes are on four-time world snooker champion, Ronnie O’Sullivan, who will be back in full for the Championship after taking a sabbatical this season.
The first round sees Ronnie (The Rocket) begin his title defence against Scotland’s Marcus Campbell. We can’t wait, it’s sure to be world class snooker!
It’s no lottery jackpot but the prize money on offer is certainly nothing to scoff at. The breakdown of prize money for this year is as follows:
Last 16: £16,000
Last 32: £12,000
Last 48: £8,200
Last 64: £4,600
The tournament gets under way this Saturday, with the final to be played on May 5 and 6. Click here for a full list of players and game times.
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