Mark Williams celebrated in style after holding off John Higgins to win his third Snooker World Championship in a thrilling final at The Crucible. In a dramatic final that former world champion Steve Davis described as "the greatest of all time," Williams, 43, won his third Crucible title to become the oldest champion in over 40 years. To mark his remarkable achievement Williams pledged to party " in a post-victory press conference which the 43-year-old delivered in just a towel. "I'm going to party the night away," said Williams. "Last time I won it I think I had half a pint of milk and went to bed. I'm not going to bed this time - it'll be daylight before I get to bed!" "Until that sun comes up I ain't stopping drinking," Williams tweeted at 3am, Tuesday morning. "I never celebrated any of my wins EVER, but this b****** I am , unreal to see all my mates enjoying the occasion and having a laugh." At 5am the three-time world champion was still going strong, … [Read more...] about Mark Williams fulfils promise to ‘party until sunrise’ following third Snooker World Championship win
0 Comments Mark Allen goes through as world number one exits snooker World Championship BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Mark Allen has got his Betfred World Championship campaign up and running with a first round victory. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/snooker/mark-allen-goes-through-as-world-number-one-exits-snooker-world-championship-36832127.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36832930.ece/7857f/AUTOCROP/h342/558-_Read-Only_%202.jpg Email Mark Allen has got his Betfred World Championship campaign up and running with a first round victory. The Antrim ace, bidding for a maiden world title, saw off Crucible debutante Liam Highfield 10-5 on Monday morning. Allen had led 6-3 overnight and continued his good form to secure a convincing victory. The draw has opened up for Allen, with World No.1 and two-time defending champion Mark Selby already out, leaving the NI man the much kinder prospect of facing Joe Perry, the oldest competitior in the draw, in the … [Read more...] about Mark Allen goes through as world number one exits snooker World Championship
A billion eyeballs are set to be locked onto this year’s Snooker World Championships, which starts tomorrow (Saturday). That’s according to promoter Barry Hearn, who launched the 2018 competition today with the best 15 players in the world at the competition’s homer, the Crucible in Sheffield. And he confirmed snooker has a place in Yorkshire for the foreseeable future with a long-term contract with Sheffield City Council in place. He said: “I am so very happy we’ve got a home. “The players make money because they deserve it, but really the knowledge of what they achieve is represented by a piece of metal - the trophy. “That belongs to Sheffield and so do we.” Defending champion Mark Selby said it was hard to pick a winner from the players taking part this year. He said: “It’s a great draw and there are a lot of great matches coming up. “It’s great to be here - growing up, playing snooker is something I always … [Read more...] about A billion eyeballs will be on the Snooker World Championships this year
THE Snooker World Championships get underway on Saturday at the Crucible in Sheffield. The 32 of the world's best snooker players have arrived in South Yorkshire as they battle it out for the trophy. Who will be on LIVE in the morning session? BBC's coverage will start on Saturday at 10am on BBC 2. They will be showing defending champion Mark Selby's opening match against Joe Perry. He will start his defence in the first session of the tournament and Marco Fu vs Lyu Haotian will also face each other in that session. That match will be able to watch on the BBC Sport page. Most read in sportMY PER-FECT BOSS Per Mertesacker 'grateful and humbled' by Arsenal adventure under Wenger 'MERCI ARSENE' Piers Morgan and #WengerOut brigade react after finally getting their wish IVAN TO BREAK FREE Arsenal could name boss TONIGHT as Gazidis calls urgent press conference V SIGN Wenger 'recommends Vieira to replace him but advice split's board down middle' TICK TOCK Arsenal ticket website crashes as … [Read more...] about Snooker World Championship 2018 TV schedule: What fixtures are on day one?
THE 2018 Snooker World Championship gets underway on Saturday as Mark Selby begins his title defence. Englishman Selby won the tournament in both 2017 and 2016 beating John Higgins to retain his 2016 title. When is the 2018 Snooker World Championship? THE competition will take place between Saturday, April 21 and Monday May 7. There will be three sessions on most of the days throughout the tournament - morning (10am), afternoon (2.30pm) and evening (7pm). It will be held at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Most read in sportWEnger out Arsene Wenger to quit Arsenal at the end of the season one out, one in Eden Hazard eyed by Real Madrid...but only if Gareth Bale leaves 'The Phantom' Embiid wears huge face-mask with goggles.. and everyone makes the same joke IN HOT WATER Australian trainer found guilty of punching his horse on the side of the road 'healing like Wolverine' UFC star Ferguson reveals horror pic of 31 staples after leg op GRIN REALITY Why Bale's face got him hauled off … [Read more...] about Snooker World Championship draw: Full fixtures, results and schedule for Crucible tournament