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The World Snooker Championship is the biggest and most important Snooker tournament in the world and the great news for all fans it at you can watch each and every match live from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield via our World Snooker Championship live streaming service.
The World Snooker Championship is the culmination of the Snooker season and features all of the top Snooker players, plus the most inform qualifiers, all competing in the longest form of the game to determining who is the Snooker World Champion for that year.
The tournament has the most prestige, the biggest prize fund and the biggest reward (the world title) for winning so it is no surprise that each and every player tries there hardest to be at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and when they are there they make sure that they put in their best performances.
The matches at the World Snooker Championship are the longest on the Calendar which guarantees that only the best player gets through each game as any luck and flukes are balanced out.
The first World Snooker Championship was held way back in 1927 in what was billed as the Joe Davis era after he won the first 14 titles before the break for WW2 and the first after that.
Steve Davis dominated the 1980’s, with Stephen Hendry dominating the 1990’s but since then the tournament has been much more open and the winners have been much more spread out throughout the top players.
The tournament first moved to the Crucible in 1977 and ever since then the tournament and the theatre have become a staple on the UK sporting calendar.
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When it comes to Snooker, there is one tournament that stands head and shoulders above all offers and that is, unsurprisingly, the World Championship.
Just like the World Cup determines the best football playing country, the Grand Final determines the best Super League Rugby team, the Snooker World Championship determines the best Snooker player in the world for any given season.
The tournament features a mix of the top 16 ranked players, so the players who have been the most consistently above average throughout the whole season and the best 16 qualifiers, so the players who are in the best current form.
Such is the competition of the event that only 3 qualifiers have come through the qualifying process and won the title in Sheffield, with Alex Higgins winning in 1972, Terry Griffiths winning in 1979 and Shaun Murphy winning in 2005.
As the oldest and most prestigious Snooker tournament in the world, there are number of era of the event starting with the original Professional Snooker Championship era which ran from 1927-1934 and saw Joe Davis win each and every title.
The next era was known as the Thurston’s Hall era, which ran between 1935-1940 and once again this time was dominated by Joe Davis.
The next era was the post-war era which was run between 1946-1952 and after Joe Davis won the first event of this time, it was Walter Donaldson who broke his dominance in 1947 after Davis had retired.
Between 1952-1957, the era was known as the World Professional Match-Play Championship with this time period been dominated by Fred Davis who won 5 of the 6 events.
Due to conflicts away from the table, there was no World Championship held between 1958-1963 and between 1964-1968 the event was just a series of challenge matches, with John Pullman winning each of the challenges.
The next era was known as the knockout tournaments with the event returning back to its traditional set up, with Ray Reardon dominating between 1969-1976.
The next era started in 1977 and continues to this very day as it is the era of the Crucible Theatre.
After the event spent some time in Australia, the Snooker World Championship came back to UK shores with a new home in the heart of Sheffield.
The early Crucible years were dominated by Steve Davis wo won 6 titles in the 1980’s but the baton was passed to Stephen Hendry in the 1990’s with the Scottish star winning 7 titles in that decade.
The first decade of the 2000’s saw no player dominate things but Mark Selby won 3 titles in 4 years during the mid-2010’s.
Since then, the tournament has continued to be spread around and with the competition for places so fierce and with no stand out star son the tour, that will likely continue for the forceable future and that should make for some unpredictable and exciting Snooker action on the greatest stage of all.
The great news for all Snooker fan sis that it has never been easier to watch live Snooker form the Snooker World Championship as you can pick and choose the matches that you want to watch via the great live streaming services featured on this page.
Whilst the event is televised live, it can often be frustrating for fans as often only 1 match at a time is featured or only certain sessions are shown.
That often means the star names are shown even if that is not the best game happening at the time but by watching online, you can choose to watch the action that you want to watch and miss none of the action.
If you do decide to watch the Snooker World Championship live from Sheffield via the great live streaming services of the online bookmakers featured on this page you will need to be aged 18 or over and have a funded account but you can then watch live snooker not just from the Crucible but from tournaments held around the world all year around.
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