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Betfred World Championship

  • Location

  • Venue

    The Crucible Theatre
  • Start Date

    17 Apr 2021
  • Finish Date

    03 May 2021
  • Total Prize Money

  • Format

    Ranking event
  • Winner Prize Money

  • Current Champion(s)

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Qualifier Location

  • Qualifier Venue

    English Institute of Sport
  • Qualifier Start Date

    05 Apr 2021
  • Qualifier Finish Date

    14 Apr 2021

Ronnie O’Sullivan conquered the Crucible for the sixth time in 2020, beating Kyren Wilson 18-8 in the final of the Betfred World Snooker Championship.

The World Championship, sponsored by Betfred, is snooker’s most important event, and one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.

For 17 days each year, the very best on the planet go through a test of endurance, skill and mental toughness with an ultimate goal: to lift snooker’s most famous and coveted trophy. The tournament has been running since 1927 and is steeped in history, from the days of Joe Davis, through the 1980s when snooker became the biggest sport in Britain, to the modern era when greats such as Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry have graced the green baize.

Since 1977, the tournament as been staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, renowned for its unique and intense atmosphere. The tournament is supported by Sheffield City Council and will stay in the city until at least 2027. Host broadcaster is BBC Sport and the event is watched by nearly 500 million people worldwide. It is sport at its finest.

The 2021 event will run from April 17 to May 3.

Roll of Honour

Event Sponsors

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