The World Snooker Championship is the biggest snooker tournament of the season in terms of prestige and prize money. The first championship was played in 1927 and it was won by Joe Davis, who managed to win 15 titles in a row before retiring. However, after 1969 (so called “modern era”), there were a few players who dominated the tournament: Stephen Hendry (7 titles), Steve Davis, Ray Reardon (6 titles each) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (5 titles).
Since 1977, the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield is the host of the tournament.
2018 World Snooker Championship Live Stream
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The event will be televised in Europe by the BBC and Eurosport. Eurosport is present in every European country in the standard cable package, while Eurosport Player (at an extra charge) will provide extended online coverage.
Who will win the 2018 World Championship? (updated)
- John Higgins (49%, 22 Votes)
- Mark Williams (36%, 16 Votes)
- Barry Hawkins (11%, 5 Votes)
- Kyren Wilson (4%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 45
2018 World Snooker Championship Prize Money
The total prize money for the 2018 edition stands at £1,968,000, while the prize for the maximum break (147) is now at £40,000. Here is the breakdown:
|Winner: £425,000||Last 48: £13,500|
|Runner-up: £180,000||Last 80: £9,000|
|Semifinal: £85,000||Televised highest break: £10,000|
|Quarterfinal: £42,500||Non-televised highest break: £1,000|
|Last 16: £27,500||147 break: £40,000|
|Last 32: £18,000||147 break (qualifiers): £10,000|
Mark Selby, with 3 titles in the last four years, is the favourite and also the #1 seed. However, Ronnie O'Sullivan also seems ready to snatch his sixth Championship title after an extraordinary season in which The Rocket dominated the game. But with Ronnie we never know. If he's in good spirits, he's got a real chance at the trophy.
Selby's way to the quarter finals looks pretty easy, but then he will probably face John Higgins or Judd Trump. On the bottom half (lead by Ronnie) there are Ryan Day, Ding Junhui, Mark Williams, Neil Robertson, Barry Hawkins and Marco Fu, who is coming back in the tour after an eye surgery.
World Snooker Championship Titles
|Name||Nationality||Winner||Runner-up||Semi-final or better||147s||Appearances||Winrate|
|Alex Higgins||Northern Ireland||2||2||7||0||19||10.50%|
|Dennis Taylor||Northern Ireland||1||1||5||0||21||4.80%|
|Perrie Mans||South Africa||0||1||2||0||13||0%|