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

The official live streaming will be provided by Eurosport Player. We strongly recommend you buy a subscription to their service. If you cannot access the player, you might need a VPN (click here to learn more).
However, if you want to use other live streaming links, you can find below a list of free links:

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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

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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: £425,000Last 48: £13,500
Runner-up: £180,000Last 80: £9,000
Semifinal: £85,000Televised highest break: £10,000
Quarterfinal: £42,500Non-televised highest break: £1,000
Last 16: £27,500147 break: £40,000
Last 32: £18,000147 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

NameNationalityWinnerRunner-upSemi-final or better147sAppearancesWinrate
Stephen HendryScotland721232725.90%
Steve DavisEngland621103020.00%
Ray ReardonWales611001931.60%
Ronnie O'SullivanEngland511132520.00%
John HigginsScotland42802317.40%
John SpencerEngland31601816.70%
Mark SelbyEngland31501323.10%
Alex HigginsNorthern Ireland22701910.50%
Mark WilliamsWales21511910.50%
Cliff ThorburnCanada1261195.30%
Peter EbdonEngland1240244.20%
Shaun MurphyEngland1240156.70%
Ken DohertyIreland1230195.30%
Graeme DottScotland1230185.60%
Dennis TaylorNorthern Ireland1150214.80%
Terry GriffithsWales1130195.30%
John ParrottEngland1130233.30%
Joe JohnsonEngland1120812.50%
Neil RobertsonAustralia1030137.80%
Stuart BinghamEngland1010119.10%
Jimmy WhiteEngland06101250%
Eddie CharltonAustralia0280210%
Matthew StevensWales0260150%
Ali CarterEngland0231150%
Barry HawkinsEngland0140120%
Ding JunhuiChina0130110%
Judd TrumpEngland013080%
Nigel BondEngland0120150%
Perrie MansSouth Africa0120130%
Gary OwenWales012070%
John PulmanEngland0120110%
Graham MilesEngland0110120%
Doug MountjoyWales0110170%
Warren SimpsonAustralia011040%
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