World Snooker Championship
The World Snooker Championship is an annual professional snooker tournament.
Considered the most prestigious event in the sport.
The tournament takes place over a two-week period in April or May, & is held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
The tournament features the top 16 players in the world rankings, as well as 16 qualifiers who have come through a series of preliminary rounds.
The players are divided into two sections, with the top eight ranked players in one section & the remaining eight in the other.
The tournament follows a knockout format, with matches played over multiple frames.
The final is played over two days & is the best of 35 frames. The winner of each match advances to the next round.
The tournament is played under the rules of professional snooker, which involve using a cue ball to pot red & colored balls in a specific order.
The winner of the World Snooker Championship receives a trophy and a prize money of £500,000 (as of 2021).
The tournament is televised worldwide, with millions of fans tuning in to watch the action unfold.
The history of the World Snooker Championship dates back to 1927, when it was known as the Professional Snooker Championship.