The 2023 edition of the Snooker World Championship will take place between April 15 – May 1 in Sheffield, at the Crucible Theater, a legendary place for any snooker fan. It will be the 47th consecutive edition that is played at Crucible and the 55th that has this eliminatory format.
The most titled players in history are Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan, both of which have 7 titles. Given that Hendry has retired since 2012, and his attempt to return to the circuit of the last two years is a successful one, the “rocket” O’Sullivan will have the chance to become the most titled snooker player if he will He managed to repeat the performance from the World Snooker 2022 championship, when he awarded his title.
The 2023 World Cup will be preceded by a qualifying tour that will take place in April.
As for the format, the matches at the World Snooker Championship will start from the best of 19 frames, for the initial phases, and will end with the final, disputed in the best format of 35 frames.
When does the World Snooker 2023 championship begin?
The World Snooker Championship will start on April 15, 2023 in Sheffield. The location of the tournament is the Crucible Theater, which was inaugurated in 1971. Even though it is a theater where well-known plays are staged, Crucible has earned its world fame because it is the place where the Snooker World Championship has been held since 1977.
Who is a favorite to win the World Snooker 2023 championship?
The great favorite of winning the Snooker World Championship, 2023 edition, is Ronnie O’Sullivan. The 47-year-old Englishman is considered one of the best players in history, many seeing him as the best, and has a wide basis of fans, being by far the most popular professional in snooker due to his rebellious style.
O’Sullivan is the world’s world champion and also number 1 in the world ranking of the best snooker players from April 2022. It is for the fifth time that the “rocket” climbs to the first place of this top. He will also check in 2023 the 31st appearance at Crucible, setting a new record in the world of snooker.
Where can the World Snooker Championship be watched?
The traditional place for snooker fans who want to watch the major races in front of the TV is the Eurosport. It has a long tradition in the television of snooker tournaments in Romania, and the 2023 World Championship can be watched there.
Also, Betting platforms offer bettors the opportunity to follow live online matches from the World Snooker 2023 championship on Stream, where you can bet in real time.
Who won the World Snooker Championship in 2022?
The World Snooker 2022 Championship was won by Ronnie O’Sullivan, who is considered by many as the best snooker player in history. He defeated Judd Trump in the final with a score of 18-13. The match stretched for two days, 1 and 2 May, disputing in four sessions.
As a result of this victory, O’Sullivan not only equalized Hendry’s record of 7 world titles, but also became the oldest snooker player who manages to impose himself in the world championship final.