No time to wait !! The 2021 edition of the World Snooker Championship 2021 Live stream Online Watch Snooker Free will take place from April 17 to May 3, 2021 at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield.
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Ronnie O’Sullivan won the World snooker championship last year he won his sixth world title, beating Kyren Wilson 18-8 in the final and claiming the crown for the first time since 2013.
The competition runs from Saturday, April 17 to Monday, May 3, and fans get to watch snooker’s biggest tournament, with capacity increasing during the event and the final set being played in front of a full house.
The main draw for a major tournament is always exciting – for fans as well as for the players involved. On Thursday morning, snooker fans discovered the draw for the first round of the World Championship.
Ronnie O’Sullivan, the reigning world champion, is seeded first, while world number one Judd Trump is second. Former World Champions Neil Robertson and Mark Selby are placed third and fourth respectively.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND DRAW
- Ronnie O’Sullivan Eng (1) v Mark Joyce
- Anthony McGill Sco (16) vs Ricky Walden
- Neil Robertson Aus (3) vs Liang Wenbo
- Jack Lisowski Eng (14) vs Ali Carter
- Barry Hawkins Eng (11) vs Matthew Selt
- Kyren Wison Aus (16) vs Gary Wilson
- John Higgins Sco (5) vs Tian Pengfei
- Mark Williams Wal (12) vs Sam Craigie
- Mark Allen Eng (13) vs Lyu Haotian
- Mark Selby Eng (4) vs Kurt Maflin
- Shaun Murphy Eng (7) vs Mark Davis
- Yan Bingtao Chen (10) vs Martin Gould
- Ding Junhui Chen (7) vs Stuart Bingham
- Stephen Maguire Sco (8) v Jamie Jones
- David Gilbert Eng (15) vs Chris Wakelin
- Judd Trump Eng (2) vs Liam Highfield
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The three-time World Champion – who spoke exclusively with Eurosport for a special documentary airing at 7pm UK time on April 16 called ‘One Day at The Crucible’ – echoed his feelings about his rival’s play in the match.
O’Sullivan takes on Mark Joyce in the first round after the draw for the World Cup was made on Thursday morning.
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“Yes, I feel confident in that particular match, especially towards the end of the last session when he hit the balls around. [O’Sullivan was being disrespectful], ‘Explained Selby.
“Because playing another player… if that was John Higgins, he would have just tried to get out of the shot and play the right shots.
“I felt like Ronnie was clearly doing that [smashing the balls], and when you do, you don’t deserve not only to win the game, but you don’t deserve not to stick balls on it either.
He hit them a little bit and got away with it and left me nothing.
CLEAR ON THAT POINT, JUST IN THAT MATCH
“In other games where I played against him, he wasn’t like that, it was just that one specific game that I thought was just disrespectful.”
- ‘An absolutely ridiculous shot’ – Ronnie O’Sullivan hits cue O’Sullivan reacted somewhat icily, wondering if Selby would ever be able to ‘overcome’ his defeat in the classic game.
- “I just think he’s clearly only picking one or two shots out of 33 frames, and he’s done that with a lot of players over the years,” said O’Sullivan.
- “He may not have made good glasses out of competitions, but he does just enough to get a result. Some people looked at it and said, “Well, that’s probably not in the spirit of the game.”
- “I played one shot, but there were 33 frames and three great frames by the end of the game. I prefer to focus on that.
- “Even if he continues and wins one or two more world titles – that’s no guarantee because Judd [Trump] and Neil Robertson are about – maybe that was his last chance to win a world final.
So … will he ever get over that? I do not know. That is probably difficult to accept.
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