World Snooker Championship to stay at the Crucible until 2027

World Snooker have confirmed that the World Snooker Championship will remain in Sheffield for the next 11 years.

The Championship, which takes place every April is watched by over 350 million people in 89 countries. The event, which was first staged in Sheffield in 1977, will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year.

Many of snooker’s great names have lifted the famous trophy at the Crucible, including Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Tickets for the 2017 World Championship went on sale on Monday 2 May with the Final selling out in five minutes. Tickets for other sessions are still available and can be booked here or by calling 0844 6565 147.

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