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World Snooker Championship 2024: Draw, dates, results and Crucible schedule as Ronnie O’Sullivan targets eighth title | Snooker News

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World Snooker Championship 2024: Draw, dates, results and Crucible schedule as Ronnie O’Sullivan targets eighth title | Snooker News

Judd Trump, Mark Allen and Kyren Wilson among players looking to stop Ronnie O’Sullivan winning record eighth World Snooker Championship; tournament runs from April 20 to May 6 at The Crucible in Sheffield, with champion taking home £500,000 and £40,000 awarded for 147 break

Last Updated: 29/04/24 11:23pm

Ronnie O'Sullivan will be looking for a record eighth World Snooker Championship title at The Crucible

Ronnie O’Sullivan will be looking for a record eighth World Snooker Championship title at The Crucible

The 2024 World Snooker Championship takes place in Sheffield between April 20 and May 6 with Ronnie O’Sullivan targeting a record eighth title.

O’Sullivan won the World Championship in 2022 to equal Stephen Hendry’s record of seven Crucible crowns and comes into the 2024 event having won five titles so far this season, including The Masters and the UK Championship for a record eighth time each.

The Rocket is in the quarter-final stages for a 22nd time and could face Judd Trump in the semi-finals in a repeat of the 2022 final.

Sky Sports' Cam Hogwood explains how the Snooker World Championship could be set to move from the tournament's iconic Crucible

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Sky Sports’ Cam Hogwood explains how the Snooker World Championship could be set to move from the tournament’s iconic Crucible

Sky Sports’ Cam Hogwood explains how the Snooker World Championship could be set to move from the tournament’s iconic Crucible

The quarter-final line-up has now been finalised, with O’Sullivan facing Stuart Bingham and Trump taking on Jak Jones. The other side of the draw sees David Gilbert play Stephen Maguire and Kyren Wilson go up against John Higgins.

Quarter-finals – Best of 25 frames (All matches April 30-May 1)

David Gilbert vs Stephen Maguire
Kyren Wilson (12) vs (13) John Higgins (4)
(3) Judd Trump vs Jak Jones
Stuart Bingham vs Ronnie O’Sullivan (2)

Semi-finals Best of 33 frames (May 2-4)

David Gilbert or Stephen Maguire vs Kyren Wilson (12) or John Higgins (13)
(3) Judd Trump or Jak Jones vs or Stuart Bingham or Ronnie O’Sullivan (2)

Three-time world champion Mark Williams lost 10-9 to Si Jiahui in the first round at The Crucible

Three-time world champion Mark Williams lost 10-9 to Si Jiahui in the first round at The Crucible

World Snooker Championship 2024 – second-round schedule

  • Round one (last 32) – best of 19 frames
  • Round two (last 16) – best of 25 frames
  • Quarter-finals – best of 25 frames
  • Semi-finals – best of 33 frames
  • Final – best of 35 frames

Tuesday April 30

10am
David Gilbert vs Stephen Maguire
Judd Trump vs Jak Jones

2.30pm
Kyren Wilson vs John Higgins
Stuart Bingham v Ronnie O’Sullivan

7pm
David Gilbert vs Stephen Maguire
Judd Trump vs Jak Jones

Wednesday May 1

10am
Kyren Wilson vs John Higgins/Mark Allen
Judd Trump vs Jak Jones

2.30pm
David Gilbert vs Stephen Maguire
Stuart Bingham v Ronnie O’Sullivan

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7pm
Kyren Wilson vs Mark Allen
Stuart Bingham v Ronnie O’Sullivan

Thursday May 2

1pm
David Gilbert/Stephen Maguire vs Kyren Wilson/John Higgins/Mark Allen

7pm
Judd Trump/Jak Jones vs Stuart Bingham/Ronnie O’Sullivan

Friday May 3

10am
David Gilbert/Stephen Maguire vs Kyren Wilson/John Higgins/Mark Allen

2.30pm
Judd Trump/Jak Jones vs Stuart Bingham/Ronnie O’Sullivan

7pm
David Gilbert/Stephen Maguire vs Kyren Wilson/John Higgins

Saturday May 4

10am
Judd Trump/Jak Jones vs Jack Lisowski/Stuart Bingham/Ronnie O’Sullivan

2.30pm
David Gilbert/Stephen Maguire vs Kyren Wilson/John Higgins

7pm
Judd Trump/Jak Jones vs Stuart Bingham/Ronnie O’Sullivan

Sunday May 5

1pm and 7pm
Final

Monday May 6

1pm and 7pm
Final

Full second-round results – Best of 25 frames

David Gilbert 13-4 Robert Milkins (16)
Stephen Maguire 13-9 Shaun Murphy (8)
Joe O’Connor 6-13 Kyren Wilson (12)
(13) John Higgins 13-12 Mark Allen (4)
(3) Judd Trump 13-7 Tom Ford (14)
Jak Jones 13-9 Si Jiahui
Jack Lisowski 11-13 Stuart Bingham
Ryan Day 7-13 Ronnie O’Sullivan (2)

Full first-round results – Best of 19 frames

(1) Luca Brecel 9-10 David Gilbert
(16) Robert Milkins 10-9 Pang Junxu
(9) Ali Carter 7-10 Stephen Maguire
(8) Shaun Murphy 10-5 Lyu Haotian
(5) Mark Selby 6-10 Joe O’Connor
(12) Kyren Wilson 10-1 Dominic Dale
(13) John Higgins 10-6 Jamie Jones
(4) Mark Allen 10-6 Robbie Williams
(3) Judd Trump 10-5 Hossein Vafaei
(14) Tom Ford 10-6 Ricky Walden
(11) Zhang Anda 4-10 Jak Jones
(6) Mark Williams 9-10 Si Jiahui
(7) Ding Junhui 9-10 Jack Lisowski
(10) Gary Wilson 5-10 Stuart Bingham
(15) Barry Hawkins 8-10 Ryan Day
(2) Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-1 Jackson Page

Where is the World Snooker Championship held?

Four-time world champion Mark Selby was eliminated in the first round

Four-time world champion Mark Selby was eliminated in the first round

The Crucible Theatre, in the heart of Sheffield, has staged the World Championship every year since 1977 and the venue’s current contract runs until 2027.

O’Sullivan recently told The Sun that he would like to see the World Championship moved, suggesting Saudi Arabia and China as alternatives.

What do you get for making a maximum 147 break?

Any player who makes a maximum break at the World Championship will receive £40,000, with 14 having been made over the years – including two in the 2023 tournament.

Kyren Wilson achieved the feat in the opening round before Selby became the first player to hit a 147 in a final during his 18-15 defeat to Brecel.

  • Winner – £500,000
  • Runner-up – £200,000
  • Semi-final exit – £100,000
  • Quarter-final exit – £50,000
  • Second-round exit – £30,000
  • First-round exit – £20,000

World Snooker Championship – last 10 winners

2023: Luca Brecel
2022: Ronnie O’Sullivan
2021: Mark Selby
2020: Ronnie O’Sullivan
2019: Judd Trump
2018: Mark Williams
2017: Mark Selby
2016: Mark Selby
2015: Stuart Bingham
2014: Mark Selby



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