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It Was 20 Years Ago Today

Posted on 21. Apr, 2017 by .

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Ronnie O’Sullivan set a record that will never be beaten exactly 20 years ago today. His name should be listed with other greats who have achieved feats that will never be eclipsed. Names like Jerry Rice, Richard Petty, Wilt Chamberlain, Wayne Gretzky, Byron Nelson, John Stockton, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Cy Young, Brett Farve, Joe DiMaggio, Cal Ripkin, Jr., and Pete Rose.

They’ve done the impossibles listed here: http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/03/50-most-unbreakable-records-in-sports-history/

You can watch Ronnie’s right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3C7I5lRZII or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpeBugHSCnU

Which link do you prefer? Or is there a better one that I don’t know?

 

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Posted on 14. Apr, 2017 by .

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I’ve had to jump through hoops to watch the biggest snooker event of the year, but no more!

They’re airing it live via Facebook, so no more excuses people! Try it, you’ll love it.

I’ve seen every year’s tournament since Higgins won in 2007. If it wasn’t so good, I’d have quit watching a long time ago. Believe me.

Here’s the press release that explains it:

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News Release

World Snooker Championship to be Broadcast throughout the Americas and the Indian Sub-Continent Live On Facebook

Broadcast of snooker’s biggest tournament will be available in new territories through a partnership with Facebook Live.

The Betfred World Championship runs from April 15 to May 1 and the entire tournament* will be broadcast live on Facebook throughout North and South America as well as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Fans in those territories will be able to watch the event FREE simply by connecting to World Snooker’s Facebook page.

The live broadcast will include coverage of both tables from the famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, as 32 players battle for one of the most prestigious titles in sport.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “This is a momentous announcement for snooker fans worldwide as it means our biggest tournament will have a far greater global reach than ever before. We already have a television audience for the World Championship in excess of 300 million in over 100 countries, and now we want to broaden our reach across the entire planet via Facebook Live.

“For the countless millions of fans in these territories this is fantastic news as they will be able to watch all 17 days of the tournament live and free, simply by logging on to our Facebook page.

“For us this strategy is about reaching out to relatively untapped areas and finding out the strength of the market. Snooker is booming in the UK, Asia and Europe and we are always looking for the next opportunity as we seek to develop as a truly global sport.

“We’re delighted to be working with Facebook on this initiative for the first time and I look forward to seeing some impressive numbers. We are celebrating 40 years of the World Championship at the Crucible this time and this is set to be the greatest tournament yet.”

To watch the Facebook Live stream, if you are in one of the countries listed below, all you need to do is visit www.facebook.com/WorldSnooker1 once the tournament starts. Then ‘Like’ the page to get notifications about the live broadcast, as well as all the latest news and information about snooker.

*In the USA, the Facebook Live Broadcast will be up to and including the quarter-finals only.

Countries where the Facebook Live broadcast will be available:

North America
USA (up to and including the quarter-finals only)
Canada
Mexico
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago

South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela

Asia
India
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Afghanistan
Sri Lanka

Date: Tuesday April 11, 2017

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Day 4 of the World Snooker Championship

Posted on 19. Apr, 2016 by .

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I’m enjoying as much of the tournament as possible. The only way it could be more interesting would be if I could place a few wagers. There’s all sorts of bets one could make if action was wanted.

Place a wager, anyone?

Place a wager, anyone?

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World Snooker Championships 2016 Underway

Posted on 16. Apr, 2016 by .

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The 2016 World Snooker Championships begin today and we’re in for a fantastic event. Stuart Bingham, 2015 World Champion, plays the traditional opening match against Allistar Carter Saturday morning. I’ll wager the Crucible Curse stays unbroken. More on that later…

 

Here’s the BBC Schedule for the 17 day tournament.

2016 World Championship

Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 16 April – 2 May 2016 Sessions: 10:00, 14:30 and 19:00 BST (13:00 and 18:00 BST on 21, 25 and 28 April)

Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport app, Connected TVs and online.

 

BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the 2016 World Snooker Championship from Saturday, 16 April across BBC TV, Red Button, connected TVs, online, tablets and smartphones.

 

Viewers can also watch live uninterrupted coverage of both tables at the Crucible via the BBC Sport website and connected TV. Dedicated streams will be on hand until Thursday, 28 April, when the tournament goes down to a single table.

 

All times BST

 

[u]Saturday 16 April[/u]

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 16:30-17:30; 19:00-20:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 13:00-16:30, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-13:00; 16:30-23:30, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:15-00:05, BBC Two

World Championship Extra, 00:20-03:20, BBC One

 

[u]Sunday 17 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:20-05:20, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:15; 13:00-18:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-13:00; 14:40-16:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:15-00:05, BBC Two

World Championship Extra, 00:05-03:05, BBC One

 

[u]Monday 18 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:05-05:05, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:45-00:50, BBC Two

Extra, 01:00-03:00, BBC One

 

[u]Tuesday 19 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:00-05:00, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:15-00:00, BBC Two

Extra, 00:05-03:05, BBC One

 

[u]Wednesday 20 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:05-05:05, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:15-00:05, BBC Two

Extra, 00:05-03:05, BBC One

 

[u]Thursday 21 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:05-05:05, BBC One

World Championship, 13:00-18:00; 19:00-20:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 13:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:15-00:05, BBC Two

Extra, 00:05-03:05, BBC One

 

[u]Friday 22 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:05-05:05, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:45-00:35, BBC Two

Extra, 00:35-03:35, BBC One

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Saturday 23 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 08:00-10:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 19:00-20:00 BBC Two

World Championship, 13:30-16:30, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-14:30; 16:30-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:15-00:05, BBC Two

Extra, 00:30-03:30, BBC One

 

[u]Sunday 24 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:30-05:30, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:15; 14:30-18:00; 19:00-20:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 17:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:30-00:20, BBC Two

Extra, 01:00-04:00, BBC One

 

[u]Monday 25 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 04:00-06:00, BBC One

World Championship, 13:00-18:00; 19:00-20:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 13:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:20-00:10, BBC Two

Extra, 00:15-03:15, BBC One

 

[u]Tuesday 26 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:15-05:15, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00; 19:00-20:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-18:00; 18:45-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:15-00:05, BBC Two

Extra, 00:05-03:05, BBC One

 

[u]Wednesday 27 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:05-05:05, BBC One

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00; 19:00-20:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 10:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:20-00:10, BBC Two

Extra, 00:10-03:10, BBC One

 

[u]Thursday 28 April[/u]

Snooker – Classic Matches, 03:10-05:10, BBC One

World Championship, 13:00-18:00; 18:30-20:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 17:50-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 23:20-00:10, BBC Two

 

[u]Friday 29 April[/u]

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-17:55; 18:30-21:00, BBC Two

World Championship, 11:55-13:00; 1750-18:48; 21:05-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

Highlights, 00:40-01:30

 

[u]Saturday 30 April[/u]

World Championship, 10:00-12:00; 16:30-17:30; 19:00-21:30, BBC Two

World Championship, 13:00-16:30, BBC One

World Championship, 11:55-13:00; 21:20-23:00, BBC Red Button and Online

 

[u]Sunday 1 May[/u]

World Championship final, 14:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC Two

Highlights, 23:20-00:10, BBC Two

Extra, 00:10-02:10, BBC Two

 

[u]Monday 2 May[/u]

World Championship final, 14:00-18:05; 19:00-23:00, BBC Two

 

 

Today (opening day for the World Championship) is my favorite day in April. It’ll take the sting out of my least favorite—tax day.

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