The World Championship, sponsored by Betfred is snooker’s most significant event, and a true highlight in the sporting calendar for 2017.
Taking place over a period of 17 days in Spring, the World Championship is a grueling test of endurance, skill and mental toughness with an ultimate goal: to lift snooker’s most famous and coveted trophy.
The tournament has been running since 1927 and is steeped in history, from the days of Joe Davis, through the 1980s when snooker became the biggest sport in Britain, to the modern era when greats such as Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry have graced the green baize.
Since 1977, this famous tournament has been staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, renowned for its unique and intense atmosphere. The tournament is supported by Sheffield City Council and will stay in the city until at least 2027.
Host broadcaster is BBC Sport and the event is watched by nearly 400 million people worldwide.
Tickets for the 2017 Betfred World Championship are now on sale, these will sell very quickly so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.