Extra tickets put on sale for world snooker

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Snooker fans hoping for a chance to see the World Championships live at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield can book seats for previously sold-out sessions as extra tickets are released at 10am today.

Snooker’s greatest tournament starts in just over three weeks, on April 20.

A limited number of tickets for each session – including the final on May 5 and 6 – have become available as they were left over from World Snooker’s allocation to its partners.

The tickets will be on sale when the box office opens at 10am today. Call 0844 6565 147 or visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “We are building towards one of the most fascinating Championships ever, with Ronnie O’Sullivan back to defend his crown against gifted players including Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Mark Allen and John Higgins.

“Anyone who has the chance to be at the Crucible to see the action live should grasp the opportunity, as it is an incredible experience. We are on course for record sales and the atmosphere inside the arena will be electric.”

There are also tickets available for the qualifying rounds from April 6 to 14 as the likes of Steve Davis, Jimmy White and Ken Doherty battle for a place at the Crucible. Call 0114 256 5567.