World Snooker Championship: Sheffield city centre gets chalked up for live tournament to return this weekend

Sheffield is chalking up to once again welcome the legends of international snooker for the world championship this weekend.

Wednesday, 13th April 2022, 5:15 pm
Updated Friday, 15th April 2022, 1:19 pm

The city is hosting the World Snooker Championship for its 54th consecutive year starting from this Saturday (April 16) until the final on May 2.

Mark Selby will return to The Crucible Theatre to defend his 2021 title, hoping to win a fifth title overall, while Ronnie O’Sullivan will look to meet the record set by Stephen Hendry, who has won the Championship seven times.

Now, Sheffield city centre is putting on its glad rags ahead of the tournament.

Marquees and pavilions have popped up on Crucible square, and the windows of the Winter Gardens are adorned with a huge banner for the event.

See our gallery of pictures below to see how Sheffield has been transformed to proudly welcome snooker back to the city.

The tournament will be available to watch on Eurosport and Discovery+ in the UK and across Europe.

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