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Snooker: Adam Duffy in a good place despite exit from Dafabet Northern Ireland Open

Adam Duffy insists he is in a good place ahead of next week's UK Championships despite watching his Dafabet Northern Ireland Open campaign draw to an end.
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Snooker: Adam Duffy can’t hide his delight after ‘scrappy’ Open victory

Two missed flights, one immense gridlock and one battling victory – it’s fair to say Adam Duffy will have few stranger days than this Dafabet Northern Ireland Open experience.

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Mark Selby won the title for the second time by beating Ronnie OSullivan in the final last year

WIN: World Snooker tickets to 2017 Betway UK Championship in York

World Snooker's top stars return to York this month for the Betway UK Championship and here’s your chance to win tickets to the showpiece final.

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Chinese superstar Ding Junhui anxious to avoid burn-out in Barnsley

Chinese superstar Ding Junhui anxious to avoid burn-out in Barnsley

Ding Junhui is one of the favourites for every tournament he enters but after winning Monday’s battle of South Yorkshire, the superstar claims his main goal this week is simply conserving energy. The Sheffield-based cueman beat Doncaster’s Chris Keogan in the first round of the Dafabet English Open in Barnsley; a 4-1 triumph.

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Adam Duffy

Sheffield snooker star Adam Duffy upbeat despite first round English Open defeat at Barnsley Metrodome

Adam Duffy may have been eliminated in the Dafabet English Open first round yesterday but the Sheffield snooker star insists his confidence remains undiminished.

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Chris Keogan

Snooker: Doncaster’s Chris Keogan set to face Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui

Sprotbrough snooker ace Chris Keogan is focusing on his own game as he prepares to face two of the world’s best players over the next few days, writes Paul Goodwin.

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Chris Keogan

Snooker: Chris Keogan extends partnership with Club Doncaster

Chris Keogan admits his first season on the professional circuit has been a “real learning curve”.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan to join World Snooker stars playing English Open at Barnsley Metrodome

Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has confirmed his entry to the 2017 English Open and will one of many big names to compete at Barnsley Metrodome.

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WIN: English Open Snooker 2017 final tickets and backstage tour

Snooker's big names will compete in the 2017 English Open next month and we are giving you the chance to pocket tickets to the final plus more in our free entry competition.

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Yorkshire is snooker’s “global centre for our sport” claims Hearn, as Barnsley to host English Open

Snooker chief Barry Hearn has hailed Yorkshire as the “global centre for our sport” after selecting Barnsley to stage the English Open.

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Treeton Club, John Smith's Star Cup winners

Treeton Club are Sheffield snooker league’s champion of champions

Treeton Club are the Sheffield and District Assocoation Snooker League’s champion of champions.

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Glowing BBC tribute puts Sheffield, Crucible and snooker on world stage

Glowing BBC tribute puts Sheffield, Crucible and snooker on world stage

It’s one of the greatest love letters in the city’s history.

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Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betfred Snooker World Championship. Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Snooker: Mark Selby’s pride as he retains his World Championship crown at Crucible

Mark Selby pulled off one of the most astonishing victories in a Crucible final as he landed his third Betfred World Championship title last night.

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"It's an absolute joke" - Snooker fans go potty as ticket sales for 2018 World Championships in Sheffield are disrupted due to Crucible website issues

Snooker fans were going potty this morning when tickets for the 2018 World Snooker Championships in Sheffield went on sale... and The Crucible's website crashed under the demand.

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Mike Watterson at home in Chesterfield, 40 years after bringing the World Snooker Championship to the city

The man who gave snooker to city’s theatre of dreams

The Crucible is a venue of legends, heroes and champions but, as the World Snooker Championship celebrates 40 years in the heart of the Steel City, it is worth remembering the man who made it all happen in the first place.

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Ding Junhui during his match against Mark Selby on day thirteen of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

World Snooker: Ding edges in front against champion Selby

DING Junhui’s revenge mission started perfectly as he nudged into a 5-3 lead against defending champion Mark Selby in the first session of their Betfred World Championship semi-final.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan reacts after a shot as he faces defeat against Ding Junhui (left),  at the Crucible. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ding Junhui in mood for winning his first Crucible World Championship title after victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan

Ding Junhui insists that having the backing of Ronnie O’Sullivan has given him more confidence he can finally lift the Betfred World Championship after dumping out the fans’ favourite at the Crucible Theatre.

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Brian Wright (42) from Coventry proposes to Lisa Dunks (38) from Chesterfield (left) during the Betfred.com World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 28, 2012. See PA story SNOOKER World. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Snooker-loopy fans pocketing an annual city Crucible break

Although only one of his World Snooker Championship titles was won on Sheffield soil, six-time champion Ray Reardon knows a thing or two about the famous old Crucible Theatre in the heart of the Steel City.

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Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis, the 1985 finalists

Crucible Snooker: Recalling one of Sheffield theatre’s biggest dramas – The 1985 Black Ball Final as Dennis Taylor toppled Steve Davis

Heroes have come and gone, dreams realised and shattered almost in equal measure.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan (right) studies the table in his match against Shaun Murphy on day seven of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

World Snooker Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan ahead against Shaun Murphy

Ronnie O’Sullivan is still hunting Crucible glory after all these years and moved a step closer to a sixth world title on Friday.

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