5 Facts About World Snooker Championship

1. World Snooker Championship had decamped to the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool for a long summer of preliminary rounds and O'Sullivan emerged as the undoubted star.

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2. World Snooker Championship is an annual ranking snooker tournament founded in 1927 and since 1977 played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

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3. In 1982 the World Snooker Championship ended on Sunday 16 May while in 1985, 1990 and 1995 it ended on the last Sunday in April.

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4. World Snooker Championship became the first player to make six century breaks in a Crucible final.

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5. World Snooker Championship is the leading snooker tournament both in terms of prestige and prize money.

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