World Snooker Championship

The World Snooker Championship is a professional snooker tournament with prize money, ranking points and prestige. It’s one of the Triple Crown snooker events besides the UK Championship and the Masters.

Snooker began in Jubbulpore, India in 1875. Sir Neville Chamberlain started to play with other officers of the Devonshire, spending many hours around the billiard table as the monsoon lashed down.

Different games like pyramids, black pool and life pool were developed involving more than the conventional three billiard balls. These variants started to become known and the inventive. Chamberlain started to add different colored balls until a fundamental form of Snooker was developed. That game had 15 reds, yellow, green, pink and black. Snooker was born when blue and brown were added in later years.

In 1880, this game reached England. The first official Snooker Championship was held in 1927 in Sheffield, England.

On April 2014, Chairman Barry Hearn of World Snooker declared that there were changes to be made for the 2015 World Snooker Championship. Champions will extend an opportunity to play in qualifying rounds. The top 16 seeds would still qualify automatically for the first round at the Crucible, but the non-seeded players will need to start in the first of three qualifying rounds. Overall championship was said to boost from 128 to 144 players with extra places made accessible to former world champions and up-and-coming players from different countries.


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