World Snooker Championship 2014 live on BBC & Eurosport

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The snooker season reaches its climax with 32 of the world’s top players battling over 17 days for the title of 2014 World Champion and BBC Sport and British Eurosport will be screening daily coverage from Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

The top 16 seeds plus 16 qualifiers will be competing for one of the most famous trophies in sport, as well as a record top prize of £300,000.

The World Championship has always been the most prestigious tournament on the snooker calendar and this year boasts the biggest prize fund, as well as offering important ranking points for the following season. 

World champion and snooker’s biggest name Ronnie O’Sullivan will be defending the title he won for a fifth time last year, with the likes world number one Neil Robertson, Chinese ace Ding Junhui, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy among the other leading contenders for the crown.

O’Sullivan is looking to win the tournament for the third consecutive year, a feat that has not been achieved since Stephen Hendry did so in 1994, during the Scotman’s undisputed reign as the king of snooker in the early 1990s.

‘The Rocket’ has had an impressive season, winning the Masters, Champion of Champions, Welsh Open and Paul Hunter Classic and the 38-year-old will be aiming to hold onto his title again this year, which would put him level with the legendary Steve Davis on six world titles.

Having remarkably won in 2013 after taking a nine-month break from competition, O’Sullivan is favourite to claim an historic six world title after a strong showing this season, though ‘The Rocket’ is not the only player looking to rewrite the record books in Sheffield.

China’s Ding Junhui has been the season’s star-man and victory at the Crucible will make him the first player since Stephen Hendry in 1991 to win five ranking titles in one season.

Ding will also be keen to avenge his 9-3 defeat to O’Sullivan in the Welsh Open final, a match that saw the latter record a 12th competitive 147 break to seal the title.

Other contenders at the Crucible include current world number one Neil Robertson, who became the first Australian to win the world title in 2010, and Leicester’s Mark Selby, who will be eyeing a first World Championship title having won virtually every other major televised tournament going.

The 17-day World Championship will again provide an unmissable feast of top class snooker and will be televised in over 70 countries worldwide to a global audience of over 300 million.

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said: “This is truly one of the great events on the sporting calendar and there are hundreds of millions of fans across the planet eagerly awaiting the moment when the defending champion steps out on the first morning.

“The atmosphere at the Crucible is unique in sport and those lucky enough to be inside the arena are going to experience something truly spectacular.

“We have increased the prize money this year to £1,214,000 with the winner to receive the biggest cheque in the history of snooker. With so many top players in form and in contention, it’s going to be an incredible 17 days.”

Follow the 2014 World Snooker Championship on BBC Sport & British Eurosport:

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The BBC will bring snooker fans the very best action from the 2014 World Championship with over 150 hours of TV coverage on BBC One and BBC Two, as well as live action via Red Button and online.

All 17 days of the slow-burning tension and drama of the sport’s biggest tournament will be shown live on BBC Sport via TV and online, with daily TV coverage from Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre – from the opening frames to all four sessions of the final.

Hazel Irvine will lead again lead BBC Sport’s presentation team throughout the event alongside Jason Mohammad.

The presenting team will primarily be based in a studio inside the ‘Cue Zone’ located within Sheffield’s Winter Gardens, directly opposite the Crucible Theatre.

They will be joined by an expert team of guests and commentators, including snooker legends Steve Davis, John Parrott, Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty, Dennis Taylor, Terry Griffiths, John Virgo and Willie Thorne.

All network television coverage on BBC One and BBC Two will be broadcast in high-definition, bringing the vibrant colours and sounds of the sport’s showpiece event to life.

Once again this year, BBC Two will have live coverage of the morning sessions on weekdays, in addition to a further five hours of action in its usual afternoon programme.

From Saturday, April 26, the first hour of each evening session will be covered on BBC Two, while BBC Red Button will broadcast further live action throughout the tournament, including the majority of evening sessions and those sessions not covered on BBC One/Two.

Snooker fans can watch live and uninterrupted coverage from both tables during each day of the tournament via the BBC Sport website or the BBC Sport app on internet-connected TVs, consoles and mobile phones.

The BBC Sport website will also provide all the scores, schedules and latest news from the Crucible Theatre.

Viewers can catch up on each day’s play with regular nightly highlights programmes on BBC Two, followed by a further two hours of coverage in Snooker Extra.

All of the BBC’s live TV coverage will be available to watch online via the BBC Sport website and full programmes can be viewed again on-demand via the BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio 5 live will also broadcast daily updates from the Crucible, while social media updates can be found via @BBCSnooker, ensuring coverage across all BBC platforms during the event.

Scroll down below for the full BBC TV schedule for the 2014 World Snooker Championship.

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British Eurosport will also broadcast extensive live coverage of the season-ending World Championship from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Its two channels – British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 – will screen full live high-definition coverage from all 17 days of the entire championships.

The pan-European broadcaster’s commentary line-up includes former world champion Joe Johnson, former world number three Neal Foulds, Mike Hallett, Dave Hendon and Philip Studd.

Eurosport has also signed up five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan to contribute a blog on the Eurosport.com network of websites during the tournament. 

Highlights programmes will air at various times throughout the fortnight while all the action will be available to watch via the online subscription service Eurosport Player.

CLICK HERE for the full British Eurosport TV schedule

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ROUND 1 – BEST of 19 FRAMES
 
Saturday 19th April
Morning (10:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Robin Hull
Stuart Bingham v Ken Doherty
LIVE: 10am-12pm & 1pm-2.30pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.30pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Shaun Murphy v Jamie Cope
Stephen Maguire v Ryan Day
LIVE: 2.30pm-4.30pm  BBC One  /  4.30pm-5.45pm  BBC Two
   
Evening (19:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-4 Robin Hull*
Ali Carter v Xiao Guodong
LIVE: 7.00pm-8.00pm  BBC Two / 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 1 Highlights: 12.00am-12.50am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.50am-2.50am  BBC Two
 
 
Sunday 20th April
Morning (10:00)
Joe Perry v Jamie Burnett
Stuart Bingham 5-10 Ken Doherty*
LIVE: 10.00am-12.15pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Ding Junhui v Michael Wasley
Ali Carter 10-8 Xiao Guodong*
LIVE: 2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Two  /  2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Shaun Murphy 10-9 Jamie Cope*
Stephen Maguire 9-10 Ryan Day*
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 2 Highlights: 11.40pm-12.30am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.30am-2.30am  BBC Two
 
 
Monday 21st April
Morning (10:00)
Joe Perry 10-7 Jamie Burnett*
Mark Selby v Michael White
LIVE: 10.00am-12.00pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Ding Junhui 9-10 Michael Wasley*
John Higgins v Alan McManus
LIVE: 1.00pm-6.00pm  BBC Two  /  2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Ricky Walden v Kyren Wilson
Mark Selby 10-9 Michael White*
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 3 Highlights: 12.10am-1.00am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 1.00am-3.00am  BBC Two
  
 
Tuesday 22nd April
Morning (10:00)
Marco Fu v Martin Gould
John Higgins 7-10 Alan McManus*
LIVE: 10.00am-12.15pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Barry Hawkins v David Gilbert
Judd Trump v Tom Ford
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two  /  2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Ricky Walden 10-7 Kyren Wilson*
Mark Allen v Michael Holt
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 4 Highlights: 12.20am-1.10am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 1.10am-3.10am  BBC Two
 
 
Wednesday 23rd April
Morning (10:00)
Barry Hawkins 10-4 David Gilbert*
Judd Trump 10-8 Tom Ford*
LIVE: 10.00am-12.00pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Marco Fu 10-7 Martin Gould*
Neil Robertson v Robbie Williams
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two  /  2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Mark Davis v Dominic Dale
Mark Allen 10-4 Michael Holt*
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 5 Highlights: 11.20pm-12.10am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.10am-2.10am  BBC Two
 
 
ROUND 2 – BEST of 25 FRAMES
 
Thursday 24th April
Afternoon (13:00)
Mark Davis 5-10 Dominic Dale* (Round 1)
Mark Selby v Ali Carter
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two  /  1.00pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Neil Robertson 10-2 Robbie Williams* (Round 1)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Joe Perry
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 6 Highlights: 11.20pm-12.10am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.10am-2.10am  BBC Two
  
   
Friday 25th April
Morning (10:00)
Mark Selby v Ali Carter
Barry Hawkins v Ricky Walden
LIVE: 10.00am-12.00pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Joe Perry
Alan McManus v Ken Doherty
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two  /  2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Mark Selby 13-9 Ali Carter*
Barry Hawkins v Ricky Walden
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 7 Highlights: 12.10am-1.00am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 1.00am-3.00am  BBC Two
  
  
Saturday 26th April
Morning (10:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan 13-11 Joe Perry*
Alan McManus v Ken Doherty
LIVE: 10.00am-12.00pm  BBC Two  /  1.15pm-2.00pm  BBC One
LIVE: 10.00am-2.30pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Barry Hawkins 13-11 Ricky Walden*
Judd Trump v Ryan Day
LIVE: 2.00pm-5.30pm  BBC Two
   
Evening (19:00)
Alan McManus 13-8 Ken Doherty*
Dominic Dale v Michael Wasley
LIVE: 7.00pm-8.00pm  BBC Two  /  8.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 8 Highlights: 11.30pm-12.20am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.20am-2.20am  BBC Two
  
  
Sunday 27th April
Morning (10:00)
Shaun Murphy v Marco Fu
Mark Allen v Neil Robertson
LIVE: 10.00am-12.15pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.30pm  BBC Red Button
  
Afternoon (14:30)
Judd Trump v Ryan Day
Dominic Dale v Michael Wasley
LIVE: 2.30pm-5.30pm  BBC Two  /  5.00pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Shaun Murphy v Marco Fu
Mark Allen v Neil Robertson
LIVE: 7.00pm-8.00pm  BBC Two  /  7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 9 Highlights: 11.20pm-12.10am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.10am-2.10am  BBC Two
  
  
Monday 28th April
Afternoon (13:00)
Dominic Dale 13-4 Michael Wasley*
Mark Allen 7-13 Neil Robertson*
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two  /  1.00pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Judd Trump 13-7 Ryan Day*
Shaun Murphy 13-8 Marco Fu*
LIVE: 7.00pm-8.00pm  BBC Two  /  7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 10 Highlights: 11.20pm-12.10am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.10am-2.10am  BBC Two
  
   
QUARTER FINALS – BEST of 25 FRAMES
 
Tuesday 29th April
Morning (10:00)
Barry Hawkins v Dominic Dale
Mark Selby v Alan McManus
LIVE: 10.00am-12.00pm  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.30pm  BBC Red Button
 
Afternoon (14:30)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Shaun Murphy
Judd Trump v Neil Robertson
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two  /  2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Barry Hawkins v Dominic Dale
Mark Selby v Alan McManus
LIVE: 7.00pm-8.00pm  BBC Two  /  7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 11 Highlights: 11.20pm-12.10am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.10am-2.10am  BBC Two
  
   
Wednesday 30th April
Morning (10:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan 13-3 Shaun Murphy
Mark Selby 13-5 Alan McManus*
LIVE: 10.00am-11.30am  BBC Two  /  10.00am-2.30pm  BBC Red Button
 
Afternoon (14:30)
Judd Trump v Neil Robertson
Barry Hawkins 13-12 Dominic Dale*
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two  /  2.30pm-6.00pm  BBC Red Button
   
Evening (19:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan F-F Shaun Murphy*
Judd Trump 11-13 Neil Robertson*
 
LIVE: 7.00pm-8.00pm  BBC Two  /  7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 12 Highlights: 11.20pm-12.10am  BBC Two
Snooker Extra: 12.10am-2.10am  BBC Two
  
  
SEMI FINALS – BEST of 33 FRAMES
 
Thursday 1st May
Afternoon (13:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Barry Hawkins
LIVE: 1.00pm-5.55pm  BBC Two
   
Evening (19:00)
Mark Selby v Neil Robertson
LIVE: 7.00pm-8.00pm  BBC Two  /  8.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 13 Highlights: 11.20pm-12.10am  BBC Two
  
  
Friday 2nd May
Morning (10:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Barry Hawkins
LIVE: 10.00am-12.00pm  BBC Two
 
Afternoon (14:30)
Mark Selby v Neil Robertson
LIVE: 1.00pm-6.00pm  BBC Two
   
Evening (19:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan 17-7 Barry Hawkins
LIVE: 7.00pm-9.00pm  BBC Two  /  9.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Red Button
  
Day 14 Highlights: 12.10am-1.00am  BBC Two
 
 
Saturday 3rd May
Morning (10:00)
Mark Selby v Neil Robertson
LIVE: 10.00am-12.00pm  BBC Two
 
Afternoon (14:30)
Ronnie O’Sullivan F-F Barry Hawkins
LIVE: 1.15pm-4.30pm  BBC One  /  4.30pm-5.30pm  BBC Two
   
Evening (19:00)
Mark Selby v Neil Robertson*
LIVE: 7.00pm-9.30pm  BBC Two
 
 
DAFABET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 2014 – BEST of 35 FRAMES
 
Sunday 4th May
Afternoon (14:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Selby/Robertson
LIVE: 2.00pm-6.00pm  BBC Two
   
Evening (19:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Selby/Robertson
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Two
 
 
Monday 5th May
Afternoon (14:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Selby/Robertson
LIVE: 2.00pm-6.00pm  BBC Two
   
Evening (19:00)
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Selby/Robertson
LIVE: 7.00pm-11.00pm  BBC Two
  
   
   

3 Comments

  1. I have been nominated to write a few words about bad presentation.
    I think virgo and thorne, and most of the others are ok, they know lots about the game.
    What annoys me and most of the players in the Kent clubs I frequent, is that blonde woman who makes a bad job of trying to present the programmes. Most of her words are slurred and many complain that they cannot understand what she is saying, and to add to this I am told she has a strong Scottish accent, which makes things worse. Even John and Steve look to be straning at the silly questions beng asked, and one has to listen carefully to the answers to try and decipher what the question was Of the clubs I attend, most of the members resign them self to only watching in the evening sessions when a clearly spoken guy presents the programmes. We hope we do not have to suffer listening to the woman during the final. HL.

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    • I can not believe anyone thinks John Vergo is a decent commentator he is a drama queen with verbal diarrhea and spoils the snooker for people who just want to watch the match….

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