Posts by Marcus Stead

Superb Selby Defends Crucible Crown

MARK Selby turned a 10-7 deficit against John Higgins at the end of the first day’s play into an 18-15 victory to retain the Betfred World Championship, earning him his third Crucible title overall. Selby, who three years ago recovered from 10-5 … Continued

Injured Trump Suffers Shock Defeat

PRE-TOURNAMENT favourite Judd Trump was hampered by a shoulder injury in his non-cueing arm and appeared in considerable discomfort as he suffered a 10-8 defeat to Rory McLeod in the first round of the Betfred World Championship. Trump also faces … Continued

O’Sullivan and Kyren Wilson Through to Round Two

KYREN Wilson and Ronnie O’Sullivan booked their places in the second round with wins against David Grace and Gary Wilson respectively. In his post-match press conference, O’Sullivan accused the snooker authorities of bullying and intimidating him, and once again threatened … Continued

Selby and Maguire Cruise into Round Two

DEFENDING champion Mark Selby completed a 10-2 victory against Fergal O’Brien, and Stephen Maguire defeated fellow Scot Anthony McGill by the same scoreline on day one of the Betfred World Championship. Meanwhile, Ronnie O’Sullivan led Gary Wilson 3-0 and 5-1, but … Continued

Betfred.com World Championship Draw

By MARCUS STEAD MARK Selby begins the defence of his Betfred World Championship title on Saturday morning against Fergal O’Brien, who on Wednesday evening booked his place at the Crucible by defeating David Gilbert 10-9 in a match that lasted record-breaking … Continued

SupremeSnooker.com – Important Announcement

By MARCUS STEAD SupremeSnooker.com will provide daily updates from the Betfred World Championship for the 10th year in a row, but I have reluctantly decided that this will be the last tournament to be covered by the website. When Rob … Continued

Mark Selby Wins Betfred World Championship

MARK Selby won the World Championship for the second time with an 18-14 victory against Ding Junhui in a hard-fought, gritty final at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Selby, who previously won the title two years ago, surged into a 6-0 … Continued

Five Former Champions Lose in Crucible First Round

THE FIRST round of the Betfred World Championship has concluded, with five former Crucible champions crashing out. Defending champion Stuart Bingham made a break of 113 in the penultimate frame, but he went on to lose a decider to three-time runner-up Ali Carter.  … Continued