World Championship 2012 - Let's get the snooker party started!

22:38:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The magical Crucible Theatre
Just a few more hours separate us from the 2012 edition of the grandiose World Championship and I've already can't wait! How about you?

After last year's edition and amazing final and this year's thrilling qualifying rounds, I'm sure we are in for such a delightful snooker treat. It's impossible to think otherwise. I mean, look at the draw, it's so diverse reuniting the players from the UK with the ones from China, Australia, Belgium and Ireland.

We have a Top 16 that went through changes all the season so only the most hard-working player have been able to retain or earn a spot here, due to increasing the number of tournaments most of the players have found that they need to put less hours of practice into their game and just go and take part in these events, at the same time having quite a large number of blooming-talent players.

To tell you how big the World Championship is, would only be a waste of your time, since each snooker loopy knows that, to tell you it's going to be a blast ... well, I just did, so what's next? Oh yeah, tomorrow the fun begins.

John Higgins starts as defending champion
For the next 17 days either you are in the crowd supporting your favourite player or players, either you are at home in front of your private telly, the magic of Crucible's snooker will get to you. The 2012 edition looks like it's going to beat the last year one, since this also marks two years since Barry Hearn took over World Snooker Ltd. and put his "snooker revolution" plan into action.

So for all of you already there, but also to the millions and millions of snooker fans from all around the world, I just have one thing to say: "Let's get the snooker party started!"

Day one starts with the defending champion John Higgins, taking on China's Liang Wenbo, at the same time, Martin Gould and David Gilbert crossing their cues for their first session.
Latter in the day Stuart Bingham is meeting with legend Stephen Hendry, while Neil Robertson has a snooker dispute with another one, Ken Doherty. The day will end with Higgins v. Wenbo final session and Mark Allen v. Cao Yupeng's first one. 

Best of luck lads!

Match schedule:

1 John Higgins v. Liang Wenbo
11 Martin Gould v. David Gilbert

2 Stuart Bingham v. Stephen Hendry
12 Neil Robertson v. Ken Doherty

1* John Higgins v. Liang Wenbo
14 Mark Allen v. Cao Yupeng

*denotes the final session

All Round one matches are being played under the "best of 19" rule.

TV coverage:
10:00 - 13:00 British EuroSport
10:00 - 13:00 British EuroSport 2
13:30 - 16:30 BBC One
16:30 - 17:30 BBC Two
15:10 - 17:30 British EuroSport
16:00 - 17:30 British EuroSport 2
19:00 - 22:00 British EuroSport
19:00 - 22:00 British EuroSport 2
00:05 - 00:55 BBC Two (the Highlights)