Betfred World Championship: Snooker final night sells out but fans can pocket tickets for other sessions

TICKETS for the concluding session of the Betfred World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre have sold out as Sheffield stages a successful return of fans to indoor sporting events.

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But tickets are still available for other sessions with some of the best players on the planet still battling for the title including Judd Trump, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby.

BUY TICKETS: All information for fans is available at www.wst.tv/tickets, and tickets can be booked at www.cruciblesnooker.com or by calling call 0844 65 65 147 (calls to this number cost from 5p per minute from a BT landline plus your phone company’s access charge, other landline networks and mobile providers may vary).

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's hopes of a record-equalling seventh Crucible title ended in round two when he was knocked out by Scotland's Anthony McGill in a thrilling decider to win 13-12.

The final session - on Monday, May 3 - will see the famous trophy presented at snooker’s biggest tournament.

Under the Government-led Events Research Programme, the Betfred World Championship is the first indoor sporting event in the UK to welcome back fans in 2021.

Since the event began on April 17, crowds have enjoyed the unique Crucible atmosphere, while following a set of protocols which includes showing a negative Covid-19 test before entry and observing a code of conduct.

The potential capacity started at 33% for the first round and rises to 100% for the final on May 2nd and 3rd. Tickets for the afternoon and evening sessions on Sunday May 2nd are still available, as well as the afternoon session on Monday May 3.

The Crucible has staged the World Championship every year since 1977

A WST spokesman said: “It has been a fantastic event so far and amazing to see fans returning to live sport. We urge anyone interested in coming to read the information carefully and consider taking this chance to see one of the world’s great sporting events in a globally famous venue. Usually tickets sell out a year in advance so this is a unique opportunity to be there and experience the extraordinary atmosphere.

“To have a full house for the final night will be a historic occasion and we are proud to be part of the Events Research Programme which will help the whole country move forward through scientific data. Now that the last night has sold out we expect all sessions earlier in the event to sell quickly, so fans should move fast.”

All information for fans is available at ww.wst.tv/tickets, and tickets can be booked at www.cruciblesnooker.com or by calling call 0844 65 65 147 (calls to this number cost from 5p per minute from a BT landline plus your phone company’s access charge, other landline networks and mobile providers may vary).

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