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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy with his duaghter Sofia and wife Vikki after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy with his duaghter Sofia and wife Vikki after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy with his duaghter Sofia and wife Vikki after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy with his duaghter Sofia and wife Vikki after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England poses with the trophy after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England celebrates after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England celebrates after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England celebrates after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England celebrates after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England celebrates after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Seventeen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Mark Selby of England celebrates after beating John Higgins of Scotland in the final of the World Snooker Championship on day seventeen at Crucible Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Nicko McBrain, drummer for Iron Maiden poses by the table as he watches the final of the World Snooker Championship between John Higgins of Scotland and Mark Selby of England on day sixteen at Crucible Theatre on April 30, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
World Snooker Championship - Day Sixteen
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Nicko McBrain, drummer for Iron Maiden poses by the table as he watches the final of the World Snooker Championship between John Higgins of Scotland and Mark Selby of England on day sixteen at Crucible Theatre on April 30, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images,)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ding Junhui of China pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ding Junhui of China pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ding Junhui of China pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ding Junhui of China pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Reigning World Snooker Champion Mark Selby of England talks to media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Reigning World Snooker Champion Mark Selby of England talks to media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn talks to press during during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn talks to press during during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Reigning World Snooker Champion Mark Selby of England talks to media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Reigning World Snooker Champion Mark Selby of England talks to media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Reigning World Snooker Champion Mark Selby of England talks to media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Reigning World Snooker Champion Mark Selby of England talks to media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn talks to press during during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn talks to press during during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: The Top sixteen ranked players talk to the media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: The Top sixteen ranked players talk to the media during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Mark Selby of England the reigning World Champion pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Mark Selby of England the reigning World Champion pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: (L to R) Marco Fu of Hong Kong, Ding Junhui of China, Ronnie O'Sullivan of England, Shaun Murphy of England, Kyren Wilson of England, Allister Carter of England Judd Trump of England, Mark Selby of England, Neil Robertson of Australia, Stuart Bingham of England, Ryan Day of Wales, Barry Hawkins of England, John Higgins of Scotland, Mark Allen of Northern Ireland, Anthony McGill of Scotland and Liang Wenbo of China pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: (L to R) Marco Fu of Hong Kong, Ding Junhui of China, Ronnie O'Sullivan of England, Shaun Murphy of England, Kyren Wilson of England, Allister Carter of England Judd Trump of England, Mark Selby of England, Neil Robertson of Australia, Stuart Bingham of England, Ryan Day of Wales, Barry Hawkins of England, John Higgins of Scotland, Mark Allen of Northern Ireland, Anthony McGill of Scotland and Liang Wenbo of China pictured during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
World Snooker Championship - Media Day
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England looks on during a media day ahead of the World Snooker Championships at Crucible Theatre on April 14, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )
<p class="MsoNormal">The 45<sup>th</sup> President Donald Trump defied all the polls. English snooker star Judd Trump – AKA the Juddernaut – has bagged 412 century breaks and has twice reached the World Championship semi-finals</p>
45 Judd (Donald) Trump

The 45th President Donald Trump defied all the polls. English snooker star Judd Trump – AKA the Juddernaut – has bagged 412 century breaks and has twice reached the World Championship semi-finals

Twelfth President Zachary Taylor died in office after 16 months of what could have been cholera. Dennis Taylor played the greatest snooker match ever against Steve Davis in 1985 to win the world title 18-17 on the very last black.
12 Dennis (Zachary) Taylor
Twelfth President Zachary Taylor died in office after 16 months of what could have been cholera. Dennis Taylor played the greatest snooker match ever against Steve Davis in 1985 to win the world title 18-17 on the very last black.
Fred Davis and his brother Joe dominated snooker for decades, Fred winning the world title eight times. He finally retired in 1993 aged 78 after suffering a 5-1 defeat to Ronnie O'Sullivan who was 62 years his junior. He is pictured here with Alex Higgins (right)
Fred Davis
Fred Davis and his brother Joe dominated snooker for decades, Fred winning the world title eight times. He finally retired in 1993 aged 78 after suffering a 5-1 defeat to Ronnie O'Sullivan who was 62 years his junior. He is pictured here with Alex Higgins (right)
Joe Johnson celebrates his 1986 World Snooker crown - with his wife
Joe Johnson celebrates
Joe Johnson celebrates his 1986 World Snooker crown - with his wife
Ding Junhui failed to realise he was on for a rare Crucible maximum break.
Ding Junhui
Ding Junhui failed to realise he was on for a rare Crucible maximum break.
Mark Selby studies a scoreboard at the Crucible.
Mark Selby
Mark Selby studies a scoreboard at the Crucible.
Who is the greatest snooker player of all-time? Stephen Hendry or Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stephen Hendry
Who is the greatest snooker player of all-time? Stephen Hendry or Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Clare Balding has described snooker's leading players as sporting "rock stars".
Snooker
Clare Balding has described snooker's leading players as sporting "rock stars".
Ronnie signs a few autographs for China's snooker fans during a recent trip to Shanghai.
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie signs a few autographs for China's snooker fans during a recent trip to Shanghai.
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Mark Selby during The Dafabet World Snooker Championship final at Crucible Theatre on May 4, 2014 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Mark Selby during The Dafabet World Snooker Championship final at Crucible Theatre on May 4, 2014 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Mark Selby during The Dafabet World Snooker Championship final at Crucible Theatre on May 4, 2014 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
A general view of the Crucible Theatre during the first day of the The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 19, 2014 in Sheffield, England. The tournament runs from April 19 to May 5 and is snooker's biggest tournament, with 32 players chasing the famous trophy. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
A general view of the Crucible Theatre during the first day of the The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 19, 2014 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
A general view of the Crucible Theatre during the first day of the The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 19, 2014 in Sheffield, England. The tournament runs from April 19 to May 5 and is snooker's biggest tournament, with 32 players chasing the famous trophy. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy after beating Allister Carter of England in the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England shakes hands with Ali Carter of England ahead of the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ronnie O'Sullivan of England shakes hands with Ali Carter of England ahead of the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (L) of England celebrates on May 7, 2012 after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (L) of England celebrates on May 7, 2012 after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (L) of England celebrates on May 7, 2012 after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ali Carter of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ali Carter of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England watches as Ali Carter of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ronnie O'Sullivan of England watches as Ali Carter of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England holds his trophy as he celebrates beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 after the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England holds his trophy as he celebrates beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 after the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England holds his trophy as he celebrates beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 after the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot against Ali Carter of England during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot against Ali Carter of England during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (L) of England celebrates on May 7, 2012 after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (L) of England celebrates on May 7, 2012 after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (L) of England celebrates on May 7, 2012 after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England holds his trophy as he celebrates beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England holds his trophy as he celebrates beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England holds his trophy as he celebrates beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2nd L)of England and his son Ronnie Jr. celebrate on May 7, 2012 with the chairman of World Snooker, Barry Hearn (L), and sponsor Fred Done (R) after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2nd L)of England and his son Ronnie Jr. celebrate on May 7, 2012 with the chairman of World Snooker, Barry Hearn (L), and sponsor Fred Done (R) after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan (2nd L)of England and his son Ronnie Jr. celebrate on May 7, 2012 with the chairman of World Snooker, Barry Hearn (L), and sponsor Fred Done (R) after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England (R) plays a shot against Ali Carter of England during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ronnie O'Sullivan of England (R) plays a shot against Ali Carter of England during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates on May 7, 2012 with the trophy after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates on May 7, 2012 with the trophy after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates on May 7, 2012 with the trophy after beating Ali Carter of England 18-11 in the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ali Carter of England (L) prepares to play a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ali Carter of England (L) prepares to play a shot during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ali Carter of England watches compatriot Ronnie O'Sullivan on May 7, 2012 during the third session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ali Carter of England watches compatriot Ronnie O'Sullivan on May 7, 2012 during the third session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ali Carter of England watches compatriot Ronnie O'Sullivan on May 7, 2012 during the third session of the World Championship Snooker final at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England (R) and referee Michaela Tabb reposition the balls after a foul during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
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Ronnie O'Sullivan of England (R) and referee Michaela Tabb reposition the balls after a foul during the second session of the World Championship Snooker final against Ali Carter of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, on May 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Ronnie O'Sullivan and Allister Carter of England shake hands ahead of the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship - Final
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Ronnie O'Sullivan and Allister Carter of England shake hands ahead of the final of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Matthew Stevens of Wales in action against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England during the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship Semi Final match at Crucible Theatre on May 3, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
BESTPIX Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Matthew Stevens of Wales in action against Ronnie O'Sullivan of England during the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship Semi Final match at Crucible Theatre on May 3, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England celebrates victory during his Betfred.com World Snooker Championship Quarter Final match against Neil Robertson of Australia at Crucible Theatre on May 2, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England celebrates victory during his Betfred.com World Snooker Championship Quarter Final match against Neil Robertson of Australia at Crucible Theatre on May 2, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: John Higgins reacts as he concedes his second round match against Stephen Hendry during The Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 28, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: John Higgins reacts as he concedes his second round match against Stephen Hendry during The Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 28, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: John Higgins shakes hand with Stephen Hendry after he concedes his second round match during The Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 28, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: John Higgins shakes hand with Stephen Hendry after he concedes his second round match during The Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 28, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Ronnie O'Sullivan waits backstage before his second round match against Mark Williams during The Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 28, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Ronnie O'Sullivan waits backstage before his second round match against Mark Williams during The Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 28, 2012 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England (R) prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England (R) prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England (R) prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England prepares to play a shot during a first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of England at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ding Junhui of China looks on as he waits to play during his first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Ryan Day of Wales at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ding Junhui of China looks on as he waits to play during his first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Ryan Day of Wales at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ding Junhui of China looks on as he waits to play during his first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Ryan Day of Wales at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Peter Ebdon of Great Britain plays a shot during the first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Ronnie O'Sullivan of Great Britain at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 23, 2012. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Peter Ebdon of Great Britain plays a shot during the first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Ronnie O'Sullivan of Great Britain at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 23, 2012. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
Peter Ebdon of Great Britain plays a shot during the first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Ronnie O'Sullivan of Great Britain at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Peter Ebdon of Great Britain plays a shot during the first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Ronnie O'Sullivan of Great Britain at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan of Great Britain reacts during the first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of Great Britain at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ronnie O'Sullivan of Great Britain reacts during the first round match of the World Championship Snooker tournament against Peter Ebdon of Great Britain at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, north-west England on April 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel smiles during a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel smiles during a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel (R) smiles during a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel (R) smiles during a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel poses for a photograph after a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel poses for a photograph after a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel looks on during a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgian snooker player Luca Brecel looks on during a press conference, in Dilsen-Stokkem, on April 18, 2012. Brecel is the youngest player ever to qualify for the Snooker World Championships, which will take place in Sheffield from April 21 to May 7 2012. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / YORICK JANSENS ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins (L) and English contender Stephen Lee (R) pose for photographs flanking the winner's trophy in central London on April 11, 2012, after a press conference to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins (L) and English contender Stephen Lee (R) pose for photographs flanking the winner's trophy in central London on April 11, 2012, after a press conference to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins (L) and English contender Stephen Lee (R) pose for photographs flanking the winner's trophy in central London on April 11, 2012, after a press conference to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins poses for photographs with the winner's trophy in central London on April 11, 2012, after a press conference to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins poses for photographs with the winner's trophy in central London on April 11, 2012, after a press conference to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins poses for photographs with the winner's trophy in central London on April 11, 2012, after a press conference to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins attends a press conference in central London on April 11, 2012 to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins attends a press conference in central London on April 11, 2012 to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Scottish world snooker champion John Higgins attends a press conference in central London on April 11, 2012 to mark the launch of the Snooker World Championships which run from April 21 to May 7 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with his son Alexander and the trophy of the Masters after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with his son Alexander and the trophy of the Masters after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with his son Alexander and the trophy of the Masters after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts looks after his son Alexander after winning winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts looks after his son Alexander after winning winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts looks after his son Alexander after winning winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts raises the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts raises the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts raises the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson punches the air after winning the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson punches the air after winning the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson punches the air after winning the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Roberts poses with the Masters trophy after winning over England's Shaun Murphy in the BGC Masters snooker final at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. Australia's 2010 world champion Neil Robertson claimed the Masters title with a 10-6 win over England's Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Shaun Murphy of England lines up a shot during a frame against Australia's Neil Robertson during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Shaun Murphy of England lines up a shot during a frame against Australia's Neil Robertson during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Shaun Murphy of England lines up a shot during a frame against Australia's Neil Robertson during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against England's Shaun Murphy during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against England's Shaun Murphy during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against England's Shaun Murphy during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson (L) lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy (R) of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson (L) lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy (R) of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson (L) lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy (R) of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson (R) lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy (L) of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson (R) lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy (L) of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Neil Robertson (R) lines up a shot during a frame against Shaun Murphy (L) of England during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Shaun Murphy of England lines up a shot during a frame against Australia's Neil Robertson during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Shaun Murphy of England lines up a shot during a frame against Australia's Neil Robertson during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Shaun Murphy of England lines up a shot during a frame against Australia's Neil Robertson during the final of the BGC masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London, on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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