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World Snooker Championship 2024

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World Snooker Championship 2024

One of the most popular events in the sporting world happens in Sheffield every year. We’re not talking about the World Cup or the Grand National, we’re talking about the World Snooker Championships! Competitors come from all over the world to compete in this prestigious competition to fight for the title of World Snooker Champion and their share of a £2,395,000 prize pot, including £500,000 to the winner.

This year, the Championships take place from 20th April to 6th May 2024 in the Crucible Theatre, a very short walk from our hotel in Sheffield. Book Leopold Hotel Sheffield as your event accommodation in Sheffield and enjoy convenience, comfort and luxury.

First World Snooker Championship

1875. Snooker was invented by the British Army in the Indian town of Jubbulpore in 1875. The sport turned professional in the 20th century with the World Professional Snooker Championship 1927 being held for the first time in Camkin’s Hall, Birmingham. The first-ever tournament was won by Joe Davis, who beat opponent Tom Dennis 20-11 to earn a first prize of £6 10s. It was the first professional snooker tournament although the English Amateur Championship has been played annually since 1916.

In 1977, the championship moved to its new home at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, where it has remained ever since. It was deemed suitable by Carol Watterson, wife of legendary promoter Mike Watterson. The 1977 championship featured sixteen competitors: eight seeded players and eight qualifiers. In 2022 Ronnie O’Sullivan became the oldest world champion at 46 years and 148 days.

About World Snooker Championship Sheffield 2024

The Cazoo World Snooker Championship is professional snooker’s longest-running and most prestigious tournament. It draws crowds of thousands to the city and is one of Sheffield’s largest sporting events and a permanent part of the events calendar. 32 of Snooker’s best players compete in a knockout-style tournament over 17 days. The top 16 players in the world rankings qualify automatically while another 16 players win places through a qualification tournament.

The event is televised to an international audience of 500 million across 150 countries with extensive coverage broadcast live on BBC Sport and Eurosport. The event organised by World Snooker Limited in partnership with Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Theatres will be held in the iconic Crucible Theatre until at least 2027.

World Snooker Championship Sheffield 2024 Ticket Information

There are dozens of ticket types available for this exciting event. You can get tickets for afternoon and event sessions every day during the event and there are almost 1000 seats to fill for each session. Tickets start at £40 and range to £135 for standard entry. Century Club Hospitality is available every afternoon and evening session you’ll enjoy Champagne and canapés on arrival, 3 courses of fine dining and paired wines, a cheeseboard & port, a complimentary bar and the best seats in the house with seats located in either Row A or B.

You’ll also enjoy a meet and greet with a snooker legend and a photo with the famous World Championship trophy. These very limited tickets range in price from £340 to £650.

Accommodation for the World Snooker Championship Sheffield

Whether you’re a budding player, a fan or a competitor in this brilliant competition, you’ll need accommodation in Sheffield during this busy time. Leopold Hotel offers world-class hospitality in a unique setting of a former boys grammar school. You can enjoy the history of our heritage building while witnessing a part of the future history of the beautiful sport of Snooker!

Centrally located on Leopold Square amongst an array of upmarket bars and eateries, our historic property offers a quirky yet luxurious place to meet and sleep. Each of the hotel’s 89 en-suite bedrooms is uniquely furnished, offering every modern amenity you’d expect. We welcome players and fans from all over the world for this prestigious event and we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

We guarantee our best available rates exclusively when you book your stay directly on our website or with one of our friendly team. Our flexible cancellation policy means you can change your stay up to 2 pm on your day of arrival and we’ll happily extend your stay at the last minute if we have rooms available.

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Our travel writer Sarah has a keen interest in exploring and writing about the most fascinating and picturesque places in the UK. From the most popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of this beautiful country so you can get the best out of your visit. She has a particular fondness for Sheffield with its gorgeous views, friendly locals and shopping scene.

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