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Monday, 2 May 2016
World Snooker Championships to remain in Sheffield for an extra 10 years!
On a day when the BBC announced that it will continue to broadcast three of snooker's biggest tournaments until the end of the 2018-19 season, Barry Hearn and Sheffield City Council confirmed that the World Championship will continue to be staged in Sheffield until at least 2027.
The new BBC deal - a two-year extension to the previous agreement - covers the 'Triple Crown' of World Championship, UK Championship and the Masters.
The Crucible will continue to be the 'home' of snokker for another five years at least.
Barry Hearn and Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, making the annoucement in the Winter Gardens.