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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Today's scores

    All times are BST and subject to late changes

    Saturday, 1 August


    David Gilbert (Eng) 4-5 Kurt Maflin (Eng)

    Stuart Bingham (Eng) 10-7 Ashley Carty (Eng)


    John Higgins (Sco) 6-3 Matthew Stevens (Wal)

    Ding Junhui (Chn) 10-9 Mark King (Eng)


    Mark Williams (Wal) 10-5 Alan McManus (Sco)

  2. Ding & Bingham into second round

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    Video caption: Bingham makes 'wonderful' 106 break at the Crucible

    China's Ding Junhui joined England's Stuart Bingham in the second round of the World Championship after winning a tense battle with Mark King.

    Ding, who led for most of the match in Sheffield, edged a final-frame decider to beat the veteran Englishman 10-9.

    Bingham, champion in 2015, had earlier claimed a hard-fought 10-7 win over Crucible debutant Ashley Carty.

    He will now play Mark Williams or Alan McManus, with Ding facing Ronnie O'Sullivan or Thepchaiya Un-Nooh next.

    Meanwhile, John Higgins opened a 6-3 lead over Matthew Stevens in the opening session of their match and Kurt Maflin edged David Gilbert 5-4, with both matches playing to a finish on Sunday.

    Read the full report of the today's play here.

  3. Last time out

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    Video caption: World Snooker Championship final: Record-breaking snooker and epic shots

    Last year’s final saw Judd Trump dismantle John Higgins 18-9 to claim his maiden World Championship title in one of the most breathtaking Crucible finals ever witnessed.

    In a classic contest, the two shared a record 11 centuries and brought up the 100th ton of the tournament.

    Trump took total control at 12-5 after the first day in Sheffield, helped by a run of winning eight straight frames.

    Both missed chances of maximum breaks as Trump went 16-9 up, a lead he did not relinquish in the final session.

    Read the full report here.

  4. How can I watch the World Snooker Championship?

    All times are BST and subject to late changes.

    Full BBC TV and online listings for day two of the World Snooker Championship.

    Saturday, 1 August

    13:15-16:10 - BBC One

    10:00-12:00, 16:10-17:30 - BBC Two

    10:00-14:00, 14:30-16:30, 19:55-23:00 - BBC Red Button

    10:00-14:00, 14:30-18:00, 19:00-23:00 - Table 1 & 2, BBC Sport online, BBC iPlayer & Connected TV

    00:25-01:15 - Highlights, BBC Two

    01:15-03:15 - World Championship Extra, BBC Two

  5. What is it?

    2020 World Snooker Championship

    The World Championship is snooker's biggest event and has been staged since 1927. It has been hosted in its modern form by Sheffield's Crucible Theatre since 1977.

    It is one part of snooker's 'Triple Crown' events alongside the UK Championship and the Masters.

    The event has seen some of the biggest names in snooker throughout the decades win the trophy, including Stephen Hendry (seven titles) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (five titles).

    This is the first time the event will be held in August due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    World Snooker Championship
  6. How to get in to Snooker

    Get Inspired


    Whether you choose to play competitively or socially, snooker is sure to get your brain working.

    It requires skill and concentration and will improve your focus and hand-eye coordination.

    Anyone can play regardless of age, gender or ability and it's not an expensive sport to get into.

    Snooker is essentially a simple sport, once the rules of the game have been learnt - to do just that click here.

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    Video caption: Get Inspired: How World Snooker is helping build confidence in the community