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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Tempers flare in Anthony McGill v Jamie Clarke match

    Jamie Clarke and Anthony McGill were involved in a feisty exchange at the World Championship, with the referee having to step in to calm the situation.

    Scot McGill was unhappy with his Welsh opponent for apparently standing in his line of sight while down on a shot.

    Six-time world champion Steve Davis called it a "nasty moment" while 1991 world champion John Parrott said on BBC Two: "I have not seen many [scenes] like that, it is quite heated.

    "It is a very small and tight venue when there are two tables and you can get trapped. If you have played your shot and cannot get back to your seat, then as a courtesy you will stay at the other end of the table and hopefully be out of the way.

    "If it is continually happening and Anthony feels he is in his eye line then he is perfectly entitled to say something. It does not help being 7-2 down so is not in the best of moods."

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    Video caption: World Snooker Championships: Tempers flare in Anthony McGill v Jamie Clarke match
  2. Robertson's coffee catastrophe

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    Video caption: 'Talk about a coffee break' - Robertson spills drink

    Neil Robertson's day got off to a less-than-ideal start after he spilled coffee all down his leg ahead of the first session of his second-round match against Barry Hawkins...

    But the Australian recoved from that rather inauspicious start to take a 5-3 lead into the evening session - hopefully he'll be able to get his trousers dry cleaned before the resumption.

  3. Watch: Selby's century break in winner-takes-all final frame

    Mark Selby makes a century break of 124 in the deciding frame as he beats Noppon Saengkham 13-12 to progress to the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship.

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    Video caption: Mark Selby beats Noppon Saengkham with century break in deciding frame
  4. 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.

  5. When can I watch today?

    All times are BST and subject to late changes.

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

    Saturday, 8 August

    13:15-16:30 - BBC One

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

    10:00-14:00, 14:30-18:00, 19:00-23:00 - 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

    19:00-21:00 - BBC Four

    23:15-00:05 - Highlights, BBC Two

    00:05-02:05 - World Championship Extra, BBC Two

  6. What is it?

    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 Trophy
  7. Get Inspired : How to get into 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