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Live Reporting

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  1. By Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport

    Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ding Junhui

    Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says the standard of snooker lower in the rankings is so "poor" he would have to "lose an arm and a leg to fall out of the top 50".

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    Video caption: 'Silky' Ronnie O'Sullivan hits superb century on way to beating Ding Junhui

    Watch Ronnie O'Sullivan at the top of his game as he hits a superb break of 117 on his way to a 13-10 victory over Ding Junhui at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield.

  3. What happened in the afternoon session?

    Kyren Wilson

    Neil Robertson and Kyren Wilson booked their places in the World Championship quarter-finals at the Crucible Theatre following 13-9 victories against Barry Hawkins and Martin Gould, respectively.

    World number two Robertson - Australia's 2010 champion - will play three-time winner Mark Selby in the next round, starting on Monday from 10:00 BST.

    England's Wilson withstood a brilliant fightback from compatriot Gould to set up a mouth-watering last-eight tie against world number one and defending champion Judd Trump, which also starts on Monday morning.

    Read the full report here.

  4. Anthony McGill and Jamie Clarke in feisty exchange

    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
  5. 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.

  6. When can I watch today?

    All times are BST and subject to late changes.

    Sunday, 9 August

    13:00-18:00 & 19:00-20:30 - BBC Two

    20:30-22:00 - BBC Four

    13:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:00 - BBC Red Button

    13:00-18:00, 19:00-23:00 - Table 1 & 2, BBC Sport online, BBC iPlayer & Connected TV

    23:30-00:20 - Highlights, BBC Two

    00:20-02:20 - World Championship Extra, BBC Two

  7. 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.

    The World Championship Trophy
  8. 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