The 2021 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker
tournament that took place from 17 April to 3 May at the Crucible
Theatre in Sheffield, England. It was the 45th consecutive year the
World Snooker Championship was held at the Crucible Theatre and was the
15th and final ranking event of the 2020–21 snooker season. It was
organised by the World Snooker Tour, a subsidiary of the World
Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The event was sponsored
by sports betting company Betfred and broadcast by the BBC, Eurosport
and Matchroom Sport. There were 128 participants in the qualifying
rounds, consisting of a mix of professional and invited amateur players.
The main stage of the tournament featured 32 players: the top 16 players
from the snooker world rankings and an additional 16 players from the
qualifying rounds. It featured a total prize fund of £2,395,000 of
which the winner received £500,000. It was won by Mark Selby, who
defeated Shaun Murphy 18–15 in the final.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_World_Snooker_Championship>
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