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    Snooker World Championship 2008

    Snooker is back at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, who do you think will be crowned world champion come May 5th?

    Here are all the first round fixtures:

    Ken Doherty (Ire) v Liang Wenbo (Chn)

    John Higgins (Sco) v Matthew Stevens (Wal)

    Ali Carter (Eng) v Barry Hawkins (Eng)

    Ding Junhui (Chn) v Marco Fu (HK)

    Mark Selby (Eng) v Mark King (Eng)

    Peter Ebdon (Eng) v Jamie Cope (Eng)

    Neil Robertson (Aus) v Nigel Bond (Eng)

    Steve Davis (Eng) v Stuart Bingham (Eng)

    Ryan Day (Wal) v Michael Judge (Ire)

    Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) v Liu Chuang (Chn)

    Mark Williams (Wal) v Mark Davis (Eng)

    Graeme Dott (Sco) v Joe Perry (Eng)

    Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Dave Harold (Eng)

    Stephen Lee (Eng) v Joe Swail (NI)

    Stephen Hendry (Sco) v Mark Allen (NI)

    Stephen Maguire (Sco) v Anthony Hamilton (Eng)
    I'm gonna go for the 'Jester from Leicester', Mark Selby. Think he's one of the best young players and he's a lot of fun to watch.

    Gotta love the Beeb's coverage though, I'll be watching BBCi for the next few weeks.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    think ding may be in with a shot.

    maybe stephen hendry will find his form of the olden days.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    Higgins is looking good to retain his championship. I thought he'd have a really tough opening match against Stevens but it wasn't to be, Higgins made it look easy.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    There have been so many matches that have gone to 9-9, leaving it all to play for in the 19th frame.

    Stephen Hendry, Peter Ebdon and Ali Carter have all scraped through 10-9.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    cant believe mark allen got beat!!!!!!!!!

    i loved watching him play, better than seeing stephen hendry's almost depressed looking face around the crucible.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    Can't believe Steve Davies got beat last night! So close, and he had the chances to win it! Still, he has got to be around 50 years old now so it wasn't a bad effort.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    I saw it too, couldn't believe he come back from 8-3 down and then gave Bingham the frame at 8-8 with the simplest black over the pocket !.

    He had changes at 9-8 down to take it to a decider.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    I'm a fan of Mark Selby as well (being from Leicester myself) and was also annoyed to see Mark Allen go out

    I'd also fancy John Higgins to take it after his superb play against Matthew Stevens or there is always Ronnie of course!

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    Bah! Selby lost in the first round to King! There goes my prediction...

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    I don't know what has gotten into Hendry these days, but he's showing some of his best form!

    Then there's the Chinese prodigy, Liang Wenbo, the kid who goes for shots you wouldn't even think of - he has surely never heard of the word 'safe'. So much fun to watch though, his match against Swail last night was a classic.

    Some great matches so far.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    You see O'sullivan's 147?, oh my what a 147. The pot on the 13th black to setup the penultimate red. wow!.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    I really enjoying watching this years snooker, Swail the come back King in that last frame I had no idea who was going to ~Win...
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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    liang ftw against ronnie!!

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by TiG View Post
    You see O'sullivan's 147?, oh my what a 147. The pot on the 13th black to setup the penultimate red. wow!.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    I saw Ronnie's 147 too, it was awesome! There have been a lot of great moments so far and it's remarkable how many matches have gone right down to the wire.

    The highlight of the tournament so far for me has to be Liang's unknown pot yesterday against Swail. He fluked a red into the pocket, didn't notice and sat back down next to Swail...who was just sat there giggling away. It was well funny, never seen that before.

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    Re: Snooker World Championship 2008

    ohhhhhhhh.... Peter Ebdon robbed of a 147... last black just wobbled in the jaws. SO close.. poor chap, must be gutted

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