EUROSPORT CLOSES THE SNOOKER SEASON WITH THE BROADCAST, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE, OF THE SHEFFIELD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Since Saturday 20 April and until Monday 6 of May, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player will round off the season with a championship that 2018 Welsh Mark Williams won
Ronnie O’Sullivan will be part of the Eurosport international team of experts in Sheffield
300 hours of coverage between the qualification phase, the final phase of the tournament, highlights and best reps
Once again, the Crucible Theater in Sheffield will once again host the most relevant event of the snooker season, which also represents the outcome of the world circuit of this sports discipline. The Snooker World Championship in Sheffield will bring together the best snooker players in search of the final victory, an appointment that viewers of Eurosport 1, 2 and Eurosport Player from Saturday 20 April and until Monday 6 of May, live and exclusively.
Along the 17 days the most prominent snooker professionals will meet in the English city to test their skills and with the sole objective of winning the most coveted trophy in the sport and with the half a million pounds at stake for the winner. In 2018 the champion was the Welshman Mark Williams, who beat Scottish John Higgins for 18-16. It was the third time that Williams was proclaimed world champion. Other prestigious names such as Ronnie O´Sullivan, with five wins, o Mark Selby, with three, They have also become part of the history of a tournament with a long tradition that was born in 1927.
EUROSPORT PREPARES UNBEATABLE COVERAGE FOR THE LAST APPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR
The Sheffield World Cup will be broadcast live and exclusively on 65 countries and territories around Europe (excluding UK), Asia and Africa. For it, Eurosport, will cover every minute of everything that happens in the tournament including the entire qualifying round in Eurosport Player. Will be issued, in exclusive, more of 150 hours of live coverage on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, figure that will rise to 300 hours when the 42 edition of this championship including in addition to the live broadcasts, the classification, summaries, highlights and replays.
THE BEST NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMENTARY AND EXPERTS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLD
Last Tuesday 2 of April, Eurosport announced the agreement signed with Ronnie O'Sullivan for the player to become part of Eurosport's international team of experts for the next three years. “The Rocket” -in reference to his amazing ability to take shots on the mat-, Five-time World Champion to join Eurosport's all-star cast of snooker experts. Next to O’Sullivan, to analyze everything that happens during the Sheiffeld World Championship, will be the six-time finalist of the World Championship, Jimmy White, and former professional player Neal Foulds, accompanied by presenters and storytellers Colin Murray and Andy Goldstein. Rachel Casey will conduct the interviews next to the snooker tables. Chris Henry, one of the professional snooker gurus who has trained greats like Shaun Murphy, Ding Junhui o Stephen Hendry
Locally, Eurosport has integrated David Alcaide and Fran Sánchez into its team of commentators in Spain, professional pool players facing the challenge of entering the international snooker circuits, thus becoming the only two Spaniards to achieve it. Both made their debut as commentators at the Coral Players Championship in China that was broadcast by Eurosport last March.. Martín Pérez, Sergio Manuel Gutiérrez and Arturo Pérez complete the Spanish team of Eurosport snooker commentators for this Sheffield World Championship.
EUROSPORT, ‘THE HOUSE OF THE SNOOKER’
Eurosport first broadcast the World Snooker Championship in the year 2000 and has issued all tournaments since 2003. In 2016, Eurosport reinforced its 'The House of Snooker' status when it signed a ten-year agreement with World Snooker to broadcast all major tournaments on the calendar, including the Home Nations Series, Masters and the World Snooker Championship.
KEY DATES OF THE TOURNAMENT:
- Saturday 20 April - First day of the tournament
- Saturday 27 April - Second round begins
- Tuesday 30 of April- The quarterfinals start
- Thursday 2 May - Semifinals begin
- Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May - End
World Championship 2019
Below you can check the Eurosport and Eurosport schedules 2 to be able to follow the World Championship 2019 in rigorous live:
World Championship 2019
You also have the option to follow the World Championship 2019 through Eurosport Player and be able to choose or see at the same time (with two devices, Tablet, Pc, Car) the two live tables, a real treat for the viewer. AND, the option to view the matches on a delayed basis, in its section 'TO THE LETTER’
World Championship 2019
Eurosport Player just like Eurosport, offers comments in Spanish with Sergio Manuel Gutiérrez, Martín Pérez, Arturo Pérez, David Alcaide and Fran Sánchez