With a Total Prize Fund in Excess of ₤1,1 million, the 2012 World Snooker Championship is Ready to Roll!
Betting pundits always cheer up when the World Snooker Championship rolls around. This prestigious contest pits the finest snooker players in the world against one another in a series of grueling encounters designed to root out the crème de la crème of the snooker world. The 2012 contest is slated to take place at the luxurious Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The contest itself is peppered with history. The WSC (World Snooker Championship) was established back in 1927 by the WPBSA (World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association). This ranking-based tournament will showcase the most skilled snooker stars such as reigning champion John Higgins of Scotland and many other household favourites.
The Punters’ Choice: The World Snooker Championship betting
Few events in the snooker world inspire more confidence than the WSC. This tournament is ranking exceptionally highly by punters and betting enthusiasts the world over. From a payday perspective alone, the WSC is unrivalled. It outguns the other contests in terms of pulling power and payday potential. Players who fare well in the World Snooker Championship also score well in terms of ranking points. Since inception, this tournament has retained its gloss; charm and allure as the must-play contest for snooker aficionados. Punters wanting to place bets on the contenders in this tournament will find UK online bookmakers well up to the task. A wide range of betting selections is available from top-tier Internet sportsbooks including 888sport.
Predicting the Winners is a Punter’s Lot
When it comes to betting on winners, then punters who follow the snooker world generally understand where the safe money is. This contest remains the most-watched and most-anticipated contest in the snooker world. TV stations, webcasts, sportsbooks, magazines, radio broadcasts and podcasts the world over carry news of the World Snooker Championships. There are multiple great predictors of the contest winners – especially the tournaments leading up to the 2012 Snooker World Championship. Among the many fine contenders drawing his cue and chalking it up for the contests is Stephen Hendry – a 7-time winner. Other leading players include Steve Davis and Ray Reardon, both of whom have won it a total of 6 times a piece. Naturally though, all eyes will invariably be on John Higgins of Scotland – the current champ. P
A History of the Winners: Statistics, Predictions and Players
• Stephen Hendry of Scotland has won the contest 7 times and scored 147 twice and made 762 century breaks. In total he has made 26 appearances in this contest.
• Steve Davis of England has won the contest 6 times and made 30 appearances.
• Ray Reardon Wales has won the contest 6 times and made 19 appearances.
• John Higgins of Scotland has won the contest 4 times and made 18 appearances.
• John Spencer of England has won the contest 3 times and made 18 appearances.
The conversion rate for making appearances and winning or placing second is very high for the top contenders and this provides an invaluable betting aid when it comes to selection of the top candidates for the 2012 Snooker World Championship.
Television Coverage for the Snooker World Championship in 2012
For the most part, the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is responsible for hosting the contest. The likes of David Vine, Ted Lowe, Clive Everton, John Spencer and Ray Edmonds were well-known to fans of the game for many years. However the commentators and presenters of late have included Ken Doherty, Stephen Hendry, John Parrott and other leading celebrities. Other media networks providing global coverage include Eurosport. Players wanting to find information on the upcoming tourney by way of betting odds will find that 888sport is well up to the task.
The Top Player Rankings Ahead of the World Snooker Championship
Betting enthusiasts wanting to make informed bets will do well to take a tip from the World Snooker Rankings charts. There are 8 leading contenders for the crown and these include the following snooker stars: Mark Selby (2x Masters Champion), Mark Williams (2x World Champion), John Higgins (Reigning World Champion and 4x Crucible King), Ding Junhui (Reigning Masters Champion), Neil Robertson (2010 World Champion from Down Under), Shaun Murphy (2005 World Title Winner), Allister Carter (2x Ranking Event Winner and 2008 Crucible Finalist) and Judd Trump won the China Open and made it to the World Final in 2011. Punters keen to get real betting odds for their predictions ahead of the 2011 Snooker World Championship will do well to take a look at the betting odds provided by 888sport:
• John Higgins is listed at odds of 6:1
• Mark Selby is listed at odds of 13:2
• Ronnie O’Sullivan is listed at odds of 15:2
• Mark Williams is listed at odds of 8:1
• Ding Junhui is listed at odds of 9:1
• Judd Trump and Neil Robertson are listed at odds of 10:1
• Shaun Murphy is listed at odds of 16:1
• Mark Allen is listed at odds of 25:1
There are several snooker tournaments taking place in the lead-up to the World Snooker Championship. These include the UK Championship and the Players Tour Championship. Both of these events are being showcased on 888sport ahead of the 2012 World Snooker Championship. Betfred is responsible for the World Championship Qualifiers and tickets are already available for purchase. The tournament is slated to take place between the 21 April and the 7 May 2012 at the Crucible Theatre, in Sheffield.
Luxury Accommodation for the World Snooker Championship
Patrons of snooker gaming will find the hotel accommodations much to their liking with the Jurys Inn in Sheffield hosting players, fans and pundits. The hotel is just minutes away from The Crucible Theatre and features posh accommodations and top-tier service. Guests will have access to many amenities in the hotel and there are some 250 air-conditioned bedrooms available. Each room can accommodate 3 adults. Occupancy is rather affordable and begins at £59.00 for single occupancy including breakfast and £65.00 for double occupancy including breakfast.