5 things we learned from this year’s World Snooker Championship

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Seventeen days of the World Snooker Championship yielded its usual blend of drama and controversy – and finished in front of a near-capacity Crucible crowd.

But at the end of a long and Covid-affected season, what did this year’s tournament say about the state of the game and its most high-profile players?

Here the PA news agency sifts through the evidence of just over two weeks of action in a bid to unearth some answers about what the future holds.

Crowds are good

Snooker – Betfred.com World Snooker Championships – Day Eleven – The Crucible Theatre
Crowds returned to the Crucible after a Covid-affected year (George Wood/PA)

Seventh heaven?

Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 – Day Seven – The Crucible
Ronnie O’Sullivan was floored by Anthony McGill (George Wood/PA)

Juddering halt

Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 – Day Nine – The Crucible
Judd Trump is still searching for his second world crown (George Wood/PA)

Young guns go for it

Ben Mertens Handout Photo
Fifteen-year-old Ben Mertens could be a star of the future (Tai Chengzhe/PA)

China crisis?

Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 – Day Nine – The Crucible
Yan Bingtao’s Masters triumph could inspire more Chinese success (George Wood/PA)

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