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Snooker: Full Capacity at Crucible Theater for 2021 World Snooker Championship Final in May |  Snooker News

World Snooker has confirmed that a capacity crowd will be allowed to watch the World Snooker finale at the Crucible Theater next month; the final will be played on Sunday May 2 and Monday May 3; the return of spectators will be staggered throughout the tournament

Last updated: 07/04/21 14:53 pm

The Crucible Theater will be at full capacity for the World Snooker Finals in May

The 2021 World Snooker Championship final is set to be played in front of a capacity crowd at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield next month.

World Snooker announced on Wednesday that fans’ returns will be staged throughout the event.

The site will operate at 33% of its capacity for the first round of matches between April 17 and 21 before moving to 50% for the second round.

A crowd of 75 percent capacity will be allowed for the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

The governing body said facial covers will be mandatory on the site but social distancing “will not be expected” as the number of fans increases.

Fans under the age of 18, vulnerable adults and pregnant women will not be allowed to attend.

The tournament is part of the government’s pilot program to ensure fans can safely return to sporting and cultural venues.

Hendry urges White to keep playing pool

Stephen Hendry has urged his former rival Jimmy White to reject any thoughts of retirement after beating him in the World Championship first qualifying round.

Hendry handed Crucible sixth runner-up, Blanc, another loss Monday night after beating him 6-3 in their highly anticipated clash.

The loss will more than likely leave the 58-year-old White to either win at Q-School or accept an expected wildcard offer in order to avoid dropping the pro tour.

White said he was unsure of his future plans following a performance he called “horrible,” but Hendry was clearer in his opinion.

“I think Jimmy should keep playing – he loves the game so much,” said Hendry. “When I retired I faced the fact that I couldn’t play. If he can somehow take the pressure off himself and not watch the results, not think he can win tournaments, so go ahead and play. “


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