Betfred are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the Snooker World Championships for the next three years!

The prestigious event will be known as the Betfred World Snooker Championship until at least 2017.

This year’s tournament will run from April 18 to May 4, with the top 16 seeds joined by 16 qualifiers to chase the £300,000 top prize.

It is one of the greatest events in sport, and last year reached an astonishing audience of over 330 million viewers worldwide, televised live by 12 broadcasters in 80 different countries.

Betfred previously sponsored the tournament from 2009 to 2012.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to welcome back Betfred as title sponsor of our blue riband tournament and we look forward to working closely with their team on delivering another top class event.

“We recently announced that we are staying at the Crucible until 2017, so this agreement with Betfred fits perfectly and gives us a firm foundation to keep growing the event in the coming years.

Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan currently leads the betting at 9/4 with the 39 year old looking to add to his five previous wins at the Crucible Theatre.

It won’t be an easy task for the Rocket though, and Mark Selby looks an interesting prospect at 8/1 to defend the title he won against O’Sullivan last year.

The Jester from Leicester defeated O’Sullivan 18 frames to 14 in one of the most memorable finals in snooker history. You can see Mark Selby round off his amazing win below:


Many sessions are sold out, but for the latest ticket availability call 0844 65 65 147 or visit

Don’t forget, you can place your World Snooker Championship bets with us at Betfred!