The 2019 World Snooker Championship gets underway in Sheffield this weekend, and the perfect accompaniment to the 17 days of enthralling action is the official tournament programme, published by ProgrammeMaster and available to purchase now.
The 116-page A4 publication has been revamped for this year’s competition and is packed full of facts, stats, profiles and features to keep you informed and entertained from the first shot up until the winner holds aloft the iconic trophy at the Crucible on 6th May.
As well as profiles on all the main contenders for the crown, there are interviews with reigning champion Mark Williams as he looks to win his fourth world title, as well as Judd Trump who is still searching for his first.
The King of the Crucible Stephen Hendry discusses his 1999 triumph two decades on, plus there are in-depth looks at the lengths players go to to protect their precious cues, and what other sports can learn from snooker’s famed sportsmanship.
Final referee Leo Scullion and first-timer Desislava Bozhilova share their thoughts on officiating at different ends of their careers, and a host of stars give an insight into their previous jobs away from the table when they were trying to get their careers off the ground.
All that and so much more is inside this year’s programme, which can be bought via our online shop or on 08700 202020 for just £7 plus postage.