Who will win the 2024 World Snooker Championship?

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Luca Brecel is the defending World Snooker champion.

The biggest event in the world of snooker is back, with the World Snooker Championship ready to rumble again in 2024

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  • The most iconic event in snooker begins on 20th April.
  • All of the biggest names are in Sheffield, looking to get their hands on the famous trophy.
  • Belgian Luca Brecel is the defending champion
  • World number one Ronnie O’Sullivan is chasing an 8th title.

The brilliance on the baize returns, as the World Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield gets underway in 2024. 

Whilst snooker perhaps doesn’t possess the appeal it once did, the unique scoring system of the game and its global presence makes it a huge deal for both punters and international betting sites

The biggest names in the game will all descend on Sheffield over the next few weeks, and it promises to be a fascinating tournament.  

Snooker, like many sports, is battling for a place in the global sporting calendar and with events taking place all over the world constantly, the appeal of snooker is continuing to grow globally. 
For all the progress being made in the sport, there remains one event on the calendar that grips snooker fans like no other. 

The World Snooker Championship, held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, is a staple of the sporting world and it promises to be another compelling edition of the event in 2024. 
Back-to-back for Brecel? 

Whilst he had always been a prodigious talent, Belgian Luca Brecel hadn’t troubled the scorers at the Crucible prior to his arrival at the event in 2023. 
However, that changed drastically, as Brecel overcame the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby to romp to his maiden World Snooker Championship crown. 
Brecel has climbed up to 4th place in the world rankings and will be a threat here, as he looks to become the first ever first-time Crucible winner to defend his title. 
Rocket Ronnie 

In any event he plays, Ronnie O’Sullivan is not only the headline act but he is the hot favourite to lift the trophy, which is very much the case once more in 2024 with most snooker punters and betting sites
O’Sullivan’s antics off the table often make more headlines than they do on it, but if he is anywhere near his best, O’Sullivan and the rest of the snooker world know he will be too good here. 
Having won the event 7-time previously, Ronnie O’Sullivan would move on his own in the all-time standings if he were to win his 8th world title in 2024.  
Allen arriving? 

Few players in the modern era of snooker have been banging on the door as long as Northern Irishman Mark Allen has. 
A winner of multiple world ranking titles and majors, the World Snooker Championship has long eluded Mark Allen and how he would love to put that right in 2024. 
Ranked number 3 in the world, Allen has been in fine form all season and momentum is building for his world title push this year. 

The World Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield is set to get underway in 2024. 
All of the biggest names in the game will be chasing glory in South Yorkshire and it promises to be a fascinating few weeks of snooker action.