18 April 2014 Last updated at 06:59 GMT

World Snooker Championship 2014: The Crucible in numbers

World Snooker Championship

  • Venue: The Crucible, Sheffield
  • Dates: 19 April - 5 May

Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, online, connected TVs, mobiles and tablets. Updates on BBC Radio 5 live

BBC Sport looks at key facts and stats from the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

John Spencer won the first tournament held at the Crucible in 1977, while Ronnie O'Sullivan was the most recent winner in 2013.

The venue was also the scene of BBC Two's highest-ever audience as 18.5 million viewers tuned in to see underdog Dennis Taylor overcome defending champion Steve Davis in the 1985 final with the very last pot of the match.