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Summary

  1. Semi-finals (best of 33 frames)
  2. Watch semi-final coverage at the top of this page
  3. Result: Judd Trump (Eng) 17-11 Gary Wilson (Eng) - Final session
  4. Result: David Gilbert (Eng) 16-17 John Higgins (Sco) - Final session

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Higgins into World Championship final

    Four-time champion John Higgins came from behind to beat David Gilbert 17-16 in a thrilling decider to reach his eighth World Championship final.

    Higgins, 43, has been runner-up the past two years and was in poor form for large periods in the contest.

    But he overturned deficits of 8-3, 10-6 and 14-11, taking the last two frames with breaks of 139 and 55 to advance.

    Read the full report here.

    John Higgins
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    Video caption: World Snooker: 'What a shot' - Gary Wilson hits incredible snooker in semi-final
  3. Judd Trump breaks Crucible century record

    Judd Trump struck the 87th century at this year's World Championship, making it a record at the Crucible Theatre.

    Englishman Trump's 114 break in the semi-final against Gary Wilson surpassed the previous best of 86, compiled in 2015 and 2016.

    Trump is three frames away from reaching his second final at the tournament, as he leads qualifier Wilson 14-10 in Sheffield.

    Scot John Higgins trails David Gilbert 13-11 in the other semi-final.

    Read the full report here.

    Judd Trump
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    Video caption: World Snooker: Gary Wilson misses easy red in semi-final against Judd Trump
  5. Watch ‘Wizard’ Higgins hit 'sublime' 143 break

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    Video caption: John Higgins hits a 143 break against David Gilbert in the 2019 World Snooker Championship

    John Higgins hits a tournament-high break of 143 in his 2019 World Snooker Championship semi-final against David Gilbert.

  6. John Higgins two behind David Gilbert, Trump leads Wilson

    David Gilbert had a four-frame lead cut to 13-11 by four-time champion John Higgins before Saturday's concluding World Championship semi-final session.

    Tamworth's Gilbert led 5-3 and 10-6 after the first two sessions and a break of 75 helped him maintain his cushion at 12-8.

    But Scotland's Higgins took three of the next four including a 143 - the highest break of the tournament so far.

    Judd Trump leads qualifier Gary Wilson 9-7 in their semi-final. The pair were tied at 4-4 after the first session, but a break of 65 helped Wilson to go 6-5 in front. Trump won four frames in a row helped by fluent breaks of 73, 123 and 75 but Wilson's 77 kept him in touch.

    Read more on Friday's action at the Crucible here.

    John Higgins
  7. How can I watch the World Snooker Championship?

    Saturday, 4 May

    Replay

    Highlights - 02:35-10:00, BBC Red Button

    Semi-finals live

    14:00-16:10, BBC One

    10:00-12:00, 16:10-17:30 & 19:30-22:00,BBC Two (16:10-17:30, not in NI)

    14:15-17:30 & 19:30-22:00, Connected TV and online

  8. What is the World Snooker Championship?

    The World Championship is snooker's biggest event and has been staged since 1927. It has been hosted in its modern form by Sheffield's Crucible Theatre since 1977.

    It is one part of snooker's 'Triple Crown' events alongside the UK Championship and the Masters.

    The event has seen some of the biggest names in snooker throughout the decades win the trophy, including Stephen Hendry (seven titles) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (five titles).

    Trophy
  9. Get Inspired: How to get into snooker

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    Whether you choose to play competitively or socially, snooker is sure to get your brain working.

    It requires skill and concentration and will improve your focus and hand-eye coordination.

    Anyone can play regardless of age, gender or ability and it's not an expensive sport to get into.

    Snooker is essentially a simple sport, once the rules of the game have been learnt - to do just that click here.

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    Video caption: Get Inspired: How World Snooker is helping build confidence in the community