The next 17 days bring the return of sporting action from the Sheffield Crucible.
For the first day, reigning champion Mark Selby begins his campaign to win the trophy for the fourth time with a match against Joe Perry. Meanwhile the No. 2 seed Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on Scotland’s Stephen Maguire. There is another Anglo-Scottish fight today as Ali Carter takes son Graeme Dott, while Wales’s Matthew Stevens takes on Kyren Wilson; and China’s Lyu Haotian faces Hong Jong’s Marco Fu.
World Snooker Championships is on BBC Two at 10.00, then BBC One at 13.45 and BBC Two again at 19.00, with more coverage on the BBC Red Button.