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Sport Spectators will be allowed to attend World Snooker Championship final

02:05  14 august  2020
02:05  14 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The 2020 World Snooker Championship (also referred to as the 2020 Betfred World Snooker Championship for the purposes of sponsorship) is a professional snooker tournament taking place from 31 July to 16 August 2020 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Some spectators will be allowed to attend the final day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival (Chris The final day will see a crowd of 5,000 admitted to the course subject to extensive protocols. The Crucible has hosted snooker ’s World Championship since 1977 and was due to do so again from

Spectators will be allowed to attend this weekend’s World Snooker Championship final — with an October 1 return for fans in other sports now back on the cards.

The Government confirmed that pilot events for the safe return of crowds will restart on Saturday at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, a fortnight after they aborted all test events following a spike in coronavirus cases.

World Snooker bosses now have just a day to get the Crucible ready for the return of spectators and inform ticket holders they can come back, having played all but the first day of the tournament without a crowd.

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The World Snooker Tour announced on 21 May that the 64-man, non-ranking Championship League will be the first event to mark the return of snooker But strict Covid-19 testing through external medical advisers has been put in place for those permitted to attend and they will not be allowed to

of spectators allowed into the Crucible Theatre on the opening day, but changes in government guidelines meant none were permitted to attend thereafter. Sadly there is no escaping Murphy, if he does get hammered here then he will be commentating and that's even worse than watching him.

Ronnie O'Sullivan sitting at a table with a ball in a room: Spectators are allowed to attend the final of the World Snooker Championships this weekend © Provided by Daily Mail Spectators are allowed to attend the final of the World Snooker Championships this weekend Government confirmed pilot events for the safe return of crowds to sport following covid-19 © Provided by Daily Mail Government confirmed pilot events for the safe return of crowds to sport following covid-19

The Government will then set out a full pilot programme which is likely to include race meetings — next month’s St Leger Festival at Doncaster possibly among them — as well as county cricket and football’s Women’s Super League.

The plan remains for fans in other sports to return to stadiums from the start of October while maintaining social distancing, which will likely see capacities limited to a third.

A No 10 statement said: ‘The piloting of a small number of sporting events to test the safe return of spectators will resume from August 15 with a view to reopening competition venues for sports fans, with social distancing measures in place from October 1.

‘This will commence with the final of the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre during 15-16 August, with a full pilot programme to follow.’

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