Snooker loopy! World Championship fever grips Sheffield

As snooker fever grips Sheffield ahead of the 2018 World Championship final between Mark Williams and John Higgins, fans are already desperate to get tickets for next year's event.

Former champions Higgins and Williams, 42 and 43 respectively, have rolled back the years at The Crucible to book their spots in the final, beginning on Sunday.

Higgins saw off Kyren Wilson 17-13 in his semi-final, while Williams edged out Barry Hawkins 17-15 to set up a clash with his old rival.

While tickets for the 2018 showpiece are long gone, fans can now secure their place at next year's competition.

And loyal snooker fans turned out in force to get their hands on 2019 tickets, queuing round the block of Sheffield's iconic theatre.

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