Monday 15th ~Sunday 21st of June at the City Sports Park Stadium in Wuxi
This year will be the 14th time the World Cup has been played for in Snooker first won in 1979 by the Welsh team of Ray Reardon, Terry Griffiths and Doug Mountjoy and they repeated that feat in 1980.
England have won it most times 4 in total 1981, 1983, 1988 and 1989 with Steve Davis playing in all those wins. In the mid 80s the Alex Higgins inspired all Irish team won it 3 times beating England in 1985 then beating Canada in 1986 and 1987.
the last time this tournament was played in 2011 it signaled a change in snooker since the mid 80s where no longer was there a Canadian Team and China won it with Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo beating Northern Irish Duo Mark Allen and Gerard Greene in the final.
Ding Junhui is back to defend the title but this time he will be joined by Xiao Guodong while in the second Chinese team they have opted for youth in the shape of Zhou Yuelong and new tour professional Yan Bingtao.
Who will win the World Cup this time?
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Matches start at 6am BST
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