O'Sullivan to splash World Championship prize money on RIB

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World snooker champ Ronnie O’Sullivan has said he is set to celebrate his latest win by splashing out on a RIB - a rigid inflatable boat.

The ace cueman said he plans to potter about the Lake District, where he already has a holiday house boat. On Monday millionaire Ronnie pocketed another half a million quid when he equalled Stephen Hendry’s modern-era record of seven world titles.

Ronnie, 46, said: “I’m going to do loads of stuff, I’m going to travel. I might go to the Lake District, I’ve already got like a house boat up there but I might go and buy a little RIB and explore the lake and just have some fun.

“I’m just going to be enjoying myself and getting fit as well.”

The Rocket said he is also planning to treat fans to lots of exhibitions and has a trip planned to Cairo in Egypt as well.

Meanwhile, he told TalkSport that he does not support suggestions of moving the world championships to a new venue, unless bigger prize money is on the table.

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Rigid inflatable boat
Ronnie O'Sullivan plans to spend his prize money on a rigid inflatable boat

For years it has been hosted in The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, which has been a happy hunting ground for the Londoner. He said: “I really like The Crucible, I think it’s an amazing venue.

“It’s sort of iconic, there’s a brilliant atmosphere. It is our best venue and I’d only move it if they could get 5,000 people which would mean double the prize money.

“Or unless China come in with an offer that you just couldn’t refuse. Otherwise why would you move it from Sheffield? Sheffield has been great to snooker, it’s sort of like the home of snooker really.

"Until someone comes up with an offer you can’t refuse then I’d just keep it where it is.”

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