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HUTCHYHIBBY
21-04-2012, 04:03 PM
147 for Hendry on day 1.

Sir David Gray
21-04-2012, 09:16 PM
John Higgins going to a final frame decider againt Liang Wenbo.

Live on BBC red button and Eurosport now.

Sir David Gray
21-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Higgins wins 10-9.

Looked like Wenbo had him near the end there but ended up horribly after attempting a double on a red.

Should play Stephen Hendry in the next round.

Silent Boatman
21-04-2012, 10:18 PM
Love the snooker, still have the dream of building my own snooker room!

HUTCHYHIBBY
22-04-2012, 08:26 AM
Should play Stephen Hendry in the next round.

Thats a pity, 2 geniuses of the game.

HUTCHYHIBBY
22-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Hendry wins 10-4 to confirm his meeting with Higgins in round 2.

Amazingly enough, although this is Hendry's 27th consecutive year at The Crucible this will be the first time the two players will have played each other in the tournament!

Sir David Gray
23-04-2012, 10:56 AM
Hendry wins 10-4 to confirm his meeting with Higgins in round 2.

Amazingly enough, although this is Hendry's 27th consecutive year at The Crucible this will be the first time the two players will have played each other in the tournament!

Really? That is quite an amazing statistic! :agree:

HUTCHYHIBBY
23-04-2012, 12:48 PM
Really? That is quite an amazing statistic! :agree:

I should probably give the credit for that to the guy on the BBC website.

I thought it amazing too.

Golden Bear
26-04-2012, 05:10 PM
Neil Robertson was absolutely devastating this afternoon and the way he's playing suggests he's got to be in with a great chance of winning the title.

Sir David Gray
26-04-2012, 09:28 PM
Neil Robertson was absolutely devastating this afternoon and the way he's playing suggests he's got to be in with a great chance of winning the title.

It's got to be a three way fight between Neil Robertson, Judd Trump and John Higgins. You can never count out Ronnie O'Sullivan either, although I don't see him winning.

Higgins v Trump is a potential semi final, that would be some match!

Pretty Boy
27-04-2012, 04:33 PM
Some fantastic snooker this afternoon from Hendry and Higgins.

Hendry 5-3 up. Had a cracking 123 break.

Sir David Gray
27-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Looks like Higgins is going out.

Stephen Hendry leads 10-4 after winning five out of the six frames this evening!

Sir David Gray
27-04-2012, 08:41 PM
Hendry leads 12-4 overnight.

Only needs one frame tomorrow to go through to the quarter finals.

wazoo1875
27-04-2012, 08:45 PM
Old school Hendry today, maybe the greatest man ever to pick up a stick, definitely the greatest Yam to ever pick one up. I'm sticking a score on him to win it now.

.Sean.
28-04-2012, 01:28 PM
I can honestly say I prefer watching Snooker to Football - could watch it all day!

Pretty Boy
28-04-2012, 03:14 PM
That was like being back in the 90s.

Brilliant stuff from Hendry. Another all Scottish tie for him next.

Sir David Gray
28-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Some result for Hendry. Could he win an 8th title, 13 years after his last victory at the Crucible?

He probably won't face an easier match for the rest of the tournament, that's for sure. Higgins was absolutely dreadful yesterday, you really wouldn't have known that he was the defending champion.

Stephen Maguire won't be an easy match for him, he's only beaten him once in their seven matches so far.

He would then have the small matter of possibly facing Judd Trump in the semis as well. Hendry's certainly not one of the favourites to win the title but as the saying goes - "class is permanent".

HUTCHYHIBBY
30-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Not been on here much over the w-end, too busy down in The Big Smoke. Well done Mr Hendry, another outstanding effort. O'Sullivan looked good in beating Williams earlier. Would've been quite funny to see Carter lose the last frame after his premature celebration, fair play too him though, it was a fine comeback.

HUTCHYHIBBY
01-05-2012, 10:42 AM
Abysmal start by Hendry, 4 0 down at mid-session interval.

Sir David Gray
01-05-2012, 12:52 PM
Some result for Hendry. Could he win an 8th title, 13 years after his last victory at the Crucible?

He probably won't face an easier match for the rest of the tournament, that's for sure. Higgins was absolutely dreadful yesterday, you really wouldn't have known that he was the defending champion.

Stephen Maguire won't be an easy match for him, he's only beaten him once in their seven matches so far.

He would then have the small matter of possibly facing Judd Trump in the semis as well. Hendry's certainly not one of the favourites to win the title but as the saying goes - "class is permanent".

I think the answer to that question is an overwhelming "no".

Terrible performance by Hendry this morning and he's currently 7-1 down to Stephen Maguire after the first session.

The match is basically finished now.

HUTCHYHIBBY
01-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Hendry retires from tournament snooker after a crushing defeat in the last 8 according to Eurosport.

Not too upset about that to be honest.

The mans a legend, there was nae need for him to go on playing as long as he did.

I remember seeing him play Steve Davis in Livingston back in about 1986, Davis won 6-2, but you could see he was something special.

Sir David Gray
01-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Hendry certainly played on for a few years too many.

Over the past few years, he's just not been competitive in a lot of his matches.

Obviously a lot of comparisons have been made between himself and Steve Davis over the years, considering how long they've both kept playing, but the main difference between the two has been mentioned on several occasions and it's very true.

Steve Davis loves to play snooker matches whereas Stephen Hendry loves to win snooker matches.

Even during his announcement tonight, Hendry made it quite clear that he wasn't interested in playing in tournaments, simply to make up the numbers. He wanted to play in tournaments that he had a realistic chance of winning because for many years, he was always the man to beat.

It must be really difficult for people like Hendry, who play an individual sport and who have dominated that sport for many years, to accept that they are no longer the best in the world and that there are younger players coming up who are challenging them and beating them on a regular basis.

He's certainly had a wonderful career, his seven world titles are not under any threat at the moment and probably won't be for quite some time either. He'll undoubtedly go down as the greatest snooker player of all time and one of the best Scottish sportsmen of all time as well.

HUTCHYHIBBY
02-05-2012, 01:36 AM
Cannae argue with any of that FH, Very well said.

Thanks Mr Hendry for many marvellous moments over the years.

HibbyAndy
04-05-2012, 06:32 PM
Excellent summary FH:agree:



Cmon Maguire!!!

HUTCHYHIBBY
06-05-2012, 08:24 PM
After listening to Ronnie's interview from earlier on today I wouldn't be surprised if he follows in Hendry's footsteps and retires if he wins the final.

Sir David Gray
06-05-2012, 08:41 PM
After listening to Ronnie's interview from earlier on today I wouldn't be surprised if he follows in Hendry's footsteps and retires if he wins the final.

You really never know with Ronnie O'Sullivan. He's so up and down and his head can go all over the place from day to day that I don't think that even he knows what he's going to be doing.

He's said in the past that he's going to be finishing with snooker and that he hates it etc etc and yet he's still out there.

He's obviously getting older now though and may have other things in his life as he approaches 40.

On his day, Ronnie O'Sullivan is the best player to watch. He's just so talented and has a natural gift to play snooker. If he does retire after tomorrow then it would be a real shame for the sport of snooker.

PS-That's now 9-5 to O'Sullivan. Three frames left today.

O'Sullivan's half way there to winning his 4th world title.

HUTCHYHIBBY
07-05-2012, 05:44 AM
I never watched too much of yesterdays play as football comes first (and Homeland), but, with Ronnie now holding a 10 7 overnight lead, I'd be surprised if he loses. All credit to Carter though who has had a real struggle against Crohn's Disease recently.