Sunday, April 15, 2012

SNOOCKER:SEVEN TIME CHAMPION HENDRY QUALIFIES FOR 27TH CONSECUTIVE WORLDCHAMPIONSHIP

Seven-time champion Stephen Hendry survived a test of nerves to book his place at the forthcoming World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.
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Hendry, 43, succeeded where six-time champion Steve Davis and six-time runner-up Jimmy White both failed this week by coming through the qualifying tournament, beating Chinese player Yu Delu 10-6.

He had breaks of 73, 69, 76 and 88 in converting an overnight 6-3 lead into a 10-6 victory. This followed breaks on Saturday of 129 and 107

Hendry, who last had to qualify in 1988 and has been ever-present at the Crucible since 1986, has fallen to 23rd in the world rankings.

He is hoping to be among the late starters, affording him the weekend to shake off any jet lag, but that is up to the luck of the draw.




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