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Post by Adam D on Tue May 01, 2012 10:14 pm

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Following his thrashing at the world champs, Stephen hangs up his cue.

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Post by eirebilly on Sun May 06, 2012 12:57 pm

I loved that piece they did on Hendry and White yesterday, especially Whites comment "the main difference between us was that i liked to go out and enjoy myself, Stephen liked to pick up tropheys".
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Post by Duty281 on Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:40 am

Eight and a bit years after retirement, Hendry's coming back.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/01/seven-time-world-champion-stephen-hendry-to-come-out-of-retirement

At the recent World Seniors Championship, Hendry received plaudits for the manner in which he defeated Nigel Bond and Canavan, although he was quite comfortably beaten by Jimmy White in the semis. It seems the fire has been reignited by playing in that competition.

No idea what level he can get back to, but it will be interesting to see. I'd be astonished if he even got close to winning another ranking event, though maybe he can make it back to the Crucible again.

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Post by Just John on Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:27 am

Ronnie getting closer, or needs some money. Interesting to see how he performs.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:03 am

Just John wrote:Ronnie getting closer, or needs some money. Interesting to see how he performs.

Or simply that he found the competitive fires re-ignited by his recent entry to the World Seniors.
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Post by No name Bertie on Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:57 pm

Stephen Hendry is 51.

I suppose the key at his age is whether or not he is able and willing to put in the time to train and practise and to go round the minor tournaments collecting ranking points.  

If he can do all that then it will be interesting. Presumably it will take him a year or so to get his professional ranking up high enough to qualify for the top level tournaments including the majors.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:19 am

No name Bertie wrote:Stephen Hendry is 51.

I suppose the key at his age is whether or not he is able and willing to put in the time to train and practise and to go round the minor tournaments collecting ranking points.  

If he can do all that then it will be interesting.  Presumably it will take him a year or so to get his professional ranking up high enough to qualify for the top level tournaments including the majors.

As I understand it the invitational tour card affords entry at a certain stage to tournaments so he, Ken Doherty and Jimmy White won't be having to go through the very early rounds of qualifying. That is as I understand it.
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