Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry confirmed for return of British Open snooker in August
Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry are among a clutch of star names who have confirmed their entries for the British Open next month. The snooker season kicked off this week with the first stage of the Championship League at the Morningside Arena. It is an event to blow away the cobwebs, before the season steps up a notch with the British Open at the same venue in Leicester - kicking off on August 16.
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With 22 ranking titles and counting on his illustrious CV, Trump is already one of the most decorated players in the history of snooker and over the last two years has dominated the sport in much the same way Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis did before him.
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By Press Association 2021 Snooker chiefs have announced the restoration of the British Open to next season’s schedule after a 17-year absence from the tour. The tournament, which originally ran from 1985 to 2004, will take place from August 16-22 at a venue still to be confirmed.
Brighton was host city the last time the British Open was held, 17 years ago in 2004 when Scot John Higgins won the title; previous winners of the event include Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan The British Open will return to the World Snooker Tour for the first time in 17 years when it takes place in August.
Snooker chiefs have announced the restoration of the British Open to next season's schedule after a 17-year absence from the tour. The tournament, which originally ran from 1985 to 2004, will take place from August 16-22 at a venue still to be confirmed. Stephen Hendry and John Higgins share a record four titles apiece, with the latter winning it the last time it was staged at the Brighton Centre.
The British Open will return to the World Snooker Tour for the first time since 2004 this season.The tournament will run from August 16-22 and will be the second ranking event of the 2021/22 campaign.All 128 tour players are set to compete in the event, which was held every year from 1985 to 2004.
The year is 1982 and Alex Higgins is positively Gascoignesque: openly sobbing and haunted by shadows, a maverick at the brief height of his game before self-annihilation strikes again, and again, and again.It is 1984 and Steve Davis is positively Djokovician: a sporting super-robot with an air of perfect invincibility who has you half-beaten before you even start playing him.
Amanda Hendry first tried to sell the Perthshire house she once shared with the seven-time world champ five years ago.The ex-wife of snooker legend Stephen Hendry has finally found a buyer for their former marital home.Amanda Hendry had been trying to sell the Perthshire house for five years after seven-time world champ Hendry ended their marriage and moved out.
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