Stephen Hendry

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Stephen Hendry
Hendry at the 2011 Paul Hunter Classic
Born (1969-01-13) 13 Januar 1969 (age 55)
South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sport kintra Scotland
  • The Golden Boy[1]
  • The Ice Man[2]
  • The King of the Crucible[3]
Professional1985–2012; 2021-present
Heichest rankin1 (April 1990–May 1998, May 2006–May 2007)
Current rankin99 (as o 2021-12-20[needs update])
Career winnins£8.97 million[4]
Heichest break147: (11 times)
Century braks775[5]
Toornament wins
Warld Champion

Stephen Gordon Hendry MBE (born 13 Januar 1969) is a Scots professional snooker player an commentator fur the BBC an ITV. Ane o the maist weel-daein players in the modren era o snooker, he is best kent fur dominatin the sport in the 1990s, whan he wan the Warld Championship a record seiven times.[6] He reteert in 2012, but went back tae snooker in 2021, losin tae Matt Selt in the Gibraltr Open.[6]

Hendry rins a YouTube chainnel cried Cue Tips, an presents ae podcast fur the Warld Snooker Tour wi comic Mark Watson.[6]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hendry haes twa son, Blaine[7] an Carter.[8] He met his wife Amanda at a Pontins haliday camp in 1985,[9] an wis mairret tae her fae 1995[10] til 2014, whan thay separatit efter Hendry flittit tae Berkshire wi his current pairtner, Lauren Thundrow.[11] Hendry met Thundrow while she wis officiatin ae set o exhibiton gemms.[12]

Hendry wis born in Sooth Queensferry[12] an grew up in Dalgety Bay, Fife.[13] He wint tae Inverkeithin Hie Schuil, leain in 1984 at the age o 16 tae focus on his snooker.[14]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hendry stairtit pleyin snooker whan he wis 12, whan his faither Gordon Hendry gied him ae snooker table as a Christenmas present.[15] In 1983, he won the Scottish Unner-16 Championship[16] an kythed on Junior Pot Black.[17]

Awards[eedit | eedit soorce]

Awaird Year
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 1993[18]
BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year 1987, 1996[19]
WPBSA Player of the Year 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
WPBSA Young Player of the Year 1988
WPBSA Performance of the Year 1995

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Stephen 'The Golden Boy' Hendry". WSC Real (in Inglis). 2009. Archived frae the original on 9 Januar 2010. Retrieved 3 Mey 2012. Archived 2010-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Round-up: Walden waltzes into quarters" (in Inglis). Eurosport AU. 25 September 2010. Archived frae the original on 24 Apryle 2011. Retrieved 24 Apryle 2011.
  3. Hafez, Shamoon (1 Mey 2012). "World Snooker Championship 2012: Stephen Maguire into semis". BBC Sport (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 5 Julie 2012. Retrieved 5 Julie 2012.
  4. "The Greatest". World Snooker (in Inglis). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 2 Mey 2012. Retrieved 7 Februar 2015.
  5. "Stephen Hendry retires after World Snooker Championship defeat". BBC Sport (in Inglis). Retrieved 17 Julie 2013.
  6. a b c Hendon, Dave (25 September 2023). "Stephen Hendry still an exciting draw for those who remember his time at the top - regardless of success". Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.
  7. Ritchie, Cameron (4 Januar 2024). "Muir ready to take on world champions on consecutive days". East Lothian Courier (in Inglis). Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.
  8. Lobb, Adrian (23 August 2019). "Stephen Hendry: 'You have to be very selfish to be and stay the best'". The Big Issue (in Inglis). Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.
  9. Llewellin, Magnus. "WE'RE ON CUE FOR A BABY!; SCOTTISH EXCLUSIVE. - Free Online Library". Daily Record (8 March 1996). Retrieved 9 Mairch 2024.
  10. "Still a shy wee boy but Hendry's pocket money has made him rich". The Herald (in Inglis). 29 October 1994. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2024.
  11. Hind, Sally (16 Mey 2021). "Stephen Hendry's ex-wife sells off £900k former marital mansion after divorce". Daily Record (in Inglis). Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.
  12. a b Gray, Sandra (14 Apryle 2014). "Snooker star Stephen Hendry splits from his wife". The Courier. Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.
  13. Hendry, Stephen (9 Februar 1997). "Where I grew up: Stephen Hendry". Independent. Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.
  14. "The boy who went to pot". The Herald (in Inglis). 24 Mey 1994. Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.
  15. Sullivan, Robert (29 October 1990). "Snooker's Savvy Supernova". Archived frae the original on 23 Mey 2011. Retrieved 13 Januar 2024.
  16. "This Is Your Life: Stephen Hendry". Retrieved 13 Januar 2024.
  17. "Stephen Hendry: doing the business for over 20 years". The Telegraph (in Inglis). 2 Mey 2012. Retrieved 13 Januar 2024.
  18. "No. 53332". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 Juin 1993. p. 17.
  19. "Stephen Hendry MBE". BBC. 21 Januar 2002. Retrieved 4 Januar 2024.

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