My 10 Years at the Crucible – Part Two

Crucible10A year ago ahead of my tenth year visiting the Crucible Theatre for the World Championship, I took a look back at my first three years between 2005-7, recalling the various experiences that had helped draw me to the sport and ultimately end up writing this blog.

Unfortunately at the time I never got round to part two, so with no further delay, now I look back at my next three years as John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson took Crucible glory between 2008-10…


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The Big Neil Robertson Interview – Part Two


Following on from part one earlier in the week, click below for the second part of my recent chat with world number one Neil Robertson, as we discuss the development of his game, look back on his 2010 world title triumph and also some of the things that Neil likes to do off the table.

All comments and feedback on both this and the first part of the interview are welcome at the bottom of the article…


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Hendry v Doherty – Photo Special


With Ronnie O’Sullivan defeating Barry Hawkins with a session to spare yesterday, in place of the afternoon session on semi-final Saturday at the Crucible today was an exhibition between former world champions Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty.

With Dennis Taylor also chipping in, with his usual, but still entertaining repertoire of jokes and stories, it made for an entertaining substitute to the planned action and you can view photos from the event by clicking below…

For what it is worth, Doherty won the match 3-2.


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World Seniors Championship 2013: Hendry Heads Tournament Draw

Today saw the draw announced for the 2013 World Seniors Championship, as Nigel Bond will look to defend the title that he won 12 months ago at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.

Also in the draw are the likes of Steve Davis and Jimmy White, as well as seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry, who will make his debut in the competition this year.

With the event set to be held between 19-20 October 2013, the draw in full is:

Tony Knowles v Darren Morgan

Dene O’Kane v Nigel Bond

Tony Drago v Qualifier 1

Steve Davis v Dennis Taylor

Joe Johnson v Stephen Hendry

Alain Robidoux v Tony Chappel

Qualifier 2 v Cliff Thorburn

Doug Mountjoy v Jimmy White

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