World championships semi-finals results

World championships semi-finals results

Post by Jonas ?dm » Fri, 28 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Embassy World Championships, Sheffield
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Semi-finals latest (after Wednesday's play):

Stephen Hendry - Jimmy White    5-3
Nigel Bond - Andy Hicks         6-1

Andy Hicks won the first frame on a re-spotted black but after that
Nigel Bond played brilliantly and won six frames in a row.

The semi-finals will continue today and I'll post a full report as
soon as either one of them is finished.

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World championships semi-finals results

Post by Jonas ?dm » Sat, 29 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Embassy World Championships, Sheffield
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STEPHEN HENDRY MAKES A 147 !!!

Stephen Hendry has become only the third player to make a maximum 147
at the world championships.

Cliff Thorburn was the first man to record a 147 maximum at the world
championships in 1983 against Terry Griffiths. White himself also
joined the exclusive club when hit a 147 three years ago against Tony
Drago.

Stephen needed just 11 minutes and 48 seconds to secure his 147
maximum - and collect a cheque for 147 000 Pounds. He started his
break with a superb long red. He picked the rest with apparent ease,
including an awkward final red and blue - and sealed it despite being
out of position on the black.

It was the Scot's first maximum in a ranking tournament - his only
other in competition came in the European League. It was his 289th
century break, his 47th at the world championships and his 44th ton of
the season.

Semi-finals latest (best of 31 frames):

Stephen Hendry - Jimmy White    8-7
Frame scores: 28-77 (71), 67-2 (63), 69-24, 1-73, 84-0 (54), 73-1
(62), 8-74 (73), 105-27 (105), 86-20 (86), 0-93 (89), 119-11 (119),
147-0 (147), 39-87 (67), 9-81 (80), 17-82 (82)

The match resumes today at 10.30 am (GMT).

(Note that there's been a break over 50 in thir*** out of fif***
frames! That gives you an idea of the standard of the match.)

Nigel Bond - Andy Hicks         15-7
Frame scores: 66-73, 63-39, 74-18 (61), 127-0 (64), 59-38, 61-47 (54),
70-45, 102-14 (101), 8-62, 88-41 (68), 0-87 (50), 78-0 (57), 72-58,
74-0, 63-59 (58), 72-35, 56-65, 66-3, 47-55, 54-66, 24-89 (80), 84-16

Nigel Bond needs just one more frame to book a place in his first
world championships final.

The match resumes today at 3 pm (GMT).

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World championships semi-finals results

Post by Jonas ?dm » Sun, 30 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Embassy World Championships, Sheffield
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Semi-finals results (best of 31 frames):

Stephen Hendry - Jimmy White    16-12
Frame scores: 28-77 (71), 67-2 (63), 69-24, 1-73, 84-0 (54), 73-1
(62), 8-74 (73), 105-27 (105), 86-20 (86), 0-93 (89), 119-11 (119),
147-0 (147), 39-87 (67), 9-81 (80), 17-82 (82), 63-52, 121-16 (121),
63-62 (61 White), 78-5, 59-61 (58 Hendry), 11-83 (52), 73-0 (69),
75-14, 1-74 (74), 27-74 (68), 60-74, 72-0 (72), 107-0 (100)

Stephen Hendry steamed into his fifth world final by shattering Jimmy
White's dreams with a 16-12 victory. Simple statistics do not tell the
whole story but White failed to make a century at the Crucible; Hendry
has a record nine.
  Stephen Hendry paid tribute to Jimmy White after the match: "With
what he's been through in the last few months it's a tremendous
judgement of his character that he's playing at all." (What Stephen
has in mind is White's testicle cancer, for which he had to undergo
surgery in March.)
  The Whirlwind himself said: "The way I've played all year I was just
pleased to be playing better. I still feel I've got a lot to give." "I
love this game and I'll keep coming back here as long as I feel I'm
playing good snooker."

Nigel Bond - Andy Hicks         16-11
Frame scores: 66-73, 63-39, 74-18 (61), 127-0 (64), 59-38, 61-47 (54),
70-45, 102-14 (101), 8-62, 88-41 (68), 0-87 (50), 78-0 (57), 72-58,
74-0, 63-59 (58), 72-35, 56-65, 66-3, 47-55, 54-66, 24-89 (80), 84-16,
0-136 (136), 0-80 (79), 20-103 (67), 42-79 (79), 65-21 (54)

After the match, Nigel Bond said: "Whoever I play in the final I am
the underdog so I have nothing to lose. It would be a dream come true
to win it." "Andy came out all guns blazing at 15-7 and I was glad to
get to the interval so I could get my concentration back."

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