World Snooker Championship -FINAL-

World Snooker Championship -FINAL-

Post by Bram van den Ho » Mon, 06 May 1996 04:00:00

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                     NEWSLETTER NO. 4

     .. covering the World Championship day by day

  ** Preview of the Embassy Final

Stephen Hendry will face Peter Ebdon
for this year's title after both came
through contrasting semi-final clashes
at The Crucible.

Hendry met Nigel Bond in a re-run of
last year's finale and again ended the
pencil-slim potter's championship
aspirations, this time by a 16-7 margin.

However, Ebdon was made to fight every
inch of the way before finally securing
a narrow 16-14 victory over Chigwell
young gun Ronnie O'Sullivan.

It will be Ebdon's first appearance in
the final but Hendry's sixth - his
fifth in-a-row.


Stephen Hendry was the hot pre-
tournament favourite to equal Steve
Davis' record of six Crucible titles.

The world champion has often stated his
aim of overtaking that landmark but
Peter Ebdon will be a tough opponent
for the Canny Scot.

Hendry has only won two of this year's
nine ranking events but the 27-year-old
has cruised through to the final
without hitting top form.

He has met former pony-tailed potter
Ebdon on three occasions so far this
season - and has yet to lose!


Fierce competitor Peter Ebdon was seen
as a 'dangerous floater' in the 1996
draw and this has proven to be the case
after ousting Steve Davis & Jimmy White.

He has been on form with four final
appearances and four semi-final places
prior to arriving in Sheffield for the
World Championships.

Ebdon has already succumbed to Stephen
Hendry three times this season and would
love to make it fourth time lucky.

The 25-year-old has had a string of
tough encounters at The Crucible this
year, but is adamant they will stand
him in good stead for Sunday's showdown.

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