Ian (lovingboth) wrote,

It's that time of year again

Yes, it's the World Snooker Championships, apparently the second longest annual sporting event.

Also apparently, there are people who dispute that Stephen Hendry is the greatest ever player of the game. Yes, he's no longer as good as he was, but just how good was that?

The first World Championship at their current venue, the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, was in 1977. Stephen Hendry didn't play a game there until 1986, when he lost a fascinating first round game to Willie Thorne.

Despite that, he's scored more century breaks there than most players make in their entire careers. Of all the centuries ever scored at the Crucible, he's scored more than one in ten of them...

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/423281.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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