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    World Championship Snooker.

    The 2012 Snooker World Championship has started today, in the UK. Is anyone interested? Former 7 times World Champion, Stephen Hendry, has made a maximum 147 break. This is quite early on in the tournament, it is still in the first round.
    Here’s a link showing Stephen’s maximum break.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/17800969

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    When I lived in England I loved watching snooker. I remember Jimmy White, and a player who had upside-down glasses so he could see with his head down close to the table. This was in the early nineties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Norem View Post
    When I lived in England I loved watching snooker. I remember Jimmy White, and a player who had upside-down glasses so he could see with his head down close to the table. This was in the early nineties.
    The guy with the upside-down glasses, was Dennis Taylor, from Northern Ireland. He won the 1985 World Title, in an epic last frame decider, against Steve Davis. Stayed up to watch that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pope Pertwee IX View Post
    The 2012 Snooker World Championship has started today, in the UK. Is anyone interested? Former 7 times World Champion, Stephen Hendry, has made a maximum 147 break. This is quite early on in the tournament, it is still in the first round.
    Here’s a link showing Stephen’s maximum break.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/17800969

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    Glad to see he's back. Snooker is a great game and Hendry is a machine. I believe he's had 10 or 11 perfect games. Unbelievable.
    pull down, tear up

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    It’s nice to see another lady referee at the World Championship event this year,
    Zhu Ying. Very attractive lady, she could chalk my cue; and clean my cue ball anytime. Other snooker terminology, such as deep screw, and double-kiss also spring to mind.

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    Ronnie O'Sullivan, in my opinion, and that of many others, the greatest natural talent ever in snooker. Makes a break of 128, against Mark Williams. Ronnie makes it look so easy! Anyone who has played the game, will tell you it's not.
    This is a joy to watch!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/17889031
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    It is now the final of the tournament. Ronnie O’Sullivan v Ally Carter.
    This is not a formality; Ronnie leads Ally 10 – 7 (Best of 35).
    Here is a link to a break, which if you see how the balls are placed, one of the commentators said:
    “he would do well to get a break above 20, here though.”

    The caption on the site:
    Three-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan completes what commentator Dennis Taylor describes as "one of the finest breaks you'll ever wish to see"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/17976745

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