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Stephen Hendry

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Stephen Hendry
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Personal Information
Date of birth January 13, 1969
Nickname The Golden Boy,
The Maestro
Nationality Scottish
Career
Professional 1985–current
2005/6 World Ranking 2
Best World Ranking 1 (8 years)
World Championship Best Winner (7 times)
Highest Break 147 (8 times)
Ranking Tournament Wins
World Championship 1990, 19921996, 1999
Rothmans Grand Prix 1987, 1990, 1991
Skoda Grand Prix 1995
British Open 1988, 1991, 1999, 2003
Asian Open 1989, 1990
Dubai Duty Free Classic 1989, 1990, 1993
UK Championship 1989, 1990, 19941996
Regal Welsh Open 1992, 1997, 2003
Sky Sports International Open 1993
International Open 1997
Regal Scottish Open 1999
European Open 1994, 1995, 2001
Thailand Masters 1998
Malta Cup 2005
Other Tournament Wins
Benson & Hedges Masters 19891993, 1996
Irish Masters 1992, 1997, 1999
Malta Grand Prix 1998, 2001

Stephen Hendry (born January 13, 1969, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland) is a Scottish professional snooker player. Hendry has won the World Snooker Championships seven times, a record for the modern era, and is thus regarded by many as the greatest player of all time.

Hendry started his career early. He was Scottish Amateur Champion at the age of 15, and turned professional aged just 16, the youngest professional ever.

Hendry first won the World Professional Snooker Championship in 1990 at the age of 21, becoming the youngest player ever to win the event. He went on to dominate the game in the 1990s. His most recent win in 1999 was his seventh, eclipsing rival Steve Davis's six modern era victories.

Hendry holds several snooker records: He has earned more prize money than any other player (about 7 million pounds); he has scored the most 147s (eight times), and is the only player to have scored a 147 in a major final, a feat he has achieved three times. He has compiled the most century breaks, currently over 660, and he holds the most ranking event titles (34). In 1990/1991, despite not winning the World Championships, he won an amazing five ranking events, a record for a single season. Hendry was ranked number 1 from 1990 to 1998 in a record breaking 8 season streak.

Hendry was awarded an MBE in 1994 and voted BBC Scotland's Sports Personality of the Year in 1987 and 1996. He has also been voted World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Player of the Year on seven occasions.

He was married to Mandy in 1995, and has two sons - Blaine (1996) and Carter (2004). In his spare time, he liked playing golf and poker with his good friend and two times World Snooker Champion Mark Williams. Both are coached by Terry Griffiths, the 1979 World Champion.de:Stephen Hendry pl:Stephen Hendry nl:Stephen Hendry zh:史蒂芬·亨得利

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