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    A 19 year-old snooker record was broken, albeit slowly, at the Australian Open qualifiers in Gloucester last night.


    There are few certainties in life but old sweats of the circuit were adamant that the record for the longest ever best of nine frame match would never be beaten.


    It was set at the qualifiers for the 1994 British Open by Ian Williamson and Robby Foldvari, two of the most methodical players ever to wield a cue.


    Their match was played on three different tables due to over-running into various other sessions and ended after 434 minutes, 12 seconds, or just over seven hours in old money.


    Remarkably, this was surpassed in the early hours of this morning by Simon Bedford and Barry Pinches.


    Bedford led 4-0. This in itself took three hours but proved, as Churchill might have put it, not to be the end, or the beginning of the end but merely the end of the beginning.


    Pinches recovered to force a decider, which Bedford eventually won at just gone 3am.


    The match lasted seven hours, 29 minutes and 46 seconds. So basically 450 minutes, beating the old record by just under 16 minutes.


    The longest frame was 80 minutes in duration. The average frame time was 50 minutes.


    Special mention should go to the referee, Greg Coniglio, who, rumour has it, is now receiving counselling.


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  • #2
    I passed the message onto Robby Foldvari . . .
    My favourite players: Walter Lindrum (AUS), Neil Robertson (AUS), Eddie Charlton (AUS), Robby Foldvari (AUS), Vinnie Calabrese (AUS), Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Dominic Dale and Barry Hawkins.
    I dream of a 147 (but would be happy with a 100)

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    • #3
      Has anyone got a youtube link lol.
      After 15 reds and 15 blacks i did this http://youtu.be/DupuczMS2o4

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      • #4
        Here is the video . . . .

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUJsT2kwtqo

        My favourite players: Walter Lindrum (AUS), Neil Robertson (AUS), Eddie Charlton (AUS), Robby Foldvari (AUS), Vinnie Calabrese (AUS), Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Dominic Dale and Barry Hawkins.
        I dream of a 147 (but would be happy with a 100)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mythman69 View Post
          I passed the message onto Robby Foldvari . . .
          He'll be heartbroken LOL
          Tear up that manure-fed astroturf!

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          • #6
            Terrible...7 hours to complete 9 frames! lol Beyond atrocious!
            Ton Praram III Series 1 | 58" 18.4oz 9.4mm | ash shaft + 4 splices of Brazilian Rosewood | Grand Cue medium tips

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            • #7
              Robby will be expecting a wildcard in to the main event now to try and get the record back! Austraila's slowest ever player... he made Eddie Charlton look like Tony Drago!

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              • #8
                I'm sure Robbie was involved in the longest best of 11 - when he lost 6-5 to Paul Tanner at Trentham Gardens back in September 1991.

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