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    Snooker’s own version of Dad’s Army gets its chance to shine this weekend with the return of the World Seniors Championship in Portsmouth.


    The event features 16 players, five of whom – Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Nigel Bond, Dave Harold and Tony Drago – are still members of the professional tour.


    They are joined by some bona fide legends – Stephen Hendry, Cliff Thorburn, Dennis Taylor, Joe Johnson, Doug Mountjoy and Tony Knowles – plus well known names of years gone by such as Darren Morgan, Alain Robidoux and Dene O’Kane.


    Harold qualified alongside Phil Williams while Tony Chappel, runner-up to Bond last year, is hoping to be a threat again.


    It’s wide open as all matches are best of three, a format too short for a World Championship but the reality is Sky Sports only want to broadcast it for two days.


    Among the first round matches, Davis will play Taylor in a repeat of the 1985 Rothmans Grand Prix final, which Steve won 10-9. Apparently they also played another match that year but the details have receded into memory.


    Hendry, at 44, is in fact a year too young to play in the event but gets in because of a rule in the small print which states entry is open to players who turn 45 during the season, a rule which was in no way inserted as a ruse to get the seven times Crucible king in the field.


    He plays Joe Johnson, who 26 years ago beat him 13-12 in the World Championship quarter-finals when Hendry was just 18.


    White, who won this title three years ago, meets Mountjoy, at 71 the oldest player in the tournament.


    Fans of grinding will want to tune into Thorburn’s match with Williams, a methodical Welshman who, along with Cliff, will doubtless attempt to recreate the ‘glory days’ of snooker with a late night battle on Saturday.


    It’ll be nice to see some of the guys who helped put snooker on the map getting another chance in the limelight. But this event is more novelty than anything serious, even though a top prize of £18,000 will focus a few minds.


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  • #2
    Sounds great to me . . .

    Here is the draw:

    Dene O'Kane v Nigel Bond
    Tony Knowles v Darren Morgan
    Tony Drago v Dave Harold
    Steve Davis v Dennis Taylor
    Doug Mountjoy v Jimmy White
    Alain Robidoux v Tony Chappel
    Cliff Thorburn v Philip Williams
    Joe Johnson v Stephen Hendry

    Should be great!

    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
      Originally posted by ferret View Post
      Apparently they also played another match that year but the details have receded into memory.
      nope, can't think of anything...
      Up the TSF!

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      • #4
        Is this televised at all?

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        • #5
          Sky Sports 4 13:00 and 19:00
          also on sportlemon from 13:00
          and I am sure on some betting sites
          Up the TSF!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DeanH View Post
            Sky Sports 4 13:00 and 19:00
            also on sportlemon from 13:00
            and I am sure on some betting sites
            Thanks DeanH.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeanH View Post
              Sky Sports 4 13:00 and 19:00
              also on sportlemon from 13:00
              and I am sure on some betting sites
              It doesn't look like it is on Bet365 . . . sportlemon it will be.

              Hmmm, what time is that here in Sydney?

              11pm - that is now (well 15 mins ago). Doesn't look like it has started yet.

              Must be soon!

              Last edited by mythman69; 19th October 2013, 12:14 PM.
              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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              • #8
                It has just started - nice to here Clive Everton commentating long missed
                Up the TSF!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DeanH View Post
                  It has just started - nice to here Clive Everton commentating long missed
                  Link please ... just seem to get 35 dodgy adverts for all sorts of things (except snooker).

                  Some good, some not so good.
                  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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                  • #10
                    http://www.sportlemon.tv/20131018/vv...42-665169.html

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                    • #11
                      Thanks mate!

                      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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                      • #12
                        Why doesn't Dean just give this one up ???
                        And also take off the stupid glove

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jrc750 View Post
                          Why doesn't Dean just give this one up ???
                          And also take off the stupid glove
                          why should I give up?.... oh I see Dene O'Kane

                          Up the TSF!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DeanH View Post
                            why should I give up?.... oh I see Dene O'Kane

                            Lol ...........

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jrc750 View Post
                              And also take off the stupid glove
                              I am not sure the glove was much help in the end.

                              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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