Stephen Gordon Hendry

(b. 1969) Scottish snooker player

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(1969– )

Scottish snooker player who became the youngest World Champion in 1990.

Born in Edinburgh, Hendry announced his arrival on the snooker scene by winning the Scottish Amateur Championship at the age of fifteen and turning professional the following year. After winning the Scottish Championships in 1986–88, he also collected a number of overseas titles. These included Australian Masters Champion (1987), New Zealand Masters Champion (1988), and both the Asian and Dubai Classic Champions in 1989. Ousting the previously unbeatable Steve Davis from his pinnacle, Hendry then became the Benson & Hedges Masters Champion (1989–93, 1996), UK Professional Champion (1989–90, 1994–96), and Embassy World Champion (1990, 1992–96).

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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