Crucible welcomes back Hendry and White

22:03:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

We still have two more months until the end of this year, but I can't help thinking about the marvellous snooker treats that we'll be spoilt with during the very next year.

If a couple of days ago I was telling you about the new Legends Cup (a snooker event that's part of the Snooker Legends tour; by the way if you didn’t get the chance to read about it, please click here), today I will share another exciting news with you.

It seems like the Crucible will relive one of its biggest moments: to see the seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry taking on the six-time World Championship runner-up Jimmy White. Yes, it's true!

If we were to take a quick walk down to memory lane, we would discover that Hendry and White met for no more than four times in a World Championship final at the Crucible. First time, it was in 1990 when the Scottish player beat Jimmy 18-12 to become the youngest ever snooker champion at just 21. 

1992, 1993 and 1994 followed up next, the final line-up being the same: Stephen Hendry on one side and Jimmy White on the other. I guess Jimmy still recalls the '94 defeat when he missed the chance to pun on the world champion crown by being just one frame away (18-17).
And so, after four final confrontations at the Crucible, the magnificent "Whirlwind" has yet to defeat maybe one of his most fearful opponents. 

After 18 years from the last World Championship final that the two snooker gladiators played, the Crucible is ready to receive them once more with its arms open wide. 
On April 13, 2012 Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White will meet again under the roof of the Sheffield theatre that holds so many incredible memories of the two great players.

The exhibition is produced by Snooker Legends and it will also feature Michaela Tabb as the ref in charge and John Virgo as the tireless master of ceremony and commentator.

Tickets go on sale on November 19  so my advice is to hurry up and grab one for a genuinely  "Crucible Memories" evening, as the event is called.

Box office 0114 249 6000 , or book online At

VIP packages are also available for those of you interested in taking a closer glance at the players in action (aka. prime seat) as well as for an entrance to the pre-event Champagne reception where you'll meet the players but also Michaela and JV.
For more information please visit Snooker Legends official website.

So, am I right looking forward to the next year? ;-)