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Biography

Nigel Bond (born 15 November 1965) is an English professional snooker player.

Bond's career peaked in the mid-1990s. He reached the final of the World Championships in 1995, but lost to Stephen Hendry 18-9. As a consequence of reaching the final, he climbed to number 5 in the world rankings for 1996/97, and in that same season he acquired his only ranking tournament victory, the British Open, beating John Higgins 9-8 after needing a snooker in the final frame. Since then, he has slid down the rankings.

He reached at least the quarter finals at the Crucible Theatre every year from 1993 to 1996, losing to Stephen Hendry every time, which added extra spice to their first round match in 2006. After leading 7-3 Nigel was pegged back to 7-7, and the match went to a final frame. 7 points up with only the black remaining, Nigel clipped it into the left corner pocket, only for the cue ball to go in-off in the right middle, resulting in a respotted black, which Nigel potted to take frame and match. Final score 10-9.

By the end of the 90s Nigel was out of the top 16, and dropped out of the top 32 for 2004/2005. However, he reclaimed his place a year later, and by qualifying for the World Championship he ensures that he will remain there for another year.

Statistics

Tournament Wins

Rankings

  • World Number 1: Never
  • Highest Ranking: 5 (1996)

Breaks

  • Century Breaks:
  • Highest Break: 139

References


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Nigel Bond

Nigel Bond

Professional Career: 1989-

Date of Birth: 15/11/1965

Place of Birth:

Nationality: Template:Team England

Current World Ranking: 20

World Ranking Event Titles: 1

Other Titles: 0

Rivals: Stephen Hendry

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