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Coming out of retirement after nine years, the Scottish snooker phenomenon has set his sites on qualifying for the world championship. And who is he due to come up against in qualification? None other than his old rival Jimmy White!
This is blockbuster stuff for fans of 90s snooker - which truly was a golden era for the sport. This isn’t going to be two hasbeens knocking a few balls around either - so you’re right to get excited about this!
Unlike with the forthcoming Tyson vs Holyfield exhibition in boxing, or charity football matches, the ability in snooker isn’t necessarily compromised with age. This isn’t a comeback tie that’s merely to put a show on for a pay day - these two really are looking to get back to their best!
There are four qualifying rounds taking place for the Snooker World Championships between the 5th and 14th of April. The highlight of the match-ups thus far is definitely Hendry vs White 2021.
At Betting.co.uk, we’ve provided you with everything you need to know about Stephen Hendry vs Jimmy White 2021 - including where you can watch it in the UK, when its happening and where you can find the best odds UK.
Seven time world champion Stephen Hendry is due to meet his old rival Jimmy White in the first round of World Championship qualifying. The two veterans will face-off at the English institute of sport in Sheffield.
The pair, who have faced each other in four world finals, were drawn to play each other in the first round of qualifying. The game will be contested over 11 frames, with the winner progressing to the next round.
In coming out of retirement, Hendry stated that his goal for the remainder of the season was to qualify for the World Championships. However achieving that goal will no be no easy feat as he’s drawn a difficult opponent in the form of fellow veteran of the game, Jimmy White.
The match will take place on Monday April 5th at 7.30pm, making it prime time for UK viewers. Stephen Hendry vs Jimmy White 2021 was originally mean to take place on Tuesday April 6th but was moved back.
You can watch Hendry vs White 2021 on via live stream on the eurosport.co.uk or via the Eurosports App. You can download the app for both Apple and Android devices.
You can also watch the other qualifiers, which are running from April 5th-14th, on the Eurosports website and via the app. The 16 players who make it through will join the top 16 seed in world snooker for the next round at the crucible, which will be shown live on TV between 17th April and May 3.
The match between the two old rivals won’t be shown live on Eurosports TV or any other channels. Therefore the only way to watch it will be via live stream with your bookie.
All of the best UK bookmakers are offering odds and betting markets for Hendry vs White 2021. Deal of the day is the TonyBet £50 welcome bonus, which you can use to take a punt on Hendry vs White if you sign up today!
Jimmy White is 4/6 odds on with the majority of the bookies to beat his old rival Stephen Hendry. However, despite coming out of retirement after nine years out of the game, Hendry is hardly being pitted as a rank outsider by the bookies. The odds on a Hendry win with most UK bookmakers is 6/5.
You can find more value for your bets by betting on frames, the highest break scorer and handicaps.
The possibility of a 147 break is thought to be highly unlikely, with the bookies offering odds of 34/1. For more Hendry vs White 2021 odds and betting markets, check out 888sport below.
These two old rivals have met seven times at the Crucible, having played each other in four World Championship finals. The first time they met at Crucible was all the way back in 1988, when Stephen Hendry was just 19 years old.
Hendry has won a total of seven World Championships, with four of his final wins coming over White. White has a 0% record vs Hendry in World Championship finals, however he does hold three other major final wins over Hendry.
In total, the pair have met 41 times, with Hendry winning 24 and White 14, with three ending in draws. You can find their Crucible head to head results below.
1988 Second Round: White 13-12 Hendry ( Winner - White)
1990 Final: Hendry 18-12 White (Winner - Hendry)
1992 Final: Hendry 18-14 White (Winner - Hendry)
1993 Final: Hendry 18-5 White (Winner - Hendry)
1994 Final: Hendry 18-17 White (Winner - Hendry)
1995 Semi-Final: Hendry 16-12 White (Winner - Hendry)
1998 First Round: White 10-4 Hendry ( Winner - White)
The other high profile match in the qualifying rounds is the opening game between Reanne Evans and Andy Hicks. Reanne Evans is the woman’s world number one snooker player with 12 titles and turned pro for the 2021/22 season alongside Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee.
Evans plays Andy Hicks at 9.30am on Monday April 5th in the first game of the qualifiers. She is ranked as an outsider to beat Hicks at odds of 5/1 with most UK bookmakers. Hicks is 1/9 on to beat Evans in the opening match.
There’s another former world champion in action in the form of Ireland’s Ken Doherty, who comes up against Lee Walker at 9.30am on Tuesday 6th April. Doherty is 4/9 on to progress with the bookies.
If your mate’s got a birthday coming up and you were getting worried about not being able to get a personalised video message from Stephen Hendry, you don’t need to worry! The seven time champ’s Cameo profile is still up and running, with five star reviews. For just over fifty quid you can grab your video from Hendrey today.
We can imagine that there might be a little bit of a delay right now though compared to the quick responses mentioned in most of his five star reviews!