8.1.09

NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP

Peter Ebdon proved that a never-say-die attitude can produce results by winning a frame against Stephen Hendry from 0-79 behind at the Championship League last night.

Ebdon needed three snookers to tie the third frame and eventually won it on the black with the aid of a free ball after a very dramatic few minutes of snooker.

This is not quite a record: Willie Thorne once won a frame against Neal Foulds from 0-80 behind.

In the end, Hendry won the last frame to complete a 3-1 victory.

Even so, it just shows what can happen when you don't abandon all hope...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like classic Ebdon - I only wish I'd had the chance to see it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like classic Ebdon - I only wish I'd had a bet for 3-1 like him ...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like classic Ebdon - I only wish I'd had a bet for 3-1 like him ...

Anonymous said...

I saw it! Unreal. He potted an unbelievabale black after a fluke of the last red!
What a drama that was!

jamie said...

The only thing I like about Ebdon he never gives in.

Anonymous said...

This is available on Youtube, at the time of this post, and it is well worth watching.
(Search "snooker ebdon" then SORT by "date added").
Part 1 shows the last 9 reds of this, the 3 frame. If my memory serves the very end of this frame is continued with Part 2. Hendry was cuing quite well to go from 47 to 79. This comeback is remarkable.
Dave, a question:
as a (sort of) qualifier for the PL, do they use the 24 second clock for the Championship League?
- earl

Anonymous said...

This is available on Youtube, at the time of this post, and it is well worth watching.
(Search "snooker ebdon" then SORT by "date added").
Part 1 shows the last 9 reds of this, the 3 frame. If my memory serves the very end of this frame is continued with Part 2. Hendry was cuing quite well to go from 47 to 79. This comeback is remarkable.
Dave, a question:
as a (sort of) qualifier for the PL, do they use the 24 second clock for the Championship League?
- earl

Anonymous said...

Dave, do you know who was commenting on this match ;) ? as the commentator seemed very certain ebdon couldnt win the frame. must have said so a few times, or it seemd so. only opened his mouth to let his foot in ;) *joking

Anonymous said...

If only Ebdon had shown such resolve against Liang Wenbo.......

Dave H said...

I got very confused towards the end and have a streaming cold which didn't help

That's the best excuse I have

Anonymous said...

lol Dave, at least you took my comment well. i watched it live. commentators curse x 5. Happens to the best of em......good coverage. Only not an impressive main camera angle.....

RichP said...

On a side note Dave, watched a bit of 3 cushion billiards on Eurosport which I noticed you were commentating on. I've never seen this before, have played 'proper' billiards but this looked harder although I guess the table is smaller. Can you write a blog about it sometime, is it big in Europe?

Dave H said...

Indeed I was. It's big in Belgium which is the sort of thing usually said as a joke but is a very popular game in parts of Europe.

There will be action on Thursdays on Eurosport2 for the next few weeks. It's unbelievably skillful.

Anonymous said...

Brings back memories of Reardon and Charlton- fascinating battle.
John H

Anonymous said...

ive followed all sorts of cue sports for roughly 30 years.

the last few years ive watched a lot of billiards and different variations of it...3 cushion being my favourite, though uniard looks a great game to play too. artistic billiards is very pleasing to the eye also.

eurosport coverage of 3cb has been very good IMO. The commentating has been fair and i like the path lines AFTER the shot to explain to those watching who are not too clued up to understand the shots.

some of the players are as intense as ebdon