Stephen Hendry, MBE (Scotland)

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Basic facts
Personal data, achievements, etc.
Results in ranking events
Performance in ranking events since the start of the 1994/95 season
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Basic Facts

Born January 13, 1969
Lives Auchterarder, Tayside, Scotland
Nickname "The Golden Boy", "The Great One", "The Maestro"
Turned pro 1985
Highest pro break 147 (11 times: 1992 Matchroom League, 1995 Embassy World Championship, 1995 Royal Liver Assurance UK Championship, 1997 Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge, 1998 Dr Martens Premier League, 1999 British Open (autumn), 1999 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship, 2001 Rothmans Grand Prix, 2009 World Championship, 2011 Wyldecrest Park Homes Welsh Open and 2012 World Championship)
Highest ranked 1 (1990-97, 2006)
Current ranking (end of 2021/2022) 111
World Championship best Winner seven times (1990, 1992-94, 1995, 1996, 1999)
Best ranking event performance Winner of 36 tournaments: Grand Prix 1987, 1990, 1991, 1995; British Open 1988, 1991, 1999 (autumn), 2003; Asian Open 1989, 1990; Dubai Duty Free Classic 1989, 1990, 1993; Embassy World Championship 1990, 1992-94, 1995, 1996, 1999; UK Championship 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996; Regal Welsh 1992, 1997, 2003; Scottish Open 1993 (International), 1997 (International), 1999; European Open 1993 (Dec), 1994, 2001; Thailand Masters 1998; Malta Cup 2005
Major invitation tournament victories: Benson & Hedges Masters 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996; Benson & Hedges Irish Masters 1992, 1997, 1999; Regal Scottish Masters 1995; Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1995, 1997; Liverpool Victoria Champions Cup 1999
Career centuries 775
Speciality Break-building, centre pocket pots

Stephen has won 36 ranking (record) and 71 titles in all. He has won a record seven World championships, six Masters and five UK championships. After surpassing Steve Davis in 1990 he was the No. 1 player in the rankings until 1998. In 2006 he regained the top spot.

He became the youngest World Professional Champion, at 21 yr 106 days on 29 Apr 1990.

Hendry became the first player to make more than two tournament 147s. His first was made in the 1992 Matchroom League and his second in the 1995 World Championship. The record-breaking third maximum came on 25 Nov 1995 in the UK Championship. Not content with this he made his fourth maximum on 5 Jan 1997 in the 1997 Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge, his fifth on 23 May 1998 in the 1998 Dr Martens Premier League, his sixth on 19 Sep 1999 in the final of the 1999 British Open (the first maximum in a ranking final), his seventh on (21-23) November in 1999 in the 1999 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship, his eighth on 25 Feb 2001 in the final of the 2001 Rothmans Grand Prix, his ninth on 28 Apr 2009 in the quarterfinals of the 2009 World Championship, his 10th in the second round of the 2011 Wyldecrest Park Homes Welsh Open and his 11th in the first round of the 2012 World Championship!

With the 11 maximums he is third on the all-time list. Ronnie O'Sullivan leads with 15 ahead of John Higgins on 12.

Stephen made seven centuries in the final of the 1994 UK Championship, which is a record in a professional match. He also became the first player ever to make five centuries in seven frames.

From 17 Mar 1990 to his defeat by Jimmy White on 13 Jan 1991, the Scot won five sucessive titles and 36 consecutive matches in ranking tournaments. That's the longest unbeaten run ever.

Hendry is one of only five players to win both the World Championship and the UK Championship in the same year. Steve Davis, John Parrott, John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan are the others.

Together with Steve Davis and John Higgins he is also the only one to hold the World, UK and Masters titles at the same time.

Hendry shares the record for most tons by one player in a tournament. He made 16 centuries during the 2002 World Championship.

He was voted WPBSA Young Player of the Year in 1988 and Player of the Year in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996.

He was a member of Scottish teams that won the 1996 Castrol-Honda World Cup and the 2001 Coalite Nations Cup.


He has defeated Jimmy White in four World Championship finals (1990, 1992-94). His career record against the "Whirlwind" is 27-13 (?). Hendry had won their last 14 encounters before he was dumped 10-4 in the first round of the 1998 World Championship.

In the 1998 UK Championship he suffered a career-worst 9-0 loss to Marcus Campbell in the first round.

Stephen had won all his 12 matches with Tony Drago before he was beaten thrice in a row, in the quarter-finals of the 1998 German Masters, the quarter-finals of the 1998 Irish Open and the second round of the 1999 Benson & Hedges Masters.

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Results in Ranking Events (94/95 - 01/02)

See Hendry's profile in the Score Centre for results from 2010/2011 and onwards.

Color guide:
won the event lost his opening match

Dubai   SF   4-6   Alan McManus
Grand Prix   QF   2-5   Dave Harold
UK   W   10-5   Ken Doherty
European   W   9-3   John Parrott
Welsh   QF   1-5   Chris Small
International   1R   4-5   Mark Johnston-Allen
Thailand   2R   2-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
British   QF   1-5   John Parrott
World   W   18-9   Nigel Bond


Thailand Classic   SF   4-5   John Parrott
Grand Prix   W   9-5   John Higgins
UK   W   10-3   Peter Ebdon
German   SF   3-6   Ken Doherty
Welsh   3R   3-5   Dave Harold
International   2R   3-5   Rod Lawler
European   2R   3-5   Joe Swail
Thailand Open   SF   3-6   Ken Doherty
British   3R   4-5   Nigel Bond
World   W   18-12   Peter Ebdon


Asian Classic   2R   3-5   Brian Morgan
Grand Prix   1R   1-5   Matthew Stevens
UK   W   10-9   John Higgins
German   QF   2-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
Welsh   W   9-2   Mark King
International   W   9-1   Tony Drago
European   QF   2-5   James Wattana
Thailand   SF   4-5   Nigel Bond
British   RU   2-9   Mark J Williams
World   RU   12-18   Ken Doherty


Grand Prix   2R   3-5   Jamie Burnett
UK   RU   6-10   Ronnie O'Sullivan
German   QF   3-5   John Parrott
Welsh   2R   4-5   Jamie Burnett
Scottish   4R   4-5   Marcus Campbell
Thailand   W   9-6   John Parrott
British   RU   8-9   John Higgins
World   1R   4-10   Jimmy White


Grand Prix   QF   4-5   Dave Harold
UK   1R   0-9   Marcus Campbell
Irish:   QF   4-5   Tony Drago
Welsh   RU   8-9   Mark J Williams
Scottish   W   9-1   Graeme Dott
Thailand   QF   2-5   Mark J Williams
China   SF   2-6   Billy Snaddon
British   QF   3-5   Anthony Hamilton
World   W   18-11   Mark J Williams


British   W   9-5   Peter Ebdon
Grand Prix   5R   3-5   Allister Carter
UK   SF   6-9   Mark J Williams
China   SF   4-6   Stephen Lee
Welsh   1R   3-5   Jason Ferguson
Malta   QF   2-5   Stephen Lee
Thailand   RU   5-9   Mark J Williams
Scottish   5R   2-5   Matthew Stevens
World   1R   7-10   Stuart Bingham


British   QF   3-5   Peter Ebdon
GP   RU   5-9   Mark J Williams
UK   SF   4-9   John Higgins
China   SF   3-6   Ronnie O'Sullivan
Welsh   QF   3-5   Ken Doherty
Thailand   RU   3-9   Ken Doherty
Scottish   2R   2-5   Allister Carter
World   QF   5-13   Matthew Stevens


British   2R   1-5   Anthony Davies
LG Cup   SF   4-6   Stephen Lee
European   W   9-2   Joe Perry
UK   QF   8-9   Mark J Williams
Welsh   SF   4-6   Ken Doherty
China   2R   1-5   Mark Selby
Thailand   QF   3-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
Scottish   QF   3-5   David Gray
World   RU   17-18   Peter Ebdon

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