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gcreptile

Posted 12 March 2015 - 02:17 PM

Vic Harris, discoverer of Steve Davis dies at 69:

 

http://www.romfordre..._dies_1_3989601

 

He (temporarily) survived a battle with cancer and needed to have his lung and an ear removed. He eventually died from complications with pneunomia.


Banshees Scream

Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:50 PM

They probably aren't famous enough (snooker or billiards or darts players) unless they are well known but now I'm in the mood for a game of three ball.


Magere Hein

Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:45 PM

Lee Spick, 34 years old. Relatively unsuccessful pro who was entering the last 6 months if his two year tour card.

http://www.worldsnoo...4443030,00.html


Problem with his liver, eh? One of those ethanol induced ones?

regards,
Hein

Deathray

Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:42 PM

Lee Spick, 34 years old. Relatively unsuccessful pro who was entering the last 6 months if his two year tour card.


http://www.worldsnoo...4443030,00.html

msc

Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:59 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nooker/30557653

Ali carter gets the all clear from lung cancer? Didn't even know he had it Thought it was testicular cancer turns out he had that aswell.


*sound of several people deleting name from their DDP shortlist*

Figured this was on the card, with him returning and winning that tournament the other week.

the_engineer

Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:53 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nooker/30557653

Ali carter gets the all clear from lung cancer? Didn't even know he had it Thought it was testicular cancer turns out he had that aswell.

Dr. Zorders

Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:25 PM

Alex Higgins' son has clearly decided he's going to live up to his dad's standards

http://www.mirror.co...ng-jail-4494454

Dr. Zorders

Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:29 AM

Graham Miles, World Snooker Championship runner-up in 1974, has died aged 73.


One half of the world's most exciting Hofmeister World Doubles pairing, the other being Rex Williams.

time

Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:24 AM

Graham Miles, World Snooker Championship runner-up in 1974, has died aged 73.

Deathray

Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:31 PM



http://www.thesun.ie...r-to-chemo.html

Ali Carter has now lost all his hair to chemo.

Poor bugger.

Does anyone have a clue what his chances might be like? I have a feeling he'll pull through but it seems like the odds surely have to go down when you've had cancer in two different places.


He still needs to win the big one, which he's more than capable of, it would be a cruel designer/fetemaker who deprived us of two potential world champions through cancer.


Er... okay? No offence to Carter but I'm surprised anyone would be really that desperate to see him win the WSC? Only cancer-caused death in snooker I really care about was the man who this thread is named after, amazing man in so many ways.

Carter... nice enough guy I guess, but bit of a journeyman and not the world's most exciting chap.....

In fact I'm wondering if I'll ever bother watching snooker again given how thoroughly underwhelming both the 2013 and '14 world finals were.


He's always been one of my favourite players alongside Selby and Higgins (John), there good all-rounders - they've learnt snooker isn't just about bashing ball after ball in it's about plugging through when you aren't at your best. Last years final was up there with any other final of the last ten years, okay it was more tactical but that doesn't make it any less exciting as a game - personally I'd prefer a two-hour long frame of solid safety (not Dave Harold style snoozefest) over a 5 minute maximum.

I'd say Paul Hunter was a catastrophic cancer-related loss to the sport, but if you want to pretend that's not the case so be it..

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