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Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Dan-cat

Badsnookerplayer wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:Why did Bill Werbeniuk stop playing professionally?

Threatened with a ban if he took the drugs he needed.


I loved Bill...

'Werbeniuk was ranked as high as 8th in the world in 1983 and reached the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship four times before propranolol was banned in snooker competition, as it was classified as a performance-enhancing drug by the International Olympic Committee, the anti-doping rules of which were adopted by World Snooker. Werbeniuk insisted that his use was medicinal only and under doctor's orders, but was fined and sanctioned anyway. He played his last match in 1990.

His career effectively over, he returned to Vancouver,where he lived with his mother and brother. A bankruptcy order was filed against him in 1991, and he lived on disability benefits.'

Over to you Baddy

Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Dan-cat

It's a travesty that an exception couldn't be made for him. It's not as if we are an Olympic sport, or at least nowhere near then. We are a bar-room game that got lucky because of colour TV and not much more.

Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Badsnookerplayer

Dan-cat wrote:It's a travesty that an exception couldn't be made for him. It's not as if we are an Olympic sport, or at least nowhere near then. We are a bar-room game that got lucky because of colour TV and not much more.

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The man deserved far better.

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Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Badsnookerplayer

Dan-cat wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:Which snooker player won £140 000 in prize money inside a month in the 1988/9 season?


Doug Mountjoy.


:bow: Well done Sir - back to you already

Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Alex0paul

Who is next?

John Higgins
John Higgins
Mark Williams
Stephen Lee
Peter Ebdon
Ali Carter
Shaun Murphy
John Higgins
???

Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Alex0paul

The sequence is to do with the World Championship

Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby vodkadiet

Who did Cliff Thorburn dub 'The Mad Potter of Seville' in a press conference the day before locking horns with him at The Crucible?

Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Lou147

Jimmy White

Re: Never Ending Quiz

Postby Lou147

Kirk Stevens