Stephen Hendry (Sco) v Nigel Bond (Eng)
Stephen Hendry is perhaps the best player snooker has seen. He won seven World Championships, including five in a row, and was only 21 when he won his first. He was ranked No.1 in the world for eight years and also won five Masters tournaments in a row.
Derbyshire’s Nigel Bond is 54 and still ranked No.83 after making the world top five in 1996-97. He lost 18-9 to Hendry in the 1995 World final and won the British Open in 1996, beating John Higgins. Bond won the Seniors event in 2012.
Tony Knowles (Eng) v Peter Lines (Eng)
Now 65, Bolton’s Tony Knowles was only 27 when he shocked reigning champion Steve Davis 10-1 in the opening round of the 1982 World Championship. He went on to reach the last eight that year and did so four more times in the next six years, although he never made the final.
Leeds’ Peter Lines won the Seniors event in 2017 and is the father of another pro player, Oliver Lines. Now 50, Peter was world No 42 in 2009 and is still ranked 117 in the world and is also commentating on the action in Sheffield.