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    Posted: 09/October/2006 at 22:40
Quote Paul Hunter has died at the age of 27 after a battle with cancer.
The Leeds player was taken into the Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield last Friday and died on Monday evening.

The three-time Wembley Masters champion was diagnosed with dozens of neuro endocrine tumours on the lining of his stomach in March 2005.

Despite chemotherapy treatment, Hunter continued to compete professionally but won only one match last season and fell from fifth to 34th in the rankings.

Hunter turned professional at the age of 16 in 1995 and won his first major title, the 1998 Welsh Open, at the age of 19.

He also won the Welsh title in 2002 and picked up the British Open trophy the same year but he will be best remembered for his exploits at Wembley.

Hunter recovered from 7-3 down to beat Fergal O'Brien 10-9 in the 2001 final and fought back from 5-0 to beat Mark Williams 10-9 in the final a year later.

He completed a hat-trick of Masters victories in 2004 when he came from 7-2 down to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-9.

Hunter's best World Championship performance was reaching the semi-finals in 2003, where he led Ken Doherty 15-9 before the Irishman stormed back to win 17-16.

Hunter would have been 28 on Saturday. He leaves a wife, Lindsey, and a daughter, Evie Rose, who was born on Boxing Day of last year.
 
This can be on going hence why he doesn't have his own thread. More gutted then i have been for most sport stars. George Best got alot of good wishes when the alcholic, woman beater, who didn't reach his peak died. Here we are talking about an amazing young guy who would do anything for anyone. Nothing was ever enough for him when he always practised at Zeneca down Leeds Road. His poor daughter who will never live to remember her wonderful dad. This has hit me hard and the only solace is he died in peaceful suroundings of a top quality hosptial. Though he knew probably his time was up when taken there because people tend to be taken there when no improvement is expected. I know because i have had family there before. Rest in peace to a great man and my thoughts are with his young family at this horrible time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Red Devil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2006 at 08:48
I was so gutted when I heard the news on the radio this morning. He was an excellent snooker play and I am sure that at some point he should have gone on to win the World Championship, he certainly deserved to do so with the talent that he had. He is certainly going to be missed, especially by me as I always enjoyed to watch him. It was a shame that in his last year of snooker he wasn;t as successful as you expect he should have been but at least he was doing something that he enjoyed. 
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What a shock, I thought he was getting better but unfortunately not.  Had no idea he was at Kirkwood Hospice which is just down the road from me.  A great talent and personality who will be badly missed.  The worst thing about it though is that he leaves behind a 10 month old daughter who will never know what a great dad she had.  I would hope that some kind of cancer research charity will be set up in his name.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/April/2012 at 17:50
Been a very long time since this has been bumped! However it's the 2012 World Championships and arguably the greatest snooker player ever has hit a 147 on the opening day, take a bow Stephen Hendry!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/17800975

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Snooker want SmushSmush?



Seriously though, I'd rather watch paint dry before I watched any snooker.



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it's not the most entertaining of sports events
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/April/2012 at 22:08
It takes a lot of skills and effort. I appreciate it's one of those sports that's in the minority, but surely it's more than just me here that can watch it?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DangerZone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/April/2012 at 22:16
I don't mind it, it takes alot of skill just not very interesting if you aren't the one playing.


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i appreciate it takes skill but as DZ says when you are not the one playing its awful to watch ... it's like darts but without the atmosphere
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DangerZone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/April/2012 at 19:53
Watching Hendry vs Bingham

Hendry has been shocking so far, came in with an 8-1 lead and has looked like he's 8-1 behind.

8-4 now

This female ref is pretty tasty I'd take a risky pot on the brown with her.


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