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Former world snooker champion Peter Ebdon retires from sport

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On April 30, 2020 United Kingdom’s(English/England) former world snooker champion Peter David Ebdon (49) announced his retirement from a 29 years career in the sport to avoid having to undergo spinal surgery.World Snooker Champion Peter Ebdon new

  • Has chosen to end his career rather than have spinal surgery after suffering from neck, back, shoulder and arm pain


i.Won the 2002 world championship, beating Stephen Hendry in a 18-17 final thriller, reached the 1996 and 2006 finals(runner-up), 2006 Maplin Electronics UK Championship, UK Championship runner-up in 1995.

ii.Hit two maximum breaks in his career but remarkably not since 1992, 1st- came a year earlier at the Strachan Professional, 2nd- the 1992 UK Championship which earned him World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association(WPBSA’s) Newcomer of the Year award.

iii.Became the 1st to make 4-century breaks in five frames, in the European Open qualifying competition at Blackpool on 6 Sep 1992 & is one of 9 players to win both the World and the UK Championships.

iv.Other ranking titles- 1993 Grand Prix, 1997 Thailand Open, 2000 British Open, 2001 Regal Scottish Open, 2004 Citywest Irish Masters, 2009  Bank of Beijing World Snooker China Open, 2012 Bank of Beijing China Open. Runner-up-  in the 1994 Dubai Classic, 1996 European Open, 1999 British Open, 2001 LG Cup, 2012 Australian Open, 2018 Paul Hunter Classic.

v.Achieved a career high world ranking of number 3 during the 1996-1997 season and 2002-2003 season.

Gist about Peter Edbon
He was born on 27 August 1970,Islington, is nicknamed as ‘The Force’, his last victory came at a ranking event at the 2012 China Open. Last match was at December’s German Masters qualifiers, after which he subsequently pulled out of several ranking events because of injury.

About WPBSA:
It is the world governing body for the sports of snooker and billiards
Formed– 1968
Headquarters– Bristol, England
Chairman– Jason Ferguson(one of Playing director)