Snooker fans make plans for Nigel Bond

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Snooker star Nigel Bond is set for a date at Eastbourne’s Glastonbury Snooker Club (writes Adam Skinner).

The former world number five will host an exhibition evening on Wednesday May 6.

The event is coupled with the Eastbourne & District Snooker League’s end-of-season prize presentation on Thursday May 7, where Bond will be a special guest and present this season’s snooker and billiards awards.

Bond is a hugely popular figure in the world of snooker and has played professionally from 1989.

With six tournament wins under his belt, including the British Open Championships in 1996, Bond is still ranked at 61 despite being 49-years-old.

In 1995 he was runner-up in the World Snooker Championship after losing out to Stephen Hendry .

In 1994, Bond pulled off one of the biggest ever comebacks in World Snooker Championship history.

After trailing Cliff Thorburn 9-2, the Derbyshire-born Bond rallied to win all of teh remaining frames and claim a memorable 10-9 win.

In this year’s championship, he lost to Brazilian Igor Figueiredo in the first round of qualifying.