Nigel Bond

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Nigel Bond
Nigel Bond
birthday 15th November 1965 (age 54)
nationality EnglandEngland England
Nickname (s) 00-147, Basildon
professional since 1989
Prize money £ 1,828,175 (as of August 28, 2020)
Highest break 140 ( Grand Prix 2004 , Q)
Century Breaks 126 (as of August 28, 2020)
Main tour successes
World championships -
Ranking tournament victories 1
Minor tournament victories -
World rankings
Highest WRL place 5 ( 96/97 )
Current WRL location 83 (as of August 17, 2020)

Nigel Graham Bond (born November 15, 1965 in Darley Dale , Derbyshire ) is an English snooker player .


Nigel Bond had his first major success in 1989 when he became English amateur champion. He then turned professional and was in his first grand final in 1990, but lost to Stephen Hendry at the Grand Prix with 5:10.

In 1995 Bond was in the final of the World Snooker Championship , where he lost again to Stephen Hendry. He achieved his best placement in the world snooker ranking with 5th place in the 1996/97 season . During this season he was able to win his only tournament on the Main Tour with the British Open (9: 8 final victory over John Higgins ). Bond also won several tournaments that were not ranked, such as the 1996 Malta Grand Prix and 1997 the Regal Scottish Masters .

He played his highest break to date of 140 points at the Totesport Grand Prix in 2004 .

In 2009 Bond won the snooker tournament at the 8th World Games in Kaohsiung . He also won the 2011 Invitational Snooker Shoot-Out by beating Robert Milkins in the final . In October 2012 he won the World Seniors Championship by defeating Welsh Tony Chappel 2-0 in the final.

Until 2011 Bond was always represented in the top 40 of the world rankings, then he fell further back and in 2015 after 26 years as 65th for a place missed the direct further qualification for the Main Tour. By regularly scoring in the tournaments of the Players Tour Championship , however, he reached one of the eight places that meant the right to start professional tours for two more years.

As a 50-year-old, he reached the semifinals of a world ranking tournament at the Indian Open 2016 for the fifth time in his career. As a 54-year-old veteran, Bond caused a sensation at the UK Championship when he threw world number one and top favorite Judd Trump out of the tournament and thus made it to the round of 16 in one of the three most important snooker tournaments of the 2019 calendar year.

Since February 2016, Bond has also been a trainer at the Victoria Snooker Academy in Sheffield .


Ranking tournament victories

Invitation tournament victories

Others (selection)


  1. Nigel Bond. In: World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association , January 11, 2015, accessed April 17, 2016 .
  2. a b Profile of Nigel Bond on CueTracker (as of August 9, 2018)
  3. 2004 Grand Prix - Centuries . CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. Player profile on World Games 2013. Accessed July 28, 2013.
  5. Carsten Scheele: Snooker: Nigel Bond surprises Judd Trump. Retrieved December 7, 2019 .
  6. Nigel Bond has new competitive spark. (No longer available online.) In: The News Hub, July 9, 2016; archived from the original on October 8, 2016 ; accessed on October 8, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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