The winner of the Northern Ireland Open will have the privilege of seeing their name stand completely alone on the new tournament’s Alex Higgins Trophy. … 202 more words
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The trophy for the new Northern Ireland Open snooker event will be named after Alex Higgins in tribute to one of the country’s greatest ever sportsmen.
The trophy for the new Northern Ireland Open snooker event will be named after Alex Higgins in tribute to one of the country’s greatest ever sportsmen. 214 more words
2010 – Death of Alexander Gordon Higgins (b. Belfast) also known by his nickname of Hurricane Higgins.
Alex Higgins, who hit the snooker world like the hurricane which became his nickname, was to become the biggest box-office draw the game has ever known. 82 more words
As I sat watching the 2016 Snooker World Championship Final (congratulations to Mark Selby – and Leicester City Football Club – what a time to be a Leicesterunian!), I thought back to my first visit to the World Championships with my dad, Alec Hickson, in 1973 (when I was 10 and my dad was 43 and the final was the best of 75 frames, played out over five days: Ray Reardon beat Eddie Charlton 38-32). 946 more words