Seven-times world champion Stephen Hendry will compete in his first tournament on the main world snooker tour circuit since he retired in 2012.
The Scotsman has confirmed on social media he has entered the Gibraltar open in what will be his first competitive action on his long-awaited comeback.
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That starts on March 1st while Hendry could also compete at the World championship qualifiers in April, the final ranking event of the current campaign.
He was handed an invitational tour card by WST chairman Barry Hearn last year, but will play his first tournament in nine years at the Gibraltar Open after he was ruled out of the Welsh Open due to an error over his entry form.
Hendry dominated the 1990’s by winning world titles in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1999.