FORMER Accrington cueman and snooker coach Chris Henry got one over his star pupil Stephen Hendry at a recent tournament.
The 43-year-old, now based in Belgium, stepped in at the last minute to represent the Snooker Palace Club in Bruges in the West Flemish Premier snooker league.
The invite was due to one of the regular players Gino Verheyde breaking his arm.
And Chris duly seized his chance - producing an expert display of break building to amass a magnificent total clearance of 143 in the first frame of the match, to smash the all-time high break record in West Flanders.
Chris, current coach to the seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry joked: "That is higher than Stephen’s highest competitive break this season so we quickly need to get that set straight."
Chris, like Stephen, plays with one of his Ultra Low deflection Acuerate cues and puts his high break partly down to this.
He said: "The cue keeps the cue ball more straight when intentional or unintentional side spin is applied to the cue ball and that is an enormous benefit for the modern slippery playing conditions."
Despite the Scot’s recent disappointment at the UK Championships, he attributes the cue to a gradual resurgence in Hendry’s game.
He said: "Stephen has now been playing with an Acuerate Low deflection cue for around 15 months and you can clearly see that he has become accustomed to the cue by his recent high level performances in the 2008 World Championships and the ranking event in Bahrain."
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