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BetStars sponsor Stephen Hendry in snooker’s seniors world championship

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PokerStars and their buddies continue their relationship with the seven-time World Snooker Champion, Stephen Hendry, with BetStars sponsoring him for the 2017 Seniors World Championships in Scunthorpe.

BetStars sponsor Stephen Hendry in snooker’s seniors world championshipSeven-times World Snooker Champion, Stephen Hendry MBE, has extended his partnership with the PokerStars family business after their sports betting arm BetStars announced plans to sponsor him at the upcoming 2017 Super Star Online World Seniors Championships.

The first time the pair climbed into bed with one another was at the PokerStars Festival in London where Hendry appeared in the £990 buy-in Main Event. The former World Champion didn’t make the money but did take home the consolation prize of winning the media event, and that’s not a bad score when you consider PokerStars Team Pros Jake Cody, Liv Boeree, and Felipe Ramos were throwing chips around in that one.

The Seniors World Championships takes place March 22 – 24 at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. The event is classic golden oldies event featuring non-tour players aged 40+. The winner not only picks up a £10,000 purse but a wildcard entry into the World Championship Qualifying Rounds.

Here are the seeds:

  1. Stephen Hendry MBE
  2. Cliff Thorburn
  3. John Parrott MBE
  4. Dennis Taylor
  5. Joe Johnson
  6. Patsy Fagan
  7. Tony Knowles
  8. Willie Thorne.

Those eight players have 11 World Championships between them. They will be joined by four qualifiers: Peter Lines, Jonathan Bagley, Aiden Owens, and Patrick Wallace.

BetStars has installed Hendry as the 5/2 second-favourite behind the qualifier, Lines. Hendry has a bye into the quarter-finals and will face off against the winner of Wille Thorne and Aiden Owens on Thursday 23 March at 7 pm. The final takes place Friday, March 24 at 7 pm.

Here are the prize payouts:

  • Winner: £10,000 and a place in WC qualifying
  • Runner-up: £3,000
  • Semi-finalist: £1,500
  • Quarter-finalist: £500
  • Highest break: £500
  • Total: £18,500

If you fancy a flutter then here are the outright winner odds:

  1. Peter Lines 2/1
  2. Stephen Hendry 5/2
  3. Patrick Wallace 4/1
  4. John Parrot 10/1
  5. Aiden Owens 12/1
  6. Jonathan Bagley 14/1
  7. Dennis Taylor 18/1
  8. Cliff Thorburn 20/1
  9. Tony Knowles 20/1
  10. Joe Johnson 20/1
  11. Patsy Fagan 22/1
  12. Wille Thorne 28/1

Other bets on offer include 6/4 for Hendry to make four or more century breaks during the tournament. 16/1 for him to go through the entire tournament without losing a frame. And 33/1 for the perfect 147 break.

BetStars will celebrate their partnership with Hendry by hosting a special old man’s poker night scheduled for the eve of the snooker event, and you have to fancy Hendry’s chances in that one as well.

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