Ronnie and Stephen Hendry arrived in Bulgaria yesterday for a 4 days tour.
They landed in Sofia, where they were made very welcome, before heading to Plovdiv for the first of four matches, played under the Eleven30 format (best of 11, 30 seconds shot-clock). Ronnie won by 6-1 but the players agreed to play some extra for the crowd.
Here are a few pictures taken at their arrival in Sofia and shared by Jason on Facebook.
There were about 1000 persons watching, more than in a packed Crucible, but they were seated in a 4000 capacity venue so it didn’t feel like a big crowd which is a bit of a pity.
The highlight of the evening was a 138 by Ronnie (well, a 131 in fact, as he went in-off). You can watch the second half of this break in this video shared by Jason on Facebook.
Ronnie had a 89 in frame 6 as well.
And, of course, the ref on duty was Bulgaria’s very own Proletina Velichova (pictures shared by Jacklina Simova)
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This is the match (Bulgarian commentary):
And there is also this short clip