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Irish snooker player Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins (1985)

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Caption   Irish snooker player Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins (1985)
Programme   Snooker: Carlsberg Challenge  
Programme type    
Personalities/Groups   Higgins, Alexander Gordon (1949 - 2010)
Description   Irish snooker player Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins in a shot taken to publicise RTÉ Television's 'Snooker: Carlsberg Challenge', in Studio 6 in early September 1985. He is preparing to pot a red ball. This was the second year of the Carlsberg Challenge, a three-day championship which featured four leading snooker players competing against one another for a prize of £36,000 sterling. The matches were broadcast live on RTÉ Television on 6, 7 and 8 September 1985. The RTÉ Guide of 30 August 1985 published a two-page feature on the competition.

Belfast-born Alex Higgins won the World Snooker Championship in 1972 on his first attempt. He won again in 1982. He got his nickname from his hurried, flamboyant playing style.  
Collection   RTÉ Guide  
Photographer   Cooney, John  
Date of photograph   01/Sep/1985
(01/Sep/1985 - 01/Sep/1985)  
Rights holder   RTÉ