Peter Ebdon reveals he could quit snooker for good next year

Former world champion Peter Ebdon has revealed he could quit playing snooker at the end of this season.

The 48-year-old, who won the World Championship in 2002, has told World Snooker he will make a decision on his future in the coming months.

Ebdon reached the final of last month’s Paul Hunter Classic and led 2-0 at one stage before being pegged back by now world number eight Kyren Wilson.

The world number 51 has had a successful career in the game with the pinnacle moment coming when he became world champion sixteen years ago after beating snooker legend Stephen Hendry in an epic final, winning a final frame decider. He is also the winner of eight more ranking events.

In an open and honest interview, Ebdon told World Snooker’s official website that once his playing career is over he will focus on his new pedigree consultancy business and he has also recently qualified as a Reiki healer.

He said: “I’m not sure how much time I have left as a player, partly because I have a degenerative spinal condition which means there are times when I can’t stand up or walk.

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“At the end of this season I will have a look at everything. I will have been on the pro tour for 28 years by that point so it might be time to draw stumps. If I win a ranking title this season that would be a good time to finish because it would bring me to ten ranking titles, level with Jimmy White.”

You can read World Snooker’s full interview with him here.

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