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130-pound left drank crazy amounts of beer, reduced the number of parts beers to taxation – the tragic story got a bleak decision: It's not fair to me to myself
Snooker of alcohol, drugs and tobacco käryisessä the past hidden not only amazing stories of tragic human destiny.30 years ago was not at all unusual, that snooker players drank beer in the middle cup tournament match. Picture of the 1988 tournament, where Bill Werbeniuk (pictured) lost to Dennis Taylor in the first round. AOP

One of the saddest stories condenses canadian Bill Werbeniukin a good solid character. In the late 1970s and early 1980s career peak had Werbeniukin was told the press had almost 130 pounds, and he was known species circles the name of Big Bill.

Werbeniuk can unquestionably play. He reached the championship tournament four times in the quarter-finals, so top eight. UK Championship tournament, along with the snooker season of three major tournaments, Werbeniuk was at best semi-final. The world list he was at his best in the eighth.

He made a total of 17 for at least a hundred-point shot for the series, and career the best shot of the series ended in a handsome 143 points to read.

despite All this, Werbeniuk is especially known for the fact that he was hard to take the beer.

40-50 pints

Werbeniuk suffered from nervous illness, which got his cue arm to tremble elbow. Doctors suggest treatment beer, and at worst Werbeniuk may was sipping 40-50 pints a day.

I Drank six to eight pints of beer before the match and then one pint to take the frame. Long during matches I drank, of course, quite a lot, but my body burned the alcohol quickly, Werbeniuk said the Telegraph, according to a new metodistaan.

in addition to Beer in the 1980s was quite plain also that the players puffed a cigarette in the middle of the match. When the season's biggest tournament, the WORLD tournament's main sponsor as almost 30 years, a british tobacco brand, of course no one complained.

What's still just more special, Werbeniuk made to reduce the pre-match drink a beer tax because they were deemed to be a prerequisite for the snooker player's professions.

non-compete bill Werbeniuk was also hard to smoke a cigarette. AOPHarjoituspöytä and 30 pints of beer. Bill Werbeniukin way of life was not by any standards healthy. AOP

Wild beer volumes boosted Werbeniukin pulse, and the situation in order to balance he starts to use beta-blockers. Werbeniukin used by the drug was banned in 1988, and the international federations, the doctor asks them to exchange the product. Werbeniuk, however, refuse your doctor's opinion, relying on and continue the same, banned substance use. According to him, it wasn't run from healing, but the execution of the enabling drug.

Werbeniuk was sentenced to fines and competition bans, and in front was the return to the old, found to be good konstiin.

Werbeniuk try to make a comeback, and in January 1990, he faced Nigel Bond the world cup qualifying rounds. Bond won the match 10-1, and Webeniukin tell the plot of the match during the 24 pints of lager and on 16 vodka shots. After the match, Werbeniuk drank still at home with a bottle of scotch ”grief”.

I need to think about seriously, I can play longer. I drank such a quantity, and I feel start to feel good until the last freimein. I can only play, if I'm totally drunk, and it's not fair to myself, Werbeniuk said a few days after the match.

Werbeniuk did not play anymore, and he had to declare bankruptcy in 1991. He returned to his homeland and settled in Vancouver with his mother and brother. He didn't get the stick to work but i.e. disability benefits with help.

Werbeniukin heart of the betrayed in January 2003, six days after his 56-year anniversary of after. He spent his life the last few months in hospital.

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