Nigel Bond


2012 World Seniors Champion

Highest Pro Ranking

5 (1996/97)



Nigel Bond defeated Tony Chappel in Portsmouth to win the 2012 World Seniors Championship.

Bond overcame 1985 world champion Dennis Taylor, former world number two Tony Knowles and defending World Seniors champion Darren Morgan without dropping a frame to reach the final before defeating Welshman Chappel to win the title.

Twelve months later, Bond beat Stephen Hendry to return to the World Seniors Championship final but was this time defeated by six-time world champion Steve Davis.

Bond played on the professional tour between 1989 and 2022, sitting within the world’s top 16 for seven years, and reached the World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre in 1995 – losing 18-9 to Hendry.

The Englishman’s finest success came at the 1996 British Open, where Bond beat John  Higgins in a deciding frame to claim his first ranking event title.