SNOOKER: Stephen Hendry loses to Matthew Stevens

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Stephen Hendry's first match as a father resulted in a resounding defeat at the Grand Prix in Bournemouth last night. The world champion, whose wife Mandy gave birth to a son a fortnight ago, failed to reach the televised phase of the tournament as he lost 5-1 to the 19-year-old Welshman Matthew Stevens. The fifth seed, Nigel Bond, and sixth seed Alan McManus were also eliminated in the first round. Bond lost 5-1 to the little known Oliver King from Farnham, while McManus went down 5-2 to Middlesbrough's Jon Birch.

GRAND PRIX (Bournemouth International Centre) First round: E Henderson (Sco) bt J Swail (N Irl) 5-0; M Williams (Wal) bt M Gray (Eng) 5-3; B Snaddon (Sco) bt D O'Kane (NZ) 5-4; A Hamilton (Eng) bt N Walker (Eng) 5-4; C Small (Sco) bt P Hunter (Eng) 5-4; S James (Eng) bt W Jones (Wal) 5-4; M King (Eng) bt J Ferguson (Eng) 5-0; O King (Eng) bt N Bond (Eng) 5-1; J Wattana (Thai) bt G Dott (Sco) 5-4; J Birch (Eng) bt A McManus (Sco) 5-2; F O'Brien (Irl) bt D Harold (Eng) 5-4; M Stevens (Wal) bt S Hendry (Sco) 5-1; T Jones (Eng) bt J White (Eng) 5-1; M Bennett (Wal) bt P Ebdon (Eng) 5-3; P McPhillips (Sco) bt A Hicks (Eng) 5-3; S Storey (Eng) bt D Taylor (N Irl) 5-3.