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Steve Davis

Davis playing in Warsaw in 2007
Born August 22, 1957 (1957-08-22) (age 50),
Plumstead, London
Nationality Flag of England English
Nickname(s) The Nugget,
Interesting,
Ginger Magician,
Romford Slim
Tournament wins
Ranking 28
Non-ranking 47
World Champion 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987–1989

Steve Davis, OBE, (born August 22, 1957, Plumstead, London)[1] is an English professional snooker player. He has won more professional titles in the sport than any other player, including six world championships during the 1980s. is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Plumstead (founded circa 980) is a district in the London Borough of Greenwich, with the eastern end of the site of the former Royal Arsenal at its northern boundary and Shooters Hill to the south. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Plumstead (founded circa 980) is a district in the London Borough of Greenwich, with the eastern end of the site of the former Royal Arsenal at its northern boundary and Shooters Hill to the south. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Davis' most successful spell came during the 1980s, when he was the snooker world number one for seven years and reached eight world finals; along the way, he recorded the first televised 147 break and became the sport's first millionaire. Such was Davis' dominance in the 1980s, a popular saying suggested that he was on television more often than the Prime Minister of the time.[2] In snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ...


Although he has failed to win a major title since 1997, Davis continues to play snooker at a high level, retaining his place in the elite world top-16 players almost every year. For the 2007–08 snooker season, he was ranked number 15. In recent years, Davis has also developed a television career as a studio analyst during the BBC's snooker coverage. The Snooker Season 2007/2008 is a series of snooker tournaments played during 2007 and 2008. ... BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1932. ...


Davis also has some notability as a pool player and by playing in the first annual Europe versus US Mosconi Cup team nine-ball competition. Pocket billiards at a pub in Groningen, Netherlands 8 ball pool in Beijing, China Pocket billiards, most commonly referred to as pool, is the general term for a family of games played on a specific class of billiards table, having 6 receptacles called pockets (or holes) along the rails, in... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool tournament contested between teams representing Europe and the USA since 1994. ... A correct nine ball rack Nine ball is a contemporary variation of pocket billiards, with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s. ...

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Snooker career

Early career

After a successful amateur career in which he won age-group titles in both snooker and English billiards, winning Under-19 Billiards Championship in 1976,[3] Davis played at the Romford branch of the Luciania snooker empire where, at the age of 12, his talent was brought to the notice of Barry Hearn by professional player Vic Harris.[4] Davis ended his amateur career with international honours. One of his last wins as an amateur was against another future professional Tony Meo in the final to win the Pontins Open Championship.[5] For the 1994 film, see Amateur (film). ... A snooker table English Billiards is a form of billiards played on a 6 × 12 rectangular table with pockets in the four corners and in the middle of the long sides (see Snooker for markings and a diagram). ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Romford is a large suburban town in Greater London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... Barry Hearn (born 1949, Dagenham, Essex) is an English sports entrepreneur, the founder and chairman of promotions company Matchroom Sport. ... Tony Meo (born 4 October 1959) is a retired English snooker player. ...


Davis turned professional in September 1978 and made his television debut on Pot Black where he played namesake Fred Davis.[6] He made his debut at the World Snooker Championship in 1979,[7] losing 11–13 to Dennis Taylor in the first round.[8] Pot Black was a UK television snooker tournament that played a large part in the popularisation of the modern game. ... Fred Davis, MBE (born August 13, 1913 in Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England; died April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and English billiards player, and was one of the most popular personalities in the game. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The event The competition took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between the April 1979. ... For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ...


Dominance of world snooker

Davis came to public prominence after his performance at the 1980 World Championship, where he reached the quarter-finals, knocking out defending champion Terry Griffiths en route,[9] before losing to Alex Higgins. Davis won his first major title in the same year - the UK Championship - during which he beat two of his close rivals, Griffiths 9–0 in the semi-finals and Higgins 16–6 in the final.[10] This began an 18-month period of domination. He won the Wilson's Classic and then the Yamaha International Masters and English Professional titles in 1981,[3] and became the bookmakers' favourite to win the 1981 World Championship, despite being seeded only 13.[citation needed] After struggling to a 10–8 win over a young Jimmy White in the opening round, he defeated Higgins in the second round and Griffiths in the quarter-finals respectively, before outlasting defending champion Cliff Thorburn in a gruelling semi-final, during which Davis at one stage went for over an hour without potting a ball.[citation needed] Davis' 18–12 victory over Doug Mountjoy in the final confirmed his status as the world champion, and in celebration his manager Barry Hearn charged across the arena to lift him up in the air.[11] He would go on to reach seven out of the next eight world finals. The event The competition took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between the 22nd April to the 5th May 1980. ... Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Alexander Alex Gordon Higgins (born 18 March 1949 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish professional snooker player, who was twice World Champion. ... The UK Championship is a professional snooker tournament, generally regarded as the second most prestigious tournament after the World Championship. ... The Classic was a professional snooker tournament. ... The British Open is a professional snooker tournament. ... The event The competition took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between the 6th to the 20th April 1981. ... James Jimmy Warren White, MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... Clifford Charles Devlin (Cliff) Thorburn (born January 16, 1948 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional snooker player. ... Doug Mountjoy (born 8 June 1942) is a retired Welsh Snooker player. ... Barry Hearn (born 1949, Dagenham, Essex) is an English sports entrepreneur, the founder and chairman of promotions company Matchroom Sport. ...


He followed up his world title win with a 9–0 final victory over Dennis Taylor in the Jameson International and then retained the UK Championship with a 9–0 whitewash over White in the semi-finals and a 16–3 win over Griffiths in the final.[10] This began a period of six months in which Davis and Griffiths contested almost all the major tournament finals. During this run, in January 1982, Davis made television sporting history when he compiled the first televised 147 maximum break at the Lada Classic at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, against John Spencer,[12] though he was beaten 9–8 in the final by Griffiths.[13] He made amends for that defeat in February by beating Griffiths in the final of the Masters, the first of his three titles there.[14] For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ... The Players Championship is a professional snooker tournament. ... The 1981 Coral UK Championship took place at the Guildhall, Preston in November and TV stages shown on BBC TV took place between 28 November and 5 December 1981. ... In snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... The Classic was a professional snooker tournament. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... John Spencer (18 June 1935 - 11 July 2006) was an English snooker player who dominated the game in the 1970s along with Ray Reardon. ... The Masters, formerly the Benson & Hedges Masters, is a professional snooker tournament. ...


Davis' 18-month period of total dominance ended in April 1982 when, falling victim to the Crucible Curse affecting first-time world champions on their return to the Crucible, Davis suffered a 10–1 loss to Tony Knowles in the first round at the 1982 World Snooker Championship.[8] Later that year, he was denied a third consecutive UK title with defeat in the quarter-finals to Griffiths.[citation needed] Following those two setbacks, he won the first of four World Doubles titles with partner Tony Meo.[3] Davis regained the world title the following season with a session in the final to spare, defeating an overwhelmed Thorburn 18–6; Thorburn had seen his previous three matches go to a deciding frame and a late finish.[15] Davis lost 16–15 to Higgins in the 1983 UK Championship final,[10] despite having led 7–0 in the opening stages.[16] In 1984, he became the first man to retain his world title at the Crucible Theatre by beating Jimmy White 18–16 in the final.[17] He also regained the UK title in 1984 by beating Higgins 16–8 and thereafter held it until his defeat in the semi-finals in 1988 to the up-and-coming Stephen Hendry, comprehensively beating Neal Foulds in the 1986 final and then White 16–14 in the close-fought 1987 final.[10] Davis had looked set to lose the 1985 final to Willie Thorne who, leading 13–8 in the best of 31 frames match, missed a blue which would have given him a 14–8 lead. Davis won the frame and then seven of the next eight to win 16–14.[10] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Tony Knowles (born 13 June 1955) is an English professional snooker player. ... // The event The Embassy World Snooker Championship took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between the 30th April to the 16th May 1982. ... The World Doubles Championship, also known as the Hofmeister World Doubles (1982-6) or the Fosters World Doubles (1987), was a non-ranking snooker tournament held from 1982 to 1987. ... Tony Meo (born 4 October 1959) is a retired English snooker player. ... The Crucible Theatre, located in the city centre of Sheffield, England is known for being a producing theatre, meaning shows are designed and rehearsed in-house. ... The 1984 Coral UK Championship took place at the Guildhall, Preston from 18 November with TV stages shown on BBC TV took place between 24 November and 2 December 1984. ... Stephen Gordon[1] Hendry, MBE (born January 13, 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player and seven time World Champion. ... Neal Foulds (born July 13, 1963) is an English professional snooker player. ... The 1986 Tennents UK Championship took place at the Guildhall, Preston in November and TV stages shown on BBC TV took place between 22 and 30 November 1986. ... The 1987 Tennents UK Championship took place at the Guildhall, Preston in November and TV stages shown on BBC TV took place between 21 and 29 November 1987. ... The 1985 Coral UK Championship took place at the Guildhall, Preston in November and TV stages shown on BBC TV took place between 25 November and 1 December 1985. ... William Joseph Thorne (born 4 March 1954 in Leicester, England), best known as Willie Thorne, is a former English professional snooker player and now a commentator. ...


Black ball final

One of his most memorable matches was one he lost: the 1985 World Championship final against Dennis Taylor. Davis seemed set for his third consecutive win, with an opening session of near-faultless snooker giving him a 7–0 lead, which was extended to 8–0 in the evening session, before Taylor bounced back to trail only 7–9. From 12–12 the pair traded frames before Davis forged ahead to lead 17–15. However, Taylor clawed his way back to 17–17 and the match went into a deciding frame. With the scores close, Taylor potted to the final colours to leave the black as the winner-takes-all ball. After a series of safety shots and attempts at potting it, Davis overcut the black, leaving Taylor with a reasonably straightforward pot to secure the championship. The "nailbiting" finale drew 18.5 million viewers, a record post-midnight audience on British television and a record audience for BBC Two.[18] The black-ball finish was voted the ninth greatest sporting moment of all time in a 2002 Channel 4 poll.[19] Dennis Taylor just after winning the 1985 championship The 1985 World Snooker Championship final is often cited as the most exciting game of snooker ever seen. ... For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... The following is a glossary of traditional terms used in the three main cue sport disciplines: pocket billiards (pool), which denotes a host of games played on a table with six pockets such as straight pool, eight-ball, nine-ball, one-pocket and bank pool; carom billiards referring to the... The 100 Greatest Sporting Moments was a British television programme in the 100 Greatest / 100 Worst strand on Channel 4. ... This article is about the British television station. ...

Davis holding the World Championship Trophy
Davis holding the World Championship Trophy

He gained a measure of revenge over Taylor shortly afterwards, winning their Rothmans Grand Prix final, also in the deciding frame, and with a 2:14am finishing time.[citation needed] At the 1986 World Championship, having seen off White 13–5 in the quarter-finals and Thorburn 16–12 in a gruelling semi-final, Davis faced 150–1 outsider Joe Johnson in the final, but lost 18–12 to the Yorkshireman.[20] The result did not affect his position at the top of the world rankings, as he had won the UK, the Grand Prix and the British Open in the past year.[citation needed] At the end of 1986 he beat Neal Foulds to win the UK Championship.[10] The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... 1986 Embassy World Championship results: First Round: Dennis Taylor [4*] (NIR) 6-10 Mike Hallett (ENG) Joe Johnson [16] (ENG) 10-3 Dave Martin (ENG) Alex Higgins [9] (NIR) 10-7 John Spencer (ENG) Terry Griffiths [8] (WAL) 10-2 Danny Fowler (ENG) Kirk Stevens [5] (CAN) 10-6 Dean... Joe Johnson (born 29 June 1952) is an English professional snooker player. ... Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England. ... The British Open is a professional snooker tournament. ... Neal Foulds (born July 13, 1963) is an English professional snooker player. ...


Davis started 1987 well as he won the Mercantile Credit Classic in January, beating defending champion Jimmy White 13–12.[citation needed] At the World Championship, he met Johnson in the final again, and regained the title by winning 18–14.[21] In doing so, he also became the first player to win the UK Championship, Masters and World Championship in the same year (this feat has since been equalled by Stephen Hendry, John Higgins and Mark J. Williams).[citation needed] Davis went into the 1988 World Championship, having won the Fidelity International and the UK Championship. He also retained the Mercantile Credit Classic and regained the Masters title which included a 9–0 whitewash of Mike Hallett, regained the World Cup with England and won his fourth Irish Masters title.[citation needed] In the World Championship itself he rarely looked back, beating Hallett 13–1, Tony Drago 13–4 and Thorburn 16–8 en route to the final, where at 8–8 with Griffiths after two sessions, he pulled away to secure his fifth world title, winning 18–11.[22] In the 1988–89 season Davis won the Grand Prix, beating Alex Higgins in the final, but his unbeaten run of four UK Championship titles came to an end with a 9–3 loss to Hendry in the 1988 semi-final. He did not win another major title that season until the World Championship, when he completed the heaviest victory in a world final of the modern era with an 18–3 victory over John Parrott.[23] In the same tournament he also set the record for the fewest frames conceded (23) at an individual world championship en route to winning it. By the end of the 1980s, he was snooker's first millionaire.[3] The Classic was a professional snooker tournament. ... Stephen Gordon[1] Hendry, MBE (born January 13, 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player and seven time World Champion. ... John Higgins (born May 18, 1975, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish professional snooker player. ... For other persons of the same name, see Mark Williams. ... The event The competition took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between the the 16th April to the 2nd May 1988. ... Mike Hallett (July 2, 1959 - April 19, 2006) was an English professional snooker player. ... The following is a glossary of traditional terms used in the three main cue sport disciplines: pocket billiards (pool), which denotes a host of games played on a table with six pockets such as straight pool, eight-ball, nine-ball, one-pocket and bank pool; carom billiards referring to the... Tony Drago (born September 22, 1965) is a professional snooker and pool player from Malta. ... The Snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 1988/1989 season are listed below. ... The 1988 Tennents UK Championship took place at the Guildhall, Preston in November and TV stages shown on BBC TV took place between 19 and 27 November 1988. ... The event The competition took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between the the 15th April to the 1st May 1989. ... John Parrott MBE (born 11 May 1964 in Liverpool, England) is an English professional snooker player. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Millionairess redirects here. ...


Later years

As of February 2008, that win was Davis' last world title, though he continued to compete and win tournaments into the 1990s. His last major win as World number one was the 1989 Grand Prix, in which he beat Dean Reynolds 10–0 in the final;[24] Davis did not win another major title until the 1992 Mercantile Credit Classic.[citation needed] In the 1990 World Championship, Jimmy White denied him an eighth consecutive final appearance when he won their semi-final 16–14.[25] Davis was replaced as world number one by Stephen Hendry at the end of the 1989–90 season. For the most part he has retained his place in the top 16, and reached the semi-finals in the World Championships again in 1991 and 1994.[26][27] Among other victories, he won four of his eight Irish Masters titles, the European Open, the Mercantile Credit Classic and consecutive Welsh Open titles during the early 1990s.[citation needed] His successful defence of his Welsh Open title in 1995 is to date his last ranking title.[28] Dean Reynolds (born January 11, 1963) is an English professional snooker player. ... The Classic was a professional snooker tournament. ... The event The 1990 Embassy World Snooker Championship took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between 13 to 29 April 1990. ... Stephen Gordon[1] Hendry, MBE (born January 13, 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player and seven time World Champion. ... Snooker world rankings 1989/1990: The professional world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 1989/1990 season are listed below. ... // The event The 1991 Embassy World Snooker Championship took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between 20 April and 6 May 1991. ... // The event The 1994 Embassy World Snooker Championship took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between the the 16th April to the 2nd May 1994. ... The Irish Masters is a professional snooker tournament. ... The European Open was a professional snooker tournament. ... The Welsh Open is a professional snooker tournament. ... The snooker season 1994/1995 is a series of snooker tournaments played during the years 1994 and 1995. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ...


Arguably the most memorable of his later tournament wins came in the Masters in 1997. Trailing his opponent Ronnie O'Sullivan 8–4 in the final, he won the next six frames to secure a 10–8 win.[29] That win remains his last in a major snooker tournament. Davis dropped out of the top 16 after the 2000 World Championship and failed to qualify for the championship for the next two years,[citation needed] before subsequently enjoying an up-turn in form and winning his place back in the 2003–2004 season. He was runner-up in the Welsh Open to O'Sullivan in 2004, losing 9–8 after having led 8–5,[28] while in 2005, he reached the quarter finals of the World Championships before losing to eventual winner Shaun Murphy.[30] The Masters, formerly the Benson & Hedges Masters, is a professional snooker tournament. ... The 1997 Benson and Hedges Masters took place between February 2 and February 9, 1997 at the Wembley Conference Centre. ... Ronald Antonio Ronnie OSullivan (born December 5, 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands),[1][2] nicknamed The Pocket Rocket (or more recently Mr. ... The snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 2003/2004 season are listed below. ... The Welsh Open is a professional snooker tournament. ... The 2005 Embassy World Snooker Championship took place between the 16 April and 2 May 2005 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield England. ... Shaun Murphy (born August 10, 1982) is an English professional snooker player and the 2005 world snooker champion. ...


The 2005 UK Championship, held in York in December 2005, saw Davis' most successful performance at a major tournament for several years. He reached his 100th career final by beating defending champion Stephen Maguire 9–8 despite having trailed 7–4, a win which included a 145 break in the penultimate frame; and then Stephen Hendry (for the first time in twelve years) 9–6 in the semi-finals. In the final he met the rising Chinese star Ding Junhui, who is thirty years his junior - equalling the largest-ever disparity in ages between ranking tournament finalists[citation needed] - but lost 10–6.[31] Despite losing, it took him to third place in the provisional rankings, his highest position in a decade.[citation needed] In the same season he reached the second round of the World Championships, again losing to Murphy.[31] Davis' performances through the 2006–07 season, including reaching the UK Championship quarter-finals and the Welsh Open semi-finals, ensured he "achieved his dream" to still be a top-16 player at the age of 50.[32] The 2005 Travis Perkins UK Snooker Championship took place at the Barbican Centre in York starting on 5 December and ending on 18 December, 2005. ... York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John... Stephen Maguire (born March 13, 1981) is a Scottish professional snooker player from Glasgow. ... Stephen Gordon[1] Hendry, MBE (born January 13, 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player and seven time World Champion. ... Ding Junhui (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born April 1, 1987) is a Chinese snooker player, born in Yixing, Jiangsu (near Shanghai), and is now a resident of England during the snooker season. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... The snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 2006/2007 season are listed below. ...


As of 2008, Davis has won a record 73 professional titles, excluding his two English Professional titles, 28 of them in ranking events.[33] His record of six world titles in the modern era has been bettered only by Stephen Hendry and no player has yet matched his tally of six UK titles. Davis has also compiled over 300 competitive centuries during his career.[34] 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen Gordon[1] Hendry, MBE (born January 13, 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player and seven time World Champion. ...


Status

In the book Master of the Baize, a detailed comparison and ranking of snooker pros, authors Luke Williams and Paul Gadsby rated Davis among the top three greatest snooker players of all time.[35]


Pool and Billiards

In 1994, Steve Davis began playing in professional nine-ball pool events regularly.[citation needed] He is partly responsible for the institution of the Mosconi Cup,[citation needed] a multi-day competition between teams from Europe and the USA, inspired by and based on the format of golf's Ryder Cup. He has represented Europe in the tournament on eleven occasions,[36] and was a member of the team's 1995 and 2002 wins; his victory against the US's Earl Strickland clinched the 2002 competition for Europe.[37] A correct nine ball rack Nine ball is a contemporary variation of pocket billiards, with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s. ... Pocket billiards at a pub in Groningen, Netherlands 8 ball pool in Beijing, China Pocket billiards, most commonly referred to as pool, is the general term for a family of games played on a specific class of billiards table, having 6 receptacles called pockets (or holes) along the rails, in... The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool tournament contested between teams representing Europe and the USA since 1994. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Earl Strickland, nicknamed Earl the Pearl, is a famous American pool player and is generally considered one of the best nine-ball players of all time. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


He has taken notable victories in his pool career, including his "shock" winning streak at the 2000 World Pool Championship, where he cameback from an 8–2 deficit to take 9–8 win over then-reigning world champion Efren Reyes, following it up with victories over 1997 world champion Ralf Souquet and 1998 champion Takahashi Kunihiko.[citation needed] In 2001, Davis nearly won his first title in pool at the World Pool League. However, Efren Reyes defeated him in 9–5 the final.[38] Pool commentator Sid Waddell gave him the nickname "Romford Slim",[39] suggesting him to be the UK's answer to the famous American pool player Rudolph "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone. Waddell later also dubbed him "The Prowler" for his unusual habit of pacing up and down the side of the table during between racks and during breaks in play. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The WPA World Nine-ball Championship is an annual international, professional nine-ball pool tournament, sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA). ... A World Championship is any contest to determine the best in the world in a particular field. ... Efren Reyes (born August 26, 1954) is a Filipino professional pool player from Angeles City. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Ralf Souquet (born 29 November 1968 in Eschweiler, Germany) is a German professional pool player. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Kunihiko Takahashi ) is a Japanese professional pool player. ... Efren Reyes (born August 26, 1954) is a Filipino professional pool player from Angeles City. ... Sid Waddell (born August 10, 1940 in Alnwick, Northumberland) is a British born Geordie commentator and television personality. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Minnesota Fats On Pool, 1965 Rudolph Walter Wanderone Jr. ...


He dislikes eight-ball pool as played on English-style tables in British pubs and clubs, considering it a "Mickey Mouse" game because of its under-sized cue ball in relation to the other balls.[40] A kick shot in action. ... Pub redirects here. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ...


In the past Davis occasionally played in professional English billiards tournaments. A snooker table English Billiards is a form of billiards played on a 6 × 12 rectangular table with pockets in the four corners and in the middle of the long sides (see Snooker for markings and a diagram). ...


Off the table

Davis has become known for his coolness and impeccable conduct in high-pressure situations, earning himself the nicknames "The Ginger Magician" and "The Nugget". [41] His initial lack of emotional expression and somewhat monotonous interviewing style earned him a reputation as boring. As a result, the satirical television series Spitting Image gave him the ironic nickname Steve 'Interesting' Davis.[42] Davis himself has long played upon this image, particularly as a pundit and commentator for the BBC's snooker coverage and as a guest on television quizzes such as They Think It's All Over.[43] In 2007, his image is being used as "reliable" in a series of advertisements for Irish Life.[44] Spitting Image was a British satirical puppet show that ran on the ITV television network from 1984 to 1996. ... Ironic redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... They Think Its All Over (1995-2006) is the name of a British satirical game show with a sporting theme produced by TalkbackTHAMES and shown on BBC One. ... The Irish Life and Permanent is a financial institution in the Republic of Ireland created in 1999. ...

How To Be Really Interesting front cover
How To Be Really Interesting front cover

He is co-author (with Geoff Atkinson) of the comedy book How To Be Really Interesting (1988) and the more serious Steve Davis Plays Chess (1995) (with David Norwood).[45] In 1988, Davis was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and was made an MBE.[46] He was awarded an OBE in 2001,[29] and is currently honorary president of the Snooker Writers' Association.[47] David Robert Norwood (born October 3, 1968 in Farnworth, near Bolton, Lancashire) is an English chess Grandmaster, chess writer, and businessman. ... The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is given to one sportsman or sportswoman, usually British, every year. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


Davis has taken up his non-snooker interests in the public arena too. In 1983, he hosted The Steve Davis Sports Quiz for Channel 4 and later a soul music show for commercial radio stations, titled Steve Davis' Interesting Soul. Since 1996 he has presented a show dedicated to Progressive Rock and the Canterbury Scene on his local radio station, Phoenix FM.[48] He is also a keen chess player and was, for a while, the President of the British Chess Federation.[49] He also appeared in a Heinz Baked Beans advertisement in the 1980s (featuring snooker commentator Ted Lowe with the pay-off line "really interesting" and Davis 'assessing' his beans on toast as if it were a snooker situation, and chalking his cutlery)[50] and Crosse and Blackwell adverts in 1994.[citation needed] This article is about the British television station. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... The Canterbury Scene (or Canterbury Sound) is a term used to loosely describe the group of progressive rock musicians that were based around the city of Canterbury, Kent, England during the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Phoenix FM is a community radio station serving the areas of Brentwood and Billericay, England. ... This article is about the Western board game. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ), commonly known as Heinz, famous for its 57 Varieties slogan, is a processed food product company with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. ... Baked beans and scrambled egg on toast. ... Ted Lowe was a BBC snooker commentator. ... Cutlery refers to any hand implement used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food in the Western world. ... Crosse & Blackwell is a portfolio of retail food brands sold by the Nestlé Group to Premier International Foods in 2002. ...


He has also become a proficient poker player, with successful appearances at televised tournaments;[51] one of these included an appearance at the final table together with fellow snooker player Jimmy White, who eventually won.[52] Later, at the 2006 World Series of Poker, Davis finished 579th in the no limit Texas hold 'em main event, winning $20,617.[53] Davis is a big fan of the French progressive rock band Magma, and even organised a concert in London so he could watch them.[54] He is on the board of Leyton Orient football club, which he has revealed to be more of a gimmick; Davis has been Charlton Athletic fan most of his life,[55] and Barry Hearn is the Orient chairman.[56] Along with Hearn, he has most recently become involved with online pool in their collaboration of PoolStars, where he serves as the spokesman and technical advisor. For the domestic fireplace tool, see fireplace poker. ... James Jimmy Warren White, MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... The 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) began on June 25, 2006 with satellite events, with regular play commencing on June 26 with the annual Casino Employee event, and the Tournament of Champions held on June 28 and 29. ... Texas hold em involves community cards available to all players (pictured here on the left). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Magma is a French progressive rock band founded in Paris in 1969 by classically-trained drummer Christian Vander, who claimed as his inspiration a vision of humanitys spiritual and ecological future that profoundly disturbed him. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Leyton Orient F.C. are an English professional football team from east London, currently playing in League One of the Football League. ... Current season Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Barry Hearn (born 1949, Dagenham, Essex) is an English sports entrepreneur, the founder and chairman of promotions company Matchroom Sport. ...


He lives in Brentwood, Essex[39], is divorced[citation needed] and has two sons. Brentwood is a town and the principal settlement of the Borough of Brentwood, part of Essex in England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ...


Tournament wins

Snooker

Ranking Tournaments
Tournament Year
World Championship 1981, 1983, 1984,
1987, 1988, 1989
Rothmans Grand Prix 1985, 1988, 1989
British Open 1986, 1993
Asian Open 1992
UK Championship[57] 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Regal Welsh Open 1994, 1995
Lada Classic[58] 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992
European Open 1993
Players Championship 1983, 1984, 1987,
1988, 1989
Other Professional Tournaments
Tournament Year
UK Championship[57] 1980, 1981
English Professional Championship 1981, 1985
Lada Classic[58] 1981, 1983
Canadian Masters 1986
China International 1998
Masters 1982, 1988, 1997
Scottish Masters 1982, 1983, 1984
Hong Kong Masters 1984, 1987
Belgian Challenge 1992
World Series 1992
European Challenge 1991
European Grand Prix 1988
Irish Masters 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988,
1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
Australian Masters 1986
Red Bull Super League 1998
World Matchplay 1988
Yamaha International 1981, 1982, 1984
Tolly Cobbold Classic 1982, 1983, 1984
BBC Pot Black 1982, 1983
Matchroom League 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
Matchroom Professional 1989
Players Championship 1981

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Pool

The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool tournament contested between teams representing Europe and the USA since 1994. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

Notes and references

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  2. ^ "Steve Davis, OBE", Sporting Life. Retrieved on 2007-01-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d Chris Turner (2004). Player Profile: Steve Davis. The Global Snooker Centre. Retrieved on April 11, 2007.
  4. ^ Chris Turner and Janie Watkins (2005). Player Profile: Tony Drago. The Global Snooker Centre. Retrieved on April 20, 2007.
  5. ^ Steve Davis. Matchroom Sport. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  6. ^ Tributes to cue king Fred Davis. BBC News (1998-04-16). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  7. ^ John Dee (2004-01-26). Snooker: Davis happy to return to elite. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  8. ^ a b Snooker: Hicks heaps misery on erring Davis. The Independent (1995-04-19). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  9. ^ A Profile for Terry Griffiths. Terry Griffiths Matchroom. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  10. ^ a b c d e f UK Championship history. BBC Sport (2002-11-28). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  11. ^ 1981: Davis begins his reign. BBC Sport (2002-04-12). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  12. ^ Steve Davis, OBE (2006). Retrieved on April 11, 2007.
  13. ^ Carl Marsden (2007-09-05). Piece of snooker history ended up at rugby club. Oldham Advertiser. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  14. ^ Masters roll of honour. BBC Sport (2008-01-07). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  15. ^ 1983: Davis' title but Thorburn's 147. BBC Sport (2002-04-12). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  16. ^ Back from the dead. BBC Sport (2000-11-28). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  17. ^ 1984: Davis outshines White. BBC Sport (2002-04-12). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  18. ^ 1985: The black ball final. BBC Sport (2002-04-14). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  19. ^ "100 GREATEST SPORTING MOMENTS – RESULTS", Channel4.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-16. 
  20. ^ 1986: Johnson stuns snooker world. BBC Sport (2002-04-14). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  21. ^ 1987: Davis' revenge on Johnson. BBC Sport (2002-04-14). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  22. ^ 1988: Davis does it again. BBC Sport (2002-04-14). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  23. ^ 1989: Davis makes it six. BBC Sport (2002-04-14). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  24. ^ Chris Turner (June 2002). Player Profile: Dean Reynolds. The Global Snooker Centre. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  25. ^ 1990 - Cue Stephen Hendry. BBC Sport (2002-04-12). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  26. ^ 1991: Parrott finally gets reward. BBC Sport (2002-04-12). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  27. ^ 1994: Hendry beats White in classic. BBC Sport (2002-04-12). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  28. ^ a b Welsh Open: Previous winners. BBC Sport (2005-01-14). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  29. ^ a b Biographies; Steve Davis: Presenter. BBC Press Office (2007). Retrieved on April 14, 2007.
  30. ^ Saj Chowdhury (2005-04-27). Murphy beats Davis to reach semis. BBC Sport. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  31. ^ a b WORLD SNOOKER - Steve Davis. Sporting Life. Retrieved on 2008-02-26.
  32. ^ "Davis Rolls Back The Years", Yahoo, 2007-05-05. Retrieved on 2007-05-11. 
  33. ^ The Global Snooker Centre
  34. ^ Chris Turner's Snooker Archive: Snooker's Top Century Makers (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  35. ^ "Hendry rated as best-ever player", BBC, 2005-04-14. Retrieved on 2007-01-02. 
  36. ^ EU History. Matchroom. Retrieved on 21 April 2007.
  37. ^ "Europe Win Mosconi Cup For First Time Since 1995", 9ballpool.co.uk, 2002-12-23. Retrieved on 2007-04-21. 
  38. ^ World Pool League Back In Poland (2001). Retrieved on April 11, 2007.
  39. ^ a b Steve Davis. Inside Pool (2004). Retrieved on April 14, 2007.
  40. ^ "9 Ball News: Uk8ball.com interviews Steve Davis at the nineball worlds". UK8Ball.com (2002-07-17). Retrieved on 2007-05-03. Davis made it clear that he is only critical of the game when it is played with an undersized cue ball (which is not the case in WPA competition nor in the IPT-style stripes-and-solids game more broadly known as eight-ball.
  41. ^ Profile on worldsnooker.com. World Snooker (2008). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  42. ^ Mr Interesting...On the Spot. BBC Lancashire. Retrieved on April 14, 2007.
  43. ^ "They Think It's All Over". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  44. ^ Snapshot of our Select investments. Irish Life. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  45. ^ Davis, Steve; David Norwood (September 1995). Steve Davis Plays Chess. B.T. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 0-7134-7813-6. 
  46. ^ Sports Personality 2006 - Past winners: 1988-1992. BBC (2003-11-27). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  47. ^ Jonathan Rawcliffe & Phil Harlow (2005). Crucible Diary - Day Two. BBC Sport. Retrieved on April 15, 2007.
  48. ^ The Interesting Alternative Show. Retrieved on 2007-04-20.
  49. ^ FIDE Honours (2007). Retrieved on April 15, 2007.
  50. ^ Davis: An 'interesting' legend. BBC Sport (2001-04-12). Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
  51. ^ Steve Davis Profile. The Mob Poker Database. Retrieved on April 29, 2008.
  52. ^ Poker Million History. Poker Million. Retrieved on April 29, 2008.
  53. ^ Player Database - Results for Steve Davis. CardPlayer.com. Retrieved on April 14, 2007.
  54. ^ Lee Honeyball (2004). My obsession. The Observer. Retrieved on April 14, 2007.
  55. ^ Nicoli, Luke (November 2007). "Steve Davis". FourFourTwo: 110. 
  56. ^ Barry Hearn And The Board Of Directors. Leyton Orient. Retrieved on April 29, 2008.
  57. ^ a b Became a ranking tournament in 1984. In all, Davis has won this tournament six times. See UK Snooker Championship
  58. ^ a b Became a ranking tournament in 1984. In all, Davis has won this tournament six times. See Classic (snooker)
  59. ^ STEVE 'ROMFORD SLIM' DAVIS. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.

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Ray Reardon | Cliff Thorburn | Steve Davis | Stephen Hendry | John Higgins | Mark Williams | Ronnie O'Sullivan The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA, also known as the World Snooker Association), founded in 1968 as the Professional Billiard Players Association, is the governing body for the professional game. ... The snooker players ranked number one in the world are listed below for each season since rankings began. ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Clifford Charles Devlin (Cliff) Thorburn (born January 16, 1948 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional snooker player. ... Stephen Gordon[1] Hendry, MBE (born January 13, 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player and seven time World Champion. ... John Higgins (born May 18, 1975, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish professional snooker player. ... For other persons of the same name, see Mark Williams. ... Ronald Antonio Ronnie OSullivan (born December 5, 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands),[1][2] nicknamed The Pocket Rocket (or more recently Mr. ...


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Steve Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (661 words)
Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player.
Davis himself has long played upon this image, particularly as a pundit and commentator for the BBC's snooker coverage and as a guest on television quizzes, with an appealing line in deadpan humour.
In 1995 Davis began playing pool professionally and is responsible for the institution of the Mosconi Cup, a multi-day competition between teams from the USA and Europe, inspired by and roughly based on the format of the Ryder Cup.
Steve Davis - definition of Steve Davis in Encyclopedia (448 words)
Steve Davis (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player.
Having turned professional in 1978, Davis won the World Snooker Championship 6 times during the 1980s (1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988 and 1989), a record at the time.
Recently, Davis has begun to play pool professionally and is responsible for the institution of the Mosconi Cup, a multi-day competition between teams from the USA and Europe, inspired by and roughly based on the format of the Ryder Cup.
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