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Encyclopedia > Terry Griffiths
Terry Griffiths
Born October 16, 1947
Nationality Welsh
Professional 1978–1997
Highest ranking #3 (1981/82)
Highest break 139
Tournament wins
Ranking events 1
Non-ranking events 7
World Champion 1979

Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. He is a former world champion, and is renowned for his slow, cautious style of play. October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... The Snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 1981/1982 season are listed below. ... In the Billiards game snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... The World Snooker Championship, currently held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Parish Church of St. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 feet × 6 feet) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ...


A former postman, Griffiths had a long amateur career, winning the Welsh Amateur Championship in 1975 and the English Amateur Championship in 1977 and 1978 before turning professional. A Melbourne Postie riding a walkthrough A postman (sometimes known as a mailman or letter carrier in North America and a postie in Australia) delivers the post (sometimes known as mail in North America. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


The then virtually unknown Griffiths shot to fame during the 1979 world championships. Interviewed after beating Eddie Charlton in a long semi-final, it suddenly dawned on him what he had done, and he said "I'm in the final now, you know!" in his broad native accent. He went on to beat Dennis Taylor 24-16 in the final, becoming world champion at his first attempt. This page refers to the year 1979. ... The World Championship is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... Eddie Charlton (31 October 1929 - 7 November 2004) was a world-class Australian snooker player. ... Dennis Taylor (recte Denis), born January 19, 1949 in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, is a retired British snooker player. ...


The Crucible Curse struck a year later, as he lost his first-round match to Steve Davis, who went on to win his first title in 1981. He never repeated this, although he reached the final in 1988, losing to Steve Davis. He has also won The Masters. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ...


Griffiths retired from professional play in 1997, and is now coach to Marco Fu, Stephen Hendry and, until recently, Mark Williams. He also frequently commentates on snooker for the BBC, often alongside Dennis Taylor. His style of commentary is arguably far livelier than his snooker play and often gently digs at his co-commentators, especially Willie Thorne. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marco Fu (born January 8, 1978) is a professional snooker player from Happy Valley, Hong Kong. ... Stephen Hendry MBE (born January 13, 1969 in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross) is a Scottish professional snooker player. ... Mark Williams MBE (born 21 March 1975, Cwm, Wales) is a Welsh professional snooker player. ... William Joseph Willie Thorne (born 4 March 1954) is an English professional snooker player and commentator. ...


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Terry Griffiths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (226 words)
Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947) is a retired Welsh snooker player.
A former postman, Griffiths had a long amateur career, winning the Welsh Amateur Championship in 1975 and the English Amateur Championship in 1977 and 1978 before turning professional.
Griffiths retired from professional play in 1996, and is now coach to Marco Fu, Stephen Hendry and, until recently, Mark Williams.
Where are they now...? (479 words)
Terry turned professional in 1978 after a very successful amateur career, although his start in the paid ranks was less than auspicious.
When I first saw Terry play, his game was not slow, however as the '79 Championship progressed, it became obvious that he was enjoying the tactical side of the sport, particularly in his semi-final match against Australian Eddie Charlton.
Nowadays Terry is found at most tournaments in a coaching capacity, most notable beneficiaries of his skills are Stephen Hendry and Mark Williams and both seem to be gaining from his experience.
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