||MOUNTJOY WINS WORLD AMATEUR TITLE
In Johannesburg, South Africa, Doug Mountjoy had a crushing 11-1 victory
Paul Mifsud to win the World Amateur Championship.
||EDDIE CHARLTON BORN
One of the most familiar faces around in the early days of televised snooker, Eddie
Charlton, was born in Merewether,
New South Wales. Read his full
||BOMB LANDS ON THURSTON'S
A German bomb land on Thurston's in Leicester Square which has hosted eight
world championship finals. The building was restored and re-opened as Leicester
Square Hall in 1947 where four more world championships and a number of other
big tournament s were held.
CLINCH WORLD TEAM TITLE.
Cliff Thorburn, Kirk Stevens and Bill Werbeniuk
won the State Express World Team Classic for Canada.
In the final,at the Hexagon in Reading, they
beat the holders, England,
this time represented by Steve Davis, Jimmy White and Tony Knowles, 4-2.
||EBDON'S FIRST RANKING TITLE
In only his third season on the tour, Peter Ebdon claimed his first
ranking title beating Ken Doherty 9-6 to win the Skoda Grand Prix at the
||MARK DAVIS SEALS WEMBLEY SPOT.
Mark Davis won the last ever Benson & Hedges Championship to clinch a place in
the final B&H sponsored Masters at Wembley. In the final at the Towers Club
in Mansfield he
beat Mehmet Husnu 9-6.
||TED LOWE MBE BORN.
Ted was general manager of the Leicester Square Hall from 1947 to 1955 and he
became the BBC's first regular commentator for snooker. Later it was he who
devised the format for Pot Black and later convinced the BBC to provide
extensive coverage of the world championship. Known as 'Whispering Ted' due to
the style he had developed when his commentaries were delivered from close to
the table rather than a sound-proof box, he became the voice of snooker to
millions. Ted died aged 90 in May 2011.
||FIRST WORLD TEAM TITLE FOR ENGLAND
England ended Wales' monopoly of the event when Steve
Davis, John Spencer and David Taylor won the State Express World
Team Classic title at the Hexagon in Reading.
They beat the familiar Welsh trio of Reardon, Griffiths and Mountjoy 4-3 in the
WINS LATEST CLASH WITH DAVIS!
The ongoing saga of Dennis Taylor - Steve Davis finals continued with
the two meeting in the final of the non-ranking Canadian Masters in Toronto. This time,
Dennis, who had lost to Steve in the Grand Prix final a week earlier, got the
better of his rival with a 9-5 victory.
||DOHERTY WINS IN MALTA
Ken Doherty won the fourth running of the Rothmans Malta Grand Prix at the Jerma
Palace Hotel in Marsascala. He beat John Higgins 7-5 in the final of this non-ranking
||STEVE MIFSUD IS WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPION
In Cairo, the IBSF World Amateur Championship went to Australia's Steve
Mifsud who beat Tim English of Wales 11-6 in the final.
||REARDON IS 'CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS'
Boxing promoter, Mike Barrett,
followed his first snooker venture, the Dry Blackthorn Cup, with the Champion
of Champions tournament. Again it was a four-man event held on a single day at
Wembley Conference Centre. World champion, Ray Reardon beat Alex Higgins
11-9 in the final.
||HENDRY WINS DUBAI
The first ranking tournament to be held in the Middle East,
the Dubai Duty Free Classic, was won by Stephen Hendry. In the final, at
the Al Nasr Stadium, he beat Doug Mountjoy 9-2.
||HENDRY RETAINS ASIAN OPEN TITLE
Stephen Hendry won the 555 Asian Open for the second year running with a 9-3 victory
over Dennis Taylor at the GDTV Studios in Guangzhou.
This was the first time a ranking event had been held in China.
||AGRAWAL WINS WORLD AMATEUR TITLE.
In Dublin, Omprakash Agrawal of India became the first player from outside the UK to win the
World Amateur Championship. He beat the defending champion, Terry Parsons of Wales, 11-7 in
||BURROWS MAKES A MAXIMUM
Karl Burrows made a 147, the 34th on the all-time list, in the 3rd round of the
Benson & Hedges Championship at the Willie Thorne Snooker Centre in Malvern
in a match against Adrian Rosa.
||JIMMY WHITE TAKES CANADIAN TITLE.
The first ever overseas world ranking event, and
the only one ever to be held in North America, the BCE Canadian Masters
in Toronto, was
won by Jimmy White who beat Steve Davis 9-4 in the final.
||SMALL VICTORY EARNS WEMBLEY SLOT
The first tournament to be classified as a ‘minor ranking’ event, the Benson
& Hedges Championship at the Masters Club in Glasgow, was won by Chris
Small whose 9-1 victory over Alan
McManus also earned him a place in the B&H Masters at Wembley.
||EBDON WINS MALTA
The second Rothmans Malta Grand Prix went to Peter Ebdon. He took the
title with a 7-4 defeat of John Higgins in the final at the Jerma Palace Hotel
||HICKS ON THE WAY TO WEMBLEY
Andy Hicks booked his place in the B&H Masters at Wembley with a 9-6 victory
over Paul Davies to win the Benson & Hedges Championship at the Willie
Thorne Snooker Centre in Malvern.