1985 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Rothmans Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates October 1985
Venue Hexagon Theatre
City Reading
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Champion England Steve Davis
Runner-up Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Score 10–9

The 1985 Rothmans Grand Prix professional ranking snooker tournament was held in the Hexagon Theatre in Reading during October 1985.[1]

The final was a re-match of the World Championship final between Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor, the defending Grand Prix champion. It was Davis this time who became champion winning the match 10–9. The match became the longest one-day final in snooker history. It lasted 10 hours and 21 minutes.[2]

Main draw[edit]

Last 32 Best of 9 frames

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  5
 England Tony Meo  3  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  5
   Wales Cliff Wilson  2  
 Wales Cliff Wilson  5
 Malta Tony Drago  2  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  9
   England Tony Knowles  6  
 England Tony Knowles  5
 Australia John Campbell  2  
 England Tony Knowles  5
   Canada Kirk Stevens  4  
 Canada Kirk Stevens  5
 England Steve Longworth  3  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  9
   England Steve Davis  10
 Wales Terry Griffiths  5
 South Africa Peter Francisco  2  
 Wales Terry Griffiths  1
   Canada Cliff Thorburn  5  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  5
 England Joe Johnson  1  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  5
   England Steve Davis  9  
 South Africa Silvino Francisco  5
 England Jimmy White  4  
 South Africa Silvino Francisco  2
   England Steve Davis  5  
 England Steve Davis  5
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins  0  


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