Sidney Smith (snooker player)
He was the first player to make a total clearance in snooker competition, a break of 136 in 1939 in the Daily Mail Gold Cup, and had previously made a world record high break of 133 on 11 December 1936 at the Thurston's Snooker Handicap tournament.
Smith was the runner-up to Joe Davis in the World Snooker Championships of 1938 (having beaten Joe's brother Fred 18–13 in the semi-final) and 1939, and he was a semi-finalist on four occasions (1937, 1940, 1947, 1949).
Smith was the runner-up to Joe Davis in the 1950 News of the World Snooker Championship, and was twice runner-up to Alec Brown in a prestigious tournament of the late 1930s, the Daily Mail Gold Cup.
Smith made three 1000+ billiard breaks in his career, with his highest being a break of 1292.
Smith died in 1990 aged 82.
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