1985 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Rothmans Grand Prix
Tournament information
DatesOctober 1985
VenueHexagon Theatre
CityReading
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Score10–9
1984
1986

The 1985 Rothmans Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place during October 1985 at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading.[1]

The final was a re-match of the 1985 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]

[3][4]

Last 64 Best of 9 frames

Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5–1 Barry West England

England Rex Williams 5–2 Mike Watterson England

England Tony Meo 5–3 Tony Jones England

Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5–1 S. Simn Gam Thailand

Australia Eddie Charlton 5–1 Geoff Foulds England

Malta Tony Drago 5–3 Murdo MacLeod Scotland

England George Scott 5–4 Ray Reardon Wales

Wales Cliff Wilson 5–1 Roger Bales England

Canada Kirk Stevens 5–0 Gerry Watson Canada

England Graham Miles 5–3 Dean Reynolds England

England David Taylor 5–2 Steve Newbury Wales

England Steve Longworth 5–2 John Parrott England

England Doug Mountjoy 5–1 Tony Chappel England

Australia John Campbell 5–4 Jimmy Van Rensburg South Africa

England Tony Knowles 5–1 Matt Gibson Scotland

England Ray Edmonds 5–2 Dene O'Kane New Zealand

Canada Cliff Thorburn 5–0 Bill Oliver England

England Mark Wildman 5–4 Steve Duggan England

England Joe Johnson 5–2 Dave Gilbert England

England Mike Hallett 5–3 Bernie Mikkelsen Canada

Wales Wayne Jones 5–0 Willie Thorne England

South Africa Peter Francisco 5–4 John Virgo England

Wales Terry Griffiths 5–4 Jack McLaughlin Northern Ireland

England Bob Harris 5–4 John Virgo England

England Jimmy White 5–0 Jack Fitzmaurice England

Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 5–3 Perrie Mans South Africa

South Africa Silvino Francisco 5–2 Billy Kelly Republic of Ireland

England Dave Martin 5-2 Mario Morra Canada

Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5–1 Vic Harris England

England Neal Foulds 5-0 Mike Darrington England

England Steve Davis 5–0 OB Agarwal India

England Danny Fowler 5–1 Bill Werbeniuk Canada


Last 32 Best of 9 frames

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor5
 
 
 
England Tony Meo3
 
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor5
 
 
 
Wales Cliff Wilson2
 
Wales Cliff Wilson5
 
 
 
Malta Tony Drago2
 
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor9
 
 
 
England Tony Knowles6
 
England Tony Knowles5
 
 
 
Australia John Campbell2
 
England Tony Knowles5
 
 
 
Canada Kirk Stevens4
 
Canada Kirk Stevens5
 
 
 
England Steve Longworth3
 
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor9
 
 
 
England Steve Davis10
 
Wales Terry Griffiths5
 
 
 
South Africa Peter Francisco2
 
Wales Terry Griffiths1
 
 
 
Canada Cliff Thorburn5
 
Canada Cliff Thorburn5
 
 
 
England Joe Johnson1
 
Canada Cliff Thorburn5
 
 
 
England Steve Davis9
 
South Africa Silvino Francisco5
 
 
 
England Jimmy White4
 
South Africa Silvino Francisco2
 
 
 
England Steve Davis5
 
England Steve Davis5
 
 
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins0
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Smyth
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 27 October 1985.
Steve Davis
 England
10–9 Dennis Taylor
 Northern Ireland
60–57, 67–53, 67–6, 102–0 (93), 32–88 (60), 67–51, 73–60, 11–81, 63–16, 44–74, 28–64, 24–64, 16–113 (62), 8–108 (50), 10–56, 62–26, 60–18, 48–64, 71–30
93 Highest break 62
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Professional Players Tournament, Grand Prix, LG Cup". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ Dee, John (1 May 2001). "Ebdon quick to sit on fence". London: The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  3. ^ "1985 Grand Prix Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2012.