Ray Edmonds

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Ray Edmonds
Born (1936-04-25) 25 April 1936 (age 80)
Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Sport country  England
Professional 1978–1997
Highest ranking 28 (1980–1982)
Career winnings £61,664[1]
Highest break 121 (1985 British Open)[1]
Century breaks 7[1]
Best ranking finish Last 16 (1988 Grand Prix)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 2

Ray Edmonds (born 25 April 1936 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire) is a former English professional player of English billiards and snooker. He twice won the World Amateur Snooker title, and won the World Professional Billiards Championship in 1985.

Playing career[edit]

Edmonds first played snooker as an amateur, winning the World Amateur crown twice in the early 1970s.[2] After turning professional he reached the World Snooker Championship on four occasions in 1980, 1981, 1985 and 1986, on each occasion losing in the first round.[3]

In 1985 Ray won the World Professional Billiards Championship. This gives Ray the unique distinction of being the only player to have won this title as well as two World Amateur titles at snooker.

Edmonds was less successful as a professional, but became World Professional Billiards Champion in 1985.[4]

Post-retirement[edit]

Edmonds set up the Ray Edmonds Snooker Centre in Grimsby in December 1983.[2] He was worked also a snooker commentator with both ITV[2] and the BBC[4] before retiring in 2004.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Career-total Statistics for Ray Edmonds - Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d About Us - Ray Edmonds Snooker Centre
  3. ^ For 1980 performance: "World Championship 1980". Global Snooker.  For 1981 performance: "World Championship 1981". Global Snooker.  For 1985 performance: "World Championship 1985". Global Snooker.  For 1986 performance: "World Championship 1986". Global Snooker. 
  4. ^ a b Jack Karnehm - Obituaries | Independent