Snooker season 1985/1986

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Snooker season 1985/1986
Details
Duration July 1985–May 1986
Tournaments 27
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Steve Davis
Masters Canada Cliff Thorburn
World Championship England Joe Johnson

The snooker season 1985/1986 was a series of snooker tournaments played from July 1985 to May 1986. The following table outlines the results for ranking events and the invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
07–?? 07–??  IRL NR Carlsberg Challenge RTÉ Studios Dublin England Jimmy White Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 8–3 [1]
08–?? 08–??  CAN NR Canadian Professional Championship Toronto Canada Cliff Thorburn Canada Bob Chaperon 6–4 [2]
08–?? 08–??  AUS NR Australian Masters Parmatta Club Sydney England Tony Meo Australia John Campbell 7–2 [3][4]
08–?? 08–??  THA NR Thailand Masters Ambassador Hotel Bangkok Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Wales Terry Griffiths 4–3 [5]
08–?? 08–??  SGP NR Singapore Masters Singapore England Steve Davis Wales Terry Griffiths 4–2 [6]
09–?? 09–??  AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Orange RSL Sydney Australia John Campbell Australia Eddie Charlton 10–7 [2]
09–?? 09–??  HKG NR Hong Kong Masters Hong Kong Wales Terry Griffiths England Steve Davis 4–2 [7]
09–19 09–22  SCO NR Scottish Masters Hospitality Inn Glasgow Canada Cliff Thorburn England Willie Thorne 9–7 [8]
09–22 10–06  ENG WR Goya Matchroom Trophy Trentham Gardens Stoke-on-Trent Canada Cliff Thorburn England Jimmy White 12–10 [9]
10–19 10–27  ENG WR Grand Prix Hexagon Theatre Reading England Steve Davis Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 10–9 [10]
10–29 11–02  CAN NR Canadian Masters CBC Television Studios Toronto Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor England Steve Davis 9–5 [11]
11–15 12–01  ENG WR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston England Steve Davis England Willie Thorne 16–14 [12]
12–04 12–15  ENG TE World Doubles Championship Derngate Centre Northampton England Steve Davis
England Tony Meo
Wales Ray Reardon
England Tony Jones
12–5 [13]
12–17 12–20  ENG NR Kit Kat Break for World Champions East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor England Steve Davis 9–5 [7]
12–?? 12–??  ENG NR Pot Black BBC Studios Birmingham Wales Doug Mountjoy England Jimmy White 2–0 [14][15]
01–03 01–12  ENG WR The Classic Spectrum Arena Warrington England Jimmy White Canada Cliff Thorburn 13–12 [16]
01–?? 01–??  BEL NR Belgian Classic Ostend Casino Ostend Wales Terry Griffiths Canada Kirk Stevens 9–7 [7]
01–26 02–02  ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London Canada Cliff Thorburn England Jimmy White 9–5 [17]
02–04 02–09  ENG NR English Professional Championship Corn Exchange Ipswich England Tony Meo England Neal Foulds 9–7 [18]
02–11 02–15  WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Abertillery Leisure Centre Abertillery Wales Terry Griffiths Wales Doug Mountjoy 9–3 [19]
02–16 03–02  ENG WR British Open Assembly Rooms Derby England Steve Davis England Willie Thorne 12–7 [20][21]
03–19 03–23  ENG TE World Cup (team event) Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth   All Ireland A  Canada 9–7 [22][23]
04–?? 04–??  SCO NR Scottish Professional Championship Marco's Leisure Centre Edinburgh Scotland Stephen Hendry Scotland Matt Gibson 10–5 [24]
04–08 04–13  IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill England Jimmy White England Willie Thorne 9–5 [25][26]
04–19 05–05  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Joe Johnson England Steve Davis 18–12 [27]
05–09 05–13  NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Mayfield Leisure Centre Belfast Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 10–7 [28]
05–?? 05–??  WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn Wales Terry Griffiths England Willie Thorne 9–6 [29][30]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event
TE = Team event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[31][32][33]

No. Ch. Name
1 Steady England Steve Davis
2 Rise Canada Cliff Thorburn
3 Fall England Tony Knowles
4 Rise Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
5 Fall Canada Kirk Stevens
6 Fall Wales Ray Reardon
7 Steady England Jimmy White
8 Steady Wales Terry Griffiths
9 Steady Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
10 Steady England Tony Meo
11 Rise England Willie Thorne
12 Fall Australia Eddie Charlton
13 Rise South Africa Silvino Francisco
14 Rise England David Taylor
15 Steady Wales Doug Mountjoy
16 Rise England Joe Johnson

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

References[edit]

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