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Steve Davis
OBE
Steve Davis at German Masters Snooker Final (DerHexer) 2012-02-05 16.jpg
Davis at the 2012 German Masters
Born (1957-08-22) 22 August 1957 (age 62)[1]
Plumstead, London, England
Sport country England
Nickname
  • The Nugget
  • Interesting
  • Ginger Magician[2][3]
  • Romford Robot[4]
  • Romford Slim
  • Master Cueman
  • Golden Nugget
Professional1978–2016
Highest ranking1 (1983/841989/90)
Career winnings£5.5 million[5][6]
Highest break147:
1982 Classic
Century breaks355
Tournament wins
Ranking28
Non-ranking55
World Champion

Steve Davis, OBE (born 22 August 1957) is a retired English professional snooker player from Plumstead in southeast London. He dominated the sport during the 1980s, winning six World Snooker Championships (from eight finals), held the world number one ranking for seven consecutive seasons, and is the first snooker player to earn over £1 million in prize money. The winner of the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year in 1988, he is the only snooker player to win the award.

Davis won 28 ranking events, the fourth-highest total. In addition to his six world titles, he won the Masters three times and the UK Championship six times for a total of 15 Triple Crown titles—third behind Ronnie O'Sullivan (19) and Stephen Hendry (18). During the 1987–88 season, Davis was the first player to win all three Triple Crown events in a single season and is one of three players to achieve this (with Hendry and Mark Williams). He has a career total of 355 competitive century breaks, including the first officially recognised and first televised maximum break in professional competition (at the 1982 Classic). The 1985 World Championship final against Dennis Taylor, which was decided on the final black, attracted 18.5 million viewers for a record post-midnight UK television audience.

Although his dominance of snooker ended with Hendry's emergence in the 1990s, Davis continued to compete at a high level over the next two decades. He won the 1997 Masters at age 39, reached the final of the 2005 UK Championship at age 48, and was still a top-16 player when he turned 50 during the 2007–08 season. Davis made a record 30th appearance at the Crucible in 2010 at age 52, where he defeated reigning world champion John Higgins to become the oldest world quarter-finalist since Eddie Charlton in 1983. On 17 April 2016, at age 58, Davis announced his retirement from the tour after 38 professional seasons. He remains active as a television analyst and commentator for the BBC's snooker coverage. Davis was made an MBE in the 1988 Birthday Honours and an OBE in the 2000 New Year Honours.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Davis's father Bill, a keen player, introduced him to snooker at age 12 took him to play at his local working men's club and gave him an instructional book: How I Play Snooker by Joe Davis (no relation).[7][8] They studied the book, and Davis based his technique on it during the 1970s.[9] He began playing at the Lucania Snooker Club in Romford. The club manager brought his talent to the attention of Barry Hearn (chairman of the Lucania chain of snooker halls) when Davis was 18, and Hearn became his friend and manager.[10][11] Paid £25 a match by Hearn, Davis toured the United Kingdom and participated in challenge matches against established professionals such as Ray Reardon, John Spencer and Alex Higgins. Around this time he was nicknamed "Nugget" because, according to Hearn, "you could put your case of money on him and you knew you were going to get paid."[10]

Davis won the English Under-19 Billiards Championship in 1976.[12] One of his last wins as an amateur was against Tony Meo, another future professional, in the final of the 1978 Pontin's Spring Open.[13] He defended his title a year later, defeating future rival Jimmy White 7–4 in the final.[14] Davis turned professional on 17 September 1978 and made his professional television debut on Pot Black, where he played against Fred Davis.[15][16] He made his debut at the 1979 World Snooker Championship,[17] losing 11–13 to Dennis Taylor in the first round.[18]

Professional success[edit]

Davis became well known after his performance at the 1980 World Snooker Championship, where he reached the quarter-finals (defeating defending champion Terry Griffiths in the second round[19] before losing to Alex Higgins.[20] He won his first major title that year, the 1980 UK Championship, defeating Griffiths 9–0 in the semi-finals and Higgins 16–6 in the final.[21][22]

Over the next 18 months, Davis won seven more events. He won the Classic, International Masters and English Professional titles in 1981,[12] and was the bookmakers' favourite to win the 1981 World Snooker Championship despite being seeded 13th.[23][24] Davis reached the final by defeating Jimmy White in the first round, Higgins in the second round, Griffiths in the quarter-finals and defending champion Cliff Thorburn in the semi-final.[25] He defeated Doug Mountjoy 18–12 in the final, and Hearn charged across the arena to lift him up in the air.[26][27] Davis followed up his world title with a 9–0 whitewash-final victory over Dennis Taylor in the International Open, and retained the 1981 UK Championship with a 9–0 whitewash against White in the semi-finals and a 16–3 win over Griffiths in the final.[28] This began a six-month period in which Davis and Griffiths contested almost all the major tournament finals. During this run, in January 1982, Davis compiled the first televised maximum break at the Classic at Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham against John Spencer[29] and won a Lada car;[30] he then lost 8–9 to Griffiths in the final.[31] Davis won his first Masters title that year, defeating Griffiths 9–6 in the final.[32]

His 18-month period of dominance ended at the 1982 World Snooker Championship, where he lost 1–10 to Tony Knowles in the first round.[18] Davis did not win a third consecutive 1982 UK Championship later that year, losing to Griffiths in the quarter-finals.[33] After those two defeats, he won the World Doubles Championship with partner Tony Meo.[12] Davis defeated an overwhelmed Thorburn 18–6 in the 1983 World Snooker Championship, regaining the title with a session to spare in the final; Thorburn had seen his previous three matches go to a deciding frame and a late finish.[34] Davis lost 15–16 to Higgins in the 1983 UK Championship final, despite leading 7–0 at one point.[35] At the 1984 World Snooker Championship, he was the first player to retain his title at the Crucible Theatre – the venue for the event – by defeating Jimmy White 18–16 in the final.[36] Davis won the 1984 UK Championship, defeating Higgins 16–8 in the final.[37]

1985 World Snooker Championship[edit]

Davis lost only 23 frames en route to the 1985 World Snooker Championship final, where his opponent was Dennis Taylor. He won all of the frames in the first session to lead 7–0 (extending his lead to 8–0 in the evening session), but Taylor recovered to trail 7–9. From 11–11, they traded frames before Davis forged ahead to lead 17–15. Taylor won the next two frames to level the match at 17–17 and force a deciding frame. With the scores close, Taylor potted the final colours to leave the black ball. The player who potted the ball would win the championship; after a series of safety shots and attempts to pot it, Davis over-cut the black and left Taylor with a reasonably-straightforward pot to secure the championship. The final had 18.5 million viewers, setting records for BBC Two and for a post-midnight audience on British television.[38] The final, later called the "black ball final", was voted the ninth-greatest sporting moment of all time in a 2002 Channel 4 poll; Davis's disbelief and Taylor's triumphant, pointing finger have been replayed many times on television.[39]

1985–1989[edit]

Davis and Taylor met again in the final of the 1985 Grand Prix, but this time Davis won in the deciding frame. At 10 hours 21 minutes, it was the longest one-day final in snooker history.[40] Davis trailed Willie Thorne 8–13 in the 1985 UK Championship final. Thorne missed a blue off the spot, which would have given him a 14–8 lead; Davis won the frame and seven of the next eight to win 16–14.[41] At the 1986 World Championship, Davis defeated White 13–5 in the quarter-finals and Thorburn 16–12 in the semi-finals.[42] His opponent in the final was Joe Johnson, who started the tournament a 150–1 outsider. Davis lost the match, 12–18.[43] The result did not affect his position at the top of the world rankings, since he had won the UK Championship, the Grand Prix and the British Open in the 1985–86 season. At the end of 1986, he defeated Neal Foulds 16–7 to retain the 1986 UK Championship.[37]

Davis began 1987 by winning the Classic 13–12 against defending champion Jimmy White.[44] At the 1987 World Snooker Championship, he defeated Griffiths 13–5 in the quarter-final and White 16–11 in the semi-final.[45] Meeting Johnson again in the final, he established a 14–10 lead after three sessions. Johnson reduced Davis's lead to 14–13, but Davis took four of the next five frames to win the match 18–14 and regain the title.[46] In December he retained his UK title with a 16–14 win against White in the final.[37] Davis retained the Classic in 1988, claimed his second Masters title with a 9–0 final whitewash of Mike Hallett (the only final whitewash in the event's history),[32] won the World Cup with England and won his fourth Irish Masters title. In the World Championship Davis defeated Hallett 13–1, Tony Drago 13–4 and Thorburn 16–8 en route to the final, where he met Griffiths. Davis established a 5–2 lead after the first session, but Griffiths levelled at 8–8 after the second. On the second day of the match, Davis took ten out of thirteen frames to win his fifth world title 18–11.[47]

He won the first ranking event of the 1988–89 snooker season, a 12–6 win against White in the International Open. During the same match, he became the first player to make three consecutive century breaks in a major tournament.[48] In October, Davis won the Grand Prix final 10–6 against Alex Higgins and held the World, UK, Masters, Grand Prix, Classic and Irish Masters titles simultaneously. His four-year unbeaten run in the UK Championship ended in December with a 3–9 semi-final loss to Hendry.[49] Davis did not win another major title until the 1989 World Championship, where he beat Hendry 16–9 in the semi-finals before the most decisive victory in a world final of the modern era: an 18–3 win against John Parrott, for his last world championship.[50] The match is regarded as one of Davis's greatest performances, and was cited in the Guinness Book of Snooker as "The greatest display of potting, break building and safety play ever seen ... no-one could have lived with Davis the way he played at the Crucible in 1989".[51] He retained the Grand Prix in October, beating Dean Reynolds 10–0 in the final – the first whitewash in a ranking-event final.[52] By the end of the 1980s, Davis was snooker's first millionaire.[12]

1990–2005[edit]

Davis was denied an eighth consecutive appearance in the 1990 World Snooker Championship final by Jimmy White, who won their semi-final 16–14.[53] Davis was replaced as world number one by Stephen Hendry at the end of the 1989–90 snooker season, but regained the position until the 1995–1996 season.[54] He reached the World Championship semi-finals in 1991 and 1994.[55][56] Davis won the Irish Masters four times: in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994. He won the Classic and the Asian Open in 1992, the European Open in 1993, and consecutive Welsh Open titles in 1994 and 1995. Davis's successful defence of his 1995 Welsh Open title was his last ranking title.[57] His last victory in a major tournament was at the 1997 Masters. Trailing his opponent Ronnie O'Sullivan 4–8 in the final, Davis won the next six frames for a 10–8 win.[58]

After a season in which he reached only one ranking event quarter-final, Davis dropped out of the top 16 for the 2000–2001 season[54] and failed to qualify for the World Championship for the next two years.[59][60] After failing to qualify for the World Snooker Championship for the first time in his professional career in 2001, he felt that retiring would be the "easy thing to do"; since he still enjoyed the challenge of snooker, however, he continued playing and regained his place in the top 16 for the 2003–2004 season.[54][61] Davis was runner-up in the 2004 Welsh Open to O'Sullivan, losing 8–9 after leading 8–5.[62] He reached the quarter-finals of the 2005 World Snooker Championship, losing to eventual winner Shaun Murphy.[63]

2005–2010[edit]

Davis reached his 100th major career final at the 2005 UK Championship in York,[1] his first appearance in the event's final since 1990.[37] He beat defending champion Stephen Maguire 9–8 with a 145 break, and Stephen Hendry 9–6 in the semi-finals before he lost 6–10 to Ding Junhui.[64][65] Davis brushed off suggestions of retirement before the World Championships,[66] and reached the second round (where he lost to Murphy).[67] His performances during the 2006–07 season, including reaching the 2006 UK Championship quarter-finals and the Welsh Open semi-finals, ensured that Davis was still a top-16 player at age 50.[4]

Davis leaning over a table for a shot
Davis during a 2008 match against Ville Pasanen

Although Davis dropped out of the top sixteen a year later, he returned to form in the 2008–09 season by reaching the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters and Grand Prix – the first time he reached consecutive ranking-event quarter-finals since 1996.[68] At the 2009 World Snooker Championship, Davis lost 2–10 to Neil Robertson in the first round.[69] He failed to qualify for the televised stages of the first two tournaments of the 2009–10 season, losing 4–5 to Matthew Selt in the Shanghai Masters and 0–5 to Mark Davis in the Grand Prix.[70][71] In the next tournament, the 2009 UK Championship, he defeated Michael Judge 9–7 to set up a first-round match against Hendry[72] (which he lost 6–9).[73] Davis began 2010 by failing to qualify for the Welsh Open and the China Open, losing 2–5 to Dominic Dale and 3–5 against Mike Dunn in the final qualifying round.[74][75] In March, he qualified for the World Championship for the 30th time by defeating Adrian Gunnell 10–4.[76]

In the first round, Davis defeated Mark King 10–9. At 52, he was the oldest player to win a match at the Crucible since Eddie Charlton defeated Cliff Thorburn in 1989.[77] In the second round, against defending champion John Higgins (a 1–20 favourite) Davis led 6–2 after the first session, 9–7 after the second session and won 13–11, a win Clive Everton called "the greatest upset in the 33 years the Crucible has been hosting the championship."[78] This made him the oldest world quarter-finalist since Charlton in 1983. In the quarter-final match against Australian Neil Robertson, Davis recovered from a 2–12 deficit to force the match into the third session before losing 5–13.[79] On 29 April 2010, to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1985 World Championship final, Davis appeared with Taylor before the beginning of the first semi-final to stage a humorous re-enactment of their historic final frame; Taylor entered the arena wearing a pair of comically-oversized glasses, and Davis arrived sporting a red wig.[80] Despite having his best run at the World Championship for five years and reaching the quarter-finals for only the second time since 1994, this was his last appearance at the Crucible; he failed to qualify for the World Championship again before his retirement.[81]

Davis began the 2010–11 season by qualifying for the televised stages of the Shanghai Masters, whitewashing Rod Lawler 5–0[82] before losing 3–5 in the first round to Jamie Cope.[83] He lost his qualifying matches in the next two tournaments: 1–3 to Peter Ebdon in the last 64 of the World Open,[84] and 2–9 to Mark Joyce in the last 48 of the 2010 UK Championship.[85] Davis participated in the Players Tour Championship; his best result was at the Paul Hunter Classic, where he reached the quarter-finals before losing 1–4 to Shaun Murphy.[86] He finished 67 on the Order of Merit.[87] He reached the final of the World Seniors Championship, losing 1–4 to Jimmy White.[88] He reached the third qualifying round of the German Masters, but was whitewashed by Ryan Day 0–5.[89] Davis lost the first qualifying matches of his next two tournaments, defeated by Joe Jogia 3–4 in the Welsh Open[90] and 4–5 by James Wattana in the China Open.[91] He narrowly reached the last qualifying round of the World Championship by defeating Jack Lisowski 10–9 before losing 2–10 to Stephen Lee.[92]

Retirement (2010–2016)[edit]

Davis, bent over the table, lining up a shot
Davis playing a trick shot exhibition during the break of the 2012 German Masters final

Davis began the 2011–12 season at number 44, his lowest rank since turning professional.[54][93] He lost his first qualifying match at the Shanghai Masters, 1–5, to Passakorn Suwannawat.[94] Davis reached the final of the 2011 World Seniors Championship before losing 1–2 to Darren Morgan.[95] He participated in the 2011–12 Players Tour Championship; his best result was in the Warsaw Classic, where he reached the semi-finals before losing 3–4 to Ricky Walden.[96] Davis finished at number 26 on the Order of Merit.[97] He qualified for the 2011 UK Championship by defeating Ian McCulloch and Andrew Higginson 6–2.[98] Divis did not qualify for the German Masters (losing 1–5 to Robert Milkins),[99] and lost 1–6 in the first round of the UK Championship to Ronnie O'Sullivan.[100] He missed the 2012 World Open, losing his first qualifying match 1–5 to Ian McCulloch,[101] but reached the last 16 of the Welsh Open with three 4–3 victories (defeating Lucky Vatnani, Ricky Walden and Allister Carter) before losing 0–4 to Shaun Murphy.[102][103] Davis did not qualify for the China Open or the World Snooker Championship, losing 1–5 to Rory McLeod and 7–10 to Ben Woollaston.[104][105]

He began the 2012–13 season at number 51,[106] but did not qualify for the first two ranking events after losing 3–5 to Kurt Maflin in the Wuxi Classic[107] and 0–5 to Michael Wild at the Australian Goldfields Open.[108] Davis participated in the Six-red World Championship, where he finished third in Group E (with three wins in five matches) and advanced to the knock-out stage[109] before losing 1–6 to Mark Davis in the last 32.[110] He qualified for the Shanghai Masters by defeating Alfie Burden 5–1 and Andrew Higginson 5–0,[111] defeating Zhu Yinghui 5–1 to reach the last 32[112] before losing 4–5 to Ricky Walden.[113] Davis did not qualify for the International Championship, losing his first qualifying match 5–6 to Pankaj Advani.[114] He qualified for the final stages of the 2012 UK Championship, defeating Advani 6–5 and Jamie Burnett 6–2,[115] before losing 2–6 to Ali Carter.[116] Davis lost his first qualifying match at the 2013 German Masters, 4–5, to Simon Bedford.[117] He again participated in the Players Tour Championship; his best results were in the Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy and the Scottish Open, where he reached the last 16 before losing 3–4 to John Higgins and 1–4 to Ding Junhui.[118][119] Davis placed 52nd on the tour's Order of Merit.[120] He lost in the qualifying stages of the next two ranking events: 4–5 to Chen Zhe in the World Open,[121] and 0–5 to Mark King in the China Open.[122] In the Welsh Open, Davis defeated Kurt Maflin 4–2 to qualify for the event's venue stage[123] before losing 0–4 to Mark Selby.[124] He finished the season in the qualifying stage of the World Championship, losing 7–10 to Maflin.[125]

Davis began the 2013–14 season at number 51;[126] his first match was in the qualifying stages for the Wuxi Classic, where he faced James Cahill. After Cahill levelled the match at 2–2, Davis won the next three frames and scored a 131 break in the penultimate frame to qualify for the tournament's main stage;[127] he lost, 1–5, to Andrew Higginson in the last 64.[128] He then lost his next two ranking events in the qualifying stages: 2–5 to Higginson in the Shanghai Masters,[129] and 1–4 to Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon at the Indian Open.[130] Davis qualified for the International Championship with a 6–2 win against Allan Taylor,[131] losing 1–6 to Zhao Xintong in the wildcard round.[132] He won his first World Seniors Championship by defeating Nigel Bond, 2–1.[133] After a defeat by Craig Steadman 8–10 in the second round of the 2014 World Snooker Championship qualification, Davis finished the season outside the top 64 on the money list and dropped off the main professional tour after 36 years.[134]

With an invitational tour card for tournaments in the 2014–15 season, he returned to competitive snooker in the Riga Open in August 2014 (losing 1–4 to Robert Milkins in the last 64).[135] Davis participated in the Paul Hunter Classic, losing 2–4 to Gary Wilson in the last 128.[136] He played in the 2014 Champion of Champions event after qualifying with the 2013 World Seniors Championship,[137] losing 1–4 to Mark Selby in the group semi-final.[138] Davis entered the 2016 World Championship qualifiers, and lost to Fergal O'Brien in his final professional match.[139]

During a live 17 April 2016 BBC broadcast, he announced his retirement from professional snooker, citing the recent death of his father as the main reason. Davis entered the Crucible Theatre holding the World Championship trophy, and received a standing ovation from the audience.[139] He continues to play exhibitions, and is a commentator for the BBC's snooker coverage.[139]

Other sports[edit]

Davis playing a trick shot: potting a ball under a cloth

From 1994 to 2007, Davis regularly participated in professional nine-ball pool events; he was instrumental in creating the Mosconi Cup.[3] He represented Europe in the tournament eleven times, and was a member of the victorious 1995 and 2002 teams;[140] his victory against the US's Earl Strickland clinched the 2002 competition for Europe.[141][142][143] In 2001, Davis reached the final of his first pool event at the World Pool League before losing 9–5 to Efren Reyes.[144] Sky Sports commentator Sid Waddell gave him the nickname "Romford Slim", calling him Britain's answer to American pool player Rudolf "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone.[3] Davis dislikes blackball pool as played on English-style tables in British pubs and clubs, considering it a "Mickey Mouse game" when played with a smaller cue ball than the other balls.[145]

He reached the last 16 of the 2003 WPA World Nine-ball Championship in Cardiff, Wales, where he faced three-time champion Strickland. The match was notable for the behaviour of its players. Strickland accused members of the crowd of bias towards Davis;[146] when warned by referee Michaela Tabb, he told her to "shut up".[147] He complained after Davis took a second toilet break (when only allocated one), and Davis later admitted that the second break was gamesmanship against his opponent.[146] Strickland won the match, and proceeded to the semi-finals.[148]

Davis has become a proficient poker player, with successful appearances at televised tournaments;[149] they included an appearance at the final table of the 2003 Poker Million with fellow snooker player Jimmy White, who eventually won.[150] He finished 579th at event 41 of the 2006 World Series of Poker, winning $20,617.[151] At event 54 of the 2008 World Series of Poker, Davis finished 389th and won $28,950.[152] He finished 131st, winning $5,491, at event 56 of the 2010 World Series of Poker.[153] At event 22 of the 2011 Grand Poker Series, Davis finished eighth and won $2,049.[154]

A keen chess player, he is a former president of the British Chess Federation.[155] Davis co-authored Steve Davis Plays Chess, a 1995 book.[155][156]

In other media[edit]

Davis has become known for his coolness and conduct in high-pressure situations.[1] His initial lack of emotional expression and monotonous interview style earned him a reputation as boring, and the satirical television series Spitting Image nicknamed him "Interesting".[157] Davis has since on this image, and says it helped him gain public acceptance.[158] He co-authored How to Be Really Interesting with Geoff Atkinson, a 1988 book on whose cover he wears boxing regalia and holds a cue.[159][160]

Davis has worked with a series of video games. He appeared in a spoof online promotion for the Nintendo DS game World Snooker Championship Season 2007–08, parodying a Nicole Kidman Brain Training advertisement, and worked with the World Snooker Championship franchise and Virtual Snooker.[161] In 2010, Davis played himself on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; other TV appearances include the Christmas 1981 episode of The Morecambe & Wise Show.[162][163]

Davis has published a number of other books. Five relate to snooker: Successful Snooker (1982),[164] Frame and Fortune (1982),[165] Steve Davis: Snooker Champion (1983),[166] Matchroom Snooker (1988)[167] and The Official Matchroom 1990.[168] He co-authored two chess books in 1995 with David Norwood: Steve Davis Plays Chess[169] and Grandmaster Meets Chess Amateur.[170] Davis wrote three 1994 cookbooks: Simply Fix – the Steve Davis Interesting Cookbook No 1 – Interesting Things to Do With Meat,[171] Simply Fix – The Steve Davis Interesting Cookbook No 2 – Interesting Things to Make with Poultry,[172] and Simply Fix – the Steve Davis Interesting Cookbook No 3 – Interesting Things to Make Using Vegetables.[173] His third autobiography, Interesting, was published in 2015.[174]

He participated in the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2013, finishing in eighth place.[175] The Rack Pack, a 2016 BBC television film about professional snooker during the 1970s and 1980s focusing on Davis's rivalry with Alex Higgins, featured Will Merrick as Davis.[176]

Music[edit]

Davis joined Brentwood community radio station Phoenix FM in 1996, broadcasting a variety of soul and rock shows during the next ten years online and on FM under a Restricted Service Licence. When the station went full-time on FM in March 2007, he hosted The Interesting Alternative Show.[177] As a result of his broadcasts, Davis was a guest presenter on BBC Radio 6 Music in 2011.[178] He branched out into club work in 2015, and has regular slots at London bars and nightclubs.[179] Davis performed with Kavus Torabi at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival;[180] their collaboration led to the formation of the Utopia Strong, an electronic-music band whose debut album was released on 13 September 2019.[181]

He joined Chas & Dave and several other snooker stars (as the Matchroom Mob) on "Snooker Loopy", a 1986 novelty record which was a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart.[182][183] A year later they released "Romford Rap", a follow-up single which reached number 91 on the UK charts.[184] Davis has presented a show dedicated to progressive rock and the Canterbury scene since 1996 on Phoenix FM, his local radio station.[185]

Legacy[edit]

Davis won a record 81 professional titles and was the runner-up in 37 events, with 28 of these as ranking event victories. His modern-era record of six world titles has been broken only by Hendry, and his six UK Championship titles has been bettered only by Ronnie O'Sullivan. Davis compiled over 300 competitive centuries during his career. In 2011, Davis was inducted into World Snooker's new Hall of Fame with seven other former world champions.[186] In the book Masters of the Baize, a detailed comparison and ranking of snooker professionals, Luke Williams and Paul Gadsby rated Davis as the third greatest snooker player of all time (behind Joe Davis and Stephen Hendry).[187][188]

Personal life[edit]

In 1988, Davis was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and was made an MBE.[189][190] Made an OBE in 2000,[191][58] he is honorary president of the Snooker Writers' Association.[192] Davis is a fan of French progressive rock band Magma, and produced a London concert so he could see them.[193] Although he is on the board of Leyton Orient F.C., he has been a Charlton Athletic F.C. fan most of his life.[194]

Davis lives in Brentwood, Essex.[195] He and his wife, Judith, divorced in 2005 after 15 years of marriage. They have two sons: Greg (born in 1991) and Jack (born in 1993).[196] In 2012, Greg Davis entered the Q-School with the aim of winning a place on the professional snooker tour.[197][198]

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Malta Cup[nb 14] Tournament Not Held WD SF 3R QF W QF 2R 1R 1R NH 1R Not Held A 1R 2R QF 1R 1R NR Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy[nb 15] Not Held NR Tournament Not Held NR 2R 3R 1R Tournament Not Held
World Open[nb 16] Tournament Not Held WD 2R SF W QF 3R W W 1R F QF QF QF QF 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R SF 2R 3R 3R RR RR QF LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R Not Held
Wuxi Classic[nb 17] Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event LQ 1R A NH
Indian Open Tournament Not Held LQ A NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Bombay International A SF Tournament Not Held
Scottish Open[nb 18] Not Held W Ranking Event Not Held Ranking Event Tournament Not Held MR Not Held
Highland Masters Not Held SF Tournament Not Held
Pontins Professional SF SF QF W A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Tournament Not Held
Classic NH A W F W Ranking Event Tournament Not Held
UK Championship A QF W W QF F Ranking Event
Tolly Cobbold Classic RR A A W W W Tournament Not Held
British Open[nb 13] NH A W W 2R W Ranking Event Tournament Not Held
Singapore Masters Tournament Not Held F W Tournament Not Held
KitKat Break for World Champions Tournament Not Held F Tournament Not Held
English Professional Championship Not Held W Not Held W SF A A A Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open[nb 4] NH A A A W A A A F A NH R Not Held Ranking Tournament Not Held Ranking Event
China Masters Tournament Not Held W Tournament Not Held
Tokyo Masters Tournament Not Held SF Tournament Not Held
Canadian Masters[nb 9] QF QF QF Tournament Not Held F W QF R Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic[nb 10] Tournament Not Held F Ranking Event Tournament Not Held
Matchroom Professional Championship Tournament Not Held F SF W Tournament Not Held
Hong Kong Gold Cup Tournament Not Held W Tournament Not Held
International League Tournament Not Held RR Tournament Not Held
Norwich Union Grand Prix Tournament Not Held W A F Tournament Not Held
World Masters Tournament Not Held QF Tournament Not Held
London Masters Tournament Not Held SF QF W Tournament Not Held
European Masters League Tournament Not Held W Tournament Not Held
European Challenge Tournament Not Held F A A Tournament Not Held
Hong Kong Challenge[nb 19] Tournament Not Held SF W F SF F QF NH SF SF Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 11] Tournament Not Held F RR RR SF Not Held Ranking W Ranking Event A Not Held A Tournament Not Held
World Matchplay Tournament Not Held W SF SF F F Not Held
Pot Black RR A RR W W QF QF 1R Tournament Not Held W 1R W Tournament Not Held A A A Tournament Not Held
Tenball Tournament Not Held QF Tournament Not Held
Guangzhou Masters Tournament Not Held F Ranking Event
China Open[nb 7] Tournament Not Held W Ranking Event Not Held Ranking Event
Super Challenge Tournament Not Held W Tournament Not Held
Champions Super League Tournament Not Held RR Tournament Not Held
German Masters[nb 5] Tournament Not Held Ranking Event 1R Not Held Ranking Event
Champions Cup[nb 20] Tournament Not Held QF A 1R QF QF RR A A Tournament Not Held
Scottish Masters Not Held SF W W W A A A NH SF QF F SF 1R SF QF 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A Tournament Not Held
Irish Masters A A A F W W SF A W W SF W W QF W W QF F QF QF QF 1R QF A Ranking Event NH A Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy[nb 15] Not Held F Tournament Not Held WR Ranking Event Tournament Not Held
Warsaw Snooker Tour Tournament Not Held SF Tournament Not Held
World Series Warsaw Tournament Not Held SF Tournament Not Held
Premier League[nb 21] Tournament Not Held RR Not Held W W W W F F SF RR SF F RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR SF SF RR RR A A A A Not Held
World Series Grand Final Tournament Not Held QF Tournament Not Held
Performance table legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi–finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament WD withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not Held means an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event means an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.

Career finals[edit]

Ranking finals: 41 (28 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
World Championship (6–2)
UK Championship (4–3)
Other Ranking (18–8)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1981 World Championship Wales Doug Mountjoy 18–12 [27]
Winner 2. 1983 World Championship (2) Canada Cliff Thorburn 18–6 [27]
Winner 3 1983 International Open Canada Cliff Thorburn 9–4 [199]
Winner 4. 1984 The Classic England Tony Meo 9–8 [44]
Winner 5. 1984 World Championship (3) England Jimmy White 18–16 [27]
Winner 6. 1984 International Open (2) England Tony Knowles 9–2 [199]
Winner 7. 1984 UK Championship Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16–8 [37]
Runner-up 1. 1985 World Championship Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 17–18 [27]
Winner 8. 1985 Grand Prix Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 10–9 [200]
Winner 9. 1985 UK Championship (2) England Willie Thorne 16–14 [37]
Winner 10. 1986 British Open England Willie Thorne 12–7 [201]
Runner-up 2. 1986 World Championship (2) England Joe Johnson 12–18 [27]
Winner 11. 1986 UK Championship (3) England Neal Foulds 16–7 [37]
Winner 12. 1987 The Classic (2) England Jimmy White 13–12 [44]
Winner 13. 1987 World Championship (4) England Joe Johnson 18–14 [27]
Winner 14. 1987 International Open (3) Canada Cliff Thorburn 12–5 [199]
Winner 15. 1987 UK Championship (4) England Jimmy White 16–14 [37]
Winner 16. 1988 The Classic (3) England John Parrott 13–12 [44]
Winner 17. 1988 World Championship (5) Wales Terry Griffiths 18–11 [27]
Winner 18. 1988 International Open (4) England Jimmy White 12–6 [199]
Runner-up 3. 1988 Canadian Masters England Jimmy White 4–9 [202]
Winner 19. 1988 Grand Prix (2) Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 10–6 [200]
Winner 20. 1989 World Championship (6) England John Parrott 18–3 [27]
Winner 21. 1989 International Open (5) Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–4 [199]
Winner 22. 1989 Grand Prix (3) England Dean Reynolds 10–0 [200]
Runner-up 4. 1989 UK Championship Scotland Stephen Hendry 12–16 [37]
Runner-up 5. 1990 Dubai Classic Scotland Stephen Hendry 1–9 [203]
Runner-up 6. 1990 UK Championship (2) Scotland Stephen Hendry 15–16 [37]
Runner-up 7. 1991 Grand Prix Scotland Stephen Hendry 6–10 [200]
Winner 23. 1992 The Classic (4) Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–8 [44]
Winner 24. 1992 Asian Open Scotland Alan McManus 9–3 [204]
Winner 25. 1993 European Open Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–4 [205]
Winner 26. 1993 British Open (2) Thailand James Wattana 10–2 [201]
Runner-up 8. 1993 Dubai Classic (2) Scotland Stephen Hendry 3–9 [203]
Runner-up 9. 1993 International Open Scotland Stephen Hendry 6–10 [206][207]
Runner-up 10. 1994 Thailand Open Thailand James Wattana 7–9 [208]
Winner 27. 1994 Welsh Open Scotland Alan McManus 9–6 [209]
Runner-up 11. 1995 International Open (2) Scotland John Higgins 5–9 [206]
Winner 28. 1995 Welsh Open (2) Scotland John Higgins 9–3 [209]
Runner-up 12. 2004 Welsh Open England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8–9 [209]
Runner-up 13. 2005 UK Championship (3) China Ding Junhui 6–10 [210]

Non-ranking finals: 80 (55 titles, 25 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
UK Championship (2–1)
The Masters (3–0)
Premier League (4–3)
Other (46–21)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1980 UK Championship Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16–6 [37]
Winner 2. 1980 The Classic Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4–1 [211]
Winner 3. 1981 Yamaha Organs Trophy England David Taylor 9–6 [212]
Winner 4. 1981 English Professional Championship England Tony Meo 9–3 [213]
Winner 5. 1981 International Open Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9–0 [214]
Runner-up 1. 1981 Northern Ireland Classic England Jimmy White 9–11 [215]
Winner 6. 1981 UK Championship (2) Wales Terry Griffiths 16–3 [37]
Runner-up 2. 1982 The Classic Wales Terry Griffiths 8–9 [211]
Winner 7. 1982 The Masters Wales Terry Griffiths 9–5 [216]
Winner 8. 1982 International Masters (2) Wales Terry Griffiths 9–7 [212]
Winner 9. 1982 Tolly Cobbold Classic Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 8–3 [217]
Runner-up 3. 1982 Irish Masters Wales Terry Griffiths 5–9 [218]
Winner 10. 1982 Pontins Professional Wales Ray Reardon 9–4 [14]
Winner 11. 1982 Australian Masters Australia Eddie Charlton Aggregate score[nb 22] [219]
Winner 12. 1982 Pot Black Australia Eddie Charlton 2–0 [220]
Winner 13. 1982 Scottish Masters Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9–4 [221]
Winner 14. 1983 The Classic (2) Canada Bill Werbeniuk 9–5 [211]
Winner 15. 1983 Tolly Cobbold Classic (2) Wales Terry Griffiths 7–5 [217]
Winner 16. 1983 Irish Masters Wales Ray Reardon 9–2 [218]
Winner 17. 1983 Pot Black (2) Wales Ray Reardon 2–0 [220]
Runner-up 4. 1983 Thailand Masters England Tony Meo 1–2 [222]
Winner 18. 1983 Scottish Masters (2) England Tony Knowles 9–6 [223]
Runner-up 5. 1983 UK Championship Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 15–16 [37]
Winner 19. 1984 International Masters (3) England Dave Martin Round-robin[nb 23] [224]
Winner 20. 1984 Tolly Cobbold Classic (3) England Tony Knowles 8–2 [217]
Winner 21. 1984 Irish Masters (2) Wales Terry Griffiths 9–1 [218]
Runner-up 6. 1984 Singapore Masters Wales Terry Griffiths Round-robin [225]
Winner 22. 1984 Hong Kong Masters Wales Doug Mountjoy 4–2 [226]
Winner 23. 1984 Scottish Masters (3) England Jimmy White 9–4 [221]
Winner 24. 1985 English Professional Championship (2) England Tony Knowles 9–2 [227]
Winner 25. 1985 Singapore Masters Wales Terry Griffiths 4–2 [228]
Runner-up 7. 1985 Hong Kong Masters Wales Terry Griffiths 2–4 [228]
Runner-up 8. 1985 Canadian Masters Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5–9 [229]
Runner-up 9. 1985 Kit Kat Break for World Champions Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5–9 [230]
Winner 26. 1986 Canadian Masters England Willie Thorne 9–3 [229]
Winner 27. 1986 China Masters Wales Terry Griffiths 3–0 [231]
Runner-up 10. 1986 Australian Masters Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 2–3 [219]
Runner-up 11. 1986 Matchroom Professional Championship England Willie Thorne 9–10 [232]
Winner 28. 1987 Irish Masters (3) England Willie Thorne 9–1 [218]
Winner 29. 1987 Matchroom League England Neal Foulds Round-robin [233]
Winner 30. 1987 Hong Kong Masters (2) Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–3 [234]
Winner 31. 1988 The Masters (2) England Mike Hallett 9–0 [216]
Winner 32. 1988 Matchroom League (2) Scotland Stephen Hendry Round-robin [235]
Winner 33. 1988 Irish Masters (4) England Neal Foulds 9–4 [218]
Winner 34. 1988 Matchroom Professional Championship Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 10–7 [232]
Runner-up 12. 1988 Dubai Masters England Neal Foulds 4–5 [236]
Winner 35. 1988 World Matchplay England John Parrott 9–5 [232]
Winner 36. 1988 Norwich Union Grand Prix England Jimmy White 5–4 [232]
Winner 37. 1989 Matchroom League (3) England John Parrott Round-robin [235]
Winner 38. 1989 Hong Kong Gold Cup Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6–3
Winner 39. 1990 Irish Masters (5) Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9–4 [218]
Winner 40. 1990 Matchroom League (4) Scotland Stephen Hendry Round-robin [235]
Runner-up 13. 1990 Norwich Union Grand Prix England John Parrott 2–4 [237]
Runner-up 14. 1990 Centenary Challenge Scotland Stephen Hendry 11–19 [238]
Winner 41. 1991 Irish Masters (6) England John Parrott 9–5 [218]
Runner-up 15. 1991 Matchroom League Scotland Stephen Hendry Round-robin [235]
Winner 42. 1991 European Masters League Thailand James Wattana Round-robin [239]
Winner 43. 1991 Pot Black (3) Scotland Stephen Hendry 2–1 [220]
Winner 44. 1991 London Masters Scotland Stephen Hendry 4–0 [240]
Runner-up 16. 1991 European Challenge England Jimmy White 1–4 [241]
Runner-up 17. 1991 Scottish Masters England Mike Hallett 6–10 [221]
Runner-up 18. 1991 World Matchplay England Gary Wilkinson 11–18 [242][243]
Winner 45. 1992 Belgian Challenge Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–9 [232]
Winner 46. 1992 Thailand Masters Scotland Stephen Hendry 6–3 [236]
Runner-up 19. 1992 Matchroom League (2) Scotland Stephen Hendry 2–9 [232]
Winner 47. 1992 Indian Masters England Steve James 9–6 [232]
Runner-up 20. 1992 World Matchplay (2) Thailand James Wattana 4–9 [244]
Winner 48. 1993 Irish Masters (7) Scotland Alan McManus 9–4 [218]
Winner 49. 1993 Pot Black (4) England Mike Hallett 2–0 [245]
Winner 50. 1994 Irish Masters (8) Scotland Alan McManus 9–8 [218]
Runner-up 21. 1996 Guangzhou Masters Malta Tony Drago 2–6 [246]
Runner-up 22. 1996 Irish Masters (2) Wales Darren Morgan 8–9 [218]
Runner-up 23. 1996 European League (3) Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5–10 [232]
Winner 51. 1997 The Masters (3) England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 [216]
Winner 52. 1997 China International England Jimmy White 7–4 [247]
Winner 53. 1998 Red Bull Super Challenge Scotland Stephen Hendry Round-robin [248]
Runner-up 24. 2010 World Seniors Championship England Jimmy White 1–4 [88]
Runner-up 25. 2011 World Seniors Championship (2) Wales Darren Morgan 1–2 [95]
Winner 54. 2013 World Seniors Championship England Nigel Bond 2–1 [133]
Winner 55. 2018 Seniors Irish Masters England Johnathan Bagley 4–0 [citation needed]

Team finals: 11 (9 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Team/partner Opponent(s) in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1981 World Team Classic  England  Wales 4–3 [249]
Runner-up 1. 1982 World Team Classic  England  Canada 2–4 [250]
Winner 2. 1982 World Doubles Championship England Tony Meo Wales Terry Griffiths & Wales Doug Mountjoy 13–2 [251]
Winner 3. 1983 World Team Classic (2)  England  Wales 4–2 [252]
Winner 4. 1983 World Doubles Championship (2) England Tony Meo England Jimmy White & England Tony Knowles 10–2 [253]
Runner-up 2. 1985 World Cup (2)  England Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Ireland 7–9 [254][255]
Winner 5. 1985 World Doubles Championship (3) England Tony Meo Wales Ray Reardon & England Tony Jones 12–5 [256]
Winner 6. 1986 World Doubles Championship (4) England Tony Meo Scotland Stephen Hendry & England Mike Hallett 12–3 [257]
Winner 7. 1988 World Cup (3)  England  Australia 9–7 [213]
Winner 8. 1989 World Cup (4)  England Rest of the World 9–8 [254]
Winner 9. 1991 World Masters England Allison Fisher England Jimmy White & England Caroline Walch 6–3 [258]

Pro-am finals: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1978 Pontins Spring Open England Tony Meo 7–6 [14]
Winner 2. 1979 Pontins Spring Open England Jimmy White 7–4 [14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ New players on the Main Tour do not have a ranking.
  3. ^ Players issued an invitational tour card began the season without ranking points.
  4. ^ a b The event ran under different names as Australian Masters (1979/1980 to 1987/1988 and 1995/1996), Hong Kong Open (1989/1990) and Australian Open (1994/1995).
  5. ^ a b The event ran under different name as German Open (1995/1996 to 1997/1998).
  6. ^ The event ran under different name as Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011 to 2012/2013).
  7. ^ a b The event ran under different names as China International (1997/1998 and 1998/1999)
  8. ^ The event was called the Six-red Snooker International (2008/2009) and the Six-red World Grand Prix (2009/2010)
  9. ^ a b The event run under different names as Canadian Open (1974/1975 to 1980/1981)
  10. ^ a b The event run under different names as Dubai Masters (1988/1989), Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  11. ^ a b The event ran under different names such as Asian Open (1989/1990 to 1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994 to 1996/1997).
  12. ^ The event ran under different names such as International Open (1981/1982 to 1984/1985, 1986/1987 to 1996/1997), Goya Matchroom Trophy (1985/1986) and Players Championship (2003/2004).
  13. ^ a b The event ran under different names such as British Gold Cup (1979/1980), Yamaha Organs Trophy (1980/1981) and International Masters (1981/1982 to 1983/1984).
  14. ^ The event ran under different names such as European Open (1988/1989 to 1996/1997 and 2001/2002 to 2003/2004) and Irish Open (1998/1999).
  15. ^ a b The tournament was known as Northern Ireland Classic (1981/1982)
  16. ^ The event ran under different name as Professional Players Tournament (1982/1983 and 1983/1984), LG Cup (2001/2002 to 2003/2004), Grand Prix (1984/1985 to 2000/2001 and 2004/2005 to 2009/2010), the World Open (2010/2011) and the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014).
  17. ^ The event ran under different name as Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009 to 2009/2010).
  18. ^ The event ran under different names such as International Open (1981/1982 to 1984/1985, 1986/1987 to 1996/1997), Matchroom Trophy (1985/1986) and Players Championship (2003/2004).
  19. ^ The event was also called the Hong Kong Masters (1983/1984–1988/1989)
  20. ^ The event ran under a different name as the Charity Challenge (1994/1995–1998/1999)
  21. ^ The event was also called the Professional Snooker League (1983/1984), Matchroom League (1986/1987 to 1991/1992) and the European League (1992/1993 to 1996/1997)
  22. ^ Final decided on an aggregate score over three frames
  23. ^ Final was decided on a three-man round robin basis, the third person was England John Dunning.

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