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Speedy deletion nomination of Banita Sandhu[edit]

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Not contested - notability criteria not met! BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 16:27, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

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Lesson here for me is no copyrighted material ANYWHERE on Wikipedia. Thanks to those who are patrolling! BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 16:29, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

A page you started (Ann-Marie Farren) has been reviewed![edit]

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the News bank link is dead. I removed it to keep the newspaper title

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@Domdeparis: I’ve made a note about NewsBank elsewhere but didn’t tag you in - so pasting here too - NewsBank is available free via many UK public libraries - not sure about in other countries. Looks like some licences are also available via Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Library/Databases/Requests . If there’s a better way to reference these articles then I’m happy to rectify them- but the sources are not available generally online freely (as far as I can tell) BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 13:45, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Yes I saw that and replied there. Cheers. --Dom from Paris (talk) 13:52, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Amended the NewsBank citations there, and in some other articles. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 16:30, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

WP:DYK[edit]

Just as an FYI, I have nominated Mandy Fisher for DYK. You can see the nomination at Template:Did you know nominations/Mandy Fisher. Thanks for making the page. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:51, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Ways to improve Rosina Randafiarison[edit]

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For the record, I put this back into Draft, pending better evidence of notability being found BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 16:23, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

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I also found violations of the copyright policy in the new version of Draft:Jazzy De Lisser. Prose you find online is almost always copyright, and cannot be copied here, not even in sandboxes or drafts; it's against the copyright policy of this website to do so. All prose must be written in your own words. The Wikipedia copyright policy and its application are complex matters, and you should not edit any more until you have taken the time to read and understand our copyright policy. There's a simplified version of our copyright rules at Wikipedia:FAQ/Copyright. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:26, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks - and sorry for being a repeat offender in the case of Jazzy De Lisser. Very helpful response to my comment on your talk page - I appreciate the advice. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 16:32, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Looking for work?[edit]

Hi BennyOnTheLoose - I hope you are well. If you are interested in creating some more cue sports bios on women, I've got a few that I'd suggest - All of those on this list: List of WPA World Nine-ball champions are notable, such as Vivian Villarreal, Chen Siming, Liu Hsin-mei and Bi Zhu Qing. http://propool.info/ is a good source, as is AZBilliards, which is subscription based, but I have an honorary subscription for. This also includes any winners of the girls/boys/wheelchair events.

I am planning on doing some women's tournament/series articles, such as the Women's Euro Tour and the WPBA Tour, but I'm a bit burned out with creating bios for players (I must have done at least 150). There's also players like Ana Gradisnik, Caroline Roos, Line Kjorsvik, Natalia Seroshtan, Ana MazhirinaMonica Webb, Martine Christiansen and Charlotte Sorensen who all have more than one win on the Euro Tour. Let me know if you are interested in making any of these. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 11:22, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

@Lee Vilenski: Yes, hope you're well too, I'm happy to help. I'm on holiday for a week from 1 August, but I'll try to have a look at Vivian Villarreal, Chen Siming, and Liu Hsin-mei for now. I'm also hoping to dig up a bit more on the women's professional snooker championship in the 1930's and 1940's - I've got a few old, brief, newspaper and pictorial sources, but not enough for articles yet. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 12:35, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
No worries. No rush, I just thought I'd highlight them (as I thought you'd be interested). I suspect it might be difficult, but checking through the articles on the mens snooker championship articles might give some ideas for reference places. I know The Times covered these events, as would have local press (dependent on venue), globalsnookercentre.co.uk has some info, but you'd have to look through the archives. When was the competition founded? Is it the same competition as the World Women's Snooker Championship? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:08, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

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Great to see a new editor writing interesting articles, especially with access to good offline sources. – Teratix 10:09, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Guardian/newspapers.com sources[edit]

Hi Benny! I hope you are keeping well. I'm looking to work on 1985 World Snooker Championship, but running low on sourcing for the earlier rounds (The final is covered (a lot), but not elsewhere). Could you find out if the higher level sourcing you have access to has much on this? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 09:31, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Sure, I'll have a look. Unfortunately, I don't think the British Library has the 1985 issues of Snooker Scene, which would probably be the most comprehensive source, but I'll see what I can do. I'll put anything I do find on the 1985 Championship talk page. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 11:24, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your help! Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 11:34, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: Check the talk page on 1985 Championship. Not too much detail on the matches, but hopefully it helps. There are a few additional details in the articles of course, but I've tried to note anything that looked a bit interesting, and excluded mentions of breaks of about 60-70 etc. I should have time tomorrow to check the Times archive too. I can go back to articles if you have questions.
@Lee Vilenski: Hopefully you've got a mail from me with a link to some good stuff - I found the June 1985 issue of Snooker Scene in my cellar! Let me know if not. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 21:22, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much for all of this - yes I did get your email, as wiki has been down it's been a bit difficult to thank you properly. I've added a few details to the article, but I'll be adding in quite a bit for it. It'll take me a bit of time before it's GA nomable, but all of this information means the article should look fantastic. I'm amazed at what you found in your basement! The things about the drug testing and the cue tip being broken are fantastic and give the article loads of colour. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 21:38, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm almost done with the article now! Feel free to take a look at 1985 World Snooker Championship... Any ideas on the qualifiers? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 14:45, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: I might a couple of snippets on the qualifying, will add that in. Just to check, did you see the scans from Snooker Scene (17 pages) at the link in the email? I'll hopefully have a look at the article today, but from a brief scan through - great job! BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 08:38, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I got the scans. I just haven't had time to work my way through what's there. It's a bit weird, I found some online sources talking about a round robin for qualifying. Was this not true? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:45, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: It was knockout for qualifying. If you look at the results, you can track players through. The Rothmans Snooker Yearbook (e.g. 1987-88) omits the first qualifying round (7 matches) and puts the qualifying results into groups rather than rounds, so may have contributed to there being a confusion with round robin, but there are five players in each "group", for a total of 80 players across the groups, not 64. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 17:35, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
That makes much more sense. I've worked my way through the article. I doubt I'd have the effort in me to add all of the qualifying results, but I think it's complete now. Thanks for your hard work getting these sources, they have made it possible to promote! Once a Copyedit is done, I'll nominate for FA Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 17:37, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

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Fixed this BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 11:35, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

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Fixed these.BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 20:34, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

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Fixed by user Rodw BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 08:13, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

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Cue sports redlink lists[edit]

Hi Benny,

Not sure if you watchlist the cue sports talk page, but I thought you might find the links I placed there helpful. It's at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cue sports/Archive 1#Missing players lists. There's a load of players and links to foreign language articles for individual players. Might be worth a peruse. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:40, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Lee Vilenski, and belated congratulations on your marriage! I'll check that list out. My next targets are improving the world billiards championship article, articles for all world billiards champions, and improving Ng On-yee. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 08:25, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
That english billiards, or carrom? I would recommend WP:CXT, as there are lots of information on the german wikipedia (that's where I got most of the pool BLPs from. [1] might be a good place to start), and some for carrom on fr.wiki. (such as at [2].) Now the wikicup is over, I can put some more work into the background (like templates, and new articles). Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 15:25, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

1984 World Championship[edit]

I know you asked about having a look at this one, and now the cup is over, I had a few minutes to check it through. I made a few changes. Let me know what you think. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 20:06, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Lee Vilenski Thanks! I'll have another read through some of the sources and see if there's anything useful to add in. In answer to your earlier question, it's English billiards stuff I'm working on - I'm unlikely to touch carom articles as I don't know enough about the game. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 11:20, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
Ideal. I think with a few contemporary sources it could be a GA candidate. I don't know much about billiards in general really - I did write an article on Jean Bessems last night though. Let me know if I can help.Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:13, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

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Year long campaign of sports for Women in Red.[edit]

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MrLinkinPark333 Yes, I have now signed up. Thanks for this. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 09:37, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Not sure if you are the type Benny, but feel free to join us on Discord - See WP:DISCORD for instructions. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:06, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

2020 WikiCup[edit]

Hi Benny, could I interest you in signing up for the 2020 WikiCup? It's a great place to gain more content on wikipedia! Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 15:03, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

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no problem. I don't necessarily need tournament brackets (although that would be great), just some sources that talk about the events. I've done backwards to 1996, but before that I can't find much. I'd rather not have an article on the 1991 event based purely from citations in 2002 commenting on Strickland having won the event before. If you do dog anything up, please let me know :). Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 22:07, 6 January 2020 (UTC) Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 22:09, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

WPA World Nine-ball sources[edit]

Hi Benny! I'm looking to fill out all of the WPA World Nine-ball Championship articles, and I'm struggling to get anything pre-1996 (1990-1996). Could you have a look and see if there is anything on the newspaper archive? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:39, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Lee Vilenski No joy from the online sources I've got access to. There are a few passing references to reigning champions in some US local papers found on NewsBank but no tournament details. There's an outside chance that there might be some coverage in Snooker Scene, but they didn't have much on pool in the 90's. I'll add that to my list of stuff to check at the British Library, which may be next week depending on when I'm able to order the items and get there. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 21:53, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
no problem. I don't necessarily need tournament brackets (although that would be great), just some sources that talk about the events. I've done backwards to 1996, but before that I can't find much. I'd rather not have an article on the 1991 event based purely from citations in 2002 commenting on Strickland having won the event before. If you do dog anything up, please let me know :). Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 22:07, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

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DYK for Sarah Ellerby[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sarah Ellerby, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sarah Ellerby's flight to the United States to play professional pool was diverted due to the September 11 attacks? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sarah Ellerby. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sarah Ellerby), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

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Alice Dearing[edit]

Nice work on expanding her article. Thanks! Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 18:25, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Alice Dearing at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 19:48, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Alice Dearing[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 February 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alice Dearing, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 2016, Alice Dearing became the first British swimmer to win a gold medal at the World Junior Open Water Championships? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alice Dearing. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Alice Dearing), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Your articles would be most welcome at Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge, we don't have many sportspeople coming in!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:38, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2020 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2, with 57 contestants qualifying. We have abolished the groups this year, so to qualify for Round 3 you will need to finish Round 2 among the top thirty-two contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  • New York (state) Epicgenius, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with a featured article, five good articles and an assortment of other submissions, specialising on buildings and locations in New York, for a total of 895 points.
  • England Gog the Mild came next with 464 points, from a featured article, two good articles and a number of reviews, the main theme being naval warfare.
  • United States Raymie was in third place with 419 points, garnered from one good article and an impressive 34 DYKs on radio and TV stations in the United States.
  • Somerset Harrias came next at 414, with a featured article and three good articles, an English civil war battle specialist.
  • Pirate flag CaptainEek was in fifth place with 405 points, mostly garnered from bringing Cactus wren to featured article status.
  • The top ten contestants at the end of Round 1 all scored over 200 points; they also included United States L293D, Venezuela Kingsif, Antarctica Enwebb, England Lee Vilenski and Nepal CAPTAIN MEDUSA. Seven of the top ten contestants in Round 1 are new to the WikiCup.

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. In Round 1 there were four featured articles, one featured list and two featured pictures, as well as around two hundred DYKs and twenty-seven ITNs. Between them, contestants completed 127 good article reviews, nearly a hundred more than the 43 good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Contestants also claimed for 40 featured article / featured list reviews, and most even remembered to mention their WikiCup participation in their reviews (a requirement).

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Some contestants made claims before the new submissions pages were set up, and they will need to resubmit them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:46, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Toni Shaw[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Toni Shaw, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that British Paralympic swimmer Toni Shaw has set a world record in the S9 200 m (660 ft) butterfly at the age of 15? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Toni Shaw. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Toni Shaw), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

WikiCup newsletter correction[edit]

There was an error in the WikiCup 2020 March newsletter; United States L293D should not have been included in the list of top ten scorers in Round 1 (they led the list last year), instead, United States Dunkleosteus77 should have been included, having garnered 334 points from five good articles on animals, living or extinct, and various reviews. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:29, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mayerlin Rivas[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mayerlin Rivas at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:02, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Please see new note on your DYK nomination. Yoninah (talk) 23:37, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

1985 British Open[edit]

Hi Benny, I did a bit cleanup on 1985 British Open, as I think it's a good contender for GAN. I'll do a bit more work on it, and get it perfect. If you'd like to claim points for this one, either one of us can nominate (you get points now for just being a significant contributor). Do you want me to chuck it through GA, or do you fancy this one? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 11:27, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Lee Vilenski Hi Lee, thanks. Yes, if you could put it through GA that would be great. It was at this tournament that Francisco accused Stevens of drug use, although that only became public later - "snooker's first drugs story" as Everton has called it. Shall I add in something about this do you think? BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 23:44, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
I think so. I went into detail in the world championship article, but it would be great here. I've nommed. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 09:53, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Caroline Dubois (boxer)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Caroline Dubois (boxer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that boxing World Youth champion Caroline Dubois pretended to be a boy named Colin when she started training? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Caroline Dubois (boxer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Caroline Dubois (boxer)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

making women blue

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Thank you for quality articles about women in different sports, such as Caroline Dubois, Sarah Ellerby, Anastasia Nechaeva, Stacey Hillyard, Alice Dearing, Angélique Duchemin and 2018 Women's World Snooker Championship, - Benny, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2359 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:47, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

that list is getting long now Gerda Arendt! I think I was 2,231 if I remember rightly. Benny is a great content creator. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 20:09, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

DYK for 1977 Dry Blackthorn Cup[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1977 Dry Blackthorn Cup, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1977 Dry Blackthorn Cup was the first snooker event to be held at Wembley Conference Centre? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1977 Dry Blackthorn Cup. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1977 Dry Blackthorn Cup), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Angélique Duchemin[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Angélique Duchemin, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that boxer Angélique Duchemin was an undefeated French, European, and world champion? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Angélique Duchemin. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Angélique Duchemin), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 00:02, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Mayerlin Rivas[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mayerlin Rivas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Mayerlin Rivas held World Boxing Association world championship titles in both bantamweight and super bantamweight classes? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mayerlin Rivas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mayerlin Rivas), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 00:01, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

DYK for 1985 British Open[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 20 March 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1985 British Open, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1985 British Open was the first ranking snooker tournament not to feature a British player in the final? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1985 British Open. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1985 British Open), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

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