Warren Simpson

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Warren Simpson
Born1921 or 1922
Died1980 (aged 58)
Toowoon Bay, Australia
Sport country Australia
Professional1970–1980
Highest ranking20 (1976/1977)
Career winnings£1,725
Highest break119 (1973 Australian Professional Championship)
Century breaks3
Best ranking finishLast 16 (1975 World Championship)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking10

Warren Alwyn Simpson (died 1980)[1] was an Australian professional snooker player.

Career[edit]

After winning several amateur championships at state and national level, Simpson turned professional in the early 1960s.[1] He reached the final of the 1971 World Snooker Championship, losing 37–29 to John Spencer which was played in Sydney, Australia in November 1970.

Simpson competed in three further World Championships between 1973 and 1975. In 1974, despite suffering from influenza, he discharged himself from hospital to play in his match against Bernard Bennett, but went on to lose 8–2.[2]

He suffered from diabetes[2] for many years and died in 1980, aged 58.[1]

Career titles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wheeler, Les (11 July 1980). "A famous five". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. ^ a b "Valiant Try". The Age. AAP-Reuter. 18 April 1974.
  3. ^ "NSW Snooker Championship". Billiards & Snooker Association of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Past Champions". Australian Billiards & Snooker Council. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Other National Professional Championships". Chris Turner. Retrieved 6 May 2014.