Wednesday 18 October 2017

Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor
Dennis Taylor

HARD to believe that this week is the 30th anniversary of the most-watched snooker match of all time.

Over 18.5 million switched to the BBC to watch the 1985 World Championship Final, when Dennis Taylor shocked the world, literally, with his victory over Steve Davis on the final ball, in the final frame, in a match that lasted almost 15 hours.

Taylor had trailed Davis 8-0, and then 17-15, before winning the last three frames.

"We had no idea in the Crucible that it was becoming such a thing," Taylor told the Daily Telegraph recently. "And it just kept going and going, building and building. Nobody dreamed it would go to the last ball."

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