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Dennis Taylor
Dennis Taylor
Born 19 January 1949 (1949-01-19) (age 68)
Birthplace Coalisland, County Tyrone
Country Flag of Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Died
Nickname
Professional 1972-2000
Highest ranking #2 (1979/1980)
Current rank
Career winnings
Highest break
Best ranking 2
Non-ranking 10
World champion 1985

Dennis Taylor (born Denis Taylor, 19 January 1949 in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) is a retired snooker player, and current BBC snooker commentator. Taylor is well known for his sense of humour and his trademark over-sized glasses. Winner of two ranking events, he is best known for winning the 1985 World Snooker Championship final, beating the heavily favoured Steve Davis on the black ball in a final often described as one of the sport's greatest.

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World Snooker Champions
The early years
1927–1940 Joe Davis
Post-War to decline
1946 Joe Davis • 1947 Walter Donaldson • 1948–49 Fred Davis • 1950 Walter Donaldson • 1951 Fred Davis • 1952 Horace Lindrum
World Matchplay
1952–56 Fred Davis • 1957 John Pulman
Challenge matches
1964–68 John Pulman
The modern era (pre-Crucible)
1969 John Spencer • 1970 Ray Reardon • 1971 John Spencer • 1972 Alex Higgins • 1973–76 Ray Reardon
The Crucible Theatre
1977 John Spencer • 1978 Ray Reardon • 1979 Terry Griffiths • 1980 Cliff Thorburn • 1981 Steve Davis • 1982 Alex Higgins • 1983–84 Steve Davis • 1985 Dennis Taylor • 1986 Joe Johnson • 1987–89 Steve Davis • 1990 Stephen Hendry • 1991 John Parrott • 1992–96 Stephen Hendry • 1997 Ken Doherty • 1998 John Higgins • 1999 Stephen Hendry • 2000 Mark Williams • 2001 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2002 Peter Ebdon • 2003 Mark Williams • 2004 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2005 Shaun Murphy • 2006 Graeme Dott • 2007 John Higgins • 2008 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2009 John Higgins
Player Of The Year
(1982/1983) Steve Davis • (1983/1984) Steve Davis • (1984/1985) Dennis Taylor • (1985/1986) Steve Davis & Joe Johnson • (1986/1987) Steve Davis • (1987/1988) Steve Davis • (1988/1989) Steve Davis • (1989/1990) Stephen Hendry • (1990/1991) Stephen Hendry • (1991/1992) Stephen Hendry • (1992/1993) Stephen Hendry • (1993/1994) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (1994/1995) Stephen Hendry • (1995/1996) Stephen Hendry • (1996/1997) Stephen Hendry • (1997/1998) John Higgins • (1998/1999) John Higgins • (1999/2000) Mark Williams • (2000/2001) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2001/2002) Peter Ebdon • (2002/2003) Mark Williams • (2003/2004) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2004/2005) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2005/2006) John Higgins • (2006/2007) Neil Robertson • (2007/2008) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2008/2009) John Higgins

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