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Crucible Classics #16

Postby Pink Ball

At number 16 in my countdown is:

16. 1984 Final: Steve Davis 18-16 Jimmy White
73-14; 84(50)-24; 70-65; 51-73; 69-39; 110(62)-15; 77(51)-38; 68-25; 81-0; 0-137(61,76); 57-40; 8-104(61); 120(84)-5; 43-67; 65-61; 73-22; 6-127(119); 29-62; 1-76; 68(51)-56; 42-65; 29-68; 4-80; 43-67; 64-15; 82(63)-43; 19-91; 73-40; 6-84(64); 22-72(72); 40-74(53); 59-55; 60(51)-65(65); 77-40

Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 8-2, 9-2, 9-3, 10-3, 10-4, 11-4, 12-4, 12-5, 12-6, 12-7, 13-7, 13-8, 13-9, 13-10, 13-11, 14-11, 15-11, 15-12, 16-12, 16-13, 16-14, 16-15, 17-15, 17-16, 18-16


What are your memories/observations of this Crucible Classic?

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerEd25

We should comment on this one tomorrow, when the BBC show it again...

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerEd25

Watching now, about 40mins behind the live showing because I thought it started at 3, like the weekend ones.

I remember this well, I was 10yrs old, in primary school and there was a great buzz around because snooker was big then - even the Radio Times used to print a pull-out draw like they do for football world cups now!

Jimmy was also popular at my school as he was a Tooting lad, and we were just down the road in Streatham.

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby csprince

was at boarding school when this was on.a group of us watched the second day with white 12-4 down thinking davis would romp it and slowly he got closer.normally we had to go to bed at 10 but because we had watched most of the second day we were allowed to stay up and watch to the end which proved to be a one off

as none of us could function properly in class the next day so we could only watch the 85 final till 10. we went to bed that night emotionally drained after white got so close but it wasn't to be.don't worry we thought they'll be other years for white how wrong we were.

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerFan

csprince wrote:was at boarding school when this was on.a group of us watched the second day with white 12-4 down thinking davis would romp it and slowly he got closer.normally we had to go to bed at 10 but because we had watched most of the second day we were allowed to stay up and watch to the end which proved to be a one off

as none of us could function properly in class the next day so we could only watch the 85 final till 10. we went to bed that night emotionally drained after white got so close but it wasn't to be.don't worry we thought they'll be other years for white how wrong we were.


Did you ever find out who won in 1985?

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby csprince

SnookerFan wrote:
csprince wrote:was at boarding school when this was on.a group of us watched the second day with white 12-4 down thinking davis would romp it and slowly he got closer.normally we had to go to bed at 10 but because we had watched most of the second day we were allowed to stay up and watch to the end which proved to be a one off

as none of us could function properly in class the next day so we could only watch the 85 final till 10. we went to bed that night emotionally drained after white got so close but it wasn't to be.don't worry we thought they'll be other years for white how wrong we were.


Did you ever find out who won in 1985?


never did.if only the player who won spoke about it more.

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerEd25

Nobody won in '85. There was that virus thing and everybody had to stay in doors for 3month; all sport was cancelled.

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby csprince

SnookerEd25 wrote:Nobody won in '85. There was that virus thing and everybody had to stay in doors for 3month; all sport was cancelled.


maybe they can reschedule. don't worry wear in safe hands hearn's in charge what could go wrong.
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Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerEd25

A ruddy Irishman in strange specs then went on TV and hypnotised a generation into believing an event that was, in truth, scarcely believable.

Still, what about the Golf, eh?

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerFan

csprince wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Nobody won in '85. There was that virus thing and everybody had to stay in doors for 3month; all sport was cancelled.


maybe they can reschedule. don't worry weir in safe hands hearn's in charge what could go wrong.


David?

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerEd25

Cheque for £6.50 in the post - personally signed by the chairman of the WPBSA, John Virgo. <ok>

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby csprince

SnookerFan wrote:
csprince wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Nobody won in '85. There was that virus thing and everybody had to stay in doors for 3month; all sport was cancelled.


maybe they can reschedule. don't worry weir in safe hands hearn's in charge what could go wrong.


David?


my bad.

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby csprince

SnookerEd25 wrote:Cheque for £6.50 in the post - personally signed by the chairman of the WPBSA, John Virgo. <ok>


dunno why john virgo is signing the cheques given sexy rexy was the chairman no wonder snookerfan didn't get his refund.

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerEd25

csprince wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Cheque for £6.50 in the post - personally signed by the chairman of the WPBSA, John Virgo. <ok>


dunno why john virgo is signing the cheques given sexy rexy was the chairman no wonder snookerfan didn't get his refund.


Virgo was his lackey! :pal:

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby SnookerFan

csprince wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Cheque for £6.50 in the post - personally signed by the chairman of the WPBSA, John Virgo. <ok>


dunno why john virgo is signing the cheques given sexy rexy was the chairman no wonder snookerfan didn't get his refund.


It's supposed to be arriving with that burger I ordered in Crawley.

Re: Crucible Classics #16

Postby csprince

SnookerFan wrote:
csprince wrote:
SnookerEd25 wrote:Cheque for £6.50 in the post - personally signed by the chairman of the WPBSA, John Virgo. <ok>


dunno why john virgo is signing the cheques given sexy rexy was the chairman no wonder snookerfan didn't get his refund.


It's supposed to be arriving with that burger I ordered in Crawley.


rofl