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The 1985 Rothmans Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place during October 1985 at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading.[1]

Rothmans Grand Prix
Tournament information
DatesOctober 1985
VenueHexagon Theatre
CityReading
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Score10–9
1984
1986

The final was a re-match of the 1985 World Championship final between Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor, the defending Grand Prix champion. It was Davis this time who became champion winning the match 10–9. The match became the longest one-day final in snooker history. It lasted 10 hours and 21 minutes.[2]

Main drawEdit

[3][4]

Last 64 Best of 9 frames

  Dennis Taylor 5–1 Barry West  

  Rex Williams 5–2 Mike Watterson  

  Tony Meo 5–3 Tony Jones  

  Eugene Hughes 5–1 S. Simn Gam  

  Eddie Charlton 5–1 Geoff Foulds  

  Tony Drago 5–3 Murdo MacLeod  

  George Scott 5–4 Ray Reardon  

  Cliff Wilson 5–1 Roger Bales  

  Kirk Stevens 5–0 Gerry Watson  

  Graham Miles 5–3 Dean Reynolds  

  David Taylor 5–2 Steve Newbury  

  Steve Longworth 5–2 John Parrott  

  Doug Mountjoy 5–1 Tony Chappel  

  John Campbell 5–4 Jimmy Van Rensburg  

  Tony Knowles 5–1 Matt Gibson  

  Ray Edmonds 5–2 Dene O'Kane  

  Cliff Thorburn 5–0 Bill Oliver  

  Mark Wildman 5–4 Steve Duggan  

  Joe Johnson 5–2 Dave Gilbert  

  Mike Hallett 5–3 Bernie Mikkelsen  

  Wayne Jones 5–0 Willie Thorne  

  Peter Francisco 5–4 John Virgo  

  Terry Griffiths 5–4 Jack McLaughlin  

  Bob Harris 5–4 John Virgo  

  Jimmy White 5–0 Jack Fitzmaurice  

  Joe O'Boye 5–3 Perrie Mans  

  Silvino Francisco 5–2 Billy Kelly  

  Dave Martin 5-2 Mario Morra  

  Alex Higgins 5–1 Vic Harris  

  Neal Foulds 5-0 Mike Darrington  

  Steve Davis 5–0 OB Agarwal  

  Danny Fowler 5–1 Bill Werbeniuk  


Last 32 Best of 9 frames

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Dennis Taylor5
 
 
 
  Tony Meo3
 
  Dennis Taylor5
 
 
 
  Cliff Wilson2
 
  Cliff Wilson5
 
 
 
  Tony Drago2
 
  Dennis Taylor9
 
 
 
  Tony Knowles6
 
  Tony Knowles5
 
 
 
  John Campbell2
 
  Tony Knowles5
 
 
 
  Kirk Stevens4
 
  Kirk Stevens5
 
 
 
  Steve Longworth3
 
  Dennis Taylor9
 
 
 
  Steve Davis10
 
  Terry Griffiths5
 
 
 
  Peter Francisco2
 
  Terry Griffiths1
 
 
 
  Cliff Thorburn5
 
  Cliff Thorburn5
 
 
 
  Joe Johnson1
 
  Cliff Thorburn5
 
 
 
  Steve Davis9
 
  Silvino Francisco5
 
 
 
  Jimmy White4
 
  Silvino Francisco2
 
 
 
  Steve Davis5
 
  Steve Davis5
 
 
  Alex Higgins0
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Smyth
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 27 October 1985.
Steve Davis
  England
10–9 Dennis Taylor
  Northern Ireland
60–57, 67–53, 67–6, 102–0 (93), 32–88 (60), 67–51, 73–60, 11–81, 63–16, 44–74, 28–64, 24–64, 16–113 (62), 8–108 (50), 10–56, 62–26, 60–18, 48–64, 71–30
93 Highest break 62
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Professional Players Tournament, Grand Prix, LG Cup". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ Dee, John (1 May 2001). "Ebdon quick to sit on fence". London: The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  3. ^ "1985 Grand Prix Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2012.