George Scott (snooker player)

George Scott (16 September 1928[2][3] – 14 September 1998)[4] was an English professional snooker player.

George Scott
Born16 September 1928
Died14 September 1998 (aged 69)
Sport country England
Professional1982–1995
Highest ranking37 (1984–1985)
Career winnings£25,089[1]
Highest break122 (1986 English Professional Championship)
Century breaks1
Best ranking finishLast 16 (1983 International Open)

Snooker careerEdit

Scott turned professional in 1982, at the advanced age of 53. His first tournament was the 1982 Bass and Golden Leisure Classic, where he was defeated 1–3 by Rex Williams in the last 16.

Scott reached the last 32 of the 1982 International Open, losing 1–5 to Cliff Thorburn, and the last 16 of the 1983 edition of the event, where he defeated Pat Houlihan 5–0, Matt Gibson 5–3 and Bill Werbeniuk also 5–3 before himself being whitewashed 0–5 by Terry Griffiths.

In 1985, his best performance was a run to the last 32 of the Classic, where he lost, once more, 1–5 to eventual runner-up Thorburn. Several last-32 finishes came during the 1985-86 season; Scott took the first frame but lost 1–5 to Willie Thorne in the 1985 Matchroom Trophy, led Cliff Wilson 2–1 in the Grand Prix but was defeated 3–5, and lost 1–9 to Tony Meo in the English Professional Championship, having earlier beaten Bernard Bennett by the same scoreline.

Scott next featured in the latter stages of a ranking tournament[which?] three years later, beating Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds and Williams before, at the age of 60, losing 1–5 to World Champion Steve Davis.

This marked the end of his time as a competitive professional, however, Scott having fallen out of the top 64 in the rankings in 1988; he last played a match in 1993 and was relegated from the tour in 1995, aged 66.

Personal lifeEdit

Scott died in September 1998, shortly before his 70th birthday.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Career-total Statistics for George Scott - Professional - Snooker Results & Statistics". CueTracker. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ George Scott - Southport - Professional snooker player Check Company
  3. ^ Family Search (registration required)
  4. ^ Find a Will GOV.uk (subscription required)