John Barrie (snooker player)

John Barrie (30 June 1924 – 20 April 1996[1])[2] was one of the leading professional billiards and snooker players from the mid-1940s. His real name was William Barrie Smith.[3]

John Barrie
Born30 June 1924
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
Died20 April 1996 (aged 71)
Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
Sport country England
Professional1945–1955, 1978–1982
Highest break101:
1948 World Championship
Century breaks2
Best ranking finishLast 24 (x2)
Tournament wins

He was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire where his family ran The White Lion Hotel.[3] He died in Kings Lynn, Norfolk aged 71.[3]

Tournament wins:(1)Edit


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  2. ^ "FamilySearch".
  3. ^ a b c Wildman, Mark (June 1996), John Barrie, retrieved 3 July 2019