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The snooker season 1985/1986 was a series of snooker tournaments played from July 1985 to May 1986. The following table outlines the results for ranking events and the invitational events.

Snooker season 1985/1986
Details
DurationJuly 1985–May 1986
Tournaments27
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipEngland Steve Davis
MastersCanada Cliff Thorburn
World ChampionshipEngland Joe Johnson

Contents

CalendarEdit

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
07–?? 07–??   IRL NR Carlsberg Challenge RTÉ Studios Dublin   Jimmy White   Alex Higgins 8–3 [1]
08–?? 08–??   CAN NR Canadian Professional Championship Toronto   Cliff Thorburn   Bob Chaperon 6–4 [2]
08–?? 08–??   AUS NR Australian Masters Parmatta Club Sydney   Tony Meo   John Campbell 7–2 [3][4]
08–?? 08–??   THA NR Thailand Masters Ambassador Hotel Bangkok   Dennis Taylor   Terry Griffiths 4–3 [5]
08–?? 08–??   SGP NR Singapore Masters Singapore   Steve Davis   Terry Griffiths 4–2 [6]
09–?? 09–??   AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Orange RSL Sydney   John Campbell   Eddie Charlton 10–7 [2]
09–?? 09–??   HKG NR Hong Kong Masters Queen Elizabeth Stadium Hong Kong   Terry Griffiths   Steve Davis 4–2 [7]
09–19 09–22   SCO NR Scottish Masters Hospitality Inn Glasgow   Cliff Thorburn   Willie Thorne 9–7 [8]
09–22 10–06   ENG WR Matchroom Trophy Trentham Gardens Stoke-on-Trent   Cliff Thorburn   Jimmy White 12–10 [9]
10–19 10–27   ENG WR Grand Prix Hexagon Theatre Reading   Steve Davis   Dennis Taylor 10–9 [10]
10–29 11–02   CAN NR Canadian Masters CBC Television Studios Toronto   Dennis Taylor   Steve Davis 9–5 [11]
11–15 12–01   ENG WR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston   Steve Davis   Willie Thorne 16–14 [12]
12–04 12–15   ENG NR World Doubles Championship Derngate Centre Northampton   Steve Davis
  Tony Meo
  Ray Reardon
  Tony Jones
12–5 [13]
12–17 12–20   ENG NR Kit Kat Break for World Champions East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham   Dennis Taylor   Steve Davis 9–5 [7]
12–?? 12–??   ENG NR Pot Black BBC Studios Birmingham   Jimmy White   Kirk Stevens 2–0 [14][15]
01–03 01–12   ENG WR The Classic Spectrum Arena Warrington   Jimmy White   Cliff Thorburn 13–12 [16]
01–?? 01–??   BEL NR Belgian Classic Ostend Casino Ostend   Terry Griffiths   Kirk Stevens 9–7 [7]
01–26 02–02   ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London   Cliff Thorburn   Jimmy White 9–5 [17]
02–04 02–09   ENG NR English Professional Championship Corn Exchange Ipswich   Tony Meo   Neal Foulds 9–7 [18]
02–11 02–15   WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Abertillery Leisure Centre Abertillery   Terry Griffiths   Doug Mountjoy 9–3 [19]
02–16 03–02   ENG WR British Open Assembly Rooms Derby   Steve Davis   Willie Thorne 12–7 [20][21]
03–19 03–23   ENG NR World Cup (team event) Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth   All Ireland A   Canada 9–7 [22][23]
04–?? 04–??   SCO NR Scottish Professional Championship Marco's Leisure Centre Edinburgh   Stephen Hendry   Matt Gibson 10–5 [24]
04–08 04–13   IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill   Jimmy White   Willie Thorne 9–5 [25][26]
04–19 05–05   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Joe Johnson   Steve Davis 18–12 [27]
05–09 05–13   NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Mayfield Leisure Centre Belfast   Dennis Taylor   Alex Higgins 10–7 [28]
05–?? 05–??   WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn   Terry Griffiths   Willie Thorne 9–6 [29][30]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankingsEdit

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[31][32][33]

No. Ch. Name
1     Steve Davis
2     Cliff Thorburn
3     Tony Knowles
4     Dennis Taylor
5     Kirk Stevens
6     Ray Reardon
7     Jimmy White
8     Terry Griffiths
9     Alex Higgins
10     Tony Meo
11     Willie Thorne
12     Eddie Charlton
13     Silvino Francisco
14     David Taylor
15     Doug Mountjoy
16     Joe Johnson

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

ReferencesEdit

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