Steve Longworth

Steve Longworth (born 27 July 1948) is an English former professional snooker player.

Steven Longworth
Born (1948-07-27) 27 July 1948 (age 72)
Royal Blackburn hospital
Sport country England
NicknameSteve
Professional1984–1995
Highest ranking30 (1987–1988)
Career winnings£104,469[1]
Highest break120 (1993 World Championship qualifying)
Century breaks10
Best ranking finishLast 16 (five times)

Steve has 2 children and 3 grandchildren and has settled into retirement

CareerEdit

Born in 1948, Longworth turned professional in 1984. He lost his first match at the International Open of that year 4–5 to Steve Newbury, but reached the last 16 of the 1985 Classic, where he lost 3–5 to Cliff Thorburn, and the semi-final of the 1985 English Professional Championship, where Tony Knowles defeated him 9–6.

He went on to reach the last 16 of the 1986 UK Championship, losing 6–9 to John Parrott, the 1987 World Championship, where he beat Kirk Stevens 10–4 before falling 7–13 to the young Stephen Hendry, and the 1988 Canadian Masters, losing 0–5 to Jimmy White.

Longworth also registered ten last-32 finishes in ranking events, the last coming at the 1989 British Open, where he was defeated 1–5 by Parrott.

Following this, he dropped out of the top 64 during the 1990–91 season, and fell to 131st in the rankings in 1995; this was insufficient for Longworth to keep his place on the tour, and he left professional snooker at the age of 46.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Career-total Statistics for Steve Longworth - Professional - Snooker Results & Statistics". CueTracker. 1 September 1946. Retrieved 10 August 2015.

He was managed by John maglocklin of the centre cue snooker club Blackburn who also managed the very early years of Alex Hurricane Higgins