From The Hurricane to The Nugget, who’s the all time nice of snooker? Vote under!
Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan is broadly thought to be the fashionable star of the sport and some of the naturally gifted gamers of all time. He’s the holder of 5 World Championships, six Masters titles and 5 UK Championships and he isn’t slowing down but.
He’s additionally a three-time document holder, because the youngest participant to have gained the Masters (successful on the age of 19 years and 69 days), for probably the most most breaks (13 in competitors) and the quickest ever 147.
The youngest ever World Champion (aged 21 in 1990), in his 27 years within the sport, Hendry additionally topped the world rankings for 8 consecutive seasons, had 7 world title wins, 6 Masters titles and 5 UK Championship wins. It is no marvel that to many is he is considered the best snooker participant of all time.
Steve Davis is commonly regarded as snooker’s first famous person as a result of his domination of the game within the 80s. ‘The Nugget’ gained 6 world titles earlier than retiring in April 2016 on the age of 59. His most well-known match was the 1985 World Championship Remaining towards Dennis Taylor often known as ‘The Black Ball Remaining’ which was watched by a staggering 18.5 million folks within the UK. Opponent Dennis Taylor gained the competition on the ultimate black ball within the remaining body.
Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins was well-known for his wild and harmful life-style in addition to for his sporting brilliance. He gained two world titles, the UK Championship and two Masters titles, making him one in every of solely ten gamers to finish snooker’s Triple Crown. After a decline in well being, Alex handed sadly away in 2010 on the age of 61.
John gained 4 World Championships and three UK Championships, in addition to two Masters titles, making him some of the profitable gamers within the trendy historical past of snooker. The ‘Wizard of Wishaw’ by no means dropping under quantity six on the earth rankings between 1996 and 2012 and has overcome a newspaper sting and damaging match-fixing allegations in to stay a prime contender within the sport.
While by no means successful a World Championship, Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White has made it to 6 finals making him probably the most proficient participant to by no means win the most important prize within the sport, though he has gained each The Masters and the UK Championship. In 1992 he turned solely the second participant to make a most break on the World Championship.
Mark is the reigning World Snooker and UK champion and the present world primary. ‘The Jester from Leicester’ has gained 3 masters titles, 2 UK Championships and a pair of World Championships, changing into the sixth participant to win all of snooker’s Triple Crown occasions not less than twice. Selby can be knowledgeable pool participant, successful the 2006 WEPF eight-ball pool world championship and was a 2015 Chinese language Pool World Championship finalist.
Dominating the sport within the Seventies, ‘Dracula’, nicknamed due to his coiffure is understood for including a way of humour to a critical recreation, usually partaking the group with jokes mid break. He gained his first World Championship in 1970, together with 5 additional titles all through his profession. He was additionally the sport’s first ever world primary when the rankings had been launched in 1976.
The fashionable recreation of snooker owes an enormous a part of what it has turn into to Joe Davis and is commonly credited as the person that began all of it. Davis helped to organise the primary ever World Championship in 1927, which he went on to win that 12 months, later holding the title for 15 consecutive years. He retired having by no means misplaced a match on the World Championship and nobody has ever surpassed his 15 titles.
Taylor is finest recognized for successful the World Championship in 1985, beating World primary Steve Davis on the ultimate black within the remaining body, in a match watched by 18.5 million folks within the UK. He additionally gained the Grand Prix in 1984 and the Masters in 1987, and naturally, is well-known for his trademark outsized glasses.