Player Profile

Dennis Taylor

NameDate of Birth Country
Dennis Taylor19-02-1949Ireland

Dennis Taylor (born Denis Taylor, 19 January 1949 in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) is a retired snooker player, and current BBC snooker commentator.

Winner of two ranking events, he is best known for winning the 1985 World Championship, beating World number one Steve Davis on the final black in one of the sport's most memorable finals. He also won the Grand Prix in 1984 and the Masters in 1987. Taylor is also well known for his sense of humour and his trademark oversized spectacles. He regularly made appearances on the snooker-based gameshow Big Break.

Taylor turned professional in 1972 and made his world championship debut in 1973, narrowly losing to Cliff Thorburn in the first round.[2] After world semi-final losses in 1975 and 1977, Taylor reached his first major final – the World Championship – in 1979, but lost 24–16 to debutant Terry Griffiths.[2][3]

Having reached the semi final of the World Championships in 1984, losing to Steve Davis, Taylor was playing very well as he began the 1984–85 season. In September, however, he was devastated by the sudden death of his mother, which caused him to withdraw from the Jameson International. His first ranking event win came later in 1984, when he won the Rothmans Grand Prix by beating Cliff Thorburn 10–2 in the final.

Featured Video

Article/Blog

  • Welcome Indian Open 2017 with full enthusiasm.
    Snooker the game invented in India itself, isthe gameall about of precise skill set and calculations. Snooker developed and gained its own identity in...
    Written By : Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more
  • Ryan Day's Blog After China Championship
    "The China Championship didn't quite go as well as Riga however, the season has started very positively and although I went out of the tour...
    Written By : Ryan Day

    Read more
  • Jamie's Blog After the Paul Hunter Classic
    "I was delighted to reach my 2nd ranking event semi final however, to be so close to the final and fall at the final hurdle was disappointing. Th...
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
  • Ryan Day Blog
    "After a strong finish to last season reaching the latter stages of a few big tournaments, this season couldn't have started any better for m...
    Written By : Ryan Day

    Read more
  • Jamie Blog
    "I didn't have the best start to the week after losing 4-1 to Alexander Ursenbacher but to be fair, he played very well and deserved his win....
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
  • DISABILITY WAS NO BARRIER FOR RAJA
    A person with physical disability looses all hopes in life as it proves very disadvantageous for him. But with sheer grit, determination, dedication, ...
    Written By : Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more
  • Jamie blog about his performance at Riga Masters
    Jamie's blog about his performance at Riga Masters "I felt I played well to go 3-1 up and although I am disappointed to have lost from suc...
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
  • Looking Forward to compete in Riga Masters
    "I'm absolutely delighted to reach a sponsorship agreement with RKG Snooker for the 2017/2018 season! Their support means the world to me and...
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
  • A Natural Born Talent of Snooker-DING JUNHUI
    The Chinese sensation Ding is one of the few snooker players who are naturally talented snooker player; of course Roonie is on the top of the list. Di...
    Written By : Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more
  • Saga of Snooker World Championship
    Let me tell my readers about the World Championship of Snooker which is true test of players skills, mind concentration and above all patience of the ...
    Written By : Dr. Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more

View All

How to Play Cue Sports

  • Cue Sports
    Snooker is one of the most popular billiards game in the world. Similar to pool, the snooker game takes place on a felt-covered table with six pockets, a cue stick and a set of balls. Here you can learn how to play Snooker.

    Obtain the proper equipment- Snooker is played...

    Read more

View