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John Dunning

NameDate of Birth Country
John Dunning18-04-1927England

Name                                    :                               John Dunning

Highest Ranking                  :                               11 (1976/77)

Highest Break                      :                               132 (1981 World Championship)

Century Breaks                    :                               3

 

John Dunning (April 18, 1927 – 11 September 2009) was an English professional snooker player from Morley, West Yorkshire.

Having been Yorkshire amateur champion on eleven occasions, Dunning turned professional in 1971, and played his first World Championship match in 1972, when he lost to John Pulman in the first round, after beating Pat Houlihan and Graham Miles in qualifying. He produced his best performance in 1974, when he reached the quarter-final, subsequently losing his match against Miles 13–15. Dunning's final appearance in the main stages of the event came in 1982.

In 1977, he reached the quarter-finals of the inaugural UK Championship, losing 0–5 to Alex Higgins.

Dunning reached the final of the Yamaha Masters in March 1984. The tournament, played on a three-man-group round-robin basis, saw Dunning start as a 7–1 outsider to qualify from his first group. After he beat Tony Knowles 2–1 in the opening game, he became favourite, before comfortably winning his next match against Les Dodd. In his semi-final match, he played against Australian Warren King and Terry Griffiths of Wales. Dunning lost to King, but beat Griffiths, which made his place in the final, in which he met Dave Martin and the reigning World Champion and world number one Steve Davis. He lost both matches, finishing third, with Davis winning the title, but received a cheque for £6,000. As of June 2015, he remains the oldest-ever finalist in a major snooker event, aged 56 years and 11 months.

Dunning died in Morley, West Yorkshire, on September 11, 2009, aged 82.

 

 

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