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Ray Edmonds

NameDate of Birth Country
Ray Edmonds25-04-1936England

Name                                    :                               Ray Edmonds

Highest Ranking               :                               28 (1980-82)

Highest Break                    :                               121 (1985 British Open)

Century Breaks                 :                               7

Ray Edmonds (born 25 April 1936 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire) is a former English professional player of English billiards and snooker. He twice won the World Amateur Snooker title, and won the World Professional Billiards Championship in 1985.

Playing career

Edmonds first played snooker as an amateur, winning the World Amateur crown twice in the early 1970s. After turning professional he reached the World Snooker Championship on four occasions in 1980, 1981, 1985 and 1986, on each occasion losing in the first round.

In 1985 Ray won the World Professional Billiards Championship. This gives Ray the unique distinction of being the only player to have won this title as well as two World Amateur titles at snooker.

Edmonds was less successful as a professional, but became World Professional Billiards Champion in 1985.

Post-retirement

Edmonds set up the Ray Edmonds Snooker Centre in Grimsby in December 1983. He was worked also a snooker commentator with both ITV and the BBC before retiring in 2004.

 

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