What happened to John Spencer snooker player?

What happened to John Spencer snooker player?

The snooker player John Spencer, who won the world title at his first attempt in 1969 – then took it again 18 months later, and repeated the feat in 1977, the first year the championship was staged at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre – has died of stomach cancer aged 70.

Where was snooker world championship since 1977?

The World Snooker Championship reverted to a knockout tournament format in 1969, beginning what is now known as snooker’s modern era. It has taken place annually since then, with every championship since 1977 staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Who won the snooker world championship in 1978?

Ray Reardon
1978 World Snooker Championship

Tournament information
Winner’s share £7,500
Highest break John Spencer ( ENG ) (138)
Champion Ray Reardon ( WAL )

Who won the 1997 World Snooker Championship?

Ken Doherty
Ken Doherty won his only World title by defeating defending champion Stephen Hendry 18–12 in the final.

Does Ray Reardon still play snooker?

Raymond Reardon, MBE (born 8 October 1932) is a Welsh retired professional snooker player. He retired from the professional game in 1991. …

Did Mountjoy play snooker?

Doug Mountjoy (8 June 1942 – 14 February 2021) was a Welsh snooker player from Tir-y-Berth, Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales. He began his professional snooker career by taking the 1977 Masters, which he entered as a reserve player.

Does Ken Doherty still play snooker?

Ken Doherty (born 17 September 1969) is an Irish professional snooker player, commentator and radio presenter….Ken Doherty.

Nickname The Darlin’ of Dublin
Professional 1990–present
Highest ranking 2 (2006/07)
Current ranking 77 (as of 6 December 2021)
Tournament wins

What year did Ken Doherty win the world snooker?

1997: Reaches the pinnacle of his career by winning the World Championship. Beats Stephen Hendry 18-12 in the final, the first player to beat Hendry at the event since 1991.