Monday, July 27, 2015

David Taylor- The Popular Snooker Player

English: Steve Davis at Sports Club Turku in F...
English: Steve Davis at Sports Club Turku in Finland during a match against Ville Pasanen (former Finnish Champion). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Though David Taylor is considered one of the best players in the game of snooker, he did not rise to the level where he was expected to reach. David Taylor was highly talented and extra ordinarily experienced at the game. He won both the English Amateur championship and the World Amateur championship.He was nicknamed by his fans and followers as the silver fox because of his premature grey hair, which he possessed at a very young age. 

Though David Taylor snooker player impressively made it to three major finals,he could not win any of them. Doug Mountjoy beat him in the United Kingdom Championship with a score of 9-15. He lost to Steve Davis in 1981 and lost the Yamaha Organs Trophy with a score of 6-9. David Taylor snooker player repeatedly tried his luck again 1982 at the Jameson International and lost to Tony Knowles with a painful score of 6-9.

David Taylor later surprised everyone by coming back to the scene again at the age of 66, only to lose again in a match against Paul Wikes. This game is the only one considered to be the ranking event final which he participated.

David Taylor snooker player however did beat Steve Davis, the world champion with a close score of 5-3. Previously, David Taylor had lost as a quarter finalist three different times and this victory was considered as the most distinguished performance after a long era of many failures. 

Other than some information on his snooker player career, not much is known about his personal life. Some time later,he had attended an exhibition match which added to his popularity. He also performed outstandingly well in practice matches that even the best player of that time couldn't match up to him. 

Once he was no longer in the limelight of snooker game, he participated in a game show on snooker called "Big Break " by the British Broadcasting Company. He also took over management and production in a hotel popular for winning awards.

Presently, Mr.David Taylor snooker player can be found at his home in Cheshire near Dunham in England.

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