Celebrities : Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor was born on 19th January 1949 and has been professional for some 24 years.  His glittering career saw him win the World Title in 1985 in an unforgettable match with Steve Davis which he won 18-17 on the final black at 10 minutes past midnight.  I believe it still stands as sporting record  for television audience in sport.

Dennis is an extremely humorous character and his After Dinner Speaking and trick shots are in constant demand.  Until last season he was the only player to remain in the top 16 for 22 years.  He has won titles as far as Asia through Europe and Canada.

Dennis's great love away form snooker is golf, and every spare minute is spent on the golf course.  Music and motor racing are other great loves and, indeed, in the past year or two, has  taken part in one or two celebrity racing events.
 
In his home town of Ireland he is a sporting legend and his fellow professionals hold him in high esteem.

Just a few of the Titles won by Dennis include:

  • 1985 Embassy World Snooker championship
  • 6 Times Irish Champion
  • Benson & Hedges Master Championship
  • Rothmans Grand Prix Champion
  • Twice Canadian Open Champion
  • Kit-Kat World Champion of Champions
  • Japanese Master Champion
  • Australian Masters Champion