Cliff Thorburn

Clifford Charles Devlin “Cliff” Thorburn

Born: January 16, 1948

Nationality: Canadian

1980 World Champion, three times Masters Champion (1983,1985-86)

Professional: 1972-1996

Highest ranking: 1


Nicknamed “The Grinder” Cliff is known for his very deliberate playing style and his never-say-die attitude. He won 24 professional titles in his career. He was the first player to make a maximum at the crucible: it came in 1983, in frame four of his second round match against Terry Griffiths, and it started with a fluke…

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