Born: 19 January 1949 in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Nationality: Northern Irish
1985 World Champion, winner of 2 ranking events
Highest ranking: 2
Dennis Taylor is most famous for winning “That Final”, the 1985 final, beating Steve Davis, the reigning World Champion and World n°1, by 18-17, on the last black, having never been in front in the match at any stage before. That final, finishing well past midnight and watched by over 18 millions on BBC really captured the imagination of the snooker fans. It probably remains the most discussed snooker match of all times.
Dennis Taylor is a regular commentator on BBC