Born: 4 March 1954 in
Winner of 7 professional titles, including one ranking title
Highest ranking: 7
Willie Thorne was a very good break builder and played a more agressive potting game than most of his contemporaries. He had 136 competitive centuries during his careeer, including a 147 in the 1987 UK Championship. He was only the third player to achieve the 100 century landmark in the professional game.