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Fred Davis (born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire) was a famous Celebrity from England, who lived between August 13, 1913 and April 16, 1998.


Fred Davis was an English professional snooker player who won the World Cup three times. He was the younger brother of the more successful Joe Davis, the pioneer in the sport of snooker. (However, they are not related to snooker player Steve Davis)

Fred Davis was originally the billiard player, and became a professional in the sport already 1929th Eight years later, in 1937, he played his first match as a professional snooker. His older brother Joe had dominated the sport of snooker in 1920 - and 1930's, and in the last World Cup final before the break for World War II, in 1940, beating Joe his brother Fred. After the World Cup 1946 drew Joe back, and the road was now open to other talents, including Fred Davis. He seized this opportunity, and won the World Cup three times, 1948, 1949 and 1951, and was also in the finals in 1947 and 1950, when he lost to the shoots Walter Donaldson.

After 1951 there was a dispute between the top snooker players and Snooker Association, which resulted in a competitive tournament for the World Cup, World Match Play, was introduced. Davis won the first five editions of this tournament, but withdrew after a temporary return. When the World Cup was resurrected in 1964, now with the challenge format, Davis resumed his career, but failed in three attempts never defeat the reigning world champion John Pulman.

During the 1970s, belonged to Davis is still the top of the world, despite his advanced age. When the world rankings were introduced in 1976, Davis was ranked 4th, and he went to the semifinals of World Cup 1978 in The Crucible Theatre, at age 64. His older brother Joe, 77 years old, sat in the stands and watched the match, but collapsed at the end and died two months later.

Fred Davis made ​​his last appearance in the World Cup in 1984 but did not finish his career until 1992, 78 years old.

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He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Fred.

Related authors: Joe Davis

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Famous quotes by Fred Davis (3)

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"Then, all of a sudden, he stopped and nobody heard from him or got a response to orders. At this point Rod Walker looked him up and found he was living in a commune and seemed to be dropping out of the hobby"
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"Whenever I design any variant, or when anybody sends me one, I always say if at all possible within the context of the game don't have two home supply centers touching each other"
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"I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine"