Fred Davis

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Fred Davis
Personal Information
Date of birth August 13, 1913
Date of death April 16, 1998
Nationality English
Career
Professional 1937 - 1992
Best World Ranking 4 (1976/77)
World Championship Best Winner (8 times)
Highest Break n/a
Ranking Tournament Wins
World Championship 1948, 1949, 19511956

Fred Davis (August 13, 1913 - April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and billiards player, and was one of the most loved personalities in the game.

Davis was originally a billiards player, turning professional in 1929. His first professional snooker match was in 1937.

He was the younger brother (by twelve years) of Joe Davis, who dominated snooker from 1927 to 1946. Joe retired from the world championship after his 1946 victory, leaving the way open for Fred to win eight times between 1948 and 1956. The only time they met in the world championship final was in 1940, when Joe beat Fred 37-36.

World rankings were introduced in 1976. Davis's abilities had peaked long before this, but he was still ranked number 4 that season.

He was awarded the MBE in 1977.

He won the world billiards championship in 1980 and 1981.

Davis played professionally well into old age, only retiring in 1992, aged 78.

Fred Davis is no relation to snooker player Steve Davis.pl:Fred Davis

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