Terry Griffiths

Terry Griffiths- won the World Championship in 1979 at the first attempt

Terry Griffiths- won the World Championship in 1979 at the first attempt

Date of Birth: 16 October 1947

Country: Wales

Highest Break: 139

Tournament Wins:

Ranking 1

Non-Ranking 17

World Champion: 1979

Terrence “Terry” Griffiths, OBE is a retired Welsh snooker player and current snooker coach and pundit. He won the World Championship in 1979 at the first attempt, and reached the 1988 final.

He also won the Masters in 1980 and the UK Championship in 1982, making him one of ten players to have completed snooker’s triple crown.

He was renowned for his slow, highly cautious style of play.

At the end of 1982, he won the UK Championship, beating Alex Higgins in a classic 16–15 final. He did take the Pot Black title in 1984 and the Welsh Professional Championship between 1985, 1986 and 1988.

He reached the final of the World Snooker Championship again also in 1988, but he lost to old rival Steve Davis 11–18. During the final session of the championship, he accidentally knocked over a globe on the Crucible set, denting part of it with his foot: he was awarded the globe at the end of the match.

He achieved the notable feat of reaching at least the quarter-finals of the World Championships for nine consecutive years between 1984–1992.

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