Joe Davis

Joe Davis (* 15. April 1901 in Whithwell, Derbyshire; † 10. July 1978) was an English Snooker - and Billard - player.

Davis was since 1919 Billard professional, was however soon thereafter interested already in Snooker.

1927 it organized the first Snookerweltmeisterschaft along and won these by a victory of 20-10 Frames against Tom Dennis. Prize money amounted to 6.10 £. Davis won thereafter each world championship until he withdrew 1946 from this tournament. It holds the record with 15 won titles. Despite its resignation of the world championship Davis still played until 1964 as a professional Snooker.

It achieved the first official maximum BREAK with 147 points in the year 1955. In addition ones to its successes in the Snooker it carried the title World Professional Billiards champion from 1928 to 1938.

End of the 1950er presented Joe Davis Snooker plus, an extension of the usual Snookers. It expected, by two additional colored balls, a more exciting play. This extension however never became generally accepted.

Joes twelve years younger brother, Fred Davis, was likewise a successful Snookerspieler and a eight times Snooker world champion.

1963 became Davis of Elizabeth II. appointed the Officer OF the order OF the British Empire.

To 10. July 1978 deceased to Joe Davis two months after a collapse.


  • How I Play Snooker, Country would run, 1949 (new edition: ISBN 0352300574)
  • Advanced Snooker, Country would run, 1954
  • Complete Snooker, WH everything, 1967, ISBN 0491015216


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