Thursday, 19 May 2011
Steve's First: The 1981 World Snooker Championship
The 1981 Embassy World Championship Snooker Final took place at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield between 6 and 20 April 1981. Steve Davis won in the final 18-12 against Doug Mountjoy.
Steve Davis, who had only won the UK Championship 5 months previously, won the championship at the third attempt when he beat debutant Jimmy White (who at the time was the youngest ever player in the championship at the age of 18 years and 11 months), Alex Higgins, Terry Griffiths, defending champion Cliff Thorburn before beating Doug Mountjoy 18–12 to win his first ever title at the age of 23 years and 8 months. This made him the second youngest champion since Higgins in 1972.