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Snooker Greats: Dennis Taylor, Steve Davis and John Virgo

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Come and join Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor as they recreate the match that gripped a nation – the 1985 World Snooker Final. A record-breaking 18.5m TV viewers stayed up to watch the legendary match and this is your chance to see the rematch with snooker royalty as we recreate the final frame from that special night.
Snooker legend John Virgo is your host and referee for an evening guaranteed to include his famed, hilarious snooker impressions.
A night not to be missed, there will also be a Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to pose the questions you always wanted to ask. . . 

VIP Tickets Available - These Include Premium seating within the auditorium, Meet and greet the guys and a professional photo with the players. (Please arrive from 18:00 for Meet and Greet at 18:30)

DENNIS TAYLOR
Currently a snooker commentator with the BBC, during his professional career Dennis won two world-ranking events.
He famously won the 1985 World Championship by beating the then world number one Steve Davis on the final black in one of sport's most memorable finals.
Dennis also won the Grand Prix in 1984 and the Masters in 1987. He is also well known for his sense of humour and his trademark oversized spectacles and was a regular on hit TV snooker game show Big Break.

JOHN VIRGO
Famed for his trick shots and comedic impressions of other players, to many snooker fans John is "Mr Snooker".
Turning professional in 1976, he quickly climbed the world-rankings, reaching the semi-finals of the UK Championships the following year. During the 1981 World Championship he performed some of his impressions, including Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Steve Davis and Ray Reardon. He repeated this act in further World Championships, usually after semi-finals ended earlier than expected.
For 11 years John co-presented Big Break with Jim Davidson. He is now a TV snooker commentator who works primarily during the BBC's coverage of ranking events. His catchphrase when commentating is "where's the cueball going?"

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