Farewell Bill Davis, father of six-time World Champion Steve

Yesterday Worldsnooker published this

Wednesday 30 Mar 2016 


Bill Davis, father of six-time World Champion Steve, has died at the age of 89.

Bill played a huge part in his son’s career, as a corner man and coach, as Steve dominated snooker throughout the 1980s.

Steve conquered the Crucible six times between 1981 and 1989, spent seven years as world number one, and as recently as 2010 reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship.

Steve Davis himself paid his father this very short but very moving tribute:

He loved the game more than me

Anyone who did read Steve’s biography – Interesting – will know how important his father was for Steve Davis career, and how close they were.

My thoughts go to Steve and his family in those difficult times.

And, wherever you are, Bill, thank you for this incredible gift you offered to snooker, and to us fans, without you Steve would never have been that interesting  …


Finally thanks to Jimmy White Fanatic on twitter who shared this marvelous image.