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On this Week: Hallett beats Davis

On this Week: Hallett beats Davis
By Eurosport

14/09/2009 at 17:00Updated

Snooker historian Chris Turner looks back on this week in the game, including Eurosport commentator Mike Hallett finally beating Steve Davis after eight years of defeats.

13 September 1986 - NEAL SHOWS NO MERCY ON DAD!

In the last-32 round of the BCE International at Derby Assembly Rooms, Neal Foulds beat his father Geoff 5-0 in just 70 minutes. This is the only instance of a father and son playing each other in a ranking event.

13 September 1998 - SIMMONDS WINS WORLD JUNIOR TITLE

England's Luke Simmonds beat Robert Murphy of Ireland 7-2 to win the IBSF World Under-21 Championship at Rabat in Malta.

15 September 1991 - MIKE HALLETT WINS SCOTTISH MASTERS

Eurosport snooker commentator Mike Hallett won the Regal Scottish Masters title at the Motherwell Civic Centre. He beat Steve Davis 10-6 in the final, enjoying his first victory over the six-times world champion since 1983. The win ended Hallett's run of eight successive defeats by the 'Nugget'.

15 September 1996 - RONNIE TAKES ASIAN CLASSIC

Ronnie O'Sullivan won the Suntory Asian Classic at the Riverside Montien Hotel in Bangkok. In the final he eked out a narrow 9-8 victory over Brian Morgan, who was appearing in his first ranking final.

16 September 1990 - HENDRY IS THE SCOTTISH MASTER AGAIN

Stephen Hendry won the Regal (Scottish) Masters for the second year running, once again beating Terry Griffiths in the final. This time the margin of victory was 10-6 in the event, which was played for the first time at the Motherwell Civic Centre.

16 September 1994 - MAXIMUM FOR McDONNELL

The sixteenth maximum break in professional competition was achieved by David McDonnell in a British Open qualifying match against Nic Barrow.

17 September 1989 - HENDRY WINS REVIVED SCOTTISH MASTERS

The Scottish Masters had not been played in 1988, but the tournament was restored to the calendar the year after and was played at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow. Stephen Hendry won a one-sided final against Terry Griffiths, thrashing the Welshman 10-1.

18 September 1935 - JOHN SPENCER BORN

One of the games greatest characters, John Spencer, was born at Radcliffe in Lancashire. He won the World Championship three times and many other titles as well including the 1966 English Amateur Championship. He was the first winner of the Benson & Hedges Masters and also of its Irish equivalent. John died in July 2006.

18 September 1997 - THIRD MAXIMUM FOR WATTANA

James Wattana made his third official maximum break, the first ever outside the UK in professional competition. It came against Pang Wei Guo in the Catch China International In Beijing.

19 September 1982 - PARSONS WINS WORLD AMATEUR CROWN

Terry Parsons of Wales beat Canadian Jim Bear 11-8 to win the World Amateur Championship in Calgary, Canada.

19 September 1999 - ANOTHER 147 HELPS HENDRY TO THIRD BRITISH OPEN

Stephen Hendry beat Peter Ebdon 9-5 at Plymouth Pavilions to take the British Open title for the third time. In the final he made his sixth maximum break, the 30th on the all-time list.

19 September 2007 - MAXIMUM FOR JAMIE BURNETT

Although he had recorded professional snooker's highest ever break, 148, Jamie Burnett had never made a 147. However he rectified this in the qualifying rounds of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix at Prestatyn when he compiled the 57th official maximum in a match against Liu Song.

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