John Parrott


1991 World Champion

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Liverpool’s John Parrott is one of just six players to have won both the World Championship and UK Championship titles during the same year (1991).

World number two for three seasons during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Parrott won nine ranking events in all during a 27-year professional career, as well as reaching three Masters finals.

He reached the final of the World Championship for the first time in 1989, losing 18-3 to Steve Davis with a session to spare. Two years later, he avenged that loss with a 16-10 success against Davis in the semi-finals, before defeating Jimmy White 18-11 in the final to lift the title.

Away from the baize, Parrott has established himself as a leading snooker pundit and commentator for the BBC, as well as regularly appearing on A Question of Sport from 1996-2002.