Tony Knowles

Two-time Ranking Event Winner

Highest Pro Ranking

2 (1984/85)



Two-time ranking event winner Tony Knowles perhaps remains best known for causing one of the greatest upsets in Crucible history when he defeated Steve Davis 10-1 in the opening round of the 1982 World Championship.

From Bolton, Tony rose to a career-high ranking of number two during the 1984/5 season, courtesy in part to his victories at both the 1982 International Open and 1983 Professional Players Tournament.

He reached the semi-finals of the World Championship on three occasions, coming within a frame of the final in 1983, losing a decider to Canada’s Cliff Thorburn.