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Steve Davis's Biography

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Steve Davis was born on August 22, 1957 in London.

He studied at Alexander McLeod Primary School and Abbey Wood School, London.

Steve Davis became a snooker professional in 1978 and just three years later he was ranked Number 1. Davis has an impressive tournament record including six World Championships.

In his prime, Steve Davis was like a machine, rarely making mistakes. He became known as Steve 'interesting' Davis, as his error-free style contrasted sharply with the likes of Jimmy White and Alex Higgins, who were great potters of the ball, but lacked Davis's disciplined approach.

Steve Davis had his snooker heyday in the eighties and has since been overtaken by the likes of Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Steve Davis likes sports and games. He's written a book on chess, and has been seen playing poker on television along with the likes of Stephen Hendry and Mark Williams.

Asked by BBC Lancashire, 'What's your idea of an interesting night out?', Davis replied:

"Poker on the internet, a good red wine and no-one else there!"

In April 2005, a book entitled 'Masters of the Baize' was published which ranked all the snooker players throughout history. Steve Davis came third, beaten by Stephen Hendry and Joe Davis.

According to the authors' system, Steve Davis scored out of 20:

Break building 19
Potting 19
Safety play 19
Temperament 20
Bravery 17
Impact 19

It was the rather arbitrary category of 'bravery' that prevented Steve Davis from securing first position.

In 2009, the BBC compiled an entertaining video of 30 Years of Steve Davis at The Crucible.

In December 2009, Steve Davis was co-opted on to the board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, at the same time as Barry Hearn became the new chairman.

In April 2010 Steve Davis surprised many people by beating John Higgins to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship, at which stage he was beaten by Neil Robertson.

In 2013, Steve Davis became one of the celebrities on ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. He was the fifth celebrity to be voted out of the jungle.

On 17 April 2016, Steve Davis officially retired from playing snooker, and it was later revealed that Davis, who already had a show on an Essex radio station, would DJ at Glastonbury.

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