As the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield reach a conclusion later this week we look back at some past masters of the green baize.
In 1986, golden era favourites Tony Knowles and, our own World Champion, Joe Johnson attended this charity bash for Wheatfields Hospice.
Was he the greatest snooker player of all time? The Legendary Joe Davis lines up a shot at the Peoples Hall, Leeds in 1950. His opponent was local player Willie Smith, regarded by many as the greatest ever billiards player. Willie was photographed again in 1962 when he demonstrated the use of the short rest to beginners.
Leeds Deaf Centre in 1976 was a typical haunt of many players before the televised snooker boom.
Finally, the much missed David Vine tackled this shot at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds in 1991.
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