Alex Higgins wins the World Snooker Championship: 40 Years Ago Today

‘Hurricane’ Higgins’ semi-final against Jimmy White had really been the gateway match for me in terms of getting into snooker, but the final of 15/16 May 1982 sealed the deal, as it did for millions of young people around Britain.

40 years ago today, Higgins won his second world championship, beating Ray Reardon (a six-time winner who had never lost in a final) 18-15 in a classic match. The Hurricane’s frame-winning break of 135 and raw emotion will live long in the memory.

2 thoughts on “Alex Higgins wins the World Snooker Championship: 40 Years Ago Today

  1. I used to watch Hurricane Higgins on Pot Black in Australia in the early-eighties all accompanied by the voice of whispering Ted Lowe, along with Eddie Charlton, Ray Reardon (Dracula), Steve Davis, and some other guy my Dad used to call ‘Smug’ (open to suggestions).

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