The 1985 World Snooker Championship final was a snooker match played on
the weekend of 27–28 April 1985 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield,
England. It was the final of the 1985 World Snooker Championship between
defending world champion Steve Davis and 1979 runner-up Dennis Taylor
(both pictured). The best-of-35-frames match was split into four
sessions; Taylor was never ahead during the match, but tied at 17–17.
The deciding frame culminated with several shots on the final ball –
the black – which Taylor potted to win his only world championship.
The final climaxed in the early hours of 29 April and was viewed by
18.5 million people in the UK, as of 2020 the record for a post-
midnight television audience. The total match time of 14 hours and
50 minutes is the longest recorded for a best-of-35-frames match. The
match is one of the most famous snooker matches of all time and part of
the reason for the surge in the sport's popularity in the 1980s and
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