Due to the cancellation of the World Professional Snooker Championships for 2020, at least for its usual date in April, the BBC chose to fill some of the resulting vacant time slots with re-runs of notable action from previous years. One of the offerings to be shown was probably the most famous of all frames, along with Cliff Thorburn’s first ever Crucible maximum perhaps, this was the final frame of the 1985 event between Steve Davis and eventual winner, Dennis Taylor.
This book was born in 2019 as an aid to the teaching of students taking the Class 3 Snooker accreditation course and came about because it was decided during the classes held in 2018 to include two homework assignments in that course.
The difficulties in producing those assignments in relation to the paper and printing necessary for their eventual format was thought to be easier if incorporated in a booklet form.
In the formulation of that document it was also decided to include various other diss...