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Steve Davis & Dennis Taylor stage rematch of 1985 final

Davis v Taylor: 1985 - The Black Ball Final
Date: Monday 3, May Coverage: Live on BBC Two after the conclusion of the 2010 World Championship final

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Highlights - Davis & Taylor recreate classic final

Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor marked the 25th anniversary of their epic 1985 World Championship final with a one-frame contest at the Crucible.

The rematch was a rather less tense affair than the original, but the outcome was the same.

In 1985, Taylor beat Davis 18-17 on the final black in an encounter that was watched by a TV audience of 18.5m.

A special BBC documentary reflecting on the final will be shown on Monday after the conclusion of the 2010 final.

Davis's spectacular run at this year's event was ended by Neil Robertson on Wednesday.

Making his 30th appearance in Sheffield, the 52-year-old six-time champion stunned the snooker world with defeats of Mark King and defending champion John Higgins.

But he was unable to keep the run going when he was brushed aside by the Australian world number nine at the quarter-final stage.

The 61-year-old Taylor retired from the professional circuit in 2000 and is part of the BBC's TV commentary team.



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