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    Default 1937 World Snooker Championship

    The great match at Thurston's Hall in Leicester Square, London, the famous temple of the game... how does this compare to today's grand finals at the Crucible?

    1937 World Professional Snooker Championship – Final

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    Well in the 1937 final there were 33 40+ breaks including one century out of 55 frames (60%). In the 2008 final there were 21 40+ breaks including tw

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    Looked like a close battle too - never more than three or four frames in it so probably would have been more thrilling than this year's final.

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    Yeah, it certainly would have been. By all accounts, Horace was as good as Davis, technically but lacked the big match temperment. He was the first m

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    Am fairly sure I have seen photos of him as a young man in which he is wearing specs.

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    I'm not sure, tbh. I certainly dont think he wore them in the 1930's though. Here is a pic of him with Walter Donaldson in, I would hazzard a guess,

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    Joe Davis win's his 11th consecutive World title... I wonder what he'd make of the current game and players?

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    If anyone is still interested in the glasses question, I can say that Horace Lindrum first started wearing contact lenses in 1949, but switched to swi

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