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Steve Davis vs Dennis Taylor

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1978/1979
World Championship (16-28 Apr 1979)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis (a) 11-13 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
1980/1981
Champion of Champions Group B (2-11 Oct 1980)
Grp England Steve Davis (a) 5-4 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
Classic (1-2 Dec 1980)
Final England Steve Davis (a) 4-1 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head

18-65 (53), 74-5, 88-9, 62-40, 84-30

Referee: Jim Thorpe

1982/1983
Classic (9-16 Jan 1983)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis (a) 5-2 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1983)
Rd 2 England Steve Davis (a) 13-11 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
1983/1984
World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 1984)
SF England Steve Davis (a) 16-9 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
1984/1985
World Championship (12-28 Apr 1985)
Final England Steve Davis (a) 17-18 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
Davis won all seven frames of the opening session to lead 7´┐Ż0.

The final between Davis and Taylor attracted 18.5 million viewers on BBC2, the programme finishing at 12:23 a.m. after Taylor had won the title. The viewership was the highest for any broadcast after midnight in the United Kingdom, and the most-viewed show on BBC2. The match became known as "the black ball final".

Session 1:
50-88 (SD 50); 0-93 (87); 2-49; 38-65; 1-95 (55); 6-85 (66); 20-83 (58);

Session 2:
0-121 (64, 57); 59-49; 27-76 (57); 63-48; 75-27 (61); 99-19 (98); 71-1 (70); 100-0 (56); 77-48;

Session 3:
68-25 (53); 43-72; 58-66; 80-45; 73-2 (57); 80-1 (55); 56-64; 46-58;

Session 4:
13-86 (86); 82-43 (61); 17-78 (66); 84-29 (70); 72-4 (57); 83-29 (79); 6-66; 0-81; 75-47; 71-24 (57); 66-62

Referee: John Williams

1985/1986
Grand Prix (19-27 Oct 1985)
Final England Steve Davis (a) 10-9 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head

Session 1:
60-57, 67-53, 67-6, 102-0 (93), 32-88 (60), 67-51, 73-60, 11-81, 63-16
Session 2:
44-74, 28-64, 24-64, 16-13 (62), 8-108 (50), 10-56, 62-26, 60-18, 48-64, 71-30

Referee: John Smyth

Davis lead 6-1.

1988/1989
Grand Prix (10-23 Oct 1988)
SF England Steve Davis (a) 9-1 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
1990/1991
World Championship (20 Apr - 6 May 1991)
QF England Steve Davis (a) 13-7 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
1991/1992
Masters (2-9 Feb 1992)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis (a) 5-4 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
2013/2014
World Seniors Championship (19-20 Oct 2013)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis 2-0 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head Details 

94 by Davis

2017/2018
Seniors Irish Masters (6-7 Jan 2018)
QF England Steve Davis (a) 3-1 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head