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Willie Thorne

Male; England (England); Born: 4 Mar 1954 (70 years) Died: 17 Jun 2020 (3 years)
Status: Amateur; First season as pro: 1975; Last season as pro: 2000; Ranking wins: 1; Maximums: 1; Best performance: Winner of the 1985 Classic and QF WC 1982 and 1986


2019/2020
UK Seniors Championship (24-25 Oct 2019)
Rd 1 Ireland Michael Judge (a) 3-2 England Willie Thorne (a)  
World Seniors Championship (15-18 Aug 2019)
Rd 1 Wales Darren Morgan (a) 3-0 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
2018/2019
Seniors Irish Masters (5-6 Jan 2019)
QF England Jimmy White 3-0 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
2016/2017
World Seniors (22-24 Mar 2017)
Rd 1 England Aiden Owens (a) 3-1 England Willie Thorne (a) [8]  
2000/2001
World Championship Qual (20 Feb - 4 Mar 2001)
Q Rd 3 Thailand Somporn Kathawung (a) 10-6 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1999/2000
World Championship Qual (3 Jan - 20 Mar 2000)
Q Rd 2 England Jason Ferguson (a) 10-7 England Willie Thorne (a)  
Q Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-6 England Adrian Gunnell (a)  
1998/1999
Scottish Open (15-21 Feb 1999)
Rd 2 Scotland Alan McManus (a) 5-3 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-0 England Andy Hicks (a) Head to head
World Championship Qual (3 Jan - 20 Mar 1999)
Q Rd 4 England Paul Sweeny (a) 10-0 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1997/1998
World Championship Qual (2 Jan - 22 Mar 1998)
Q Rd 5 England Nick Walker (a) 10-3 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1996/1997
World Championship Qual (3 Jan - 25 Mar 1997)
Q Rd 8 Wales Dominic Dale (a) 10-6 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1995/1996
World Championship (20 Apr - 6 May 1996)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis (a) 10-8 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
World Championship Qual (1 Jan - 22 Mar 1996)
Q Rd 4 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-4 England Danny Fowler (a)  
German Open (3-10 Dec 1995)
Rd 1 England Nigel Bond (a) 5-0 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1994/1995
World Championship (14-30 Apr 1995)
Rd 2 England Andy Hicks (a) 13-7 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-6 Thailand Tai Pichit (a)  
1993/1994
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1994)
Rd 2 Wales Darren Morgan (a) 13-12 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-2 England Gary Ponting (a)  
Masters (6-13 Feb 1994)
Rd 1 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) 5-0 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
1992/1993
World Championship (17 Apr - 3 May 1993)
Rd 2 England John Parrott (a) 13-9 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-6 England Shaun Mellish (a)  

This was Mellish's first time at the crucible.

Masters (7-14 Feb 1993)
Rd 1 England Jimmy White (a) 5-2 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
1991/1992
World Championship (18 Apr - 4 May 1992)
Rd 2 Canada Jim Wych (a) 13-6 England Willie Thorne (a)  
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-6 England Gary Wilkinson (a)  
World Championship Qual (21-30 Mar 1992)
Q Rd 4 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-5 England Andy Hicks (a) Head to head
Classic (1-11 Jan 1992)
Rd 2 Wales Darren Morgan (a) 5-3 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-2 England Robert Marshall (a)  
1990/1991
World Championship (20 Apr - 6 May 1991)
Rd 1 Scotland Alan McManus (a) 10-8 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Masters (3-10 Feb 1991)
Rd 1 England John Parrott (a) 5-3 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Classic (1-12 Jan 1991)
Rd 1 Wales Tony Chappel (a) 5-4 England Willie Thorne (a)  
Shoot-Out (26-28 Sep 1990)
Rd 2 Wales Darren Morgan (a) 60-46 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 93-13 Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin (a)  
1989/1990
World Championship (13-29 Apr 1990)
Rd 2 England Neal Foulds (a) 13-11 England Willie Thorne (a)  
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-4 Malta Tony Drago (a)  
Masters (4-11 Feb 1990)
QF Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 5-1 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-4 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
Classic (2-13 Jan 1990)
Rd 1 England David Taylor (a) 5-1 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1988/1989
World Championship (15 Apr - 1 May 1989)
Rd 2 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 13-10 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-5 Ireland Paddy Browne (a)  
Masters (21-29 Jan 1989)
Rd 1 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 5-2 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Classic (1-15 Jan 1989)
SF Wales Wayne Jones (a) 9-4 England Willie Thorne (a)  
QF England Willie Thorne (a) 5-4 England Martin Clark (a)  
Rd 3 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-1 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) Head to head
Rd 2 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-3 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a)  
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-1 England Jason Smith (a)  
1987/1988
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1988)
Rd 2 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 13-9 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-6 South Africa Peter Francisco (a)  
Masters (24-31 Jan 1988)
Rd 1 England Joe Johnson (a) 5-4 England Willie Thorne (a)  
Classic (1-10 Jan 1988)
Rd 2 England Barry West (a) 5-2 England Willie Thorne (a)  
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-1 England Malcolm Bradley (a)  
1986/1987
World Championship (18 Apr - 4 May 1987)
Rd 1 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 10-7 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Masters (25 Jan - 1 Feb 1987)
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-3 Canada Kirk Stevens (a) Head to head
1985/1986
World Championship (19 Apr - 5 May 1986)
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-6 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 2 England Willie Thorne (a) 13-9 Australia John Campbell (a)  
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-8 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) Head to head
Masters (26 Jan - 2 Feb 1986)
QF England Steve Davis (a) 5-4 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-4 Wales Ray Reardon (a)  
1984/1985
World Championship (12-28 Apr 1985)
Rd 1 Ireland Patsy Fagan (a) 10-6 England Willie Thorne (a)  
Masters (27 Jan - 3 Feb 1985)
Rd 1 England Jimmy White (a) 5-2 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Classic (4-13 Jan 1985)
Final England Willie Thorne (a) 13-8 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
SF England Willie Thorne (a) 9-8 England Daniel Stevenson (a)  
QF England Willie Thorne (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 5-1 Canada Kirk Stevens (a) Head to head
1983/1984
World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 1984)
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-11 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-9 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1982/1983
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1983)
Rd 2 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) 13-8 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1981/1982
World Championship (30 Apr - 16 May 1982)
QF Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) 13-10 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 2 England Willie Thorne (a) 13-5 England John Spencer (a)  
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-6 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) Head to head
1980/1981
World Championship (7-20 Apr 1981)
Rd 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 10-6 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1979/1980
World Championship (22-5 May 1980)
Rd 1 Canada Bill Werbeniuk (a) 10-9 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1977/1978
World Championship (17-29 Apr 1978)
Rd 1 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 13-12 England Willie Thorne (a)  
1976/1977
World Championship (18-30 Apr 1977)
Rd 1 England Graham Miles (a) 13-4 England Willie Thorne (a)