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John Virgo

Male; England (England); Born: 4 Mar 1946 (78 years)
Status: Amateur; First season as pro: 1976; Last season as pro: 1993; Best performance: SF World Championship 1979


Other: He was one of a group of players known as the Magnificent Seven managed by Henry West, the others being Joe Johnson, Terry Whitthread, Patsy Fagan, Tony Knowles, Tony Meo, and Jimmy White.

1992/1993
World Championship Qual (20 Jun - 24 Sep 1992)
Q Rd 2 England Mark Rowing (a) 10-7 England John Virgo (a)  
1991/1992
World Championship Qual (21-30 Mar 1992)
Q Rd 4 Canada Jim Wych (a) 10-3 England John Virgo (a)  
Classic (1-11 Jan 1992)
Rd 3 Scotland Alan McManus (a) 5-0 England John Virgo (a)  
Rd 2 England John Virgo (a) 5-3 England Neal Foulds (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 5-4 England Bill Oliver (a)  
World Seniors Championship (18-22 Sep 1991)
Rd 1 Scotland Murdo MacLeod (a) 5-4 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1990/1991
World Championship (20 Apr - 6 May 1991)
Rd 1 England Tony Knowles (a) 10-8 England John Virgo (a)  
Masters (3-10 Feb 1991)
Rd 1 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 5-1 England John Virgo (a)  
Classic (1-12 Jan 1991)
Rd 1 England Rod Lawler (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a)  
1989/1990
World Championship (13-29 Apr 1990)
Rd 2 England Jimmy White (a) 13-6 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 10-6 England Gary Wilkinson (a)  
Masters (4-11 Feb 1990)
Rd 1 England Jimmy White (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Classic (2-13 Jan 1990)
Rd 3 Australia Warren King (a) 5-1 England John Virgo (a)  
Rd 2 England John Virgo (a) 5-2 Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin (a)  
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 5-2 England Jon Wright (a)  
1988/1989
World Championship (15 Apr - 1 May 1989)
Rd 2 England Jimmy White (a) 13-12 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 10-4 Wales Darren Morgan (a)  
Masters (21-29 Jan 1989)
Rd 1 England Jimmy White (a) 5-2 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Classic (1-15 Jan 1989)
Rd 3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 2 England John Virgo (a) 5-1 Canada Bob Chaperon (a)  
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 5-2 England Les Dodd (a)  
1987/1988
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1988)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis (a) 10-8 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Classic (1-10 Jan 1988)
Rd 3 England John Parrott (a) 5-0 England John Virgo (a)  
Rd 2 England John Virgo (a) 5-3 England Neal Foulds (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 5-2 Canada Gino Rigitano (a)  
1986/1987
World Championship (18 Apr - 4 May 1987)
Rd 1 England Neal Foulds (a) 10-4 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1985/1986
World Championship (19 Apr - 5 May 1986)
Rd 1 England Jimmy White (a) 10-7 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1984/1985
World Championship (12-28 Apr 1985)
Rd 1 England Tony Meo (a) 10-6 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Classic (4-13 Jan 1985)
QF England Willie Thorne (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 5-0 Scotland Murdo MacLeod (a) Head to head
1983/1984
World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 1984)
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-9 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Masters (22-29 Jan 1984)
Rd 1 Wales Ray Reardon (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1982/1983
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1983)
Rd 1 England Willie Thorne (a) 10-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Masters (23-30 Jan 1983)
Rd 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 5-1 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Classic (9-16 Jan 1983)
Rd 1 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 5-2 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1981/1982
World Championship (30 Apr - 16 May 1982)
Rd 2 Wales Ray Reardon (a) 13-8 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 10-4 England Mike Hallett (a)  
1980/1981
World Championship (7-20 Apr 1981)
Rd 1 England Tony Meo (a) 10-6 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Champion of Champions (2-12 Oct 1980)
Final Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 10-8 England John Virgo (a) Head to head

Session 1:
51-76, 49-81 (56), 26-108 (54), 77-15, 57-53, 60-9, 15-83 (51), 57-61 (JV 50), 101-1 (101)

Session 2:
69-47 (53), 98-16 (53), 31-89, 22-60 (60), 74-18 (53), 40-35, 55-61, 65-5, 64-60

Champion of Champions Group B (2-11 Oct 1980)
Grp England John Virgo (a) 5-4 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head
Grp England John Virgo (a) 5-4 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
Grp England John Virgo (a) 5-4 Canada Kirk Stevens (a)  
Grp England John Virgo (a) 5-4 England Steve Davis (a) Head to head
1979/1980
World Championship (22-5 May 1980)
Rd 2 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 13-12 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 10-2 England Jim Meadowcroft (a)  
Masters (6-10 Feb 1980)
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Classic (7-8 Jan 1980)
SF England John Spencer (a) 2-0 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
QF England John Virgo (a) 2-0 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) Head to head
1978/1979
World Championship (16-28 Apr 1979)
3rd/4th Playoff Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 7-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
SF Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) 19-12 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
QF England John Virgo (a) 13-9 Canada Bill Werbeniuk (a)  
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 13-10 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
1976/1977
World Championship (18-30 Apr 1977)
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 13-9 England John Virgo (a) Head to head