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Rex Williams

Male; England (England); Born: 20 Jul 1933 (90 years)
Status: Amateur; First season as pro: 1951; Last season as pro: 1994; Best performance: SF World Championship (1969, 1972, 1974; Runner-up Grand Prix 1986


Other: At the 1986 Grand Prix, aged 53, he became the oldest player to reach a ranking tournament final. He lost the match 6-10 to Jimmy White after leading 6-4.

In 1968 he initiated the revival of the Professional Billiards Players Association (known as the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association from 1970). He chaired the association, barring a few weeks in 1983, until 1987, and again from 1997 to 1999.

1991/1992
World Championship Qual (21-30 Mar 1992)
Q Rd 2 England Jon Wright (a) 10-2 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
World Seniors Championship (18-22 Sep 1991)
Rd 1 Wales Cliff Wilson (a) 5-0 England Rex Williams (a)  
1990/1991
World Championship Qual (22 Mar - 1 Apr 1991)
Q Rd 3 Ireland Ken Doherty (a) 10-4 England Rex Williams (a)  
Classic (1-12 Jan 1991)
Rd 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Grand Prix (8-21 Oct 1990)
Rd 1 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a) 5-0 England Rex Williams (a)  
Shoot-Out (26-28 Sep 1990)
Rd 1 England Jonathan Birch (a) 77-33 England Rex Williams (a)  
1989/1990
Classic (2-13 Jan 1990)
Rd 2 England Steve Davis (a) 5-0 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-1 Scotland Eddie Sinclair (a)  
Grand Prix (9-22 Oct 1989)
Rd 1 England Les Dodd (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a)  
1988/1989
Classic (1-15 Jan 1989)
Rd 1 England Jon Wright (a) 5-0 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Grand Prix (10-23 Oct 1988)
QF Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) 5-4 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Rd 3 England Rex Williams (a) 5-3 England Ray Edmonds (a) Head to head
Rd 2 England Rex Williams (a) 5-2 England Gary Wilkinson (a)  
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-2 England Paul Medati (a)  
1987/1988
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1988)
Rd 1 England Steve James (a) 10-6 England Rex Williams (a)  
Masters (24-31 Jan 1988)
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Classic (1-10 Jan 1988)
Rd 1 England Ken Owers (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a)  
Grand Prix (17-25 Oct 1987)
Rd 1 England Ray Edmonds (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
1986/1987
World Championship (18 Apr - 4 May 1987)
Rd 1 Scotland Murdo MacLeod (a) 10-5 England Rex Williams (a)  
Masters (25 Jan - 1 Feb 1987)
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-1 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Grand Prix (18-26 Oct 1986)
Final England Jimmy White (a) 10-6 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head

11-72 (53), 57-47, 130-3 (101), 54-73, 44-84, 44-74, 0-126 (125), 90-4 (73), 83-24, 0-76, 72-16, 79-39 (68), 79-23, 63-61, 88-8 (51), 79-8 (72)

Referee: John Williams

White was 4-6 down.

SF England Rex Williams (a) 9-8 England Neal Foulds (a)  
QF England Rex Williams (a) 5-1 England Steve Davis (a) Head to head
Rd 3 England Rex Williams (a) 5-1 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) Head to head
Rd 2 England Rex Williams (a) 5-1 England Mark Wildman (a)  
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-2 Canada Jim Bear (a)  
1985/1986
World Championship (19 Apr - 5 May 1986)
Rd 1 South Africa Silvino Francisco (a) 10-4 England Rex Williams (a)  
Classic (3-12 Jan 1986)
SF England Jimmy White (a) 9-7 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
QF England Rex Williams (a) 5-2 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-2 England Tony Knowles (a) Head to head
Grand Prix (19-27 Oct 1985)
Rd 2 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) 5-2 England Rex Williams (a)  
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-2 England Mike Watterson (a)  
1984/1985
World Championship (12-28 Apr 1985)
Rd 1 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 10-3 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Classic (4-13 Jan 1985)
Rd 1 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Grand Prix (20-28 Oct 1984)
Rd 2 Canada Kirk Stevens (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a)  
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-0 England Dave Chalmers (a)  
1983/1984
World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 1984)
Rd 1 England Jimmy White (a) 10-6 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Classic (8-15 Jan 1984)
Rd 1 England Tony Meo (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a)  
Professional Players Tournament (10-21 Oct 1983)
Rd 2 England Tony Knowles (a) 5-4 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-1 Ireland Dessie Sheehan (a)  
1982/1983
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1983)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis (a) 10-4 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Professional Players Tournament (11-22 Oct 1982)
Rd 2 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 5-2 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England Rex Williams (a) 5-0 Scotland Chris Ross (a)  
1981/1982
World Championship (30 Apr - 16 May 1982)
Rd 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 10-3 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
1976/1977
World Championship (18-30 Apr 1977)
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-6 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Masters (7-11 Feb 1977)
QF Wales Ray Reardon (a) 4-1 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
1975/1976
Masters (26-30 Jan 1976)
QF Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 4-1 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
1974/1975
Masters (13-17 Jan 1975)
SF Wales Ray Reardon (a) 5-4 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
QF England Rex Williams (a) 5-3 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) Head to head