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Cliff Thorburn

Male; Canada (Canada); Born: 16 Jan 1948 (76 years)
Status: Amateur; First season as pro: 1972; Last season as pro: 1995; Ranking wins: 2; Maximums: 2;

Twitter: @CliffThorburn; Other sources: CueTracker

2021/2022
UK Seniors Championship (4-7 Jan 2022)
Rd 1 England Kuldesh Johal (a) 3-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)   Details 

This was Cliff Thorburn's last competitive match.

2019/2020
UK Seniors Championship (24-25 Oct 2019)
Rd 1 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace (a) 3-2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
World Seniors Championship (15-18 Aug 2019)
Rd 2 China Chen Gang (a) 3-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
2018/2019
Seniors Masters (11 Apr 2019)
QF Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) 2-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
UK Seniors Championship (24-25 Oct 2018)
Rd 1 Ireland Rodney Goggins (a) 3-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
2017/2018
Seniors Masters (12 Apr 2018)
Final Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 2-1 England Johnathan Bagley (a) Head to head
SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 2-0 England John Parrott (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) w/o England Joe Johnson (a) Head to head
World Seniors (21-24 Mar 2018)
Rd 1 England Nick Spelman (a) 3-2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
UK Seniors (23-26 Oct 2017)
Rd 1 England Johnathan Bagley (a) 3-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
2016/2017
World Seniors (22-24 Mar 2017)
QF England Johnathan Bagley (a) 3-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) [2] Head to head
2014/2015
World Seniors (2-3 Mar 2015)
Rd 1 England John Parrott (a) 2-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head Details 

75-4, 66-18 (53)

2013/2014
World Seniors Championship (19-20 Oct 2013)
QF England Nigel Bond 2-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head Details 
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 2-0 Wales Philip Williams (a)   Details 
2012/2013
World Seniors Championship (27-28 Oct 2012)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis 2-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head Details 
2011/2012
World Seniors Championship (5-6 Nov 2011)
QF Wales Darren Morgan (a) 2-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head Details 
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 2-1 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) Head to head Details 
2010/2011
World Seniors Championship (5-7 Nov 2010)
QF England Jimmy White 2-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
1995/1996
World Championship Qual (1 Jan - 22 Mar 1996)
Q Rd 2 Wales Paul Davies (a) 10-3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
1994/1995
World Championship Qual (4-20 Jan 1995)
Q Rd 2 England Jamie Woodman (a) 10-9 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
1993/1994
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1994)
Rd 1 England Nigel Bond (a) 10-9 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
World Championship Qual (8-19 Jan 1994)
Q Rd 4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-5 Malta Tony Drago (a) Head to head
Q Rd 3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-6 England Rod Lawler (a)  
Q Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-7 England Stuart Pettman (a)  
1992/1993
World Championship Qual (20 Jun - 24 Sep 1992)
Q Rd 2 Ireland Stephen O'Connor (a) 10-7 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
1991/1992
World Championship Qual (21-30 Mar 1992)
Q Rd 3 Scotland Chris Small (a) 10-7 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
Q Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-5 England David Taylor (a) Head to head
Classic (1-11 Jan 1992)
Rd 2 England Gary Wilkinson (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a) Head to head
World Seniors Championship (18-22 Sep 1991)
Rd 1 Wales Colin Roscoe (a) 5-3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
1990/1991
World Championship Qual (22 Mar - 1 Apr 1991)
Q Rd 5 England Nick Dyson (a) 10-5 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
Classic (1-12 Jan 1991)
Rd 1 England Ian Graham (a) 5-3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
Shoot-Out (26-28 Sep 1990)
Rd 3 England Tony Knowles (a) 76-64 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 58-9 Malta Tony Drago (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 75-5 England David Taylor (a) Head to head
1989/1990
World Championship (13-29 Apr 1990)
QF England John Parrott (a) 13-6 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-12 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-6 Wales Cliff Wilson (a) Head to head
Masters (4-11 Feb 1990)
Rd 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Classic (2-13 Jan 1990)
Rd 2 Wales Darren Morgan (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-2 England Nick Terry (a)  
1988/1989
World Championship (15 Apr - 1 May 1989)
Rd 1 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 10-9 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Masters (21-29 Jan 1989)
QF England Neal Foulds (a) 5-2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-2 England Joe Johnson (a) Head to head
Classic (1-15 Jan 1989)
SF Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 9-5 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-4 Scotland Stephen Hendry (a) Head to head
Rd 3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-1 England Graham Cripsey (a)  
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-2 Australia Glen Wilkinson (a)  
1987/1988
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1988)
SF England Steve Davis (a) 16-8 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-11 England Steve James (a)  
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-10 England John Parrott (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-6 Canada Kirk Stevens (a) Head to head
Masters (24-31 Jan 1988)
QF England John Parrott (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
Classic (1-10 Jan 1988)
Rd 2 Wales Steve Newbury (a) 5-3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head
1986/1987
World Championship (18 Apr - 4 May 1987)
Rd 1 New Zealand Dene O'Kane (a) 10-5 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Masters (25 Jan - 1 Feb 1987)
SF Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) 6-5 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-1 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
1985/1986
World Championship (19 Apr - 5 May 1986)
SF England Steve Davis (a) 16-12 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-6 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-6 Ireland Eugene Hughes (a)  
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-5 Canada Bill Werbeniuk (a) Head to head
Masters (26 Jan - 2 Feb 1986)
Final Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 9-5 England Jimmy White (a) Head to head

35-68, 75-29, 68-25, 70-27, 21-90 (75), 69-14, 61-52, 9-65, 63-53 (CT 61, JW 53), 56-69, 12-76, 73-16, 65-60 (CT 52, JW 59), 68-33

Referee: John Street

SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 6-4 England Tony Knowles (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-2 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England Joe Johnson (a) Head to head
Classic (3-12 Jan 1986)
Final England Jimmy White (a) 13-12 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 9-6 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-4 England Joe Johnson (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-1 England Tony Meo (a) Head to head
1984/1985
World Championship (12-28 Apr 1985)
QF Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) 13-5 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-3 Canada Bill Werbeniuk (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-8 England Mike Hallett (a)  
Masters (27 Jan - 3 Feb 1985)
Final Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 9-6 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) Head to head

67-42, 20-72, 8-78, 60-48, 52-63, 94-0 (54), 53-45, 94-0 (60), 75-18, 62-73, 60-67, 93-58 (72), 83-49 (64), 42-64, 65-25

Referee: John Smyth

SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 6-4 England Jimmy White (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-0 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
Classic (4-13 Jan 1985)
Final England Willie Thorne (a) 13-8 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 9-2 England Joe Johnson (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-4 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England Steve Longworth (a)  
1983/1984
World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 1984)
QF England Jimmy White (a) 13-8 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-11 England Willie Thorne (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-3 Canada Mario Morra (a)  
Masters (22-29 Jan 1984)
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
1982/1983
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1983)
Final England Steve Davis (a) 18-6 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head

82-20; 11-112; 83-39; 36-80; 80-34; 65-34; 81-44 (60); 75-26; 82-6; 73-0 (59); 81-48; 41-57; 25-71 (55); 100-8 (92); 15-68 (54); 96-2; 76-47; 58-53; 75-28; 62-47 (59); 67-62; 131-0 (131); 24-62; 77-70 (56)

Referee: Len Ganley

SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 16-15 England Tony Knowles (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-12 Canada Kirk Stevens (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-12 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 10-5 Australia John Campbell (a)  
Masters (23-30 Jan 1983)
Final Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 9-7 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head

85-21 (60), 88-30, 1-77, 74-24 (59), 29-63, 57-25, 50-61, 72-44, 97-31, 66-28, 58-69, 74-68 (CT 69, RR 54), 34-88 (65), 4-113 (113), 39-76, 77-19 (56)

Referee: John Smyth

SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 6-5 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 Wales Terry Griffiths (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-2 England Joe Johnson (a) Head to head
Classic (9-16 Jan 1983)
QF Canada Kirk Stevens (a) 5-3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 Wales Cliff Wilson (a) Head to head
1981/1982
World Championship (30 Apr - 16 May 1982)
Rd 1 England Jimmy White (a) 10-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Masters (26-31 Jan 1982)
QF England Tony Meo (a) 5-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Classic (10-13 Jan 1982)
QF Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 5-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
1980/1981
World Championship (7-20 Apr 1981)
SF England Steve Davis (a) 16-10 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-6 England David Taylor (a) Head to head
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-2 England Graham Miles (a) Head to head
Masters (2-8 Feb 1981)
SF Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) 6-5 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-4 South Africa Perrie Mans (a) Head to head
Classic (1-2 Dec 1980)
QF England Steve Davis (a) 2-0 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Champion of Champions Group A (2-11 Oct 1980)
Grp Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Grp Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 8-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Grp Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 8-1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Grp Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-4 England Graham Miles (a) Head to head
1979/1980
World Championship (22-5 May 1980)
SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 16-7 England David Taylor (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-6 Canada Jim Wych (a)  
Rd 2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-10 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) Head to head
Final Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 18-16 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) Head to head

Session 1:
52-40, 46-55, 5-69, 47-61, 26-82, 13-98 (93), 74-31 (68), 0-81 (81), 62-9 (62)

Session 2:
49-61, 62-58 (AH 54, CT 53), 86-27 (76), 36-75, 45-63, 75-17, 67-45, 78-38 (57), 95-38 (64)

Session 3:
86-14, 60-21, 18-70, 27-93, 73-43, 51-74, 115-25 (58), 61-73

Session 4:
21-67, 58-47, 100-55 (CT 53), 53-55, 73-41, 57-63, 119-7 (119), 96-9 (51)

Referee: John Street

Masters (6-10 Feb 1980)
QF Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 5-3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
1978/1979
World Championship (16-28 Apr 1979)
Rd 1 England John Virgo (a) 13-10 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Masters (22-26 Jan 1979)
QF South Africa Perrie Mans (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
1977/1978
World Championship (17-29 Apr 1978)
QF Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 13-12 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-8 England Pat Houlihan (a)  
Masters (6-10 Feb 1978)
Final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) 7-5 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head

107-7, 71-41, 94-6, 17-69, 16-104, 13-101 (88), 14-62, 84-29 (80), 58-70, 68-48, 61-47, 72-15

Referee: John Street

SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 4-2 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) Head to head
1976/1977
World Championship (18-30 Apr 1977)
Final England John Spencer (a) 25-21 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head

Session 1:
63-49; 98-21; 79-24; 41-46; 28-94; 73-13

Session 2:70-46 (68); 39-77; 11-71; 29-64; 87-21 (75); 32-70

Session 3:41-90; 51-62; 84-40 (54); 105-21 (97); 44-69; 118-0 (105)

Session 4:
60-71; 71-31; 73-45; 33-85; 53-85 (58); 38-70

Session 5:
38-58; 48-77 (77); 87-31; 90-40; 81-20; 63-58

Session 6:
29-82; 59-26; 78-58 (78); 70-44; 39-75 (75); 46-85

Session 7:
93-20; 64-51; 74-21; 9-83 (58); 36-72; 107-20 (67)

Session 8:
17-74; 83-14; 69-36; 72-12 (51)

Referee: John Smyth

SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 18-16 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
QF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-12 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) Head to head
Rd 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 13-6 England Rex Williams (a) Head to head
1975/1976
Masters (26-30 Jan 1976)
Rd 1 England Fred Davis (a) 4-2 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)  
1974/1975
Masters (13-17 Jan 1975)
Rd 1 England John Pulman (a) 5-3 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a)