Willie Thorne Died


Grizzled Veteran
Staff member
Sad to read that Willie has passed away in Spain aged 66. He was a prodigious talent who is reputed to have scored more maximum 147 breaks than any player in history. Trouble is many of these were achieved (witnessed) in practise and he never enjoyed the success that his ability demanded. Rumour has it that he couldn't bring his best game to competition play and was often fazed by the presence of tv cameras, which meant that he never won the amount of big games he should have. His fellow players had enormous respect for his talent and for years the likeable Willie was one of the most popular players on the circuit.

RIP, Willie. Thanks for the memories. You were a real gent.
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