Dundee is set to see one the great sporting moments of all time recreated this month when Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor go head to head once more.
The Tivoli Snooker Club will be the venue, the date November 27.
The stars of the show will be the snooker stars of the 80s in Davis and Taylor as they replay that famous frame at the Crucible in 1985 – the black-ball final.
That night 37 years ago, Davis led Taylor 8-0, 15-12 and 17-15 before the Northern Irishman dragged himself level with one frame to go.
With only the seven-point black left on the table and the score 62-59 in favour of Davis, whoever sunk the ball would win snooker’s greatest prize.
More than 18 million people tuned in past midnight to watch Taylor eventually pot the final black to seal his first and only World Championship.
‘Such a big time for snooker’
Davis may not have enjoyed that night but he’s very much looking forward to teaming up with his old sparring partner to recreate that most famous of finals in Dundee.
“The 1985 final which might not be the most fun one for me but it’s good to remember the happy times,” six-time world champion Davis exclusively told Courier Sport.
“We’ve played the final few balls of that frame on so many occasions now so he always try to do something a bit different with it.
“It’s good fun to recreate that moment.
“It was such a big time for the sport of snooker. At that time there were only three channels and, at the time, I don’t think we realised how big the sport had become.
“All the players were household names back then.”
‘Dennis will be wearing his glasses…’
Raising money for charity, too, will be on the agenda with the Tivoli having raised raised thousands of pounds for MND, Alzheimer Scotland, Cystic Fybrosis and MacMillan Cancer Support from similar nights in the past.
Davis added: “Nights like this are like we are going back to our roots – snooker clubs are where we came from.
“On top of it all, we can hopefully raise some money for charity and have some decent things to auction off.
“Dennis Taylor will be wearing his glasses, we’ll try to pot a few balls.
“There will be jokes – Dennis will probably make some Irish jokes and I’ll talk about how boring I am!”
For tickets contact Chris Carroll via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07737530727. Information on the club’s Facebook page.