After Dinner Speaker – Steve Davis

We are delighted to announce former Snooker player Steve Davis as the after dinner speaker for the Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards Dinner 2017. Steve will be entertaining the audience with the highs and lows of his interesting career alongside presenting our awards.

Steve Davis has won more professional snooker titles in the sport than any other player, including six World Championships during the 1980s, when he was the world number one for seven years and became the sport’s first millionaire.

The 1980s was certainly Steve’s decade as a snooker player, one in which he notched up a number of notable firsts. In 1982, he became the first player to achieve an official televised maximum break and in 1988 he became the first player to complete snooker’s Triple Crown in a single season. His dominance was recognised with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 1981.

During his long career, Steve has won an impressive total of 71 major titles, none more surprising than the 1997 Masters victory, coming at a time when he was written off as past his prime. Though he has not won a major tournament since then, he continues to play snooker at a world-class level and reached the quarter-finals at the 2010 World Championship. He was still ranked in the world’s top 16 at the age of 50, only dropping one place to 49 after the Players Tour Championship Finals of 2012/2013.

Steve retired from playing snooker in 2016 but still does the occasional commentary for the BBC’s snooker coverage, as well as being a popular quiz show guest and a much in demand After-dinner speaker. He is also an extremely popular DJ known as Thundermuscle or Rocky Flame.