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Davis crowned senior world champion

ESPN staff
October 21, 2013

Steve Davis has won 28 ranking titles, including six world crowns, and now he can add the World Seniors Championship to that illustrious collection.

The 56-year-old who reigned supreme throughout the 1980s collected the title after he defeated current champion Nigel Bond 2-1, coming from a frame behind to make it third time lucky in the final after finishing a runner-up in 2010 and 2011.

"It's been great fun. I've had a couple of cracks at this and I was thinking I'm going to get close and never win it - and obviously the standard will get better as the new players come in," Davis, who complied breaks of 66 and 68 to take the win.

"So I thought, if I'm going to win it I better get my skates on. As we get older we realise how much we owe the game, because of how good it has been to us and how much everyone enjoys it around the world. We're still playing and this event is a way of getting together, so long may it continue."

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