Retired Welsh snooker player Doug Mountjoy has passed away.
Confirming the news of Doug’s death was a condolence post shared by Legend Cuesports through their official Twitter page. Doug died at the age of 78 years, nothing was said of what caused his death as of the time this report was compiled.
“On behalf of everyone at Legends we pass on our deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of the late Doug Mountjoy who sadly passed away earlier today. Doug was the perfect example of how good Frank Callan Coaching Worked. RIP”
On behalf of everyone at Legends we pass on our deepest condolences to the Family and Friends the late Doug Mountjoy who sadly passed away earlier today. Doug was the perfect example of how good Frank Callan Coaching Worked. RIP. @Snookerlegends @markwil147 @Rory_McLeod147 pic.twitter.com/6eEqjMezlP
— Legends Cuesports Products (@tips_legends) February 14, 2021
Doug was a mainstay of the professional snooker circuit during the late 1970s and 1980s and remained within the top 16 of the world rankings for eleven consecutive years.
He began his professional snooker career by clinching the title at the 1977 Masters tournament, which he had entered as a late replacement.
He won both the 1978 UK Championship and the 1979 Irish Masters and reached the final of the 1981 World Championship where he lost to Steve Davis.
Doug also finished in second place at the 1985 Masters, but by 1988 he had dropped out of the top 16.
Montjoy was born in 1942. On June 8. He grew up near Ebb Valley, working for several years as a coal miner, playing snooker in his spare time.
As a well-known Valley player as a young man, he has won many amateur tournaments, including two Welsh amateur titles, the 1976 World Amateur Title, for which he is 11th. Won Paul Mifsud 1: 1.
After winning the World Amateur Championship, he became a professional at the age of 34.
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