Alexander Gordon Higgins (18 March 1949 – 24 July 2010) was a Northern Irish professional snooker player who is remembered as one of the most iconic figures in the game. Nicknamed Hurricane Higgins because of his fast play.
He was World Champion in 1972 and 1982, and runner-up in 1976 and 1980. He won the UK Championship in 1983 and the Masters in 1978 and 1981, making him one of eleven players to have completed snooker's Triple Crown.
He was also World Doubles champion with Jimmy White in 1984, and won the World Cup three times with the All-Ireland team. Raymond Reardon, MBE (born 8 October 1932) is a Welsh retired professional snooker player. He turned professional in 1967 before going on to dominate the sport in the 1970s, winning six World Championships. He was world champion in 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1978, and runner-up in the 1982 World Championship. He won the inaugural Pot Black tournament in 1969.