- John Pulman
Infobox Snooker player
Name = John Pulman
Born = birth date|1923|12|12|mf=y
Died = death date and age|1998|12|25|1923|12|12|mf=y
Nationality = Flagicon|England English
Professional = 1946?–1982
High ranking = 7 (1977/78)
Current rank =
Prize money =
High break =
Best finish =
Major wins = 10
World champ = 1964-1968 (7 times)
John Pulman (
December 12, 1923- December 25, 1998) was an English professional snookerplayer who dominated the game throughout the 1960s.
Pulman first reached the final of the World Matchplay in 1955, losing to Fred Davis. Davis beat him again in the 1956 final, but after Davis retired Pulman won the title in 1957, after which the event was discontinued. In 1964 the World Championship was resumed and Pulman won the title. He held the title until 1969 fending off six further challenges. In 1969 the World Championship became a knockout tournament (which is generally regarded as the birth of the modern snooker era) and Pulman failed to successfully defend his title. He reached the final in 1970 but lost to
Pulman retired from professional play in 1982. He became a commentator for
ITValongside Dennis Taylor, Mark Wildman, Ray Edmondsand Jim Meadowcroft. Pulman died in 1998 following a fall at home.
News of the World Championship- 1954, 1957
World Snooker Championship- 1964 (twice), 1965 (three times), 1966, 1968
* World Matchplay - 1957
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