Willie Thorne – Wikipedia

William Joseph “Willie” Thorne (born 4 March 1954) is an English former professional snooker player.

Thorne was national under-16 champion in 1970. He turned professional in 1975 and peaked at no. 7 in the rankings in the mid-1980s.

He won one ranking snooker tournament (The Classic in 1985). The same year, he reached the UK Championship final losing to the then dominant Steve Davis.