Tony Knowles

World Renowned Snooker Player & three times semi-finalist in the World Professional Snooker Championships

Legendary snooker speaker and player Tony Knowles is remembered as one of the most beloved players of the 1980’s; a staple of the tabloid press Knowles maintained a ranking in the top 16 for almost ten years. Now retired Knowles works as a dedicated snooker speaker and appears at specialist sports speaker events across the UK, he is particularly popular in the North of England, heralding originally from Bolton and speaking openly of his fanatic following of local football club, Bolton Wanderers.

Enjoying an impressive and successful career throughout the 1980’s Knowles shot to fame after beating defending champion Steve Davis in the first round of the 1982 World Championship. Before this Knowles had already established himself as a talented player by winning two Junior World Championships before the age of twenty.

Recalling his success in his after dinner speaker presentations Tony Knowles not only recounts his own experiences of tournaments and snooker events but also discusses playing and performance styles as well as commenting on contemporary snooker tournaments. A prolific sports speaker Tony Knowles has appeared at snooker speaker events up and down the UK, tailoring his speech to broad corporate audiences as well as enthusiasts and snooker fans.

To book Tony Knowles as the snooker speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Tony is known to cover the following topics:

  • Snooker Speaker & Sporting Success
  • Achieving Goals
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Performing Under Pressure