TWO legendary snooker rivals proved they were still top of the pots as they racked up the points in an entertaining contest.

Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor turned back the clock to the 1985 ‘black ball final’ and faced each other again at the Hoddlesden Conservative Club.

Unlike the surprise comeback from Taylor 32 years ago, Davis managed to beat him in both frames they played.

Davis also took on some regular players at the club but despite their best efforts, none could overcome the six-time world champion.

John Harrop, committee member, said the pair gave everyone a ‘top night’.

He said: “It was a really successful evening and it was super for everyone to be able to see this great rivalry.

“Both of them had time for everyone and signed plenty of autographs. Steve stuck around until about 1.15am talking to people.

“Dennis provided some great comedy with his jokes.

“It was just a great night of entertainment and the place was completely packed. I think I could’ve sold it twice.”

Taylor lived in the Blackburn area for many years and used to play at the the Hoddlesden Conservative Club when he was starting out.

The world championship final between the pair remains the most watched programme in BBC Two’s history, when Taylor won the trophy on the final ball of the final frame.

The result was a major shock, with Davis having won three of the previous four world championships.

Mr Harrop is now organising to invite along former world champion John Parrott to the Harwoods Lane club later this year.

Parrott, known as the The Entertainer, defeated Jimmy White in the 1991 final.

Mr Harrop said: “We are hoping to get John along in late October or early November and we hope it will be equally as popular."

The next sporting event at the club will see boxing legend Frank Bruno visit on Friday, May 26.