Clive Everton was five times Welsh amateur billiards champion, five times runner-up in the English Amateur Championship and twice a World Amateur Championship semi-finalist. His professional career was blighted by back and knee surgery although he nevertheless reached ninth place in the billiards world ranking. A Welsh amateur snooker international, twice a Welsh Amateur Championship semi-finalist and once an English Amateur Championishop semi-finalist, his highest professional snooker ranking was 48th. Best known as a television commentator, he is the author of numerous books, including A History of Billiards and Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards, the inside story of the snooker world, which was shortlisted in the British Sports Books of the Year award. He has been editor of Snooker Scene, the game's monthly magazine, since 1971.