1957 Professional Matchplay Championship

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Professional Matchplay Championship
Tournament information
Country Jersey
Champion England John Pulman
Runner-up Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
Score 39–34

The 1957 Professional Matchplay Championship was a snooker tournament held in Jersey. This was the first time the event was held outside of England. After the event the World Championship went on hiatus, and wasn't held again until 1964.[1]

John Pulman won his first world title by defeating Jackie Rea 39–34 in the final.

Main draw[edit]


Best of 37 frames
Best of 73 frames
England John Pulman 21
England Rex Williams 16
England John Pulman 39
Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 34
Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 25
England Kingsley Kennerley 12


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