1974 World Snooker Championship

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Park Drive World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16–25 April 1974
Venue Belle Vue
City Manchester
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Total prize fund £10,000
Winner's share £2,000[1]
Highest break 131
Final
Champion Wales Ray Reardon
Runner-up England Graham Miles
Score 22–12
1973
1975

The 1974 Park Drive World Snooker Championship took place at Belle Vue, Manchester[1] between 16 and 25 April 1974. The prelimnary round took place on the 11 April.

Ray Reardon won his third World title by defeating Graham Miles 22–12 in the final.[1]

Tournament summary[edit]

  • Canadian Bill Werbeniuk made his World Championship debut, and beat Geoff Thompson 8–3 in the first round, before losing to Fred Davis 5–15 in the second round.[2]
  • This was the last time that Park Drive sponsored the event and there was no sponsor next year.[1]
  • Graham Miles made the highest break of the tournament with 131.[3]

Main draw[edit]

[4][5][6]

  Round 1
Best of 15 frames
Round 2
Best of 29 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 29 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 29 frames
Final
Best of 43 frames
                                               
England  Kingsley Kennerley 5     Wales  Ray Reardon 15  
England  Jim Meadowcroft 8     England  Jim Meadowcroft 3  
  Wales  Ray Reardon 15  
  Wales  Marcus Owen 11  
England  Maurice Parkin 5 Wales  Gary Owen 8
Wales  Marcus Owen 8     Wales  Marcus Owen 15  
  Wales  Ray Reardon 15  
  England  Fred Davis 3  
England  Bernard Bennett 8     Northern Ireland  Alex Higgins 15  
Australia  Warren Simpson 2     England  Bernard Bennett 4  
  Northern Ireland  Alex Higgins 14
  England  Fred Davis 15  
Canada  Bill Werbeniuk 8 England  Fred Davis 15
England  Geoff Thompson 3     Canada  Bill Werbeniuk 5  
  Wales  Ray Reardon 22
  England  Graham Miles 12
South Africa  Perrie Mans 8     England  John Spencer 13  
Australia  Ian Anderson 1     South Africa  Perrie Mans 15  
  South Africa  Perrie Mans 4
  England  Rex Williams 15  
England  John Pulman 8 England  Rex Williams 15
England  Sydney Lee 0     England  John Pulman 12  
  England  Rex Williams 7
  England  Graham Miles 15  
Australia  Paddy Morgan 8     England  Graham Miles 15  
Canada  Cliff Thorburn 4     Australia  Paddy Morgan 7  
  England  Graham Miles 15
  England  John Dunning 13  
England  John Dunning 8 Australia  Eddie Charlton 13
England  David Taylor 6     England  John Dunning 15  

Qualifying[edit]

[4]

Best of 15 frames
England John Dunning 8–2 England David Greaves
Australia Warren Simpson 8–3 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
England Jim Meadowcroft 8–5 England Pat Houlihan
Canada Cliff Thorburn 8–3 England Alex McDonald
England John Pulman 8–0 England Jack Karnehm
England David Taylor 8–7 England Ron Gross
Wales Marcus Owen 8–1 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bill Werbeniuk at the World Championship". Snooker Database. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "World Championship 1974". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "1974 World Championships Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2012.