1977 World Snooker Championship

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Embassy World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates 18–30 April 1977
Venue Crucible Theatre
City Sheffield
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £17,000[1]
Winner's share £6,000[1]
Highest break 118
Final
Champion England John Spencer
Runner-up Canada Cliff Thorburn
Score 25–21
1976
1978

The 1977 Embassy World Snooker Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 18 and 30 April 1977 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

John Spencer won in the final 25–21 against Cliff Thorburn.[2]

Tournament summary[edit]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[11]

  • Winner: £6,000
  • Runner-up: £2,000
  • Semi-final: £1,200
  • Quarter-final: £750
  • Last 16: £350
  • Highest break: £500
  • Total: £17,000

Main draw[edit]

[1][12][13][14][15]

Last 16
Best of 25 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 25 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 35 frames
Final
Best of 49 frames
                           
18 & 19 April            
 Wales Ray Reardon (1)  13
22 & 23 April
 Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan  7  
 Wales Ray Reardon (1)  6
18 & 19 April
   England John Spencer (8)  13  
 England John Spencer (8)  13
24, 25, 26 & 27 April
 England John Virgo  9  
 England John Spencer (8)  18
18 & 19 April
   England John Pulman  16  
 England Graham Miles (5)  13
22 & 23 April
 England Willie Thorne  4  
 England Graham Miles (5)  10
18 & 19 April
   England John Pulman  13  
 England Fred Davis (4)  12
28, 29, & 30 April
 England John Pulman  13  
 England John Spencer (8)  25
20 & 21 April
   Canada Cliff Thorburn  21
 Australia Eddie Charlton (3)  13
22 & 23 April
 England David Taylor  5  
 Australia Eddie Charlton (3)  12
20 & 21 April
   Canada Cliff Thorburn  13  
 England Rex Williams (6)  6
24, 25, 26 & 27 April
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  13  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  18
20 & 21 April
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  16  
 South Africa Perrie Mans (7)  11
22 & 23 April
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  13  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  13
20 & 21 April
   Wales Doug Mountjoy  11  
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (2)  12
 Wales Doug Mountjoy  13  

Qualifying[edit]

[1][15]

Round 1 (Best of 21 frames)
England John Virgo 11–1 England Roy Andrewartha
Round 2 (Best of 21 frames)
Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 11–9 England Jim Meadowcroft
England John Virgo 11–6 England John Dunning
England Willie Thorne 11–4 England Bernard Bennett
England John Pulman w/o–w/d n/a
England David Taylor 11–0 England David Greaves
Canada Cliff Thorburn 11–0 Scotland Chris Ross
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 11–0 England Jack Karnehm
Wales Doug Mountjoy 11–9 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea

Century breaks[edit]

There were six century breaks at the championship. The highest break of the tournament was 135 made by John Spencer.[16][17][18]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Willie Thorne at the World Championship". Snooker Database. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 143. 
  11. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 130. 
  12. ^ "1977 World Championships Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  13. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. pp. 4–5. 
  15. ^ a b Eric, Hayton (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker: The Complete Record & History. London: Rose Villa Publications. p. 146. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 
  16. ^ Kastner, Hugo. "Snooker – Spieler, Regeln & Rekorde (May 2011 update): Crucible Records – bis 2011" (in German). Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  18. ^ Downer, Chris (2012). Crucible Almanac. p. 146.