1956 Professional Matchplay Championship

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Professional Matchplay Championship
Tournament information
Venue Tower Circus
City Blackpool
Country England
Highest break 141
Champion England Fred Davis
Runner-up England John Pulman
Score 38–35

The 1956 Professional Matchplay Championship was a snooker tournament held at the Tower Circus in Blackpool, England.[1]

Fred Davis won his eighth and last World title by defeating John Pulman in the final.[1] Rex Williams made the highest break of the tournament with 141.[2]

Main draw[edit]


Best of 61 frames
Best of 73 frames
England Fred Davis 35
England Rex Williams 26
England Fred Davis 38
England John Pulman 35
England John Pulman 36
Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 25


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