1970 Pot Black

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1970 Pot Black
Tournament information
Dates early 1970 (Broadcast 23 March-6 July 1970)
Venue BBC Studios
City Birmingham
Country England
Format Non-Ranking event
Highest break England Fred Davis (54)
Final
Champion England John Spencer
Runner-up Wales Ray Reardon
Score 88–27
1969
1971

The 1970 Pot Black was the second year of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which was broadcast in 1970. The tournament was held in Birmingham, and featured eight professional players. All matches were one-frame shoot-outs.

Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started with an introductory program at 21:45 on Monday 23 March 1970.[1] This year, the tournament moved to a round-robin format with two groups of 4 and the top two players from each group would qualify to the semi-finals. Alan Weeks took over as presenter with Ted Lowe remaining as commentator and Sydney Lee as referee.

The two finalists from the previous year met again but the result was in reverse. John Spencer beat Ray Reardon 88–27 in the one-frame final broadcast on 6 July.[2][3]

Main draw[edit]

League 1[edit]

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
England Fred Davis 0–1 England Rex Williams 30 March 1970
England John Spencer 1–0 England Kingsley Kennerley 13 April 1970
England Fred Davis 0–1 England John Spencer 27 April 1970
England Rex Williams 1–0 England Kingsley Kennerley 11 May 1970
England Fred Davis 1–0 England Kingsley Kennerley 25 May 1970
England Rex Williams 1–0 England John Spencer 8 June 1970

League 2[edit]

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
Wales Gary Owen 0–1 England John Pulman 6 April 1970
Wales Ray Reardon 1–0 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 20 April 1970
Wales Gary Owen 0–1 Wales Ray Reardon 4 May 1970
England John Pulman 1–0 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 18 May 1970
Wales Gary Owen 1–0 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 1 June 1970
England John Pulman 1–0 Wales Ray Reardon 15 June 1970

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals (22 and 29 June 1970) Final (6 July 1970)
England John Spencer 1
England John Pulman 0 England John Spencer 1
England Rex Williams 0 Wales Ray Reardon 0
Wales Ray Reardon 1

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