1970 World Snooker Championship

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Player's No.6 World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
DatesApril 1970
Final venueVictoria Hall
Final cityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
Winner's share£1,225[1]
Highest breakWales Ray Reardon (118)
Final
ChampionWales Ray Reardon
Runner-upEngland John Pulman
Score37–33
1969
1971

The 1970 World Snooker Championship (also known as the Player's No.6 World Snooker Championship for sponsorship reasons) was a snooker tournament that took place in 1970. Like the previous year the final was held at the Victoria Hall in London,[2] from 6 to 11 April 1970.[3] For the second and last time the event was sponsored by Player's No.6.[1]

Ray Reardon won in the final 37–33 against John Pulman. This year was the first of Reardon's six world titles; he held the title for only seven months until the next championship in Australia during November 1970.[4] Reardon also made the highest break of the tournament with 118.[5]

Main draw[edit]

Sources:[2][6]

First round Best of 21 frames

England David Taylor 11–8 Bernard Bennett England

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 61 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 73 frames
Final
Best of 73 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
England John Spencer31
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Jackie Rea15
 
England John Spencer33
 
 
 
Wales Ray Reardon37
 
Wales Ray Reardon31
 
 
 
England Fred Davis26
 
Wales Ray Reardon 37
 
 
 
England John Pulman33
 
Wales Gary Owen31
 
 
 
England Rex Williams11
 
Wales Gary Owen12
 
 
 
England John Pulman37
 
England John Pulman31
 
 
England David Taylor20
 

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "World Championship 1970". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  3. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: First world title for Reardon". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  4. ^ "World Championship 1971". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  5. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012.