1971 World Snooker Championship
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|Highest break||John Spencer (126)|
- This was the first time the championship was held outside the United Kingdom when it went to Australia. It would be hosted there again in 1975.
- The championship was also the only time when the championship was based on a round robin format.
- Reardon's defeat meant he held the record as the player with the shortest reign as world champion.
- Spencer won his second world title and earned £2,333. He beat Warren Simpson who, playing in his home country, reached the final at his first attempt.
- In the final, Spencer compiled three centuries in successive frames (105, 107, 126), and became the first player to do so in major competition.
Best of 49 frames
Best of 73 frames
- Match was declared null and void, as Morgan missed final session
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