1975 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates 13–17 January 1975
Venue West Centre Hotel
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-Ranking event
Winner's share £2,000[1]
Highest break England John Spencer (92)
Final
Champion England John Spencer
Runner-up Wales Ray Reardon
Score 9–8
← First
1976

The 1975 Benson & Hedges Masters was the first of the non-ranking snooker tournament at which many of the World's top players competed. It was held from Monday 13th to Friday 17 January 1975 at the West Centre Hotel in London. Ten players were invited for the event.[1][2]

John Spencer won the inaugural event by defeating Ray Reardon 9–8 on the re-spotted black in the final frame.[3] The highest break of the tournament was 92 made by Reardon in the first frame of the final.[4]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

  • Winner: £2,000
  • Runner-up: £1,000
  • Semi-final: £500
  • Quarter-final: £250
  • Last 10: £100
  • Highest break: £92

Main draw[edit]

[5][6]

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
     
        Wales Ray Reardon 5  
        England Graham Miles 3  
          Wales Ray Reardon 5  
          England Rex Williams 4  
        England Rex Williams 5  
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5     Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 3  
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 0       Wales Ray Reardon 8
          England John Spencer 9
        England Fred Davis 3  
        Australia Eddie Charlton 5  
          Australia Eddie Charlton 2  
          England John Spencer 5  
        England John Spencer 5      
England John Pulman 5     England John Pulman 3      
Canada Cliff Thorburn 3  

Century breaks[edit]

[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "The Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "1975 Benson & Hedges Masters". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 10. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 
  4. ^ "January 18 down the years: Golden Boy remains unbeaten". ESPN. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "1975 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "1975 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.