1979 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates 22–26 January 1979
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £8,000
Winner's share £3,000
Highest break Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (132)
Final
Champion South Africa Perrie Mans
Runner-up Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Score 8–4
1978
1980

The 1979 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26 January 1979 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England, which would host the tournament until the venue's demolition in 2006. 10 players were invited for the tournament.

Perrie Mans of South Africa won the first Masters tournament held at the Wembley by defeating Alex Higgins 8–4 in the final.

Main draw[edit]

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Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 15 frames
      
          Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5  
          Australia Eddie Charlton 2  
            Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5  
            Wales Doug Mountjoy 1  
          England John Spencer 0  
 England Fred Davis 2      Wales Doug Mountjoy 5  
 Wales Doug Mountjoy 5        Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 4
            South Africa Perrie Mans 8
          South Africa Perrie Mans 5  
          Canada Cliff Thorburn 4  
            South Africa Perrie Mans 5  
            Wales Ray Reardon 3  
          Wales Ray Reardon 5       
 Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 4      England David Taylor 2       
 England David Taylor 5  

Century breaks[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "1979 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.