1980 Masters (snooker)

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Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates 5–9 February 1980
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
City London
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £14,000
Winner's share £4,500
Highest break Wales Terry Griffiths (131)
Final
Champion Wales Terry Griffiths
Runner-up Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Score 9–5
1979
1981

The 1980 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th February 1980 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England. 10 players were invited for the tournament. The event had previously been played from Monday to Friday but was switched to have a Saturday finish.

Terry Griffiths won the Masters by beating Alex Higgins, just 9 months after winning the World Championship. Higgins made his third final in a row. Griffiths won the title by 9–5 with a break of 131. An attendance of 2,323 attended the Conference Centre for final session of the match, which was a record at the time.

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 17 frames
      
          South Africa Perrie Mans 1  
 England Fred Davis 1      Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5  
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5        Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5  
            Wales Ray Reardon 2  
          Wales Ray Reardon 5  
          Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 3  
            Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
            Wales Terry Griffiths 9
          Australia Eddie Charlton 2  
          England John Spencer 5  
            England John Spencer 0  
            Wales Terry Griffiths 5  
          Wales Terry Griffiths 5       
 Canada Cliff Thorburn 5      Canada Cliff Thorburn 3       
 England John Virgo 3  

Century breaks[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 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. ^ "1980 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.