1984 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Rothmans Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 20–28 October 1984
Venue Hexagon Theatre
City Reading
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Champion Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Runner-up Canada Cliff Thorburn
Score 10–2

The 1984 Rothmans Grand Prix was the first edition of the tournament under the Grand Prix name and had replaced the Professional Players Tournament name, which was used first in 1982.[1] It carried the then highest biggest first prize money in the history of snooker. Unlike the Professional Players Tournament the BBC televised the event, which was held at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading, England. The venue had previously hosted the World Team Classic since 1981, an event formerly also televised by the BBC. It took place between 20 and 28 October 1984.

Dennis Taylor won his first major tournament after 13 years as a professional by defeating Cliff Thorburn 10–2 in the final. But Taylor had a more important personal reason for wanting to win – for the memory of his mother who died the month before. His sadness – and joy – was shared by television viewers all over the United Kingdom. He could not withhold his emotions, particularly when his son rushed forward to congratulate him.

Main draw[edit]


Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 England Tony Knowles  5
 England Ian Williamson  2  
 England Tony Knowles  2
   England Neal Foulds  5  
 England Neal Foulds  5
 England Willie Thorne  1  
 England Neal Foulds  3
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  9  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  5
 Wales Ray Reardon  3  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  5
   Canada Kirk Stevens  2  
 Canada Kirk Stevens  5
 England Mike Hallett  3  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  10
   Canada Cliff Thorburn  2
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  5
 England Tony Meo  4  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  5
   Wales Doug Mountjoy  3  
 Wales Doug Mountjoy  5
 Australia Eddie Charlton  4  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  9
   England Steve Davis  7  
 England Dean Reynolds  5
 South Africa Silvino Francisco  1  
 England Dean Reynolds  0
   England Steve Davis  5  
 England Steve Davis  5
 England David Taylor  1  


  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Professional Players Tournament, Grand Prix, LG Cup". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2012.