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
Final
Champion Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Runner-up Canada Cliff Thorburn
Score 10–2
1983
1985

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]

[2]

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
England Tony Knowles 5
England Vic Harris 1
England Tony Knowles 5
England John Dunning 1
England John Dunning 5
South Africa Perrie Mans 4
England Tony Knowles 5
England Ian Williamson 2
England Ian Williamson 5
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 2
England Ian Williamson 5
England Joe Johnson 4
England Joe Johnson 5
England Paul Medati 1
England Tony Knowles 2
England Neal Foulds 5
England Willie Thorne 5
Wales Steve Newbury 2
England Willie Thorne 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 3
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 5
Australia Warren King 4
England Willie Thorne 1
England Neal Foulds 5
England Neal Foulds 5
Scotland Bert Demarco 2
England Neal Foulds 5
England Tony Jones 0
England Tony Jones 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 3
England Neal Foulds 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
Wales Ray Reardon 5
Wales Colin Roscoe 1
Wales Ray Reardon 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 4
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
Scotland Jim Donnelly 2
Wales Ray Reardon 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Republic of Ireland Paul Watchorn 1
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England John Virgo 3
England John Virgo 5
England Malcolm Bradley 0
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 2
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Roger Bales 1
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 3
England Mike Hallett 5
England Mike Hallett 5
Republic of Ireland Dessie Sheehan 1
England Mike Hallett 3
Canada Kirk Stevens 5
England Rex Williams 5
England Dave Chalmers 0
England Rex Williams 3
Canada Kirk Stevens 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 5
Wales Tony Chappel 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 10
Canada Cliff Thorburn 2
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Canada Gino Rigitano 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Australia John Campbell 1
Australia John Campbell 5
Wales Wayne Jones 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England Tony Meo 4
England Tony Meo 5
Republic of Ireland Pascal Burke 1
England Tony Meo 5
England Dave Martin 1
England Dave Martin 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
Scotland Eddie McLaughlin 4
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Mark Wildman 0
England Mark Wildman 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 4
England John Parrott 5
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 3
England John Parrott 1
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
Wales Clive Everton 1
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England Steve Davis 7
England Jimmy White 5
England Bill Oliver 1
England Jimmy White 1
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Steve Duggan 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 1
England Dean Reynolds 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
England John Spencer 2
South Africa Peter Francisco 4
England Dean Reynolds 5
England Dean Reynolds 5
England Danny Fowler 2
England Dean Reynolds 0
England Steve Davis 5
England David Taylor 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 1
England David Taylor 5
Scotland John Rea 1
Scotland John Rea 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 4
England David Taylor 1
England Steve Davis 5
England Graham Miles 5
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 3
England Graham Miles 0
England Steve Davis 5
England Steve Davis 5
Canada Mario Morra 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Williams
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 28 October 1984.
Dennis Taylor
 Northern Ireland
10–2 Cliff Thorburn
 Canada
6–64, 74–50 (58), 66–52, 33–70, 107–1 (57), 81–38, 74–24, 112–22 (112), 96–27, 79–23 (79), 80–20 (65), 90–33
112 Highest break
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 0

References[edit]

  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.