1985 Classic (snooker)

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Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates4–13 January 1985
VenueSpectrum Arena
CityWarrington
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£200,000
Winner's share£40,000
Highest breakWales Terry Griffiths (137)
Final
ChampionEngland Willie Thorne
Runner-upCanada Cliff Thorburn
Score13–8
1984
1986

The 1985 Mercantile Credit Classic was the sixth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 4–13 January 1985. The tournament was played at the Spectrum Arena, Warrington, Cheshire.

Willie Thorne won his only ranking title beating Cliff Thorburn 13-8. Notably, the final was played in three sessions with the last one on Sunday afternoon.

Main draw[edit]

First Round
Best of 9 frames
Second Round
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 25 frames
England Steve Davis 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 0 England Steve Davis 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 2
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 3 England Steve Davis 5
Wales Ray Reardon 5 Wales Ray Reardon 1
England Mike Hallett 3 Wales Ray Reardon 5
England Tony Meo 4 Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 1
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5 England Steve Davis 8
Canada Kirk Stevens 5 England Willie Thorne 9
England Paul Medati 4 Canada Kirk Stevens 1
England Willie Thorne 5 England Willie Thorne 5
Australia Robby Foldvari 2 England Willie Thorne 5
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 2 England John Virgo 3
England John Virgo 5 England John Virgo 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 1 Scotland Murdo MacLeod 0
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 5 England Willie Thorne 13
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5 Canada Cliff Thorburn 8
England George Scott 1 Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England David Taylor 4 England Steve Longworth 3
England Steve Longworth 5 Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 5 Wales Terry Griffiths 4
Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 0 Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 3 England Rex Williams 3
England Rex Williams 5 Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England Jimmy White 5 England Joe Johnson 2
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 2 England Jimmy White 2
England John Spencer 2 Australia Warren King 5
Australia Warren King 5 Australia Warren King 1
England Tony Knowles 1 England Joe Johnson 5
England Joe Johnson 5 England Joe Johnson 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 4 Wales Cliff Wilson 0
Wales Cliff Wilson 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: John Williams.
Spectrum Arena, Warrington, England, 12 & 13 January 1985.
Willie Thorne
 England
13–8 Cliff Thorburn
 Canada
First session: 82–0 (72), 57–81 (Thorne 52, Thorburn 77), 50–66, 92–14 (88), 29–64, 70–9, 53–66, 105–22 (105)
Second session: 49–44, 62–40, 4–123 (75), 118–10 (118), 58–112 (112), 69–67 (66), 7–113 (100), 29–73
Third session: 75–5, 63–33, 96–24, 69–32, 66–18 (54)
118 Highest break 112
2 Century breaks 2
7 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks[edit]

(Including qualifying rounds)

References[edit]