Snooker season 1977/1978

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Snooker season 1977/1978
Details
Duration 17 September 1977–June 1978
Tournaments 13 (1 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan
Masters Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
World Championship Wales Ray Reardon

The snooker season 1977/1978 was a series of snooker tournaments played from 17 September 1977 to June 1978. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and the invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
08–17 09–05  CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto Northern Ireland Alex Higgins England John Spencer 17–14 [1]
09–?? 09–??  AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Golden Bowl Melbourne Australia Eddie Charlton Australia Paddy Morgan 25–21 [2]
09–25 09–26  WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Club Double Diamond Caerphilly Wales Ray Reardon Wales Doug Mountjoy 12–8 [3][4]
11–26 12–03  ENG NR UK Championship Tower Circus Blackpool Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan Wales Doug Mountjoy 12–9 [5][6]
12–21  ENG NR Dry Blackthorn Cup Wembley Conference Centre London Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 4–2 [7][8]
02–02 02–04  NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Ulster Hall Belfast Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 21–7 [9][10]
02–06 02–10  ENG NR The Masters New London Theatre London Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Canada Cliff Thorburn 7–5 [11][12]
02–?? 02–17  IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill England John Spencer Wales Doug Mountjoy 5–3 [13][14]
04–17 04–29  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Wales Ray Reardon South Africa Perrie Mans 25–18 [15]
05–?? 05–??  NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Ulster Hall Belfast Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 21–13 [9][16]
04–29 05–06  WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn Wales Ray Reardon England John Spencer 7–2 [17][18][19]
05–?? 05–21  ENG NR Pot Black BBC Studios Birmingham Wales Doug Mountjoy England Graham Miles 2–1 [20][21]
06–?? 06–??  NIR NR Golden Masters  ? Newtownards Wales Doug Mountjoy Wales Ray Reardon 4–2 [7]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings.[22][23][24]

No. Ch. Name
1 Steady Wales Ray Reardon
2 Rise England John Spencer
3 Steady Australia Eddie Charlton
4 Rise Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
5 Fall Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
6 Rise Canada Cliff Thorburn
7 Rise England John Pulman
8 Fall England Graham Miles
9 Fall England Fred Davis
10 Fall South Africa Perrie Mans
11 Fall England Rex Williams
12 Rise England David Taylor
13 Fall Wales Gary Owen
14 New entry Wales Doug Mountjoy
15 Fall England Jim Meadowcroft
16 Fall England John Dunning

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Canadian Open, Canadian Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Other National Professional Championships". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Turner, Chris. "Welsh Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archvie. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Snooker Scene, September 1977, page 19
  5. ^ Turner, Chris. "UK Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Snooker Scene, November 1977, page 3
  7. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Other Non-Ranking and Invition Events". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Snooker Scene, December 1977, page 20
  9. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Irish Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Snooker Scene, March 1978, page 7
  11. ^ Turner, Chris. "The Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Snooker Scene, February 1978, page 25
  13. ^ Turner, Chris. "Irish Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  14. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hallett wins English Pro title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  15. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  16. ^ Snooker Scene, June 1978, page 23
  17. ^ "Pontin's Roll of Honour". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  18. ^ Turner, Chris. "Pontins Open, Pontins Professional, Pontins World Pro-Am Series". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  19. ^ Snooker Scene, March 1978, page 12
  20. ^ "Pot Black History". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. 
  21. ^ "Pot Black, Junior Pot Black". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  22. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1975/76 to 1989/90". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  23. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  24. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 

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