Snooker season 1978/1979

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Snooker season 1978/1979
Details
Duration August 1978–June 1979
Tournaments 16 (1 ranking events)
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Wales Doug Mountjoy
Masters South Africa Perrie Mans
World Championship Wales Terry Griffiths

The snooker season 1978/1979 was a series of snooker tournaments played from August 1978 to June 1979. 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–?? 08–??  RSA NR South African Professional Championship South Africa Perrie Mans South Africa Silvino Francisco 9–5 [1]
08–?? 08–??  AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Australia Eddie Charlton Australia Ian Anderson [n 2] [1]
08–16 09–04  CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto Canada Cliff Thorburn England Tony Meo 17–15 [2]
11–02 11–03  ENG NR Champion of Champions Wembley Conference Centre London Wales Ray Reardon Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 11–9 [3]
11–22 12–01  ENG NR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston Wales Doug Mountjoy England David Taylor 15–9 [4][5]
01–?? 01–??  ENG NR Pot Black BBC Studios Birmingham Wales Ray Reardon Wales Doug Mountjoy 2–1 [6][7]
01–14 01–17  ENG NR Holsten Lager International Fulcrum Centre Slough England John Spencer England Graham Miles 11–7 [3][8][9]
01–22 01–26  ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London South Africa Perrie Mans Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 8–4 [10][11][12]
10–23 01–28  ENG NR Forward Chemicals Tournament Royal Exchange Theatre[n 3] Manchester Wales Ray Reardon England John Spencer 9–6 [3][11][13]
02–01 02–03  IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill Wales Doug Mountjoy Wales Ray Reardon 6–5 [14]
02–10 02–14  IND NR Bombay International Bombay Gymkhana Bombay England John Spencer Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor [n 4] [3]
02–?? 02–??  ENG NR Tolly Cobbold Classic Corn Exchange Ipswich Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Wales Ray Reardon 5–4 [15]
03–?? 03–??  NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Ulster Hall Belfast Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 21–12 [16][17]
04–16 04–28  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Wales Terry Griffiths Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 24–16 [18][19]
05–05 05–12  WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn Wales Doug Mountjoy England Graham Miles 8–4 [20][21][22]
06–?? 06–??  NIR NR Golden Masters Newtownards Wales Ray Reardon England Graham Miles 4–2 [3]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings.[23][24][25]

No. Ch. Name
1 Steady Wales Ray Reardon
2 Rise South Africa Perrie Mans
3 Steady Australia Eddie Charlton
4 Fall England John Spencer
5 Rise Canada Cliff Thorburn
6 Rise England Fred Davis
7 Fall Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
8 Fall Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
9 Fall England Graham Miles
10 Fall England John Pulman
11 Rise Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan
12 Rise Canada Bill Werbeniuk
13 Fall England David Taylor
14 Steady Wales Doug Mountjoy
15 Rise England Willie Thorne
16 Fall England Jim Meadowcroft

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ The result of the final is unknown.
  3. ^ Played at various venues throughout the country under a round robin system, with the top two players meeting at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
  4. ^ No play-off was held and the title was decided on league table only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Snooker Scene, November 1978, page 6
  6. ^ "Pot Black History". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Werbeniuk passes away". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Snooker Scene, January 1979, page 7
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hunter's first ranking title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Snooker Scene, December 1978, page 13
  13. ^ Snooker Scene, October 1978, page 27
  14. ^ Turner, Chris. "Irish Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  15. ^ Turner, Chris. "Tolly Cobbold Classic". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ Snooker Scene, May 1979, page 28
  18. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  19. ^ Snooker Scene, March 1979, page 18
  20. ^ "Pontin's Roll of Honour". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ Snooker Scene, April 1979, page 24
  23. ^ 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. 
  24. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  25. ^ 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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