Snooker season 1979/1980

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Snooker season 1979/1980
Details
Duration 9 July 1979–17 May 1980
Tournaments 22
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England John Virgo
Masters Wales Terry Griffiths
World Championship Canada Cliff Thorburn

The snooker season 1979/1980 was a series of snooker tournaments played from 9 July 1979 to 17 May 1980. 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
07–09 07–20  RSA NR Limosin International Good Hope Centre Cape Town Australia Eddie Charlton England John Spencer 23–19 [1][2]
07–?? 07–??  RSA NR Kronenbrau 1308 Classic Johannesburg Australia Eddie Charlton Wales Ray Reardon 7–4 [1]
08–?? 08–??  RSA NR South African Professional Championship South Africa Derek Mienie South Africa Jimmy van Rensberg 9–6 [3][4]
08–?? 08–??  AUS NR Australian Masters Channel 10 Television Studios Sydney Australia Ian Anderson South Africa Perrie Mans [n 2] [5]
09–?? 09–??  CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto Canada Cliff Thorburn Wales Terry Griffiths 17–16 [6]
10–20 10–27  ENG TE World Challenge Cup (team event) Haden Hill Leisure Centre Birmingham  Wales  England 14–3 [7][8]
11–19 12–01  ENG NR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston England John Virgo Wales Terry Griffiths 14–13 [9][10]
12–27 12–30  ENG NR Pot Black[n 3] BBC Studios Birmingham Australia Eddie Charlton Wales Ray Reardon 2–1 [11][12][13]
01–?? 01–??  CAN NR Canadian Professional Championship Canada Cliff Thorburn Canada Jim Wych 9–6 [3]
01–?? 01–??  ENG NR Padmore/Super Crystalate International Gala Baths West Bromwich Northern Ireland Alex Higgins South Africa Perrie Mans 4–2 [14]
01–07 01–08  ENG NR The Classic New Century Hall Manchester England John Spencer Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 4–3 [15][16]
01–27 01–29  WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre Ebbw Vale Wales Doug Mountjoy Wales Ray Reardon 9–6 [16][17]
02–?? 02–??  ENG NR Tolly Cobbold Classic Corn Exchange Ipswich Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5–4 [18]
02–05 02–09  ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London Wales Terry Griffiths Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9–5 [19][20][21]
02–02 02–12  IND NR Bombay International Bombay Gymkhana Bombay England John Virgo Canada Cliff Thorburn 13–7 [1][20]
02–13 02–16  IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill Wales Terry Griffiths Wales Doug Mountjoy 9–8 [22][23][24]
02–24 02–28  ENG NR British Gold Cup Assembly Rooms Derby Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Wales Ray Reardon 5–1 [25][26][27]
03–?? 03–??  NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Ulster Hall Belfast Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 21–15 [28]
04–02 04–03  SCO NR Scottish Professional Championship Cumbernauld Theatre Kildrum Scotland Eddie Sinclair Scotland Chris Ross 11–6 [29][30]
04–22 05–05  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Canada Cliff Thorburn Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 18–16 [31][32]
05–03 05–10  WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn England John Virgo Wales Ray Reardon 9–6 [33][34][35]
05–10 05–17  ENG NR Pontins Camber Sands Camber Sands Holiday Village Rye Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9–7 [35][36]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event
TE = Team event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings.[37][38][39]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ The final was decided on aggregate score over three frames.
  3. ^ Event was played and recorded in December 1979, but broadcast in the spring of 1980.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Snooker Scene, August 1979, page 18
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  6. ^ 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. 
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  18. ^ 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. 
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  27. ^ Snooker Scene, March 1980, page 25
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  29. ^ Turner, Chris. "Scottish Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  30. ^ Snooker Scene, April 1980, page 23
  31. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  32. ^ Snooker Scene, April 1980, page 8
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  35. ^ a b Snooker Scene, April 1980, page 28
  36. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 17. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 
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