Snooker season 1980/1981

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Snooker season 1980/1981
Details
Duration August 1980–16 May 1981
Tournaments 17
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Steve Davis
Masters Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
World Championship England Steve Davis

The snooker season 1980/1981 was a series of snooker tournaments played during the years 1980 and 1981. 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–??  AUS NR Australian Masters Channel 10 Television Studios Sydney England John Spencer Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor [n 2] [1]
08–13 08–31  CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto Canada Cliff Thorburn Wales Terry Griffiths 17–10 [2]
10–02 10–12  ENG NR Champion of Champions New London Theatre London Wales Doug Mountjoy England John Virgo 10–8 [3]
10–18 10–26  ENG NR World Challenge Cup (team event) New London Theatre London  Wales  Canada 8–5 [4]
11–16 11–29  ENG NR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston England Steve Davis Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16–6 [5]
12–01 12–02  ENG NR The Classic Blighty's Farnworth England Steve Davis Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4–1 [6]
12–28 12–31  ENG NR Pot Black[n 3] BBC Studios Birmingham Canada Cliff Thorburn Canada Jim Wych 2–0 [7][8]
01–27 02–01  ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London Northern Ireland Alex Higgins Wales Terry Griffiths 9–6 [9][10][11]
02–?? 02–??  ENG NR Tolly Cobbold Classic Corn Exchange Ipswich England Graham Miles Canada Cliff Thorburn 5–1 [12]
02–05 02–08  WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre Ebbw Vale Wales Ray Reardon Wales Cliff Wilson 9–6 [13]
02–18 02–21  IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill Wales Terry Griffiths Wales Ray Reardon 9–7 [14][15]
03–02 03–08  ENG NR Yamaha Organs Trophy Assembly Rooms Derby England Steve Davis England David Taylor 9–6 [16]
03–08 03–15  ENG NR English Professional Championship Haden Hill Leisure Centre Birmingham England Steve Davis England Tony Meo 9–3 [17][18]
03–?? 03–??  NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Riverside Theatre Coleraine Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 22–21 [19]
03–?? 03–??  SCO NR Scottish Professional Championship Cumbernauld Theatre Kildrum Scotland Ian Black Scotland Matt Gibson 11–7 [20]
04–07 04–20  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Steve Davis Wales Doug Mountjoy 18–12 [21]
05–09 05–16  WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn Wales Terry Griffiths England Willie Thorne 9–8 [22][23]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings.[24][25][26]

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

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 1980, but broadcast in the spring of 1981.

References[edit]

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