Snooker season 1983/1984

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Snooker season 1983/1984
Details
Duration 4 July 1983–19 May 1984
Tournaments 22
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Masters England Jimmy White
World Championship England Steve Davis

The snooker season 1983/1984 was a series of snooker tournaments played between 4 July 1983 and 19 May 1984. 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
07–04 07–15  AUS Australian Masters Channel 10 Television Studios Sydney Canada Cliff Thorburn Canada Bill Werbeniuk 7–3 [1][2]
08–?? 08–??  CAN Canadian Professional Championship Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto Canada Kirk Stevens Canada Frank Jonik 9–8 [3]
08–05 08–07  HKG Hong Kong Masters Hong Kong Wales Doug Mountjoy Wales Terry Griffiths 4–3 [4]
08–11 08–13  THA Thailand Masters Thai Nippon Stadium Bangkok England Tony Meo England Steve Davis 2–1 [5]
08–26 08–28  SCO Scottish Professional Championship Glasgow University Glasgow Scotland Murdo MacLeod Scotland Eddie Sinclair 11–9 [6]
09–22 09–25  SCO Scottish Masters Skean Dhu Hotel Glasgow England Steve Davis England Tony Knowles 9–6 [7]
10–01 10–09  ENG WR International Open Eldon Square Recreation Centre Newcastle England Steve Davis Canada Cliff Thorburn 9–4 [8]
10–10 10–21  ENG WR Professional Players Tournament Redwood Lodge Bristol England Tony Knowles England Joe Johnson 9–8 [9]
10–22 10–30  ENG World Team Classic Hexagon Theatre Reading  England  Wales 4–2 [10][11]
11–18 12–04  ENG UK Championship Guild Hall Preston Northern Ireland Alex Higgins England Steve Davis 16–15 [12]
12–09 12–18  ENG World Doubles Championship Derngate Centre Northampton England Steve Davis
England Tony Meo
England Tony Knowles
England Jimmy White
10–2 [13][14]
12–28 12–30  ENG Pot Black[n 2] BBC Studios Birmingham Wales Terry Griffiths England John Spencer 2–1 [15][16]
01–08 01–15  ENG WR The Classic Spectrum Arena Warrington England Steve Davis England Tony Meo 9–8 [17]
01–22 01–29  ENG The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London England Jimmy White Wales Terry Griffiths 9–5 [18][19]
02–?? 02–??  RSA South African Professional Championship South Africa Jimmy van Rensberg South Africa Perrie Mans 10–7 [3]
02–21 02–24  ENG Tolly Cobbold Classic Corn Exchange Ipswich England Steve Davis England Tony Knowles 8–2 [20]
02–27 03–04  ENG International Masters Assembly Rooms Derby England Steve Davis England Dave Martin [n 3] [21][22]
03–05 03–11  WAL Welsh Professional Championship Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre Ebbw Vale Wales Doug Mountjoy Wales Cliff Wilson 9–3 [23]
03–27 04–01  IRL Irish Masters Goff's Kill England Steve Davis Wales Terry Griffiths 9–1 [24]
11–11 04–14  GBR Pro Snooker League England John Virgo Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor [n 4] [25]
04–21 05–07  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Steve Davis England Jimmy White 18–16 [26]
05–12 05–19  WAL Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn England Willie Thorne England John Spencer 9–7 [27][28]
WR = World ranking event
Non-ranking event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[29][30][31]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ Event was played and recorded in December 1983, but broadcast in the summer of 1984.
  3. ^ Final was decided on a three-man round robin basis, the third player was England John Dunning.
  4. ^ No play-off was held and the title was decided on league table only. Canada Kirk Stevens withdrew after seven matches.

References[edit]

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  13. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Doubles Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
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  18. ^ 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. 
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  24. ^ Turner, Chris. "Irish Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
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