1967–68 snooker season

The 1967–68 snooker season, the last season before the modern era of snooker,[a] was a series of snooker tournaments played between July 1967 and June 1968. The following table outlines the results for the season's events.

1967–68 snooker season
Details
DurationJuly 1967 – June 1968
Tournaments4 (non-ranking)
Triple Crown winners
World Championship John Pulman (ENG)

CalendarEdit

Date[b] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Ref.
07–?? 07–??   AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Junior Rugby League Club Sydney   Eddie Charlton (AUS)   Warren Simpson (AUS) 7–1 [2]
07–24 07–29   AUS NR World Open Match Play Snooker Championship St George's Leagues Club Sydney   Eddie Charlton (AUS)   Rex Williams (ENG) 43–30 [3]
01–09 01–13   ENG NR Willie Smith Trophy Queen's Hall Leeds   Gary Owen (WAL)   John Dunning (ENG) Round robin [4][5]
03–04 03–09   ENG NR World Snooker Championship[c] Co-operative Hall Bolton   John Pulman (ENG)   Eddie Charlton (AUS) 39–34 [6][7]

New professionalsEdit

The following players turned professional during the season: Gary Owen,[4] Ray Reardon[8] and Alex Higgins.[9]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The "modern era" of snooker is understood to have started in 1969, when the World Championship reverted to a knockout format.[1]
  2. ^ Dates use the month day format
  3. ^ Challenge match

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John Higgins eyes more crucible titles". The Daily Telegraph. London. 5 May 2009. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2020. the modern era, which began in 1969 when the World Championship became a knockout event.
  2. ^ Fryer, Robert (August 1967). "Australia: a 272 snooker break". Billiards and Snooker. Billiards Association and Control Council. p. 16.
  3. ^ Fryer, Bob (October 1968). "World Open Match Play Championship: Eddie Charlton 43, Rex Williams 30". Billiards and Snooker. Billiards Association and Control Council. p. 18.
  4. ^ a b "New pro Owen plays in new pro tournament". Billiards and Snooker. Billiards Association and Control Council. October 1967. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Owen wins Willie Smith trophy". Billiards and Snooker. Billiards Association and Control Council. February 1968. p. 3.
  6. ^ "World Championship 1968". global-snooker.com. Archived from the original on 10 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Eddie lost game, but revived snooker". The Sun-Herald. 28 March 1976. p. 64. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Ray Reardon turns professional". Billiards and Snooker. Billiards Association and Control Council. December 1967. p. 5.
  9. ^ Harper, Ronnie (June 1968). "Alex Higgins turns professional". Billiards and Snooker. Billiards Association and Control Council. p. 10.