1969 Pot Black
The 1969 Pot Black was the first edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which was broadcast in July, August and September 1969. The first recording of Pot Black was held at the BBC TV Studios Gosta Green Birmingham, a converted turn of the century cinema. Later it was recorded at the new Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham which replaced Gosta Green Studios and featured eight professional players. All matches were one-frame shoot-outs.
|Dates||(Broadcast 23 July-10 September 1969)|
|Highest break||Ray Reardon (99)|
Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started with an introductory program at 8:50pm on Wednesday 23 July 1969 The first match, between John Spencer and Jackie Rea, was broadcast on 30 July, followed by weekly broadcasts until the final on 10 September. The programmes were presented by Keith Macklin with Ted Lowe as the commentator.
|Jackie Rea||0||John Spencer||1|
|Rex Williams||0||Kingsley Kennerley||0|
|Kingsley Kennerley||1||John Spencer||0|
|John Pulman||1||Ray Reardon||1|
|Gary Owen||0||John Pulman||0|
|Fred Davis||0||Ray Reardon||1|
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- "BBC Television – 30 July 1969 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "BBC Television – 10 September 1969 – Pot Black: BBC2 Knockout Snooker Competition". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 January 2016.