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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.

1969 Pot Black
Tournament information
Dates(Broadcast 23 July-10 September 1969)
VenueBBC Studios
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Highest breakWales Ray Reardon (99)
Final
ChampionWales Ray Reardon
Runner-upEngland John Spencer
Score88–29
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1970

Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started with an introductory program at 8:50pm on Wednesday 23 July 1969[1] The first match, between John Spencer and Jackie Rea, was broadcast on 30 July,[2] followed by weekly broadcasts until the final on 10 September.[3] The programmes were presented by Keith Macklin with Ted Lowe as the commentator.

Ray Reardon won the event beating John Spencer 88–29 in the one-frame final and won the BBC2 Pot Black Trophy.[4]

Main drawEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Television – 23 July 1969 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 30 July 1969 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  3. ^ "BBC Television – 10 September 1969 – Pot Black: BBC2 Knockout Snooker Competition". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  4. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Tournaments/Pot-Black/1969/917