1970 Canadian Professional Snooker Association tournament

The 1970 Canadian Professional Snooker Association tournament was a snooker tournament played at the North York Centennial Centre, Toronto, from 30 April to 2 May 1970. Fred Davis defeated Paul Thornley 4–1 in the final to win the title.

Tournament information
Dates30 April – 2 May 1970 (1970-04-30 – 1970-05-02)
VenueNorth York Centennial Centre
OrganisationCanadian Professional Snooker Association
Champion Fred Davis (ENG)
Runner-up Paul Thornley (CAN)
← First[1]

Tournament Summary edit

Six Canadian players progressed into the quarter-finals from a qualifying tournament that concluded on 29 April. They joined English players Fred Davis and Rex Williams, who were exempted, in the main event,[2] which was held at the North York Centennial Centre, Toronto.[1] The quarter-finals were played on 30 April, the semi-finals on 1 May, and the final on 2 May.[2]

Matches were the best of seven frames. However, Under the competition rules, if the scores were level at three frames each, the match was decided on a respotted black. This was invoked in the quarter-finals when Davis won the sixth frame to level at 3–3 with Kenny Shea. Shea lost a coin toss, and was asked by Davis to play first. Davis won the match.[3]

Davis recorded breaks of 61 and 52 during the final and defeated Thornley 4–1.[4]

Main draw edit

Results of the main competition were as follows:[1][3]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  Fred Davis (ENG) 3+1
  Kenny Shea (CAN) 3
  Fred Davis (ENG) 4
  Rex Williams (ENG) 2
  Rex Williams (ENG) 4
  Winston McKinlay (CAN) 0
  Fred Davis (ENG) 4
  Paul Thornley (CAN) 1
  Paul Thornley (CAN) 4
  Robert Paquette (CAN) 1
  Paul Thornley (CAN) 4
  Bill Werbeniuk (CAN) 2
  Bill Werbeniuk (CAN) 4
  Cliff Thorburn (CAN) 2

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Fred Davis wins new Canadian event". Billiards and Snooker. June 1970. p. 16.
  2. ^ a b "Canadians join world champs". The Montreal Star. 30 April 1970. p. 25.
  3. ^ a b "B.C. snooker ace ousted in Toronto". The Montreal Star. 1 May 1970. p. 24.
  4. ^ "Paul Thornley defeated in snooker play". The Sun-Times. 4 May 1970. p. 10.