1973 Norwich Union Open

The 1973 Norwich Union Open was an invitational snooker tournament which took place between 24 and 29 November 1973 at the Piccadilly Hotel in London. It was open to both professionals and amateurs and featured 24 players. John Spencer won 8–7 in the final against John Pulman.[1]

1973 Norwich Union Open
Tournament information
Dates24–29 November 1973
VenuePiccadilly Hotel
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatInvitational event
Total prize fund£3,500
Winner's share£1,000
Final
ChampionEngland John Spencer
Runner-upEngland John Pulman
Score8–7
← First
1974

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

  • Winner: £1,000
  • Runner-up: £500
  • Third place: £300
  • Fourth place: £200
  • Quarter-final: £125
  • Last 16: £75
  • Last 24: £50
  • Total: £3,500

Main drawEdit

[3]

  Round 1
Best of 7 frames
Round 2
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 15 frames
Final
Best of 15 frames
                                               
  John Dunning 4       John Spencer 4  
  Jim Meadowcroft 0       John Dunning 3  
    John Spencer 4  
    Ray Edmonds 0  
  Jonathan Barron 4   Ray Edmonds 4
  Ron Gross 2       Jonathan Barron 3  
    John Spencer 8  
    Alex Higgins 2  
  Dennis Taylor 4       Alex Higgins 4  
  Alwyn Lloyd 1       Dennis Taylor 3  
    Alex Higgins 4
    Cliff Thorburn 2  
  Pat Houlihan 4   Cliff Thorburn 4
  John Virgo 3       Pat Houlihan 0  
    John Spencer 8
    John Pulman 7
  David Taylor 4       John Pulman 4  
  Jack Karnehm 2       David Taylor 3  
    John Pulman 4
    Graham Miles 3  
  Arvind Savur 4   Graham Miles 4
  David Greaves 2       Arvind Savur 1  
    John Pulman 8
    Eddie Charlton 3  
  Chris Ross 4       Eddie Charlton 4  
  Marcus Owen 3       Chris Ross 0  
    Eddie Charlton 4
    Sid Hood 0  
  Sid Hood 4   Sid Hood 4
  Jackie Rea 0       Manuel Francisco 3  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Norwich Union Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1973 Norwich Union Open". Global Snooker Centre. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1973 Norwich Union Open". Global Snooker Centre. Retrieved 4 December 2017.