1975–76 snooker season

The 1975–76 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between August 1975 and May 1976. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and the invitational events.

1975–76 snooker season
Details
DurationAugust 1975 – 8 May 1976
Tournaments8 (1 ranking event)
Triple Crown winners
MastersWales Ray Reardon
World ChampionshipWales Ray Reardon

CalendarEdit

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
08–?? 08–29   AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Wagga RSL Club Wagga Wagga   Eddie Charlton   Dennis Wheelwright 31–10 [1]
09–?? 09–??   CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto   Alex Higgins   John Pulman 15–7 [2]
01–?? 01–??   ENG NR Pot Black BBC Studios Birmingham   John Spencer   Dennis Taylor 1–0 [3][4]
01–26 01–30   ENG NR The Masters New London Theatre London   Ray Reardon   Graham Miles 7–3 [5][6]
02–21   IRL NR Benson & Hedges Ireland Tournament National Boxing Stadium Dublin   John Spencer   Alex Higgins 5–0 [7]
04–11 04–23   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Middlesbrough Town Hall Middlesbrough   Ray Reardon   Alex Higgins 27–16 [8][9]
Wythenshawe Forum Manchester
05–01 05–08   WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn   Ray Reardon   Fred Davis 10–9 [10]
05–08 05–11   ENG NR Canadian Club Masters Northern Snooker Centre Leeds   Alex Higgins   Ray Reardon 6–4 [11]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Order of MeritEdit

This Order of Merit was published after the 1975 World Snooker Championship, and was used for seeding purposes. It used the same criteria as the first official rankings list for the next season.[12]

No. Name
1   Ray Reardon
2   Eddie Charlton
3   Alex Higgins
4   Rex Williams
5   Graham Miles
6   John Spencer
7   Fred Davis
8   Gary Owen
9   Dennis Taylor
10   Cliff Thorburn
11   John Pulman
12   John Dunning
13   Perrie Mans
14   Bill Werbeniuk
15   Warren Simpson
16   David Taylor
17   Jim Meadowcroft
18   Marcus Owen
19   Ian Anderson
20   Paddy Morgan
21   Bernard Bennett
22   David Greaves
23   Pat Houlihan

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Other National Professional Championships". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Canadian Open, Canadian Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Pot Black History". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Pot Black, Junior Pot Black". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  5. ^ Turner, Chris. "The Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  6. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hunter's first ranking title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  7. ^ Turner, Chris. "Irish Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  8. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  9. ^ Eric, Hayton (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker: The Complete Record & History. London: Rose Villa Publications. p. 11. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.
  10. ^ "Pontin's Roll of Honour". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  11. ^ Higgins, Alex (2007). From the Eye of the Hurricane. London: Headline Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-4722-2191-9.
  12. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1975/76 to 1989/90". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011.

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