1975 Masters (snooker)

The 1975 Benson & Hedges Masters was the first of the non-ranking snooker tournament at which many of the World's top players competed. It was held from Monday 13th to Friday 17 January 1975 at the West Centre Hotel in London. Ten players were invited for the event.[1][2]

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates13–17 January 1975
VenueWest Centre Hotel
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Total prize fund£6,092
Winner's share£2,000[1]
Highest breakEngland John Spencer (92)
Final
ChampionEngland John Spencer
Runner-upWales Ray Reardon
Score9–8
← First
1976

John Spencer won the inaugural event by defeating Ray Reardon 9–8 on the re-spotted black in the final frame.[3] The highest break of the tournament was 92 made by Spencer in the first frame of the final.[4]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money:[2]

  • Winner: £2,000
  • Runner-up: £1,000
  • Semi-final: £500
  • Quarter-final: £250
  • Last 10: £100
  • Highest break: £92
  • Total: £6,092

Main drawEdit

[5][6]

Round 1
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
     
          Ray Reardon 5  
          Graham Miles 3  
            Ray Reardon 5  
            Rex Williams 4  
          Rex Williams 5  
  Alex Higgins 5       Alex Higgins 3  
  Bill Werbeniuk 0         Ray Reardon 8
            John Spencer 9
          Fred Davis 3  
          Eddie Charlton 5  
            Eddie Charlton 2  
            John Spencer 5  
          John Spencer 5      
  John Pulman 5       John Pulman 3      
  Cliff Thorburn 3  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:
West Centre Hotel, London, England, 17 January 1975.
John Spencer
  England
9–8 Ray Reardon
  Wales
First session: 121–13 (92), 52–81, 63–37, 59–68 (Spencer 57), 67–51, 22–77, 82–22 (70), 16–96
Second session: 46–63, 68–20, 50–72, 68–40, 57–63, 22–82, 53–3, 64–25, 65–58
92 Highest break
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 0

Century breaksEdit

No century breaks.[7]
Highest break:
92   John Spencer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "The Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b "1975 Benson & Hedges Masters". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 10. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.
  4. ^ "January 18 down the years: Golden Boy remains unbeaten". ESPN. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  5. ^ "1975 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  6. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  7. ^ "1975 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.