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The 1975 Pot Black was a professional invitational snooker tournament, which was held in the Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham, and featured eight professional players. All matches were one-frame shoot-outs.

1975 Pot Black
Tournament information
DatesChristmas 1974 (Broadcast 4 January-19 April 1975)
VenuePebble Mill Studios
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
FormatNon-Ranking event
Winner's share£1000
Highest breakEngland Fred Davis (87)
Final
ChampionEngland Graham Miles
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Score81–27
1974
1976

Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started at 19:50 on Saturday 4 January 1975 [1] Alan Weeks presented the programme with Ted Lowe as commentator and Sydney Lee as referee.

Dennis Taylor made his debut in this year's tournament and went on to reach the final losing to defending champion Graham Miles 81-27 [2] making him the third player in a row to win back to back titles after John Spencer and Eddie Charlton.[3]

Main drawEdit

Champions LeagueEdit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Graham Miles 1–0   Ray Reardon 4 January 1975
  John Spencer 0–1   Eddie Charlton 18 January 1975
  Ray Reardon 0–1   John Spencer 1 February 1975
  Eddie Charlton 1–0   Graham Miles 15 February 1975
  John Spencer 1–0   Graham Miles 1 March 1975
  Ray Reardon 0–1   Eddie Charlton 15 March 1975

Challengers LeagueEdit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Dennis Taylor 1–0   John Pulman 11 January 1975
  Fred Davis 1–0   Rex Williams 25 January 1975
  Dennis Taylor 0–1   Fred Davis 8 February 1975
  John Pulman 1–0   Rex Williams 22 February 1975
  Fred Davis 1–0   John Pulman 8 March 1975
  Rex Williams 0–1   Dennis Taylor 22 March 1975

Knockout stageEdit

  Semi-finals (29 March and 5 April 1975)     Final (19 April 1975)
                 
    Graham Miles 1  
    Ray Reardon 0    
        Graham Miles 1
        Dennis Taylor 0
    Dennis Taylor 1    
    Fred Davis 0   3rd place Play-off (12 April 1975)
 
  Ray Reardon 1
    Fred Davis 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Television – 4 January 1975 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 19 April 1975 – Pot Black: BBC2 Knockout Snooker Competition". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ http://cuetracker.net/tournaments/pot-black/1975/893