1976 Benson & Hedges Ireland Tournament

The 1976 Benson & Hedges Ireland Tournament was the second edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament and took place on 21 February 1976. While the previous edition was a challenge match between John Spencer and Alex Higgins, this year the tournament was expanded to four professional players, with Graham Miles and Dennis Taylor also participating. The prize fund was £1,300, with £600 going to the winner and £300 to the runner-up.[1]

Benson & Hedges Ireland Tournament
Tournament information
Dates21 February 1976
VenueNational Boxing Stadium
CountryRepublic of Ireland
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£1,300
Winner's share£600
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor (115)
ChampionEngland John Spencer
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins

John Spencer won the title, defeating Alex Higgins 5–0 in the final. Dennis Taylor had the highest break of 115 which earned him an extra £100 in addition to his £100 prize for finishing fourth. Graham Miles earned £200 in prize money.[2]

Main drawEdit


Best of 7 frames
Best of 9 frames
  John Spencer 4
  Graham Miles 2   John Spencer 5
  Alex Higgins 4   Alex Higgins 0
  Dennis Taylor 1

Third-place match


  1. ^ "Snooker stars in big-money Dublin event". Belfast Telegraph. 9 February 1976. p. 18.
  2. ^ a b "Spencer's snooker victory". Sunday Independent. 22 February 1976. p. 26.[permanent dead link]