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
CityDublin
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£1,300
Winner's share£600
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor (115)
Final
ChampionEngland John Spencer
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Score5–0
1975
1977

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

[2]

Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
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

ReferencesEdit

  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]