1976 Masters (snooker)

The 1976 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place from Monday 26th to Friday 30 January 1976 at the New London Theatre in London, England. 10 players were invited for the competition.

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates26–30 January 1976
VenueNew London Theatre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Winner's share£2,000[1]
Highest breakAustralia Eddie Charlton (97)
Final
ChampionWales Ray Reardon
Runner-upEngland Graham Miles
Score7–3
1975
1977

1975 runner-up Ray Reardon beat Graham Miles 7–3 in the final. At the age of 43 years and 114 days he was the oldest winner of the event until Stuart Bingham broke the record winning the title in 2020 aged 43 years and 243 days..[2]

Main drawEdit

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Round 1
Best of 7 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 13 frames
     
          John Spencer 4  
  Fred Davis 4       Fred Davis 0  
  Cliff Thorburn 2         John Spencer 4  
            Graham Miles 5  
          Alex Higgins 1  
          Graham Miles 4  
            Graham Miles 3
            Ray Reardon 7
          Rex Williams 1  
          Eddie Charlton 4  
            Eddie Charlton 4  
            Ray Reardon 5  
          Ray Reardon 4      
  John Pulman 4       John Pulman 1      
  Dennis Taylor 2  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 13 frames. Referee:
New London Theatre, London, England, 30 January 1976.
Ray Reardon
  Wales
7–3 Graham Miles
  England
First session: 79–34, 88–11, 63–1 (57), 42–68, 73–18 (70), 61–22, 41–95, 104–17 (90), 11–85, 57–16
90 Highest break
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 0

Century breaksEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this week: Jan 24–30 – Hunter's first ranking title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  3. ^ "1976 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  4. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ "1976 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.