1976 Pot Black

The 1976 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.

1976 Pot Black
Tournament information
DatesRecorded early 1976 (broadcast 21 May – 17 September 1976)
VenuePebble Mill Studios
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£1000
Highest breakAustralia Eddie Charlton (64)
Final
ChampionEngland John Spencer
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Score69–42
1975
1977

Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started at 21:00 on Friday 21 May 1976 [1] Alan Weeks presented the programme with Ted Lowe as commentator and Sydney Lee as referee.

Willie Thorne made his debut in this year's tournament against Fred Davis in the first show of the series. John Spencer won his third title beating Dennis Taylor 69-42 [2][3]

Main drawEdit

Challengers LeagueEdit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Fred Davis 1–0   Willie Thorne 21 May 1976
  Dennis Taylor 0–1   Rex Williams 4 June 1976
  Willie Thorne 0–1   Dennis Taylor 18 June 1976
  Fred Davis 0–1   Rex Williams 2 July 1976
  Willie Thorne 0–1   Rex Williams 30 July 1976
  Fred Davis 0–1   Dennis Taylor 13 August 1976

Champions LeagueEdit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Eddie Charlton 1–0   Graham Miles 28 May 1976
  John Spencer 0–1   Ray Reardon 11 June 1976
  Ray Reardon 0–1   Eddie Charlton 25 June 1976
  Graham Miles 0–1   John Spencer 23 July 1976
  Eddie Charlton 0–1   John Spencer 6 August 1976
  Ray Reardon 0–1   Graham Miles 20 August 1976

Knockout stageEdit

  Semi-finals (27 August and 3 September 1976)     Final (17 September 1976)
                 
    Dennis Taylor 1  
    Rex Williams 0    
        Dennis Taylor 0
        John Spencer 1
    John Spencer 1    
    Eddie Charlton 0   3rd place Play-off (10 September 1976)
 
  Rex Williams 1
    Eddie Charlton 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Television – 21 May 1976 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 24 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 17 September 1976 – Pot Black: BBC2 Knockout Snooker Competition". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 24 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ http://cuetracker.net/tournaments/pot-black/1976/887