1977–78 snooker season

The 1977–78 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between September 1977 and June 1978. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and the invitational events.

1977–78 snooker season
Details
Duration17 September 1977 – June 1978
Tournaments13 (1 ranking event)
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipRepublic of Ireland Patsy Fagan
MastersNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
World ChampionshipWales Ray Reardon

CalendarEdit

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
08–17 09–05   CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto   Alex Higgins   John Spencer 17–14 [1]
09–?? 09–??   AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Golden Bowl Melbourne   Eddie Charlton   Paddy Morgan 25–21 [2]
09–25 09–26   WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Club Double Diamond Caerphilly   Ray Reardon   Doug Mountjoy 12–8 [3][4]
11–26 12–03   ENG NR UK Championship Tower Circus Blackpool   Patsy Fagan   Doug Mountjoy 12–9 [5][6]
12–21   ENG NR Dry Blackthorn Cup Wembley Conference Centre London   Patsy Fagan   Alex Higgins 4–2 [7][8]
02–02 02–04   NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Ulster Hall Belfast   Alex Higgins   Dennis Taylor 21–7 [9][10]
02–06 02–10   ENG NR The Masters New London Theatre London   Alex Higgins   Cliff Thorburn 7–5 [11][12]
03–08 03–10   IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill   John Spencer   Doug Mountjoy 5–3 [13][14]
04–13 04–16   NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Ulster Hall Belfast   Alex Higgins   Patsy Fagan 21–13 [9][15]
04–17 04–29   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Ray Reardon   Perrie Mans 25–18 [16]
04–29 05–06   WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn   Ray Reardon   John Spencer 7–2 [17][18][19]
05–?? 05–21   ENG NR Pot Black BBC Studios Birmingham   Doug Mountjoy   Graham Miles 2–1 [20][21]
06–10 06–11   NIR NR Golden Masters Queen's Hall Newtownards   Doug Mountjoy   Ray Reardon 4–2 [7]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankingsEdit

The top 16 of the world rankings.[22][23][24]

No. Ch. Name
1     Ray Reardon
2     John Spencer
3     Eddie Charlton
4     Dennis Taylor
5     Alex Higgins
6     Cliff Thorburn
7     John Pulman
8     Graham Miles
9     Fred Davis
10     Perrie Mans
11     Rex Williams
12     David Taylor
13     Gary Owen
14     Doug Mountjoy
15     Jim Meadowcroft
16     John Dunning

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Canadian Open, Canadian Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
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  3. ^ Turner, Chris. "Welsh Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archvie. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  4. ^ Snooker Scene, September 1977, page 19
  5. ^ Turner, Chris. "UK Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  6. ^ Snooker Scene, November 1977, page 3
  7. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Other Non-Ranking and Invition Events". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  8. ^ Snooker Scene, December 1977, page 20
  9. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Irish Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  10. ^ Snooker Scene, March 1978, page 7
  11. ^ Turner, Chris. "The Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  12. ^ Snooker Scene, February 1978, page 25
  13. ^ Turner, Chris. "Irish Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  14. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hallett wins English Pro title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  15. ^ Snooker Scene, June 1978, page 23
  16. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  17. ^ "Pontin's Roll of Honour". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  18. ^ Turner, Chris. "Pontins Open, Pontins Professional, Pontins World Pro-Am Series". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  19. ^ Snooker Scene, March 1978, page 12
  20. ^ "Pot Black History". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.
  21. ^ "Pot Black, Junior Pot Black". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  22. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1975/76 to 1989/90". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  23. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  24. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.

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