1978 Masters (snooker)

The 1978 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place from Monday 6 to Friday 10 February 1978 at the New London Theatre in London, England. It was the last time the Masters was held there, as the following year it moved to the Wembley Conference Centre.[1] 10 players who were invited for the tournament.

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates6–10 February 1978
VenueNew London Theatre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£8,000
Winner's share£3,000
Highest breakCanada Cliff Thorburn (88)
Final
ChampionNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Runner-upCanada Cliff Thorburn
Score7–5
1977
1979

Alex Higgins won the first of his two Masters titles by defeating Cliff Thorburn.

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
  Doug Mountjoy 2
  Cliff Thorburn 4
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  John Spencer 3
  John Spencer 4
  John Pulman 4   John Pulman 2
  Patsy Fagan 2   Cliff Thorburn 5
  Alex Higgins 7
  Alex Higgins 4
  Dennis Taylor 3
  Alex Higgins 5
  Ray Reardon 1
  Ray Reardon 4
  Fred Davis 3   Graham Miles 1
  Graham Miles 4

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 13 frames. Referee: John Street
New London Theatre, London, England, 10 February 1978.
Alex Higgins
  Northern Ireland
7–5 Cliff Thorburn
  Canada
First session: 107–7, 71–41, 94–6, 17–69, 16–104, 13–101 (88), 14–62, 84–29 (80), 58–70, 68–48, 61–47, 72–15
80 Highest break 88
0 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 1

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "1978 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "1978 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)