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The 1978 Pot Black was a professional invitational snooker tournament, which was held in the Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham, and this year, the tournament returned to 8 players competing in 2 four player groups. All matches were one-frame shoot-outs but the final this year was played in the best of 3 frames on a one-hour programme.

Pot Black 78
Tournament information
Dateslate December 1977 (Broadcast 6 January-14 April 1978)
VenuePebble Mill Studios
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
FormatNon-Ranking event
Winner's share£1000
Highest breakWales Doug Mountjoy (101)
Final
ChampionWales Doug Mountjoy
Runner-upEngland Graham Miles
Score2–1
1977
1979

Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started at 21:00 on Friday 6 January 1978 [1] Alan Weeks presented the programme with Ted Lowe as commentator and Sydney Lee as referee.

The previous year's finalist Doug Mountjoy beat twice Pot Black Champion Graham Miles in the first final to have a best of 3 frames format 2-1.[2][3]

Main drawEdit

The draw for the group stages was made by comedian Eric Morecambe and shown before the first match.

Group 1Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Doug Mountjoy 1–0   Alex Higgins 6 January 1978
  Ray Reardon 1–0   Dennis Taylor 20 January 1978
  Ray Reardon 1–0   Doug Mountjoy 3 February 1978
  Alex Higgins 0–1   Dennis Taylor 17 February 1978
  Ray Reardon 0–1   Alex Higgins 3 March 1978
  Dennis Taylor 0–1   Doug Mountjoy 17 March 1978

Group 2Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  John Spencer 0–1   Eddie Charlton 13 January 1978
  Cliff Thorburn 0–1   Graham Miles 27 January 1978
  John Spencer 0–1   Graham Miles 10 February 1978
  Eddie Charlton 1–0   Cliff Thorburn 24 February 1978
  John Spencer 1–0   Cliff Thorburn 10 March 1978
  Graham Miles 1–0   Eddie Charlton 24 March 1978

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finals (31 March and 7 April 1978) Final (14 April 1978)
      
  Doug Mountjoy 1
  Eddie Charlton 0
  Doug Mountjoy 2
  Graham Miles 1
  Ray Reardon 0
  Graham Miles 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Television – 6 January 1978 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 14 April 1978 – Pot Black: BBC2 Knockout Snooker Competition". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ http://cuetracker.net/tournaments/pot-black/1978/872