1979 Bombay International

The 1979 Garware Paints Bombay International was a professional invitational snooker tournament held in February 1979 in Bombay (modern-day Mumbai), India. This was the first professional snooker tournament to be held in India.

Bombay International
Tournament information
Dates10–14 February 1979 (1979-02-10 – 1979-02-14)
VenueBombay Gymkhana
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£2,000
ChampionEngland John Spener
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor

Six professionals played in a round-robin format, with John Spencer emerging as the winner.[1]

Main draw



Player 1 Score Player 2
  Patsy Fagan 6–2   Cliff Thorburn
  Patsy Fagan 6–4   Arvind Savur
  Graham Miles 6–0   Patsy Fagan
  Graham Miles 6–3   Dennis Taylor
  Arvind Savur 6–3   Dennis Taylor
  Arvind Savur 6–4   Graham Miles
  John Spencer 6–1   Arvind Savur
  John Spencer 6–3   Cliff Thorburn
  John Spencer 6–4   Patsy Fagan
  John Spencer 6–5   Graham Miles
  Dennis Taylor 6–2   Patsy Fagan
  Dennis Taylor 6–5   John Spencer
  Dennis Taylor 6–5   Cliff Thorburn
  Cliff Thorburn 6–2   Arvind Savur
  Cliff Thorburn 6–4   Graham Miles


  1. ^ "Other Non-Ranking and Invitation Events". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 147.