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1979 Canadian Open

The 1979 Canadian Open was the sixth edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, Canadian Open, which took place in September 1979.[1]

Canadian Open
Tournament information
DatesSeptember 1979
VenueCanadian National Exhibition Stadium
CityToronto
CountryCanada
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£2,222
Final
ChampionCanada Cliff Thorburn
Runner-upWales Terry Griffiths
Score17–16
1978
1980

Cliff Thorburn won the title for the fourth time, beating Terry Griffiths 17–16 in the final.[2]

Main drawEdit

[2]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
Round 2
Best of 17 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 17 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 33 frames
                                               
  Gordon Tekatch 9       Cliff Thorburn 9  
  Ken Shea 5       Gordon Tekatch 1  
    Cliff Thorburn 9  
    Steve Davis 6  
  Jimmy White 9   Steve Davis 9
  Tony Knowles 5       Jimmy White 3  
    Cliff Thorburn 9  
    Alex Higgins 6  
  Kevin Robitaille 9       Alex Higgins 9  
  D Ireland 5       Kevin Robitaille 0  
    Alex Higgins 9
    Bill Werbeniuk 5  
  Paul Thornley 9   Bill Werbeniuk 9
  Jim Whittaker 2       Paul Thornley 8  
    Cliff Thorburn 17
    Terry Griffiths 16
  Derek Norris 9       Terry Griffiths 9  
  Bernard Bennett 7       Derek Norris 6  
    Terry Griffiths 9
    Jim Wych 2  
  Jim Wych 9   Jim Wych 9
  Mario Morra 7       Tony Meo 8  
    Terry Griffiths 9
    Kirk Stevens 8  
  Joe Johnson 9       Kirk Stevens 9  
  John Bear 7       Joe Johnson 7  
    Kirk Stevens 9
    Dennis Taylor 3  
  Kari Elovaara 9   Dennis Taylor 9
  Tom Regina 8       Kari Elovaara 2  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canadian Open, Canadian Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 147.