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The 1979 Pot Black was a professional invitational snooker tournament, which was held in the Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham. 8 players were competing in 2 four player groups. All matches were one-frame shoot-outs except the final which was played in the best of 3 frames on a one-hour programme.

Pot Black 79
Tournament information
Dateslate December 1978 (Broadcast 29 December 1978-6 April 1979)
VenuePebble Mill Studios
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
FormatNon-Ranking event
Winner's share£1000
Highest breakWales Doug Mountjoy (82)
Final
ChampionWales Ray Reardon
Runner-upWales Doug Mountjoy
Score2–1
1978
1980

Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started at 21:00 on Friday 29 December 1978 [1] Alan Weeks presented the programme with Ted Lowe as commentator and Sydney Lee as referee.

This tournament had the TV debut of Steve Davis who played veteran namesake Fred Davis on the programme transmitted 19 January [2] and won the frame 83-23 but failed to reach the semi-finals. The first Pot Black champion Ray Reardon regained the title 10 years after his first beating reigning champion Doug Mountjoy 2-1.[3][4]

Contents

Main drawEdit

Group 1Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Ray Reardon 1–0   John Spencer 29 December 1978
  Eddie Charlton 0–1   Graham Miles 12 January 1979
  Ray Reardon 1–0   Eddie Charlton 26 January 1979
  John Spencer 0–1   Graham Miles 9 February 1979
  Ray Reardon 0–1   Graham Miles 23 February 1979
  John Spencer 0–1   Eddie Charlton 9 March 1979

Group 2Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Doug Mountjoy 0–1   Perrie Mans 5 January 1979
  Fred Davis 0–1   Steve Davis 19 January 1979
  Perrie Mans 1–0   Fred Davis 2 February 1979
  Doug Mountjoy 1–0   Steve Davis 16 February 1979
  Perrie Mans 1–0   Steve Davis 2 March 1979
  Doug Mountjoy 1–0   Fred Davis 16 March 1979

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finals (23 and 30 March 1979) Final (6 April 1979)
      
  Graham Miles 0
  Doug Mountjoy 1
  Ray Reardon 2
  Doug Mountjoy 1
  Ray Reardon 1
  Perrie Mans 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Television – 29 December 1978 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 19 January 1979 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "BBC Television – 6 April 1979 – Pot Black: BBC2 Knockout Snooker Competition". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ http://cuetracker.net/tournaments/pot-black/1979/859