1980–81 snooker season

The 1980–81 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between August 1980 and May 1981. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and the invitational events.

1980–81 snooker season
Details
DurationAugust 1980 – 16 May 1981
Tournaments18 (1 ranking event)
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipEngland Steve Davis
MastersNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
World ChampionshipEngland Steve Davis

CalendarEdit

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
08–?? 08–??   AUS NR Australian Masters Channel 10 Television Studios Sydney   John Spencer   Dennis Taylor [n 2] [1]
08–13 08–31   CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto   Cliff Thorburn   Terry Griffiths 17–10 [2]
10–02 10–12   ENG NR Champion of Champions New London Theatre London   Doug Mountjoy   John Virgo 10–8 [3]
10–18 10–26   ENG TE World Challenge Cup New London Theatre London   Wales   Canada 8–5 [4]
11–16 11–29   ENG NR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston   Steve Davis   Alex Higgins 16–6 [5]
12–01 12–02   ENG NR The Classic Blighty's Farnworth   Steve Davis   Dennis Taylor 4–1 [6]
12–07 12–13   ENG TQ Professional Ticket Event Snooker Centre Sheffield   Dave Martin   Eugene Hughes 9–6
12–28 12–31   ENG NR Pot Black[n 3] BBC Studios Birmingham   Cliff Thorburn   Jim Wych 2–0 [7][8]
01–27 02–01   ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London   Alex Higgins   Terry Griffiths 9–6 [9][10][11]
02–?? 02–??   ENG NR Tolly Cobbold Classic Corn Exchange Ipswich   Graham Miles   Cliff Thorburn 5–1 [12]
02–05 02–08   WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre Ebbw Vale   Ray Reardon   Cliff Wilson 9–6 [13]
02–18 02–21   IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill   Terry Griffiths   Ray Reardon 9–7 [14][15]
03–02 03–08   ENG NR Yamaha Organs Trophy Assembly Rooms Derby   Steve Davis   David Taylor 9–6 [16]
03–12 03–14   NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Riverside Theatre Coleraine   Dennis Taylor   Patsy Fagan 22–21 [17]
03–08 03–15   ENG NR English Professional Championship Haden Hill Leisure Centre Birmingham   Steve Davis   Tony Meo 9–3 [18][19]
03–?? 03–??   SCO NR Scottish Professional Championship Cumbernauld Theatre Kildrum   Ian Black   Matt Gibson 11–7 [20]
04–07 04–20   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Steve Davis   Doug Mountjoy 18–12 [21]
05–09 05–16   WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn   Terry Griffiths   Willie Thorne 9–8 [22][23]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event
TE = Team event
TQ = Tour qualifier

Official rankingsEdit

The top 16 of the world rankings.[24][25][26]

No. Ch. Name
1     Ray Reardon
2     Cliff Thorburn
3     Eddie Charlton
4     Alex Higgins
5     Terry Griffiths
6     Dennis Taylor
7     Perrie Mans
8     Fred Davis
9     David Taylor
10     Bill Werbeniuk
11     Kirk Stevens
12     John Virgo
13     Steve Davis
14     Doug Mountjoy
15     John Spencer
16     Graham Miles

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ The final was decided on aggregate score over three frames.
  3. ^ Event was played and recorded in December 1980, but broadcast in the spring of 1981.

ReferencesEdit

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