1980 Bombay International

The 1980 Gaware Paints Bombay International was a professional invitational snooker tournament held in February 1980 in Bombay (modern-day Mumbai), India.

Bombay International
Tournament information
Dates2–12 February 1980 (1980-02-02 – 1980-02-12)
VenueBombay Gymkhana
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£3,000
ChampionEngland John Virgo
Runner-upCanada Cliff Thorburn

In a slight tweak to the previous season, eight professionals played in a round-robin format of three matches each. Four players progressed to the knockout stages, with John Virgo winning the tournament by defeating Cliff Thorburn 13–7 in the final.[1]

Main drawEdit



Player 1 Score Player 2
  Steve Davis 6–0   Doug Mountjoy
  Steve Davis 6–0   Kirk Stevens
  Doug Mountjoy 6–2   Kirk Stevens
  Arvind Savur 6–3   Dennis Taylor
  John Spencer 6–3   Doug Mountjoy
  John Spencer 6–4   Kirk Stevens
  John Spencer 6–4   Steve Davis
  Cliff Thorburn 6–1   John Virgo
  Cliff Thorburn 6–4   Dennis Taylor
  Cliff Thorburn 6–5   Arvind Savur
  John Virgo 6–1   Arvind Savur
  John Virgo 6–2   Dennis Taylor

Knockout stageEdit

Best of 15 frames
Best of 25 frames
  John Virgo 8
  John Spencer 6   John Virgo 13
  Cliff Thorburn 8   Cliff Thorburn 7
  Steve Davis 5


  1. ^ "Other Non-Ranking and Invitation Events". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 147.