1980 British Gold Cup

The 1980 British Gold Cup was a non-ranking snooker tournament, that was held between 24 and 28 February 1980 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England.[1]

British Gold Cup
Tournament information
Dates24–28 February 1980
VenueAssembly Rooms
CityDerby
CountryEngland
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£9,000
Winner's share£
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins (135)
Final
ChampionNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Runner-upWales Ray Reardon
1981

Main drawEdit

Group 1Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  John Virgo 3–0   John Pulman
  John Virgo 0–3   Willie Thorne
  John Pulman 1–2   Willie Thorne
  Dennis Taylor 3–0   Willie Thorne
  Dennis Taylor 3–0   John Virgo
  Dennis Taylor 3–0   John Pulman

Group 2Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  John Spencer 2–1   Doug Mountjoy
  Doug Mountjoy 2–1   Graham Miles
  John Spencer 0–3   Graham Miles
  Graham Miles 2–1   Tony Meo
  John Spencer 0–3   Tony Meo
  Doug Mountjoy 1–2   Tony Meo

Single frame play-off

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  Graham Miles 19–66   Tony Meo

Group 3Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  Patsy Fagan 1–2   David Taylor
  Alex Higgins 1–2   David Taylor
  Alex Higgins 3–0   Terry Griffiths
  Alex Higgins 2–1   Patsy Fagan
  Terry Griffiths 3–0   Patsy Fagan
  Terry Griffiths 3–0   David Taylor

Group 4Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  Bill Werbeniuk 3–0   Pat Houlihan
  Bill Werbeniuk 2–1   Fred Davis
  Ray Reardon 3–0   Fred Davis
  Ray Reardon 3–0   Pat Houlihan
  Ray Reardon 2–1   Bill Werbeniuk
  Fred Davis 2–1   Pat Houlihan

Semi-FinalsEdit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  Ray Reardon 4–3   Dennis Taylor
  Alex Higgins 4–0   Tony Meo

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 9 frames. Referee:
Assembly Rooms, Derby, England. 28 February 1980.
Alex Higgins
  Northern Ireland
5–1 Ray Reardon
  Wales
12–109 (77), 70–45, 132–1 (132), 104–8 (65), 66–37, 92–37
132 Highest break 77
1 Century breaks 0
2 50+ breaks 1

QualifyingEdit

Group 1Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  Cliff Wilson 3–0   Mark Wildman
  Graham Miles 3–0   Tony Meo
  Graham Miles 2–1   Mark Wildman
  Graham Miles 2–1   Cliff Wilson
  Tony Meo 3–0   Mark Wildman
  Tony Meo 2–1   Cliff Wilson

Group 2Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  Patsy Fagan 1–2   Jimmy White
  John Pulman 1–2   Jimmy White
  Pat Houlihan 1–2   Jimmy White
  Patsy Fagan 0–3   John Pulman
  Patsy Fagan 1–2   Pat Houlihan
  John Pulman 1–2   Pat Houlihan

Group 3Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  Willie Thorne 2–1   Tony Knowles
  Willie Thorne 2–1   Joe Johnson
  Tony Knowles 3–0   Joe Johnson
  Mike Hallett 3–0   Joe Johnson
  Willie Thorne 1–2   Mike Hallett
  Mike Hallett 2–1   Tony Knowles

Group 4Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Date
  John Spencer 3–0   Jim Meadowcroft
  John Spencer 2–1   Dave Martin
  Jim Meadowcroft 2–1   Dave Martin
  John Spencer 1–2   Ray Edmonds
  Ray Edmonds 2–1   Jim Meadowcroft
  Ray Edmonds 2–1   Dave Martin

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 160.