1980 Padmore Super Crystalate International

The 1980 Padmore Super Crystalate International was a non-ranking invitational snooker tournament which took place in January 1980 in the Gala Baths, West Bromwich, England.

Padmore Super Crystalate International
Tournament information
DatesJanuary 1980
VenueGala Baths
CityWest Bromwich
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£2,000
ChampionNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Runner-upSouth Africa Perrie Mans

This one-off event was nearly called off when the tournament sponsors withdrew four days before it was due to start. Promoter Mike Watterson stepped in and found two companies prepared to back the event although not to the same extent as the original promised sum of £15,000. Eight players contested the event on a straight knockout in early 1980.[1]

Alex Higgins won the title beating Perrie Mans 4–2 in the final, despite suffering from an ear infection and influenza.[2]

Main drawEdit


Best of 5 frames
Best of 5 frames
Best of 7 frames
  Alex Higgins 3
  Fred Davis 2   Alex Higgins 3
  Willie Thorne 3   Willie Thorne 2
  Graham Miles 1   Alex Higgins 4
  Perrie Mans 3   Perrie Mans 2
  Bill Werbeniuk 0   Perrie Mans 3
  John Spencer 3   John Spencer 2
  Doug Mountjoy 2


  1. ^ "Other Non-Ranking and Invition Events". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 7 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "1980 Padmore Super Crystalate International Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 7 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)