1980 Pontins Professional

The 1980 Pontins Professional was the seventh edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament which took place between 3 and 10 May 1980 in Prestatyn, Wales.[2][3]

1980 Pontins Professional
Tournament information
Dates3–10 May 1980 (1980-05-03 – 1980-05-10)
VenuePontin's
CityPrestatyn
CountryWales
OrganisationWPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Winner's share£2,000[1]
Final
ChampionEngland John Virgo
Runner-upWales Ray Reardon
Score9–6
1979
1981

The tournament featured eight professional players. The quarter-final matches were contested over the best of 7 frames, the semi-final matches over the best of 9 frames, and the final over the best of 17 frames.

John Virgo won the event, beating Ray Reardon 9–6 in the final.[4]

Main drawEdit

[4]

Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
         
  John Virgo 4
  Fred Davis 2
  John Virgo 5
  Steve Davis 3
  Steve Davis 4
  Terry Griffiths 2
  John Virgo 9
  Ray Reardon 6
  Ray Reardon 4
  John Spencer 2
  Ray Reardon 5
  Eddie Charlton 2
  Eddie Charlton 4
  Perrie Mans 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virgo rallies for victory". The Daily Telegraph. London. 8 May 1980. p. 34.
  2. ^ "Reardon date". Staffordshire Sentinel. 19 April 1980. p. 9.
  3. ^ "Brief History of the Pontins Open and Professional". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-02-28. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 148.