1980 Professional Ticket Event

The 1980 Professional Ticket Event was a snooker main tour qualifying event held by the WPBSA, which took place from 7 to 13 December 1980. The tournament was played at the Snooker Centre in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and featured eight amateur players who hoped to qualify to compete on the main tour as professionals for the following season.

1980 Professional Ticket Event
Tournament information
Dates7-13 December 1980
VenueSnooker Centre
CitySheffield
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatAmateur (Tour Qualifier)
Total prize fund£0
Highest break132 (Eugene Hughes)
Final
ChampionEngland Dave Martin
Runner-upRepublic of Ireland Eugene Hughes
Score9–6
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Dave Martin won the tournament, beating Eugene Hughes 9–6 in the final.[1]

Main drawEdit

Quarter-finals
Best of 17 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
  Eugene Hughes 9
  Mick Fisher 3   Eugene Hughes 9
  Billy Kelly 9   Billy Kelly 2
  Vic Harris 8   Eugene Hughes 6
  Ian Williamson 9   Dave Martin 9
  Paul Medati 5   Ian Williamson 3
  Dave Martin 9   Dave Martin 9
  Tony Graham 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: unknown.
Snooker Centre, Sheffield, England, 13 December 1980.[2]
Dave Martin
  England
9–6 Eugene Hughes
  Ireland
13–70(53), 82–15, 85(68)–22, 85–15, 87–33, 76–17, 98(79)–36, 39–87, 51–58, 81–49, 46–78, 21–97(59), 0–133(132), 87–15, 64–44
79 Highest break 132
0 Century breaks 1
2 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

132   Eugene Hughes
100   Billy Kelly

NotesEdit

  • In their quarter-final match, Martin led Graham 6–2, at which point Graham conceded.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Tournaments/Professional-Ticket-Event/1980/830
  2. ^ "CueTracker - Dave Martin - Season 1980-1981 - Snooker Results & Statistics". cuetracker.net. Retrieved 27 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)