1980 Tolly Cobbold Classic

The 1980 Tolly Cobbold Classic was the second edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which took place in February 1980. The tournament was played at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich, and featured four professional players competing in a round-robin; the two players at the top of the group contested the final, and a play-off was held to determine the third-placed player.

Tolly Cobbold Classic
Tournament information
DatesFebruary 1980
VenueCorn Exchange
CityIpswich
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins (114)
Final
ChampionNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Score5–4
1979
1981

Alex Higgins won the title for the second time in succession, beating Dennis Taylor 5–4 in the final.[1]

Group phaseEdit

All matches in the group phase were played over four frames.

  •   Dennis Taylor 4–0 John Virgo  
  •   Dennis Taylor 3–1 Terry Griffiths  
  •   John Virgo 3–1 Terry Griffiths  

FinalEdit

Source:[2]

Final
Best of 9 frames
   
  Alex Higgins 5
  Dennis Taylor 4

Third-place play-offEdit

Play-off
Best of 3 frames
   
  Terry Griffiths 2
  John Virgo 1

ReferencesEdit