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1981 Northern Ireland Classic

The 1981 Northern Ireland Classic was a one-off invitational snooker tournament, held from 3 to 7 November 1981 at the Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Jimmy White defeated Steve Davis by elevenframes to nine (11–9) in the final. Dennis Taylor made the highest break with 112.

Northern Ireland Classic
Tournament information
Dates3–7 November 1981
VenueUlster Hall
CityBelfast
CountryNorthern Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£19,500
Winner's share£5,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor (112)
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy White
Runner-upEngland Steve Davis
Score11–9

Five of the top eight players in the rankings participated: Cliff Thorburn (1), Steve Davis (2), Terry Griffiths (3), Dennis Taylor (5) and Doug Mountjoy (6). Also participating were Kirk Stevens (10), Alex Higgins (11), and Jimmy White (21).

Prize fundEdit

The prize fund is shown below:[1]

  • Winner: £5,000
  • Final: £3,500
  • Semi-final: £2,500
  • Quarter-final: £1,500

Main drawEdit

[2]

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 21 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Cliff Thorburn2
 
 
 
  Jimmy White5
 
  Jimmy White9
 
 
 
  Doug Mountjoy8
 
  Doug Mountjoy5
 
 
 
  Dennis Taylor4
 
  Jimmy White11
 
 
 
  Steve Davis9
 
  Terry Griffiths5
 
 
 
  Kirk Stevens0
 
  Terry Griffiths6
 
 
 
  Steve Davis9
 
  Alex Higgins2
 
 
  Steve Davis5
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames
Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7 November 1981.[2]
Jimmy White
  England
11–9 Steve Davis
  England
73–33, 66–18, 41–76, 41–62, 14–77, 76(51)–8, 107(67)–35, 0–94(56), 71(50)–64 (54), 8–83, 76–23, 75–24, 61–68, 0–86(72), 0–93(52), 0–123(107), 68–66, 69–24, 85–4, 86(63)–1
67 Highest break 107
0 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1981 Northern Ireland Classic - Finishes". Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "1981 Northern Ireland Classic". Archived from the original on 10 August 2015.